Two weeks of summer. Four college credits. 14,000 acres of wilderness. What could be better than that?

  • Study the ecology of fish, mammals, birds, invertebrates, and plants
  • Practice sampling techniques including electrofishing, live-trapping and radio-tracking
  • Explore terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems
  • Learn to understand historical ecological patterns using paleoecology
  • Apply knowledge of water quality sampling and genetics
  • Take a researcher’s approach to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Course runs July 22 – August 5, 2018.
Program cost is $1,995 inclusive of all tuition, fees, room and board.
Some online preparatory work is required.

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Inquiry - ADK Field Ecology

Sare's Story Map

My goal when I came here was to leave having a better idea of what I want to do in my future. »

Becca's Story Map

The Adirondack Field Ecology course at Paul Smith’s College was the perfect opportunity for teenagers like myself to experience life in the Adirondacks firsthand. »

Nicole's Story Map

During the two weeks here I have not only gained knowledge in a wide variety of subjects, but I have also gained college experience, had fun, and made some great friends. »

Evan's Story Map

This is my story map project covering all modules completed over the course of two weeks at Paul Smith’s college. »