Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.51
Liaison Sarah Mittlefehldt
Submission Date March 2, 2017
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Northern Michigan University
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Sarah Mittlefehldt
Co-Chair, Sustainability Advisory Council
Earth, Environmental & Geographical Sciences
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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, including how each program addresses the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainability:

At Northern, we provide countless opportunities for experiential learning to help reinforce lessons from the classroom.Whether in the student-initiated permaculture garden on campus, studying abroad or presenting at a professional conference, students learn skills and knowledge to address environmental challenges. Specific immersive experiences include the Biology Department's summer field study on conservation biology in Zambia, and a co-led immersive experience in Brazil, where Biology and Environmental Science professors lead students in learning about different dimensions of sustainable forestry. Northern also offers several alternative spring break options where students can do environmental service-learning projects. Communications professors have also led students to learn about environmental communications in Brazil, and there is a field course on ecotourism in Costa Rica, led by Health and Human Performance faculty.


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