Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.55
Liaison Kelsey Beal
Submission Date Jan. 18, 2024

STARS v2.2

Indiana University Bloomington
EN-1: Student Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.25 / 4.00 Kelsey Beal
Sustainbility Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Number of students enrolled for credit:
59,231

Total number of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
59,231

Percentage of students served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
100

Name of the student educators program (1st program):
Internship Program in Sustainability

A brief description of the student educators program (1st program):
The Office of Sustainability interns conduct research and develop programming focused on general sustainability outreach and education or in specific topic areas such as food, transportation, and waste management. Although here we list only the number of interns themselves who have come through the program, the actual number of students served by the peer-to-peer projects of these interns approaches all students on campus. Virtually all internships involve an education and outreach component.

A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (1st program):
Through athletic events, certified Green Events, and resident hall events, we believe all student demographics are targeted.

Number of trained student educators (1st program):
10

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (1st program):
50

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (1st program):
10

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (1st program):
5,000

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (1st program):
Name of the student educators program (2nd program):
IU Outdoor Adventures

A brief description of the student educators program (2nd program):
Trips, workshops, and clinics are led by student peer mentors who have received extensive training, including completion of SPH-W305 "Introduction to Wilderness Leadership."

The course description is as follows:
This eight-week course will introduce the foundations of outdoor adventure leadership, including an introduction to the core competencies of outdoor living skills, education, leadership, risk management, environmental integration, and planning and logistics. The course emphasizes backcountry leadership and judgement with a broad overview of the relevant theories and practices of the outdoor adventure industry. This course introduces students to the Wilderness Education Association (WEA) curriculum.
Wilderness Education Association includes the following units:
Outdoor living: Skills essential to group/individual sustainability in the field
Environmental Education: Attention to ecological and cultural literacy alongside the planning and management skills needed to ensure preservation through past, present and future connections.

Peer leaders use this training to teach and implement ""Leave No Trace"" ethics on every Outdoor Adventures trip. Trip participants are taught to view outdoor adventure or backcountry experiences holistically, within their ecological, historical, and cultural contexts, not just their recreation component.

Since its founding in 1972 as a Union Board committee, IUOA has helped members of the IU community lead active lifestyles and connect with nature by providing opportunities to participate in trips, workshops, and other activities that foster a love and conservation of the outdoors. Go kayaking on Lake Monroe, or mountain biking in Brown County State Park. Hike in the Smoky Mountains, or go rock climbing in Yosemite National Park.

A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (2nd program):
IU Outdoor Adventures serves all of IU Bloomington.

Estimated hours include 8-week courses trained educators participate in, trips, tabling events, campus training events, and local excursions.

Number of trained student educators (2nd program):
31

Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (2nd program):
34

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (2nd program):
2

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (2nd program):
2,108

Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (2nd program):
Name of the student educators program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the student educators program (3rd program):
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A brief description of the student educators program’s target audience (3rd program):
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Number of trained student educators (3rd program):
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Number of weeks the student educators program is active annually (3rd program):
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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained student educator (3rd program):
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (3rd program):
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Website URL where information about the student educators program is available (3rd program):
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A brief description of all other student peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:
Undergraduate Student Government - Sustainability Representatives

Number of trained student educators (all other programs):
2

Number of weeks, on average, the student educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
40

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per student educator (all other programs) :
5.50

Total number of hours worked annually by trained student educators (all other programs):
440

Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators (all programs):
7,548

Hours worked annually by trained student sustainability educators per student served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.13

Website URL where information about the student sustainability educators programs is available:
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