University of Florida

Office of Sustainability

Skip to main Content   Local Links   Search   Main Navigation   Quick Links   Resources   Website   Social   Address   What is this view

Main Navigation

Quick Links

Home   Academics & Research Curriculum Development

Curriculum Development

Prairie Project

The Prairie Project at UF draws together cohorts of faculty from diverse fields across the university to learn about environmental issues and sustainability. Based on a national program started at Emory University and endorsed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), the program kicks off with a workshop that provides the foundation for the development of new courses or course materials and to build a skill set for leaders in the effort to infuse sustainability concepts into university curricula across the institution.

DSCN8910 The lectures, discussions, outdoor time, and workshop materials highlight connections among environmental dimensions of the area, the campus, and broader national and international issues of sustainability. Participants from the program are expected to attend follow-up meetings to report on their progress and share their learning experiences.

The long-term goals of the Prairie Project are:

  • “Green the Curriculum” to introduce and reinforce the theme of environmental and social sustainability throughout students’ educational experiences
  • Support and assist faculty in curricular innovation, and promote interaction that enables faculty to collaborate around issues of sustainability
  • Provide students with environmental “competencies” that they can take into future leadership roles, such as problem-solving techniques, interdisciplinary research methods, and collaborative skills
  • Integrate environmental issues with campus stewardship to gain an understanding that the classroom extends to the entire campus—including facilities, grounds, and the built environment
  • Encourage service learning experiences that extend academic studies of environmental sustainability into the community

For more information on how to get involved with the Prairie Project, contact our office.

Footer

Resources

Website

Social links

Address

What is this view?

You are using a dynamic assistive view of the University of Florida site. It has all the same data and features of the original site but formatted just with assistive users in mind. It has links and content reorganized to aid assistive users and has controls at the bottom under assistive options that allow you to control key aspects such as font size and contrast colors etc.
This is not a separate text-only site, it's a dynamic view that uses unique technology from Usablenet to give assistive users better, more accessible access to the same content and features as all users that use the graphic view of the site.

Assistive Options

Top of page


Assistive Options

Open the original version of this page.

Usablenet Assistive is a Usablenet product. Usablenet Assistive Main Page.