Name of Engagement

Environmental Stewardship Tour Development in AY '15-'16

Contact Information

Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability

Contact Details

stewardship@jmu.edu

Description

"Development of James Madison University’s Campus as a Living Laboratory for Energy and Environmental Education" was funded through the Dominion Higher Education Partnership and collaboratively completed by the OESS, FM, faculty and CHBS Creative Services. Additional time and resources beyond the grant were invested by the OESS, FM, and faculty. A tour of campus, with both online and physical components, was created to highlight twenty sites on the JMU campus where facilities, environmental stewardship, and learning are interconnected. The tour supports JMU's emphases on engaged learning and community engagement. As visitors take the tour, they are challenged to consider the interdependence of humans and the environment; the health, socio-economic, and ecological dimensions of environmental stewardship; the way in which environmental problems are explored and solutions are developed and implemented; and how environmental stewardship is and can be integrated into our lives.

Involvement

Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

JMU Only

Date

Academic Year AY '15-'16

Frequency

Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Areas of Engagement

Engaged Learning

Format

Program

On/Off campus

On campus

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