Green Curriculum

Sustainability, Equity, Environment, Economics

 

Many courses at PSC provide an introduction to sustainability concepts or help students develop skills to live a more "green" lifestyle. The courses listed below are offered through the Sustainability Center in partnership with the Corporate and Continuing Education Division of the college.

The faculty sustainability committee is working toward identifying specific courses that are sustainability-related and/or sustainability-focused. If you have questions, or are looking to enroll in a course that contains this material, contact Allessandra Cairo for more information.

 

 

Courses with "Green" Content

Spring 2015

Best Management Practices for Community Trees

Nature Presearve Soil Sampling

Participants will gain an unde

rstanding in selecting, placing, conserving, protecting, maintaining, establishing, renovating and replacing trees during this interactive eight hour course. Technically correct and widely accepted best management practices and standards used by professional arborists, urban and community foresters, landscape architects and other tree care and landscape professionals will be provided to enable participants to gain new information and enhance current skills.

The Illinois Arborist Association has approved CEUs for this course.

Tuesday, Wednesday

March 3 & 4

8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Code: PIHMG-054-MC

-or-

Tuesday, Wednesday

March 17 & 18

6 p.m. – 9:50 p.m.

Code: PIHMG-054-M1

Landscape Concepts

Participants will gain an understanding in selecting, placing, conserving, protecting, maintaining and establishing functional landscapes during this interactive eight hour course. Widely accepted practices and standards used by professional turf managers, landscape architects and landscape professionals will be provided.

This course is approved for PLANET Landscape Industry Certified re-certification at 1 CEU per hour of instruction attended. For more information on PLANET re-certification, please visit PLANET's Re-certification Center at LandcareNetwork.org

Tuesday, Wednesday

March 10 & 11

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Code: PIHMG-055-MC

-or-

Tuesday, Wednesday

March 24 & 25

6 p.m. – 9:50 p.m.

Code: PIHMG-055-M1

To register, visit prairiestate.edu/webadvisor.

Summer 2015

Creating a Rain Garden

In this introductory course, you will learn about the benefits of creating a rain garden in your yard. You will learn about drainage, native plants and maintenance of your rain garden.

Wednesday

5 p.m. -8 p.m.

June 3

Code: PIHMG-052-MC

To register, visit prairiestate.edu/webadvisor.

Designing a Butterfly Garden

In this introductory course, you will learn about the typical butterfly and its life cycle. You will then learn how to design a butterfly garden in the space you have to attract a variety of butterflies, including the state-insect and endangered Monarch Butterfly.

Tuesday, Wednesday

5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

June 9, 10

Code: PIHMG-053-MC

To register, visit prairiestate.edu/webadvisor.