Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 36.72
Liaison Lindsey Abernathy
Submission Date July 17, 2019
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University of Mississippi
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.90 / 5.00 Kendall McDonald
Project Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:
Yes

Total number of continuing education courses offered:
31

Number of continuing education courses offered that address sustainability:
3

Percentage of continuing education courses that address sustainability:
9.68

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:

Fall 2017 Classes
Notes: The courses below were offered to the community through the Division of Outreach and Continuing Education's Communiversity program. All courses below included themes of sustainability and conservation information.

A Christmas Tree for the Birds
Why not create a Christmas tree to support our feathered and furry friends using decorations you can easily make at home? Participants will learn to “decorate” trees outside, or create other forms of supplemental food and habitat so they can watch wildlife from their backyard all year long. Learn how (and why) to support habitat and vital nutrient sources for native wildlife through the winter in this exciting class, taught by Strawberry Plains Audubon Center Education Manager, Mitch Robinson.

Spring 2018 Classes

Four Centuries of a MS Landscape: Touring the Gardens, Campus and Restored Habitats of Strawberry Plains Audubon Center
Mitch Robinson will present a historical narrative of the landscapes of North Mississippi, focusing on the peoples and land use history of Strawberry Plains Audubon Center. We will highlight the importance of Mississippi's native plants to biodiversity and ecological resilience, and how to incorporate these into your home landscapes, highlighting our Native Plant Nursery and Audubon’s Plants for Birds Database and Native Plant Initiative. The informational portion of this class will be followed by tours of our gardens and campus, including a covered wagon-ride through our 2,600 acre wildlife sanctuary, and our self-sustaining native habitats. Participants are invited to bring an optional sack lunch and stay to enjoy a relaxing picnic on the grounds. We will also discuss the recent completion of Phase II of a native planting on the Ole Miss Campus, funded by the UM Green Fund and led by Strawberry Plains with support from the Office of Sustainability, Dept. of Biology and Landscape Services.

How to Create a Beautiful Hummingbird Garden
With spring fast approaching, our migratory-feathered friends are returning, including the beloved Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Learn how you can attract and support hummers and other pollinators using native plants and habitat enhancements from Mitch Robinson at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center. We will discuss the importance of native plants as nectar sources for our wildlife, highlighting species fit for our region, as well as other ways you can support native wildlife in your own yard through SPAC’s Native Plant Nursery and Audubon’s Plants for Birds Database and Native Plant Initiative.


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?:
No

A brief description of the certificate program(s), including the year the program was created:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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