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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.40
Liaison Shannon Craig
Submission Date Nov. 25, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Camosun College
AC-5: Immersive Experience

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Steve Gormican
Chair
Environmental Technology Program
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Does the institution offer at least one immersive, sustainability-focused educational study program that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

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

Environmental Technology Spring Field Semester and Field Camp

The Environmental Technology program hosts a field semester for first year students in spring which consists of a series of field courses which culminates in a week-long field camp. Included are sections in safety in the environment, geographic and aquatic field techniques, soils and environmental horticulture. Students also get the chance to visit a first nations cultural centre where the focus is on understanding how traditional knowledge and science come into balance in regards to sustainable resource management. Further experiences include learning about sustainable forestry practices and the fisheries industry. Field Camp focuses on techniques used in forestry, meteorology, fisheries, wildlife management, limnology, and coastal marine assessment. Field camp has moved completely off the grid and uses a solar power generator and solar panel as a charging station for student electronics and as a teaching tool.


The website URL where information about the immersive program(s) is available:

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