Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.23
Liaison Nick Cookson
Submission Date Jan. 20, 2016
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Sewanee - The University of the South
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Amy Turner
Director of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

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

Sewanee has numerous summer programs and trips for academic credit which exist which provide sustainability education. The two most notable immersive programs that exist that provide a sustainability-focus are the Island Ecology program and the Belize Field Study.

The Island Ecology Program studies geology, hydrology, soils, plant communities, land use, coastal marine biology, invertebrate zoology, vertebrate ecology and animal behavior for five weeks on St. Catherines Island, a barrier island off the coast of Georgia. The experience emphasizes the interdependence of these disciplines by exploring how the island ecosystem functions.

The Belize Field Study is a three-week trip led by Dr. Jon Evans which examines the ecology and natural history of these two systems through extensive field exploration and research


The website URL where information about the immersive program(s) is available:

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