For Students

Climate Corps

The Climate Corps is a new academic program at UConn that is focused on service learning and work force development related to climate change adaptation at the local, community level. The Corps is comprised of a Fall Semester Course, Climate Change and Town Hall: Local Policy Aspects of Climate Resilience and Adaptation, limited to 30 students. This course is a pre-requisite for the Spring practicum/independent study where students will work directly with town officials on climate adaptation tasks. The Spring practicum is limited to 16 students. Both courses are limited to juniors and seniors majoring in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, or Environmental Engineering.

Students should discuss the program with their academic advisors and with the Directors of their major program.

Questions on the course can be directed to  Juliana Barrett (860-405-9106).

Questions on the practicum should be directed to Bruce Hyde (860-345-5229).

Additional Information

(Links will be added after the course is formally approved and added to the following syllabus' and catalogs.)

  • Course description & syllabus
  • Practicum description & syllabus
  • Environmental Sciences Course Catalog
  • Environmental Studies Course Catalog
  • Environmental Engineering Course Catalog