GRCC Students Welcome Visitors With Fun Experiential Learning Experience – Photos

Anatomy and Physiology Experiential Learning

In an effort to provide students at the Ottawa Area Center (OAC) with a “true college science experience,” four GRCC students in Lee Kleinert’s General Human Anatomy & Physiology class hosted six cognitively-impaired students from Ottawa County yesterday.

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Kleinert, explains how this special pairing came about: “This project’s partnership is one option for experiential learning that I offered students this Fall. Four of my BI 117 students prepared and executed an interactive human biology lesson because the OAC students lack science in their curriculum,” she said. “Plus my students get an opportunity to elevate their comprehension of course objectives, see application of the material beyond the classroom walls and gain critical thinking, communication, diversity, and social responsibility skills.”

As the photos show, all the visiting students involved were very excited. The OAC students are being shown bones and where they would be located in the human body. One student is showing off the prize she received for knowing how many bones make up the human skeleton (Answer: 206).

Our students worked diligently for weeks visiting with and getting to know the OAC students in advance so the event would be a comfortable learning experience for all.

GRCC in the News – 11/22/11

Michigan Receives $7.1 Million in 2011 HUD Sustainable Communities Awards, Nation’s Largest Total
PR Newswire | Nov. 22, 2011

LANSING, Mich., Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced the recipients of the 2011 Sustainable Communities Grants, including the nation’s largest combined total of $7.1 million in grants to Michigan that will help communities and regions improve their economic competitiveness by connecting housing with good jobs, quality schools and transportation. […] Partners include Grand Valley Metro Council, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids Community College, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority, Grand Rapids Parking Services, The Rapid, Grand Valley State University, Michigan Street Corridor Association, Frey Foundation, Dyer-Ives Foundation, Grand Rapids SmartZone, MSHDA, Grand Rapids Community Development Department, and the Grand Rapids Community Foundation.  (More)

Energy Conservation Reminder for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Our faculty and staff members are pitching in to save energy, and for that, we’re thankful! As you prepare for the holiday, take a few minutes to ready your area for the long shutdown. To make sure that we do not waste any energy over this holiday weekend please remember to do the following:

  • Remember to shut off all computers and monitors in your classroom when classes are done
  • Before you close that door for the long weekend, LOOK AROUND, is there anything still powered ON that doesn’t need to be?
    • Turn off your computer, monitor, speakers, and local printers
    • Unplug chargers for cell phone, camera, and other electronics
    • If possible, empty and unplug any refrigerators and other small appliances
  • Close curtains and blinds to help retain building heat
  • Remember that personal portable space heaters are not permitted in college buildings unless provided by the Facilities office. If you have a space heater, please be sure to take it home during the break

For more information on the GRCC Energy Conservation program please visit