|Submission Date||Feb. 27, 2015|
Carnegie Mellon University
AC-5: Immersive Experience
Environmental Program Coordinator
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:
Each spring semester Carnegie Mellon offers "Environment Today", an annual mini-course that brings students together over a weekend to discuss environmental issues affecting our planet.
In spring 2013, the theme of the Environment Today course was the Three Es and Water. The course focused on the environmental impacts,economic issues and equity considerations associated with water resources by utilizing a specific critical example: Urban Stream Restoration. Speakers focused on the policy, protection, health and history in relation to urban water resources and their restoration. Students learned to access water data from the USGS and to analyze urban stream flows and participated in service learning activities in our urban watersheds, with community partners the Nine Mile Run Watershed and the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.
The website URL where information about the immersive program(s) is available:
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