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.

Sustainable Experience center
Student Farm at Penn State
City Semester Philadelphia
City Semester Pittsburgh
Solar projects at penn state
Living Labs