Students at NSCC make a real difference


Difference Dollars for Service Learning supports 27 student-led community-based projects

Clad in chest waders, their life jackets and waterproof gloves, Emma-Leigh Dondale and her classmates prepare to wade into the frigid lakes and wetlands monitored by the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute. The second year Natural Resources Environmental Technology students from Nova Scotia Community College‘s Lunenburg Campus are installing floating platforms they have built to protect loon nests from predators and spring floods.

Emma-Leigh’s is just one of 27 projects supported though Difference Dollars for Service Learning—a $50,000 investment fund enabling students to strengthen their communities while gaining hands-on experience.

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