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Ronald Porter
Acting Director of Service-Learning

Eckerd College
Office of Service-Learning
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711


toll-free: (800) 456-9009
local: (727) 864-7512


Service Learning

Fall Semester 2007

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We have a lot going on the is Fall following a great autumn term and kicking off the semester with AIDS walk. Students both walked and helped break down the event. We go to Habitat for Humanity once a month. Seeing a house build, and being a part of it is a wonderful experience.

Habitat for Humanity

Our Service-Learning dorm, Gamma Knox went up to Orlando to do a day of service at the local Coalition for the Homeless in September. We did a hard day's work and then the day after had a lot of fun at Islands of Adventure.

Halloween was very busy, students helped Academy Prep, and Bay Point Middle School set up their annual fundraiser. Instead of carving a pumpkin for themselves this year, students carved pumpkins to donation to Bolesta for decoration in their Bru Ha Ha Haunted House. Last but not least students participated in the ZOO-BOO Haunted House dressing up in fun costumes and jumping out to scare people attending the zoo.

Fall Semester Service

Nine students traveled to Washington DC this Fall break to work on homeless issues. They spent their time helping out in a shelter and a soup kitchen.

Some of the largest environmental problems facing Florida's ecosystems are the prevalence of invasive species and the loss of unique habitat. This fall Eckerd students targeted these issues by participating in a variety of environmental service-learning projects. We restored trials at Egmont Key, planted salt marsh at Terra Ceia, and picked up trash at Fort Desoto.

Fall Semester

We had two camping trips that also focused on removal of invasive species one at Rainbow Springs and Crystal River for Fall Break and one at Kissimmee Lake Park. Through hands-on service, students are connected to the unique ecosystems of Florida.

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Reflective Service-Learning Portfolio

Triton Track

Current Calls to Action

Edible Peace Patch Project
Looking for something fun to do this summer? The Muscular Dystrophy Association is looking for volunteers for their summer camps! The camps will take place in Brandon, FL, June 21-27, and in Apopka, FL, July 12-18.
Interested? Contact Paula Orandash for more info at (727) 577-1700.
AIDS Walk Tampa Bay 2014
What are you and your friends doing to change the course of HIV in the Tampa Bay Region? By walking, donating or volunteering this year, you will help to provide much needed resouces to the AIDS Service Association of Pinellas (ASAP).
The 12th annual AIDS Walk Tampa Bay will be held at Vinoy Park in Downtown St. Petersburg on Saturday, September 6th. Registration starts at 8 a.m., and the walk starts at 10 a.m.

Notes from the Field

Servant Leaders blog
Service-Learning Interns blog
The service-learning student interns are increasing service involvement at Eckerd, becoming successful service leaders and helping students create a community around the values and challenges of servant-leadership.

Service Learning Profiles

Alumni Profiles

Read individual profiles of how involvement with Eckerd Service-Learning changed the lives of current students and alumni.  Learn more.