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Summer Pre-College: Environmental Science

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Summer Pre-College: Environmental Science

In-Person Session I: June 30 - July 13, 2024

The world has never been more engaged with environmental issues than right now. From global climate change to local water pollution, society is facing challenging problems with innovative solutions. This two-week in-person summer class will explore environmental science, ecology, and sustainability. You’ll get a chance to explore your own local ecology using app-based citizen-science, debate with your fellow students on the best energy sources of the future, and hear from experts in endangered species rescue, drinking water quality, and climate justice.

Each day will include a few hours of in-person classroom lectures and activities, followed by daily assignments in backyard conservation, group discussions, and personal research. We will cover a wide range of topics including forest sustainability, ocean conservation, and environmental aspects of equity and inclusion. But especially we’ll be looking at solutions, and what everyone can do, from nations to individuals, to make the world a better place for us and future generations.

Welcome to Marist

Marist College is a highly selective and comprehensive institution noted for its leadership in combining a liberal arts foundation with a professional education. When prospective students visit Marist–our beautiful location on the Hudson River, top-notch facilities, the personal attention and expertise of our faculty, and the sheer enjoyment of their experience here–they want to join our community. At Marist, students get a premium education, develop career-ready skills, make lifelong friends, and graduate as the next generation of leaders ready to tackle a rapidly evolving world.

Program Goals

  • Learn the foundations of this growing field
  • Engage in the effects 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!

Earn College Credit Over the Summer

Marist Summer Pre-College is geared toward sophomores and juniors in high school. 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.

Program Cost

Please see below for the 2024 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.