Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Marilyn Graham
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2012
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STARS v1.1

Brunswick Community College
ER-1: Student Sustainability Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Michelle Sabaoun
Lead Instructor
Biotechnology
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Total number of degree-seeking students enrolled at the institution:
2013

Program name (1st program):
Biofuels

Number of students served by the program to whom peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education is offered (1st program):
30

A brief description of how the student educators are selected (1st program):

Program enrollment in aquaculture and biotechnology

The Aquaculture Technology curriculum prepares individuals for careers in aquaculture and management of aquatic ecosystems. It provides a broad background in science and math as well as specialized course work and practical experience in fish, shellfish, and aquatic plant production and management.

Course work includes biology, chemistry, and math, as well as water quality and limnology, nutrition and feeding, genetics and breeding, facilities construction, and aquabusiness. Students will be required to spend time working in the industry through the summer cooperative work experience.

Graduates may find employment on private farms and government hatcheries or at public aquariums. Graduates may also start new businesses in fish, shellfish, or aquatic plant farming; pond and lake management services; or home/office aquarium or water garden management services.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (1st program):

Complete training on culturing, harvesting and oil extraction methodology.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (1st program):

Some students received lab tech wages at $10/hour - 6 in 2008 and 7 in 2009 for work study.

"All ornamental and prawn sales are announced through BCC's public information department and an additional post is added to the BCC Aquaculture program and Aquariology program facebook pages.

Products are sold live or whole on ice (no processing).

Aquaculture Technology students are responsible for packaging whole products and live bagging of ornamentals, as well as any measurements (length or weight) used to assign value to the products. Fish/prawn weights are done on commercially certified equipment.

All products are valued at current market rates and all monies are handled by Aquaculture staff and the BCC Business office."


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Number of students to whom peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education is offered (2nd program):
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Program name (3rd program):
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Number of students to whom peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education is offered (3rd program):
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Program name (All other programs):
Firebird Birding Project

Number of students to whom peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education is offered (All other programs):
300

A brief description of how the student educators are selected (All other programs):

Students from Brunswick County Early College High School at Brunswick Community College have been involved in the Firebird Birding Project since January 2010. Part of the project involves a pen pal experience between Early College students and local elementary schools. Last year, we paired with Supply Elementary and Jessie Mae Elementary, and this year we have paired with Supply Elementary and Waccamaw. This is an opportunity for our students to be student educators and for the fourth graders to have positive role models. The fourth graders come to the Early College for a field trip in which they meet their pen pals and engage in bird-related sustainability activities that address standards in all four academic subjects.


A brief description of the formal training that the student educators receive (All other programs):

This experience involves our students writing pen pal letters back and forth with fourth grade students. Our students tell the younger students their favorite bird, which college they plan to attend, what their favorite book is, and how much they like school.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (All other programs):

Last year, we had a Lumbee Indian storyteller perform stories about birds and other animals. We have had representatives from the Painted Bunting Observer Team present to our students.


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Student count was for year 2010-2011. Information was provided by Pamela Federline.

For Fall 2011 we had 712 full-time curriculum students. (Dr. Edith Lang, email 2-10-2012)

Claire McLaughlin, Instructor with Brunswick County Early College High School, submitted information on the birding project.

Fish sale information from Chad Gray
Center for Aquaculture and Biotechnology

All course information can be found in the Student Handbook/Catalog at <http://www.brunswickcc.edu/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=mZOLWsojZX8%3d&tabid=127>

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