The UConn Climate Corps is a new undergraduate classroom and service learning opportunity debuting in the 2017-18 academic year. The program consists of a 3 credit course (Fall semester) on the local impacts of climate change, followed by a 3 credit independent study (Spring semester) during which students work with Extension faculty to assist Connecticut communities in adapting to climate change. In Spring of 2018 the Corps will be working with the municipalities of Hartford, Westbrook, and Old Lyme.
The Climate Corps is a collaboration of the Environmental Studies, Environmental Sciences, and Environmental Engineering programs, the Connecticut Sea Grant Program, and the UConn Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR).
UConn Climate Corps is funded by a three-year pilot program grant from the UConn Provost’s Office, in support of enhancing and elevating the five key goals of the University Academic Plan: Research & Scholarship, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Teaching Effectiveness, and Public Engagement.