Category Archives: Sustainability Coursework

Outdoor Education Program provides opportunities for students to engage with sustainability while skill-building

via Dr. Christopher Herrera, Chair, Assistant Professor, and Graduate Program Coordinator, Kinesiology and Human Performance

With far west Texas as our backyard, the SRSU Outdoor Education program offers many opportunities for students to gain skills to prepare them for leadership and careers in recreation and the outdoors.

A new course offering, Sustainable Tourism and Commercial Recreation (KES 3330) will employ several experiential learning strategies, including project-based learning and a service-learning project in which students will be responsible for developing a project to support sustainable efforts at a local/regional outdoor event (such as the annual overland race Trans-Pecos Ultra or a local 5k or 10k),

Teaching Sustainability in ED 3303

Students in Dr. Jeanne Qvarnstrom’s teacher education course, ED 3303, have been developing lesson plans that teach science concepts while including sustainability issues. Telisa Jones took her lesson, “Planting a Seed,” to Alpine Elementary School and taught it to over 60 third graders in Librarian Jennifer Mustain’s classes. Telisa’s lesson centered on the book A Seed is Sleepy by Dianna Hutts Aston, about the life cycle of a seed. Featured in the photo is Telisa Jones and Jennifer Mustain.

Jennifer Mustain and Telisa Jones