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)

Program cost is $2,175 inclusive of all tuition, fees, room and board.

John's Story Map

The Cascade hike was an intense experience. I had never climbed a high peak before so I had no idea what to expect. It was a challenge. »

Meagan's Journal

Ecological succession was a primary theme throughout the excursion, and we saw first-hand the results of natural disasters such as forest fires on an ecosystem. »

Caitlin's Experience

During the wetland module, we learned about wetland soil conditions, some of the plants that inhabit these areas, and a wetland’s values, history, and functions. »


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Adirondack Field Ecology is currently full, but we are accepting wait-list registrations using the form below. All accepted registrants will be notified by June 20. Thank you!

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