Paul Smith’s College Natural Sciences Department works with a variety of partners both across the North Country and across the globe. We are proud to offer our students hands-on experiences with professionals in a variety of fields through our partnerships.



Adirondack Watershed Institute

AWI’s Mission is to protect clean water, conserve habitat and support the health and well-being of people in the Adirondacks through scientific inquiry, stewardship and real world experiences for students.

Operation Wallacea

Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities, who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research expeditions.


The Paul Smith’s College VIC’s mission is to connect outdoor recreation, experiential education, and the arts, naturally.

Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory

The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory is a high elevation station whose principle purpose is to provide quality research for biologists and biology students of all disciplines.

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Become a Smitty in the Natural Sciences and you will join a cohort of students who share the privilege of learning inside the six-million-acre Adirondack Park – and when you live here, you become an Adirondacker. Our unique campus provides incredible field research opportunities to our students.