2012 ENVIRONMENTAL/Adirondack Studies Residency; Study and learn in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains

By Wayne Ouderkirk, mentor, Northeast Center-Saratoga Unit

July 27, 2012

The 2012 Environmental Studies Residency is set for Oct. 8-10 at Camp Huntington, Raquette Lake, N.Y. This year’s theme is “Biodiversity: Why Should We Care?”

The residency program offers seven 4-credit studies in the September term that focus on environmental themes; each course satisfies at least one general education requirement. Two 2-credit studies also are offered that are connected with an extra day (Oct. 11) at the residency.

Before and after the residency, students complete study assignments from a distance. At the residency, study groups meet each day, and there are a variety of large and small group activities associated with the studies and with the theme.

Students can register for residency studies through the usual registration system and will pay a $140 fee for room and board, with an additional $55 for the post-residency day (scholarships for the residency fee are available – details at the residency website www.esc.edu/AdirondackRes).

4-credit studies:

  • “American Environmental History” (Peggy Lynn, the arts and U.S. history)
  • "Environmental Issues in the Adirondacks” (Amy Stock, natural sciences)
  • "Iroquois Cultural Botany” (Drew Monthie, natural sciences and other world civilizations)
  • “Looking at Nature through Digital Photography” (Alan Stankiewicz, the arts)
  • “Natural Disasters and Biodiversity” (Linda Jones, natural sciences)
  • “Sustainability, Business and Economics: Global Perspectives” (Duncan RyanMann, social sciences)
  • “Wild Thoughts: Writing about Nature” (Elaine Handley, basic communication or humanities)

2-credit post-residency studies:

  • “Adirondack Oral Traditions” (Peggy Lynn, the arts)
  • "Exploring Biodiversity: Intro to Field Methods in Ecology” (Nikki Shrimpton, natural sciences)

For more information, go to www.esc.edu/AdirondackRes or contact Lori McCaffrey, Elaine Handley, or Linda Jones via email.

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