ESRM 492: Spring 2019 Faculty Recommendation

Thank you for taking a quick moment to comment on your student who is applying to our ESRM 492: Service Learning in New Orleans course for this Spring of 2019.

Course Background:

ESRM 492 is a 3-unit course, open to all majors with no pre-requisites. We will travel to New Orleans, Louisiana to learn about local culture, conduct wetland restorations, and install community food gardens over ~11 days during Spring Break. This is a very demanding, tiring, and rewarding trip. We will meet ~6 times before our Spring Break trip on Monday nights from 6-9pm (exact meeting dates will be sent to applicants, but will begin after Week 1). Our exact trip dates are TBD, but will likely run from Thursday March 14 to Sunday March 24. Students are responsible for any arrangements that need to be made for any tests you may miss on Thursday the 14 or Friday the 15. After our return, each student will present a poster/video/demo about some aspect of our trip to the campus community late in the semester (most likely on on Thursday in mid April). All attendees must have health insurance during the time of our trip, be able to lift 40 lbs., capable of hiking for extended periods over uneven ground, and be in good physical condition.


Participation is open to all majors and all grade levels, however priority is given to older students who are nearing graduation.

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