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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 60.07
Liaison Mark Klapatch
Submission Date Feb. 24, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 5.00 Randy Zimmerman
Outreach Director
Outreach and Continuing Education
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:
Yes

Total number of continuing education courses offered:
4

Number of continuing education courses offered that address sustainability:
1

Percentage of continuing education courses that address sustainability:
25

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:

Montessori Workshop: Nature: the First and Essential Prepared Environment (this is also part of the nature conference)
Date 9/26/15
Participants will be guided by experienced educator and naturalist, Geoffrey Bishop, in their exploration of the natural world through art, creative writing, scientific and mathematical explorations, all using available natural space, whether urban or suburban. Educators will leave with a revitalized understanding of the importance of nature in fostering their students’ ability to concentrate and be creative while enhancing their physical, social and emotional well-being.


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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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Here is information on the other 3 noncredit courses offered through continuing education:

Montessori Workshop: Introducing Children to Matter and Atoms
Date 2/12/16
Presents a sequence of experiments to help elementary children build their concepts of matter and atoms, and prepare them for future chemistry studies. Teachers will receive practical tips on keeping chemistry exciting, and at the same time, safe. These activities will emphasize commonly available, non-hazardous materials which can be discarded safely and easily when the experiments are done. Teachers will gain confidence in presenting studies of matter and atoms to children and enlarge their library of experiments for the classroom.

Montessori Workshop: Moldy Oldie Mathematicians
Date 4/8/16
Roseann Larrow will inspire wonder in all participants as she guides them in hands-on-activities designed to help them rediscover the mathematical wonders explored by inspirational mathematicians including Archimedes, Napier, Pascal, Fibonacci, Lovelace and even Eratostheses!

Montessori Workshop: Montessori and the Child Who Learns Differently
Dates 10/16/15
This workshop will focus on the work of Charles Shedd, June Shelton and Joyce Pickering and will include ideas and material-making supplies for individualizing instruction for students who are struggling in some way. The goal is to equip participants with more options for finding the right "match" for each child.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.