Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 83.85
Liaison Mark Maxwell
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of California, Merced
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Breeana Sylvas
Assistant Director
Sustainability
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:
Yes

Total number of continuing education courses offered:
71

Number of continuing education courses offered that address sustainability:
14

Percentage of continuing education courses that address sustainability:
19.72

A copy of the list and brief description of the continuing education courses that address sustainability:
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A list and brief description of the continuing education courses that address sustainability:

UC Merced Vernal Pools and Grasslands Reserve and the Merced County UC Cooperative Extension Office and Upper Merced River Watershed Council have a California Naturalist Certification Program that is a 10-week training which combines science instruction with guest speakers, field trips, and project-based learning to explore the unique ecology and natural history of the San Joaquin Valley and central Sierra Nevada foothills region. The course covers basic ecology, watershed concepts, geology, wildlife, plant communities, and global environmental issues, as well as tools for collaborative conservation and communication.

UC Agriculture and Natural Resources has a Master Gardener program in Merced that trains and advises home gardeners on programs, pests and general plant and garden culture. Classes include information and training on Home Garden Water Management, Sustainable Landscaping, Composting and Vermiculture, as well as Soils and Fertilizers.

UC Extension offers courses that are also related to sustainability.


Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
One

Does the institution have at least one sustainability-themed certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:
Yes

A brief description of the certificate program(s), including the year the program was created:

UC Merced Vernal Pools and Grasslands Reserve and the Merced County UC Cooperative Extension Office and Upper Merced River Watershed Council has a California Naturalist Certification Program that is a 10-week training which combines science instruction with guest speakers, field trips, and project-based learning to explore the unique ecology and natural history of the San Joaquin Valley and central Sierra Nevada foothills region. The course covers basic ecology, watershed concepts, geology, wildlife, plant communities, and global environmental issues, as well as tools for collaborative conservation and communication.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The courses identified focus on cooperative education and university extension courses for Fiscal Year 17-18.

http://snrs.ucmerced.edu/vpgr2018calnat

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