Engaged Black Bear

What is the Engaged Black Bear Initiative?

The Engaged Black Bear (EBB) is an innovative digital badging initiative, created to aid the University of Maine in meeting its vision to become the “most distinctively student-centered and community engaged of all the American Research Universities.”

EBB Learning Pathway digital badges were created to engage undergraduate students at three levels — taking them from a participant to leader within a chosen area of interest. Pathways include important societal issues such as: Global Perspectives, Service to Community and Environmental Stewardship. Badges are awarded to students who meet the defined criteria and provide evidence of their experiences, extending their learning beyond the classroom.  For more information, please go to their website.