Providing experiential learning opportunities within Extension for college students generates benefits for multiple parties. As two campus-based faculty and two Extension county-based faculty who have collaborated to increase public health student engagement through endeavors within Extension, we have gained perspective on this topic. We describe a continuum of relevant experiential learning options, from classroom experiences through full internships. We also provide input on associated best practices. Extension faculty across the nation are encouraged to use and adapt these tools to ensure success in offering experiential learning opportunities to college students.
Johnson, T., Vera, T. D., Irvin, V., & Elliott, K. (2019). Engaging College Students in Experiential Learning Opportunities within Extension. Journal of Extension, 57(2), Article 19. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol57/iss2/19