Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.40
Liaison Daniela Beall
Submission Date March 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Carly Kibbe
Assistant Professor
HUB
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that is one week or more in length?:
Yes

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

The institution offers two sustainability-focused travel courses under the course numbers BIO 499 or ENV SCI 499/699. Course descriptions are included below.

Chile Travel Course:
This course will consist of a two-week trip to Santiago, Chile, and the surrounding region. The trip will be done in collaboration with faculty and staff at the Universidad del Dessarollo (UDD) and the University of Concepcion. The course will emphasize sustainability-related issues such as pollution control, pollution prevention, waste management, resource recovery, and life cycle assessment, as well as sustainable business management practices and innovation. There will an increased emphasis on water-related issues, as the cost of this trip was partially offset by a grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation through the 100,000 Strong in the Americas program. During this travel course, students will also be exposed to the history and culture of Chile through tours of Santiago, the historic Port of Valparaiso (a UNESCO world heritage site), Concepcion, Chillan, and a number of industrial facilities of significance.

Panama Travel Course:
This course involves 2 or 3 faculty (from UWGB and St. Norbert College) and students from each as well (usually about 3 from SNC, 7 from UWGB, and always 1 student selected from a Panamanian university). We stay at Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute facilities (usually in Bocas Del Toro in the Caribbean and in Gamboa on the Panama Canal and near Barro Colorado Island in Lake Gatun). We explore marine and terrestrial tropical ecosystems and organisms, and usually complete 1-3 research projects so the students are involved in actual tropical field research. The research and touring opportunities are always centered around biodiversity conservation in one way or another.


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