Service Learning for the Port Jefferson History and Nature Center: Senior Capstone Forestry Course

David L. Kulhavy, Gary Endsley, Daniel Unger, Ryan Grisham, Michael Gannon, Dean Coble


A community partnership between the Collins Academy, Jefferson, Texas, and the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, developed a plan to manage the 38 acre Port Jefferson History and Nature Center, located on Big Cypress Bayou.  Students used knowledge of the resources; GPS (global positioning systems), ArcGIS 10.3, presentations and posters to complete the project.  Reflection with the community partners continued throughout the project and as guidance for future work. The project received a service learning award for engaged student learning.


reflection, invasive species, human dimensions, collaborative learning

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