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Earth Ethics Institute Multi-Campus Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Opportunities 



Earth Ethics Institute Student Intern (15+ hours)   

We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic, environmental sustainability-minded intern to help coordinate different EEI student projects and programs during both the Fall and Spring semester. Students will learn how to manage their time and assist with the execution of on-campus EEI student programs; apply their communication and leadership skills; he or she will learn organizational and bookkeeping skills as well as how to be an advocate for social justice, nutrition, and environmental sustainability issues facing our local and global communities.

Impact Areas:
STEM Education, Outreach/Marketing & Communications


      Gardening (5 - 15 hours)  

Kendall Garden Fall Information       Kendall Garden Spring Information
Wolfson Garden Fall Information     Wolfson Garden Spring Information
IAC Zen Garden Fall Information      IAC Zen Garden Spring Information


Gardening service learning will take place on-campus (only at Kendall, Wolfson, and InterAmerican Campus) as well as at local community farms and gardens. These gardens provide students the opportunity of having a hands-on gardening experience while learning about important issues regarding health and nutrition. For this project, students will be working together to plant, maintain, and water the gardens. They will also be assigned simple at home assignments to broaden their knowledge about healthy eating and growing their own food.

Impact Areas
: Healthy Futures, STEM Education


Saturday Restoration Days (Off-Campus) (10 - 25 hours)

Get outdoors and witness the natural beauty of Miami firsthand! This opportunity is ideal for students that do not have time to complete their service hours during the week because of scheduling conflicts. Join us Saturdays twice a month to help maintain stunning parks, ecological preserves, and community spaces all over Miami-Dade County. Please bring a reusable water bottle and wear cool, comfortable clothes. We will have no plastic cups available. The sites get direct sun, so we suggest wearing lightweight long sleeves and pants.

Impact Areas: STEM Education, Habitat Conservation



Citizen Science Monitoring (Off-Campus) (10 - 20 hours)

Join a collaborative field research opportunity at the Deering Estate and Virginia Key North Point. No scientific expertise or prior experience is needed to participate. Service will include tracking marine debris, trail monitoring, observing bird & butterfly species, measuring tree phenology, and testing soil/water. Students will learn about different ecological health indicators, the process of data collection, and the environmental challenges that we must overcome as a society. Opportunities occur both during the week and on weekends. Workdays are scheduled monthly based on the registered students’ availability and hour requirements.

Impact Areas: STEM Education, Research, Habitat Conservation


Miami Climate Alliance Ambassador (On & Off-Campus) (15+ hrs)

EEI is a member of the newly-formed Miami Climate Alliance (MCA), a network of over 80 local organizations dedicated to pushing for climate action in Miami-Dade County. The MCA is made up of multiple committees dedicated to legislative progress in regards to sea level rise, resilience and adaptation, and environmental/social justice. Representing EEI and MDC, students will help rally  support drafting climate policy, and voice themselves at county budget hearings and public town halls. Hours are flexible and locations will vary based on the task at hand.

Impact Areas:
Social & Political Advocacy, Outreach/Marketing & Communications


        Green Goals Challenge (10 - 12 hours)      

In conjunction with the environmental sustainability efforts here at Miami Dade College, the Earth Ethics Institute and College Green Teams created a fun, individual challenge to help all of the Miami Dade College community start thinking about the things they can do at school, work, and home that will help minimize each individual’s personal environmental impact. Students will become familiarized with GGC program and engage fellow students as well as MDC faculty and staff to participate in the challenge and become part of the global solution. Join the Green Goals Challenge


      Impact Areas: STEM Education, Research, Habitat Conservation, Social & Political Advocacy

Resource Links

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Center for Community Involvement

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MDC Green Goals Challenge

Water Clock Project
Kendall Campus

Miami Mobilized
Wolfson Club

Community-Rooted Organic Produce Services

Museum of Science

Hialeah, InterAmerican, Kendall, Medical, Wolfson






















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Earth Ethics Institute • An Earth Literacy Resource Center Serving MDC Administrators, Faculty, Staff,  and Students, as well as the South Florida Community
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