Spatial Service Learning

Students at Bourns STEP Conference

Whether participating in humanitarian mapathons, helping a nonprofit organization better allocate limited resources spatially, providing a voice for vulnerable populations in city planning efforts, or engaging middle-school students in mapping community assets, undergraduate and graduate students use spatial tools to complement the University of Redlands' unique emphasis on Community Service Learning.  Projects can be very local (mapping trees on the University of Redlands campus), regional (analyzing spatial characteristics of environmental justice in the Coachella Valley), or even international (contributing to the spatial knowledge base of conservation projects in Panama). The goal is to empower students and local stakeholders to use spatial tools to make a better world.