Summer Environmental Institute

Summer Environmental Institute
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Do you enjoy the outdoors? Do you cherish learning about natural environments? Do you like to confront important and far-ranging real-life problems by "getting your feet wet?" If so, then this course is for you! This 3-credit college-level course uses the beautiful and majestic Hudson River Valley as a natural laboratory in which you will examine natural systems, the impacts of human activities upon these systems, and how society deals with these impacts.

You will learn about these important and timeless environmental issues in classrooms and labs not only at Marist's campus on the Hudson River, but also during frequent field trips, including a visit to New York City and parts of its watershed, and a sail on the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, America's Environmental Flagship. The course, which will culminate with student presentation of independent projects, counts toward the Core/Liberal Studies Natural Science requirement at Marist.


Learn the foundations of this growing field
Program goals:

  • Engage in the affects of climate change
  • Learn how human population growth influences the environment
  • Examine a variety of biodiversity issues

If you're interested in the most compelling environmental challenges and opportunities of the 21st century, and getting to know the Hudson Valley environment from the banks of the Marist College campus firsthand, please join us!

The 2014 Summer Pre-College Programs will take place July 13th-July 26th.

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion of the Summer Environmental Institute, each student will earn three (3) transferable college credits for the Marist College course ENSC 101, Introduction to Environmental Issues.

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