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Co-curricular opportunities

The organizations listed here provide opportunities for Undergraduate and Graduate students to teach, tutor, develop curriculum, and engage in other education activity.

Cornell Public Service Center

Public Service Center Programs in K-12

Many opportunities for both undergraduates and graduate students to provide tutoring in local schools (e.g., REACH and Public Achievement) and to partner with teachers to expose local children and adolescents to topics they otherwise might never encounter (e.g., EYES and GRASSHOPR).


Community Learning and Service Partnership (CLASP)

CLASP is a participatory adult education program designed to create and support reciprocal educational experiences between Cornell University undergraduates and Cornell service employees. Through CLASP, students and employees achieve a variety of individually determined learning goals. Student learning partners earn academic credit by taking EDUC 2200 and EDUC 2210, which are offered both fall and spring.

Garden Based Learning

Cornell Garden-Based Learning

In addition to sponsoring a course in which students learn how to use gardens for education and then teach abroad (HORT/IARD 3200: Experiential Garden-Based Learning in Belize), CGBL offers an academic internship in collaboration with Ithaca Children’s Garden.  In addition, individual study offers the chance for students to tailor garden-based learning to their specific interests.

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Intergroup Dialogue Project

After taking EDUC 2610 and 3610, undergraduates can participate as co-facilitators of for-credit academic dialogues on a social-justice issue such as race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender, or religion. Graduate students may become TAs for a practicum (EDUC 4980) that provides support for undergraduate co-facilitators.

Cornell Prison Program

Cornell Prison Education Program

Dedicated to supporting incarcerated persons’ academic ambitions and preparation for successful re-entry, CPEP brings Cornell faculty and students together to teach a college-level liberal arts curriculum to students at Auburn Correctional Facility and Cayuga Correctional Facility.

Ag in the Classroom

New York Agriculture in the Classroom

Earn credit, a stipend, or volunteer hours by helping us build understanding and appreciation for food, fiber, and natural resources produced in New York State. Students can work with our program to develop and update curriculum and school garden guides and participate in educator trainings and literacy programs.


Naturalist Outreach Practicum (Entom 3550)

Naturalist Outreach Outcome is a practical course on how to do effective scientific outreach. The course emphasizes improving the student's oral communication, demonstration, and interaction skills so that they can communicate complex scientific ideas in ways that makes sense to the public. All students participate in an outreach program emphasizing backyard biology and nature.