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Summer Pre-College Environmental Science Program

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 a student presentation of independent projects, counts toward the Core/Professional Studies Natural Science requirement at Marist.

Download the Environmental Science Pre-College program brochure  and learn more.

Program goals:

  • Learn the foundations of this growing field
  • 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!

Course Credit:

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

Please see below for the 2018 Pre-College program costs. Cost includes tuition & fees, housing & all meals, field trips, and all course materials. Cost does not include travel expenses. Students may wish to bring funds for incidentals, shopping at the Marist Bookstore or the local mall, souvenirs, and any personal items they wish to purchase.

Session 1: The 2018 Session 1 programs will run July 1st - July 14th.