|Submission Date||Dec. 5, 2012|
PAE-19: Community Sustainability Partnerships
environmental science and geography
Does the institution participate in community sustainability partnerships that meet the criteria for this credit?:
A brief description of the institution’s sustainability partnerships with the local community:
The University has partnered with Volusia County Florida to host one of its Environmental Learning Center Facilities. The facility is the Rinker Environmental Learning Center, established in 2009, and it functions as a gathering space for students and community members to learn about varying facets of sustainability. There are multiple presentations each year on aspects of practical environmental stewardship facilities on site include the hatter harvest community garden (the anchor for the Universities Slow Food Festival, which features local food producers several times each semester), a native long leaf pine restoration project and a living Florida native plant landscape. These facilities are administratively linked to the Gillespie Museum of Minerals, a public museum of mineralogy and natural science. A portion of the programming of the museum focuses on conservation, which reaches a large population of K-12 students.
The website URL where information about sustainability partnerships is available:
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