Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.37
Liaison Benjamin Newton
Submission Date March 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Central Community College
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
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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?:

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

Service learning project over Spring Break at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. Students spend 20-25 hours during the week of Spring Break working with the Ghost Ranch Sustainability Director to complete on and off site projects (possible projects include building adobe housing for low income, working on a organic farm, creating a Xeriscape garden, maintaining trails, or recycling). Cultural and recreational opportunities are also offered.

Website URL where information about the institution’s immersive education programs is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

The Ghost Ranch, New Mexico spring break trip is an interdisciplinary project based service learning opportunity. Students work with the Ghost Ranch Sustainability Director assisting with on or off site projects that include building adobe housing for low income families, work on an organic farm, create a xeriscape garden, maintaining trails, and recycling programs. Cultural and recreational opportunities also are available in visiting Earthships, hot springs geothermal energy, and touring the Rio Grande River.
The trip also involves presenting their experiences through a collaborative project at the Earth Month events on campus and/or the Nebraska State fair Sustainability Pavilion to earn an eBadge in Problem Solving or Community Involvement on their co-curricular transcript.

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