Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.23
Liaison Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

California State University, Channel Islands
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Dan Wakelee
Assistant Provost
Academic Affairs
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that is one week or more in length?:
Yes

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

CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) offers sustainability immersive experience courses. Environmental Science and Resource Management (ESRM) 492 Trip to New Orleans is an interdisciplinary program designed for students interested in environmental topics. It provides education and exposure to both scientific and human aspects of environmental issues. The work portion of the trip involves working on wetland restoration projects in Belle Chase’s Woodlands Trail and Park, one of the few remnant bottomland hardwood forests surrounding Greater New Orleans.

CSUCI is part of The Northwest Passage Project, an Arctic expedition funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). It centers on a research expedition into the Arctic’s Northwest Passage, a sea route extending between the Arctic and Pacific Oceans. The NPP is led by an interdisciplinary team of scientists from the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO), Inner Space Center (ISC), a leading film maker and five U.S. Universities that are classified as Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). In summer 2019, CSUCI undergraduate students joined scientists in hands-on research at sea, exploring the changing Canadian Arctic and collecting data.


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