Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 57.92
Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2016
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Bowdoin College
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Keisha Payson
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainable Bowdoin
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that meets the criteria for this credit?:

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution:

The Bowdoin Marine Science Semester (BMSS) is an immersion experience in marine field work, lab work, and independent research open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors from Bowdoin and colleges participating in the *Twelve College Exchange. Students take four courses sequentially in three-to-four week modules taught at the Bowdoin Marine Laboratory and Coastal Studies Center in Harpswell, Maine. The module style allows for continuity of laboratory and field research. Additionally, the Bowdoin Scientific Station (BSS) is a multidisciplinary field research station and wildlife sanctuary operated by Bowdoin College and located on the Bay of Fundy’s Three Islands chain (Kent, Sheep, and Hay Islands). BSS is dedicated to promoting world-class research by providing the best research tools and infrastructure available and by offering access to the organisms and habitats of the Three Islands region for scientists and students, and providing a working and living environment that is free of distractions, allowing scientists and students to become fully immersed in their work. The field season is approximately two months long, with students traveling as a group from Bowdoin to Kent Island on Memorial Day and return on the last Saturday in July.
http://www.bowdoin.edu/coastal-studies-center/courses/index.shtml http://www.bowdoin.edu/kent-island/

The website URL where information about the immersive program(s) is available:

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