Fork In The Road Facility – Faculty Resources

U.S. Virgin Islands Service Learning Group PictureThe EARTH Program exemplifies service learning by immersing students in experiential learning while serving.  Intentional activities provide hands-on methods for addressing sustainability in agriculture, natural resources and the environment, and related disciplines, while providing for student reflection.

Faculty Opportunities:

  • Conduct collaborative research and outreach programs
  • Co-lead and participate in existing student programs
  • Develop and lead new student programs when space available

U.S. Virgin Islands Regional Activities

Regional Project Opportunities:

  • Cultural learning activities, including hiking
  • Team and individual project opportunities
  • Community projects with existing and new partners

Potential Program Opportunities (Teaching, Research, Extension)

  • Agriculture and food systems of the Virgin Islands & Caribbean region; interdisciplinary
  • Natural resources – biomes and ecosystems
  • Environmental issues, including erosion, waste, compost and recycling, educational, invasive species
  • Limited resource systems of islands – socio-economic, sustainability
  • U.S. Diversity – lives & contributions of U.S. Virgin Islanders

U.S. Virgin Islands Integrated Partners Group Picture

If you’re interested in learning more about the facility or the EARTH Program, please contact: Dr. Gail Nonnecke, Professor:  or call 515-294-0037.