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Climate Corps

Climate Corps students learn about Low Impact Development (LID) practices on the UConn campus from Dr. Mike Dietz.

Fall 2018: during the municipal role-playing exercise the Town Council (left foreground) hears the testimony of a business owner (left background) in front of reporters (right foreground) and the public.

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 Resilience and Adaptation: Municipal Policy and Planning, limited to 40 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. Other majors will be considered depending on coursework.

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

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).


For Fall 2018, the course is offered as: Course No. ENVE, ENVS, EVST 3100 NRE Special Topics: Climate Resilience and Adaptation: Municipal Policy and Planning. The course syllabus appears below.