Types of Service Learning at UNO
Traditional Service Learning Model
Traditional Service Learning involves a University course working directly with a community partner on a project.
P-16 Service Learning Model
P-16 Service Learning involves a University course working directly with a P-12 (pre-school - high school) class and a community partner on a project.
Students in UNO faculty member Dana Richter-Egger’s Chemistry in the Environment and Society class worked with Rachel Benzoni’s AP Chemistry students from Northwest High School to test Pawnee Creek that runs through the Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari. Students, teachers and Wildlife Safari Park staff geared up in boots and buckets to explore the river for common Nebraska macroinvertebrates and used kits to test the water’s pH, nitrate and phosphate levels. At the end of the semester, UNO and Northwest High School students presented their findings from the water tests to the Henry Doorly Zoo and Wildlife Safari Park representatives. Both student groups were able to use their knowledge of chemistry to support the Wildlife Safari Park’s reptile and amphibian project.