Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 77.43
Liaison Daimon Eklund
Submission Date Oct. 14, 2015
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University of Washington, Seattle
EN-11: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 5.00 Bethany Staelens
Assistant to Vice Provost
Educational Outreach
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:

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

A brief description of the certificate program:

Wetland Science and Management

This certificate was developed in partnership with the UW Department of Landscape Architecture and UW Department of Biology. It is taught by a combination of regulatory professionals, scientists and GIS practitioners.

It is designed for students to understand the physical and biological characteristics of wetlands and their functions. Students learn concepts of wetland functional assessment and the different classification and sampling methodologies. They learn to identify common wetlands by field characteristics and gain familiarity with laws for wetlands regulation and management. Fieldwork and research projects on wetland identification and delineation are major components of this certificate program. Students complete a practicum project at a wetland site of their choice.

What the Program Covers:
· Fundamentals of wetland science
· Application of landscape ecology concepts
· The process for designing wetland restoration projects and preparation of a conceptual restoration plan
· How to write a basic wetland delineation report with a wetland rating and functional assessment
· The history and fundamental premises of land-use law in the U.S., including federal, state and local policies and regulations
· A practicum project in which students characterize a wetland and perform research to address a particular question

In addition, the University of Washington offers certificate programs in:

Green Chemistry & Chemical Stewardship - http://www.pce.uw.edu/certificates/green-chemistry-chemical-stewardship.html
Green Stormwater Infrastructure Design & Management - http://www.pce.uw.edu/certificates/green-stormwater-infrastructure.html
Sustainable Transportation: Planning & Livable Communities - http://www.pce.uw.edu/certificates/sustainable-transportation-planning-communities.html

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