Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.37
Liaison Angie Kim
Submission Date Oct. 31, 2019
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Purchase College - State University of New York
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Angie Kim
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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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:

Purchase College offers a Coral Reef Biology and Ecology experiential educational opportunity to study the biology and ecology of the living reef and live organisms. This program focuses on Extensive field work, observations of living organisms, projects, lectures and labs. Topics include: coral reef biology and identification; field sampling; reef monitoring; threats to reefs and how they can be mitigated; reef inhabitants (invertebrates, fish, sea turtles, algae); dolphins and whales; mangroves and sea grasses; local culture, history, and environment; substance and process of science.

As a SUNY college, Purchase students are able to join any abroad program from a different institution in the SUNY system. Many programs are available focusing on environmental science, social sciences and economics with aspects of sustainability.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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