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Tallahassee Community College Treks Into The Wilderness With New Institute

Tallahassee Community College

Tallahassee Community College is taking its classes outside. This year the college begins construction on the new Wakulla Environmental Institute. Construction of the Institute’s Crawfordville campus should begin this Spring, but environmental classes are already offered online. And when it opens next year, the institute’s executive director Bob Ballard says classes are just a part of what it’ll offer.

“We plan to bring in tourism from around the world to show and demonstrate what we’ve got here in this part of the county. And bring them on environmental tours that will educate them about the environment and also bring them on an adventure.” Ballard says.

And taking courses will also mean getting your hands dirty.  The associate degrees they offer involve field work like testing water quality and doing controlled forest burns.

For more information about the Institute or how to sign up for classes visit the Institute's website here.

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