Adirondack Residential Semester
- See a sample of what 2013 ARS students created (Adirondack Almanac article)
Students with an interest in the sustainability of human and natural communities can spend a full semester living and studying in the heart of the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park, a global model for an experiment in conservation. ESF’s 15-credit residential semester called “Understanding the Park” will be offered in the fall of 2013. Students will live and learn at ESF’s Newcomb Campus on the 15,000-acre Huntington Wildlife Forest.
Students participating in this semester will benefit from ESF’s more than 80 years of continuous research in the Adirondacks as well as interaction with faculty and staff of the nation’s oldest and largest stand-alone institution focused on thestudy and understanding of our environment.
The semester includes coursework in field science, environmental philosophy, social sciences and human dimensions. It also includes regular field trips to scientific research sites, historic sites, cultural sites and institutions, and a broad spectrum of agency, municipal, and public meetings.The culminating project will be an independent study drawing on the semester’s breadth of interdisciplinary experiences to consider the question, "What is the Adirondack Park?"
Who can participate?
The semester is designed for undergraduates and open to sophomores, juniors and seniors, with preference given to juniors and seniors. Students from other colleges within the SUNY system or private colleges and universities are invited to apply.