1 – 2 terms prior to engaging in a Practicum, schedule a meeting to discuss your Practicum with the Sustainability Advisor.
Enjoy your Practicum keeping in mind and taking notes on the sustainability implications related to your experience.
Halfway through the Practicum term, the Sustainability Advisor will email each student a Mid-Term Practicum Reflection exercise, which is due to the Sustainability Advisor as indicated.
At the end of the Practicum term, student writes a Practicum Final Report and submits it to the Sustainability Advisor in Finals Week. Here are the guidelines for the final Practicum report.
Experiential learning is proven to be transformational in terms of student learning both about themselves and their place in the world. All Sustainability degree students are required to complete 3 credits of a Sustainability Practicum. A Practicum could take the form of an internship (SUS 410), a faculty-sponsored research project (SUS 401), or be a part of educational experiences such as Faculty-Led Trips Abroad, Alternative Break Trips or other international educational experience.
Sustainability students have participated in Practicums at non-profits, businesses and government agencies, not only in Corvallis, but also around the country and world. Below are links to potential Practicum opportunities and internships, but feel free to explore other options. We encourage Practicum students to find an opportunity that engages and inspires, wherever it might be!
E.R. Jackman Internship Support Program provides financial assistance to students in low-paying or volunteer internships. Funds may be used to help offset a variety of expenses including transportation, living expenses, projects, and research.
With increased travel, consumption, and waste, the holiday season has a substantial impact on the environment. Consider these statistics from the CDC: Americans throw away about 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Years Eve. If every American family wrapped just 3 presents in reused materials, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football […]
Three-quarters of Oregons eligible fifth- and sixth-grade students participated in the inaugural year of the statewide Outdoor School program, according to a new Oregon State University Extension Service report. In the 2017-18 school year Oregons 30,739 participatingOutdoor Schoolstudents spent a total of 115,131 days outside, according to thereport. Kristopher Elliott, an Oregon State University Extension […]
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Are you looking for an opportunity to make a real contribution to climate change mitigation and wildlife habitat restoration in our community? The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition is hosting its third annual planting of native shrubs and grasses at the Dunawi Creek Regeneration Project site in the Bald Hill Natural Area! The goal of this project […]
Congratulations to the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences on earning the bronze-level Green Office Certification! The Oregon State Environmental Sciences Club tackled the Green Office Certification survey as a club project, on behalf of CEOAS. Thank you to the many members of the Environmental Sciences Club that contributed to gathering and inputting data […]
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Researchers from the United States and Japan have identified 84 species of marine algae and cyanobacteria that arrived on the Pacific Northwest coast via debris from the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami and, to date, none have gained a foothold in U.S. coastal waters. Since more than a dozen of the algal species are on […]