Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Near-Surface Geochemistry and Geobiology

Professor Bill Berry has been awarded the 2004 Chancellor

Friday, April 2, 2004
Bill Berry

Each year, the award recognizes a faculty member on campus who has offered high quality
service-learning opportunities in his or her department and who has provided campuswide leadership to the advancement of academic service-learning on the Berkeley campus. Professor Berry is being recognized for his longstanding exemplary service-learning courses in Geology, which engage Cal students enrolled in environmental sciences courses in creek and spring restoration projects in what is called Tennessee Hollow in the Presidio, which were used by the Spanish soldiers. The creek flows into the Crissy Field area that is to be restored as a tidal wetlands. These restoration programs connect Cal 
students with students from Galileo High School who work together in exploring complex environmental issues as water quality, sediment loads in streams, and fish and other wildlife census-taking at several academic levels. These programs are coordinated with those of the Aquatic Outreach Institute educational programs funded from Clean Water Act programs. The sustainability and consistent quality of these service-learning experiences have made these service-learning courses models for campus. Professor Berry was also recognized for his scholarship of engagement, through which he has connected portions of his scholarly, research agenda to community engagement and public focused activities.