HORT/IARD 3200: Experiential Garden‐Based Learning in Belize

Special Topics Course

A unique travel opportunity for a small number of committed undergraduate students interested in garden‐based learning

  • 3 credits
  • Class meetings and trip preparation: Mondays, 1:25‐4:25 p.m., Room 141 Plant Science Building
  • Travel to Belize: During March spring break

Who should take advantage of this unique opportunity?

  • Horticulture, landscape architecture, education, nutritional science, social science majors, and more! 
  • Undergraduates interested in a community‐based experience in garden‐based learning.

Learning outcomes:

Upon completion of the course you will have…

  • Learned principles and practices, and gained valuable experience in garden-based learning.
  • Collaborated and learned from your peers, and shared your own expertise with them.
  • Acquired the tools, confidence, and know-how to help implement a school garden project in the context of a community development effort.
  • A greater appreciation and understanding of the value, use, and study of plants in your life, and in the lives of others.
  • A better understanding of global service learning and the ways in which we prepare, travel, reflect, interact, and follow up in a culturally sensitive manner.

For more information or a course application form, contact Marcia Eames‐Sheavly, ME14@cornell.edu