Coursework Collaborations

Spring planting of pollinator-friendly bushes and herbs. 

Natural Resources Conservation (NRC) 185: Sustainable Living in the 21st Century, instructed by Professor Lena Fletcher, is one of the most popular introductory sustainability classes on campus. NRC 185 is an interdisciplinary, team-based learning class that explores many of the most critical social, environmental, and economic issues our society is facing today. 

Every semester, NRC 185 students complete eight hours of civic engagement and create mini documentary films explaining their service-learning. Multiple groups from NRC 185 work with our Sustainability Coordinator of Campus Gardens, Xochi Salazar, to complete their projects. This semester, students volunteered in the permaculture gardens with Xochi for a month to prepare beds, collect litter from the garden, and learn about permaculture. The students also planted peas, radishes, strawberries, kale, bok choy, and more! 

Asparagus almost ready for harvesting, one of the first crops ready in the spring. 

We would like to thank NRC 185 students Tyler Weeks, Ryan Martin, Steven Chang, and Kayla Jewett for their time and passion! Check out their beautifully crafted video below to learn more about their experience! 

Thank you to Xochi Salazar and Lena Fletcher for all of your hard work and dedication to hands-on student learning! 
NRC 185: Sustainable Living  in the 21st Century is only offered in the spring. However, NRC 100: Environment and Society is also instructed by Professor Lena Fletcher and is still open for fall enrollment!