Humanities and the Sunshine State Summer Program wins the 2017 UF Champions for Change Award!

Published: May 16th, 2017

Category: Faculty, Featured, News, Student Programs, Teacher Programs

From left to right: (a) Matt Williams, Director of Office of Sustainability (b) Dr. Steven G. Noll, Master Lecturer, Department of History (c) Oh Hugh the Manatee (d) Dr. Julie Bokor, Assistant Director of CPET
(e) Christy Rodkin, CPET Youth Programs Coordinator (f) Dr. Mary Wyatt, Associate Professor of Italian Studies and Associate Dean

The UF Center for Precollegiate Education and Training, Center for Humanities and the Public Sphere, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences were recipients of the Champions for Change Award for the development and implementation of their “Humanities and the Sunshine State” summer programs!

“Humanities and the Sunshine State” is a one-week residential summer program for high school students and K-12 educators. The program seeks create a meaningful college experience that capitalizes on the unique history and environment of North Central Florida.

Students engage in hands-on experiential learning field trips, social and leadership development activities, and interactive tours of UF Campus and North Florida Landscapes.

“These programs use dialogues between the humanities and ecological sciences to help high school students and educators to understand pressing environmental issues affecting the future of our state, and to use novel cultural, historical, and ethical tools to address them in their classrooms and careers.”

The Champions for Change Award from the UF Office of Sustainability serves to recognize groups and individuals that have made significant impacts in areas encompassing water and energy conservation, social equity, outreach and engagement, and reduction, and more.

UF CPET, CHPS, and CLAS are honored to receive this form of recognition for their community engagement in sustainability, and will continue to help create a more informed and engage citizenry.

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