Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.28
Liaison Ciara Tennis
Submission Date Nov. 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

Eastern Connecticut State University
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?:
Yes

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

Eastern offers multiple Global Field Courses every year that range in length from 1-5 weeks, with students applying their classroom learning in the field while enjoying the experience of another land. The course below ran in the spring and summer of 2022.

EES 271: Environmental Earth Science Field Course to Idaho and Wyoming: The Idaho-Wyoming section of the Rocky Mountains is one of America's most geologically spectacular regions and is a playground for earth and environmental scientists because of its geological diversity. The course toured numerous natural wonders over a nearly 1,000-mile route, exposing students first-hand to geological concepts they studied throughout the year on campus. Students developed strong field skills and diverse geological experience.
https://www.easternct.edu/global-studies/current-students/global-field-courses/ees-271-environmental-earth-science-field-course-to-idaho-and-wyoming.html
https://www.easternct.edu/news/_stories-and-releases/2022/06-june/field-course-brings-intrepid-ees-students-out-west.html

https://www.easternct.edu/global-studies/current-students/global-field-courses/upcoming-courses.html


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The information for this credit was gathered by Ciara Tennis, University Assistant for Climate and Sustainability Initiatives.

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