Community Development Projects

In the final term of 4th year, students complete a three to four week Community Development Project in the local area or at an international site. Students work intensively with peers and a faculty member in a small group to apply concepts, knowledge and skills to a major community project. This project focuses on research, program or materials design, and/or evaluation. Issues arising from the project are analyzed within the framework of professional standards and practices.

2018
• Exploring Eco-Tourism and Fair Trade in Peru
• Video Development for Regional Community Development Organizations
• Organizational Development for S.M.I.L.E. (Sensory Motor Instructional Leadership Experience)

2017
• Community Capacity and National Parks in Scotland
• Strategic Plan Assessment with Glooscap First Nation
• Video Development for Nova Scotia Environmental & Sustainability Education Network
• Youth Engagement in the Town of Windsor

2016
• Community Development in Northern India
• Developing a Youth Engagement Strategy for New Minas
• Youth Engagement in the Town of Kentville

2015
• Exploring Eco-Tourism and Fair Trade in Peru
• The Bridgewater Park and Walk Initiative
• Citizen Engagement in Kings County

2014
• Digital Story telling with the Kings Volunteer Resource Centre
• Understanding the  Life Circumstances of Migrant Workers
• Trail Planning in Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park, Scotland

2013
• Town of Wolfville Community Space Accessibility Audit
• Aspotogan Penninsula Community Planning Process
• Community & Development in Northern India

2012
• Community Development with the Guarani People in Northern Argentina
• Trail development & CIT Program at Brigadoon Village Childrens Camp

2011
• Acadia University Barrier Free Accessibility
• Towards Sustainable Transportation in Wolfville
• Sustainable Eco-Tourism in the Protected Areas of Belize

2010
• The Visitor Experience in Scotland’s National Parks and Protected Areas
• Greening Acadia’s First Year Student Orientation
• Our Voices: Hopes Dreams and Struggles of Persons with Challenges

2009
• Assessing Quality of Life for Persons with Special Needs
• Innovative, Sustainable Entrepreneurism in the Annapolis Valley
• Leisure Education Training with Hospital Social Workers

2008
• Documenting Traditional Crafts in the Rainforests of Guyana
• NE Kings Educational Centre Community Arts Project,
• Active & Sustainable Transportation Project

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