Thursday, October 9, 2008

"Service Learning is the Pitts"


Over the next following weeks, students from Communication professor Jennifer Pitts COM 100 classes will be start a service learning project they've dubbed, "Service Learning is the Pitts."
The project the classes have chosen is Bledsoe Creek State Park's storm water drainage problem. The classes are planning on building culverts to help the storm water drain into the Cumberland River. One class leaders, Jessica Bazenet, sent me a blurb about their first in class meeting.

"My class has recently started working on their service learning project. Wednesday, October 8th, we had class meetings where they came up with group leaders, group names, and group goals. That's us in the picture.

The Support Team Leader, or Team Shake N' Bake, is Amanda Hash. The Service Team Leader, or the Dirt Dobbers, is Caroline Bassler. They come up with the plan to solve the community organization’s problem or need and successfully complete the service learning task.
And the Publicity Team Leader, which is named... The Publicity Team, is me, Jessica Bazenet. We run all the Public Relations stuff for the project.

Our first work day is October 13th, 9:00 AM at Bledsoe Creek State Park.

If anyone would like to take a look at the project website, feel free to visit http://pittsservicelearning.wetpaint.com/
and look around!"

Written by Jessica Bazenet. Vol State. Volunteer State Community College.

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