Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.09
Liaison Ciara Tennis
Submission Date Nov. 10, 2021

STARS v2.2

Eastern Connecticut State University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Stephen Nathan
Environmental Earth Science Professor
Environmental Earth Science
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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:

In summer 2019, Biology and Environmental Earth Science students participated in Global Field Courses that augmented their research and learning completed during the spring 2019 semester.
-BIO 320 Tropical Biology in the Bahamas studied concepts of tropical ecology, island biogeography, as well as natural history of marine and terrestrial fauna and flora.
-EES 271 Environmental Earth Science in the Wild West explored concepts in geology and environmental earth science in Wyoming and Idaho. The EES extended field course has now become an annual highlight in the EES department, excluding the 2020 and 2021 summers due to COVID-19 risk.
https://www.easternct.edu/news/_stories-and-releases/2019/06-june/field-courses-bring-students-to-bahamas,-western-u.s.,-italy.html


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The information for this credit was gathered by Ciara Tennis, University Assistant at the ISE, and reviewed by Steve Nathan, Associate Professor and Department Chair of the Environmental Earth Science Department.

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