Abstract—The Health, Environment Awareness Lecture
Caravan (HEALC) of the Department of Natural Sciences-San
Beda College Manila, Philippines is under the College of Arts
and Sciences of San Beda College. The HEALC team is
composed of the professors in the Department, served as
lecturers and experts both in instruction and research output
dissemination on Health and Environment aspect; invited
experts from Project- NOAH (Nationwide Operational
Assessment of Hazards) and NDRRMC (Nationwide Disaster
Risk Reduction Management Council) enhanced lectures on
environmental issues; fourth year BS Human Biology students
shared their theses results in the community, the executive
board of Kapisanang Agham ng San Beda organized and
facilitate the conduct of the lecture/seminar and the Institutional
Community Involvement Center (ICIC) of San Beda College.
This study categorized the activities done by HEALC team
based on trilogy function of the College. It analyzed
participants’ answers on the helpfulness of the lectures and
identified possible community-based researches in partner
communities of ICIC. A structured questionnaire was used to
gather the perception of the participants on the helpfulness of
the lectures done. It was analyzed using frequency and
percentages. The HEALC proved to bridge the trilogy function
of the college mandated by the Commission on Higher
Education (CHED). The expertise of professors, students in the
Department, increased the awareness and help people in the
partner communities in Health and environment aspect as
attested by their responses. Flyers in local dialect (Tagalog
version) help people to fully understand the lectures. The
HEALC team was able to identify and generate possible
community-based researches as suggested by the participants.
Index Terms—Health, environment, research, community involvement.
Liwayway H. Acero is with the Department of Natural Sciences, San Beda College, Manila, Philippines (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Liwayway H. Acero, "Bridging Instruction, Research and Community Involvement — Health, Environment Awareness Lecture Caravan — San Beda College Manila, Philippines," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 225-230, 2017.