My students have access to experiences that expose them to hands-on lab work on campus, opportunities to go out in the field with local non-profits (e.g., Environment Oregon, Know Your City, etc.), and a chance to learn from guest speakers (e.g., graduate students, OPAL, etc.). Homework assignments include podcasts, videos, and traditional textbooks written by scholars from all walks of life, in order to learn about social justice, natural resources, and putting it all together towards an understanding of human-environment interactions. My mid-term and final projects are geared towards winning writing contests and creating informative websites for the public. I do not believe in busy work that are only given for a grade. I believe in experiential learning that students can use immediately to build real-life skills and critical thinking for stronger engagement with their community.