We seek students from any major who want to investigate the ecological, geological, political, economic, historic and cultural issues that shape the complex mix of natural and human environments in the Adirondacks.
One semester. Six million acres. Education. Community. Stewardship. That's the Adirondack Program, a semester-long, place-based immersion in the Adirondack Park. The program combines academic study with fieldwork and internships with local partners and in wilderness contexts. Students focus on local environmental issues that have global implications.
Students will gain in-depth knowledge of the structure and composition of Adirondack forests from Associate Professor of Biology and Faculty-in-Residence Bill Pfitsch.
Experts on the Adirondack Park, where most of them live, share their perspectives on life, work and recreation in the region.
Through their fieldwork, students delve into the cultural and social environment of the Adirondack Park, mentored by established experts.