There are many ways for natural sciences students to step out past the psychological and literal borders of the campus and engage with the world as a citizen-scholar. For instance
UTeach OutreachThe main vehicle through which the college sponsors volunteer and service opportunities is the office of UTeach Outreach, which runs the following programs:
UTeach Outreach in the Elementary Classroom
This program gives UT students who volunteer at public elementary schools in Austin the opportunity to earn college credit in a service learning course.
The College of Natural Sciences hosts an annual competition for central Texas middle and high school students to qualify for the national Science Olympiad competition. Natural sciences students help to organize and run the even.
This program puts together natural sciences students with Austin public school students from underrepresented groups who've expressed an interest in pursuing a career in science.
For more information on these programs, and on other programs run out of the office of UTeach Outreach, visit their website or contact:
UTeach Outreach Office
Biological Greenhouse (BOT)