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Professor works with Citizens to find “Wildlife in Your Back Yard”

Roland Kay, Zoologist and a faculty member in the College of Natural Resources at NC State University and the director of the Biodiversity and Earth Observation Lab at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, finds plenty of wildlife in the backyards of homes in Raleigh. “But in fact we found that some backyards had… Read More

Local Engagement

This is a partial listing of CSLEPS’ partners and a brief description about each organization. These groups perform service to the local community, get involved, and help other students made a difference through their active participation.

Service Leadership Team

The Service-Leadership Team serves, educates and unites the NC State community with the surrounding community through collaborative efforts to promote life-long leadership development and civic engagement. Committees: Community Outreach Global Awareness Global Health Hunger Advocacy Youth Program

Center for Family and Community Engagement

The Center for Family and Community Engagement is dedicated to advancing safe, healthy, and productive families and communities. It promotes strategies that widen the circle of supports around families and communities. This is accomplished through emphasizing family leadership, community partnerships, cultural safety, and inclusive planning. The Center fulfills its mission through statewide, national, and international… Read More

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

OLLI provides non-credit short courses, study trips, and special events for adults aged 50+. Topics are wide-ranging in the liberal arts and sciences, and we emphasize learning for the joy of learning, with no tests or grades. Programs range from one-time lectures to six-week courses, and we provide many opportunities to connect with others who share… Read More

Wood Products Extension

The mission of Wood Products Extension within the Department of Forest Biomaterials is to increase the competitiveness and profitability of North Carolina’s wood products industry, improve markets, and increase consumer understanding of wood products and their proper use.

McKimmon Center for Extension and Continuing Education (MCE&CE)

The MCE&CE serves as a gateway to the vast intellectual and technical resources at NC State University. Its eight units–Center for Urban Affairs & Community Services, Contractual Education and Partnership Development, McKimmon Conference & Training Center, Office of Professional Development, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Technology Training Solutions, The Collaborative at the Gateway Technology Center,… Read More

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

N.C. Cooperative Extension provides practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. Based at N.C. State and N.C. A&T State universities, N.C. Cooperative Extension provides programs to citizens in all 100 counties and to the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians. Extension programs… Read More

People-First Tourism

People-First Tourism is a marketplace for buying and selling genuine tourism experiences. This project links entrepreneurs trying to pursue dignified and sustainable livelihoods through tourism with adventurous and conscientious tourists interested in unique off the beaten path experiences and in making positive impacts on the communities they visit.

Shelton Challenge

The Shelton Challenge is a six-day residential experience for 9th-12th graders to help expand their knowledge and skills of becoming a leader. Topics include: Personal Leadership Assessment, Interpersonal Dynamics; Role of Values and Ethics in Leadership; Leadership Traits and Approaches; Teambuilding and Empowering Others; Civic and Social Responsibility; and Goal Setting. Students also participate in… Read More

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