Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 85.05
Liaison Lisa Kilgore
Submission Date March 5, 2020
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Cornell University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Mark Lawrence
Communications Mgr
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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, including how each program addresses the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainability:

Cornell University offers several sustainability- focused, immersive educational study programs locally and all over the world.

For example, in the full year course PLHRT 4270 and 4271: Seed to Supper, students work in teams to facilitate workshops to present to garden educators in the spring semester, preparing to lead effective garden-based programs. Gardens are a powerful catalyst for learning and are important to community development. Students examine the garden’s role in community food security/justice. Learn about programs which address food security through gardening, such as Seed to Supper, based on an Oregon Food Bank model. Consider the capabilities and skills needed by facilitators who prepare novice gardeners to connect with others in their communities, grow in confidence, and successfully raise a portion of their own food on a limited budget. Students are expected to take PLHRT 4271 in the spring semester and use their facilitation skills with community audiences. Some gardening included, but the focus is on facilitation.

Cornell also offers the following immersive service-learning courses, among others:
- ALS 2000: Leadership for Sustainability
- BIOEE 3611: Field Ecology
- CRP 3072/5072: Land Use, Environmental Planning, and Urban Design Workshop
- CRP 5460: Introduction to Community and Environment Dispute Resolution
- CRP 5660: Planning and Preservation Practice: Urban Field Trip
- DSOC 3400: Agriculture, Food, Sustainability, and Social Justice
- ENTOM 3350: Naturalist Outreach Practicum
- HADM 6500: Sustainable Development
- LAW 7872: Land Use, Development, and Natural Resource Protection Clinic
- PLHRT 3200: Experiential Garden-Based Learning in Belize
- NTRES 3260: Applied Conservation Ecology
- IARD 6010: Experience Latin America II (Chiapa Edition)
- AquaClara Project Team

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