Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.30
Liaison Dave Barbier
Submission Date May 14, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Claire Gorman
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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?:

A brief description of the sustainability-focused immersive program(s) offered by the institution, including how each program addresses the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainability:

Example #1:
All international components of the College of Natural Resources (CNR), including the International Resource Management minor, the Peace Corps Master's International Program (PCMI), and several travel-study programs abroad contribute to the "internationalization" of students, faculty, and staff by:
-Promoting awareness and knowledge of environmental issues of global concern, especially in the context of sustainable natural resource management.
-Promoting awareness and understanding of global ecosystems and human interactions with those ecosystems.
-Enhancing interest in foreign languages and appreciation of cultural diversity.
-Preparing for employment and volunteer opportunities abroad.

Example #2:
UWSP College of Natural Resource (CNR) students are required to fulfill a summer field requirement. There are two options available for completion of this requirement and attending Treehaven for six weeks is one option. The six weeks are divided up into equal amounts of learning time for the seven courses offered, which are:
Land Surveying, Field Experience in Forest Measurement, Plant Identification, Soil Conservation and Watershed Inventory Techniques, Field Experience in Soil Inventory Methods, Field Experience in Aquatic Ecosystem Evaluation, Field Experience in Wildlife Management Techniques.

Example #3:
Global Environmental Teachings (GET) through the WI Center for Environmental Education:
Through international partnerships, networks, courses and exchanges, GET accomplishes three main goals that promote the sustainability of the world’s natural resources:
-To build a deeper understanding concerning the world’s diverse biosphere through cultural, educational, and international exchanges
-To provide participants with professional development opportunities
-To create leaders by helping participants develop the knowledge and skills necessary to work towards the protection and sustainability of the world’s biosphere.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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