BEYOND UVM: Clarkson University’s Adirondack Semester

Clarkson University’s Adirondack Semester

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Clarkson University’s Institute for a Sustainable Environment (ISE) is currently accepting applications from Colleges and Universities to live and learn in the Adirondack Park.  We have had our first 2 cohorts enjoying Saranac Lake during the Fall ’12 semester and Spring ’13 and permitting them to have extensive access to the resources the park has to offer.

The Adirondack Semester (Fall 2013 or Spring 2014) is a 15-credit program themed around global sustainability, and examines the scientific, political, economic, and social challenges present in harmonizing a multitude of goals for this region including protection of wilderness and economic development. The program will focus its study on the Adirondack Park, one of the largest protected land areas in North America.

We seek students from a diverse background of majors including Biological Sciences, Business & Economics, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, and the Social Sciences to participate in this study of the Adirondacks and its people.

The curriculum is delivered by Clarkson University faculty and is designed to be interdisciplinary, academically rigorous, experiential, and thought provoking.

Students reside in Saranac Lake near to downtown and the center of winter activities there. The location provides an ideal setting to become intimately acquainted with small-town living and offers fantastic recreational, educational and cultural opportunities.

Please share this information with students and your colleagues across disciplines who may be interested in this opportunity. Application deadline is April 12, 2013 but we would be happy to hear from people sooner.

On-line application

Philip K. Hopke

Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor,
Director, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, and
Director, Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science
Clarkson University
Box 5708
Potsdam, NY 13699-5708
Phone: 315 268 3861
Fax:     315 268 4410

Address for Shipments:

41 Elm St
Potsdam, NY 13699-5708

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