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Peace Corps Volunteer Prep Program

Projects: Environment

Environment

Volunteers lead grassroots efforts in their communities to protect the environment and strengthen understanding of environmental issues. They teach environmental awareness in elementary and secondary schools and to youth groups and community organizations, empowering communities to make their own decisions about how to protect and conserve the local environment. Volunteers also address environmental degradation by promoting sustainable use of natural resources.

Environment Projects

More information to come …

Here’s What You Will Need To Study …

If you choose Environment, take 3 courses from ONE of the following sub-areas within the larger area of Biology, Botany, and Ecology OR Environmental Sciences and Related Fields:

Note: Some courses have prerequisites.Your adviser can assist you with appropriate course sequences.

Biology, Botany, and Ecology:

  • Take any three biology, botany, or ecology classes

Environmental Sciences and Related Fields: Take one courses from each of the following sub-fields

  • Environmental Related Sciences and Health: Take one course from this group
    • BY 103: Environmental Science
    • BY 220: Environmental Biology and Policy
    • BY 221: Introduction to Global Sustainability (Also listed as PS 223)
    • BY 342: Coastal Zone Management
    • BY 389: Internship in Biological Science
    • BY 442: Natural Resource Conservation and Management
    • BY 499T: Independent Study in Biology w/ Thesis
    • CE 220: Environmental Chemistry
    • HE 340: Environmental Health Issues
    • MS 298/298A: Introduction to Marine Biology
    • SC 270: Oceanography
  • Environmental Related Social Sciences: Take one course from this group
    • AN 275: Global Environmental Problems
    • AN 282: Life’s a Beach
    • GIS 375: Applications in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    • GO 100: People, Places, and Environments: Introduction to Geography
    • GO 102: Environmental Geography
    • GO 268: Urbanization Around the World
    • GO 275: Global Environmental Problems
    • PS 223: Introduction to Global Sustainability (Also listed as BY 221)
    • PS/PO 330: Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Related Humanities: Take one course from this group
    • EN 211: Environment and Pre-Modern Literature
    • HS 173: Environmental History
    • PR 405: Toxic Wastes
    • PR 413: Population Dynamics and a Sustainable Future

… and Build 50 Hours of Related Field Experience through an Activity such as:

  • Educating the public on environmental or conservation issues, or working on environmental campaigns
  • Conducting biological surveys of plants or animals
  • Gardening, farming, nursery management, organic or low-input vegetable production, or landscaping
  • Providing technical assistance and training in natural resource management
  • Below are some examples for related volunteer experience at MU:

  • Monmouth University’s Community Garden, run by the School of Social Work, strives to develop a community of citizens who work together to create a successful community garden and improve their community and beyond. The garden provides the opportunity for participants to grow their own fresh produce, as well as produce that will be donated to local organizations and individuals in need. The garden also provides educational opportunities for all ages to learn about gardening, sustainability, and wellness.
  • Urban Coast Institute (UCI) — Monmouth University is uniquely positioned geographically and academically to offer students and faculty an environment for transformative learning outside of the classroom. The mission of the UCI is to serve Monmouth University and the public as a forum for research, education and collaboration in the development and implementation of science-based policies and programs that support stewardship of healthy, productive and resilient coastal ecosystems and communities.