Experiential Learning

There are a variety of ways to get outside of the classroom to incorporate practical sustainability experiences into your academic experience at Penn State. The focus of experiential learning is hands-on education – learning by doing. At Penn State, you might be able to take a class that connects you with a local government to assess stormwater impacts on the watershed, a school district to help draw down greenhouse gas emissions, a student farm or garden, or to help design native habitats that are beautiful and thrive. Incorporating these engaging learning experiences into your college experience connects theory to practice, in a real-world authentic setting. You’ll become more skilled, build your professional and civic networks, and support a healthier world by applying your education and skills in real time.