Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.92
Liaison Mike Harrington
Submission Date Aug. 17, 2011
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STARS v1.0

The New School
ER-12: Sustainability Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Cameron Tonkinwise
Chair, Design & Management
School of Design Strategies, Parsons
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Does the institution offer a program that meets the criteria for this credit?:

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

In the Tishman Environmental Merit Scholars Program Environmental Studies students along with a select group of students from across the country engage in conservation research, develop environmental education programs, work on grassroots campaigns to advance pro-environment policies, and support programs to foster sustainable development in communities throughout Alaska. Tishman Merit Scholars receive:

- a paid 12-week summer internship in Alaska in Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula
- Tuition scholarship for four credits of independent study
- roundtrip airfare from New York City to Anchorage

Students receive the following experiences:
- Study firsthand the magnificent natural environments and diverse cultures of Alaska.
-Work with leading organizations helping preserve and protect these environments and cultures
- Gain invaluable job experience in environmental protection, community work, and not-for-profit management
- Meet and network with naturalists, conservationists, public service professionals, Alaskans from many walks of life, and other students
- Receive four credits for independent study and report the results of your research project at a public presentation to the New School community

This program is co-sponsored by The New School and the Alaska Conservation Foundation.


The website URL where information about the immersive experience is available:

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