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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

Florida Keys: Spring Break 05

Florida Keys

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On this most excellent adventure, a group of 13 crazy folks traveled to the Florida Keys to spend their spring break doing environmental service, camping, snorkeling, and taking in the sights of the Keys. The trip started out in the lower keys at Camp Wesumpkee, an amazing girl scout camp located on Summerland Key. Here, the group worked with the Florida Keys Nature Conservancy removing non-native species. From here, the group travelled north to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park for a snorkeling trip, and a back-breaking yet fun day of non-native species removal. Next the group ventured to Bahia Honda State Park, where they had a very educational experience line-splicing and snorkeling with the National Marine Sanctuary, the organization responsible for protecting the coral reefs around the Keys. The groups last couple of work days took place at the brand new Curry Hammock State park, working on a nature trail and helping to finish up the new camping area. The group enjoyed their final evening together in Key West, and headed back to Eckerd with many memories, experiences, and new friends.

View photos from the Florida Keys

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.