Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute (ESSYI)

The Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute (ESSYI) at Hobart and William Smith Colleges provides exceptional opportunities to explore the scientific, social and humanistic perspectives of environmental issues.

The Institute offers a two-week, college level interdisciplinary program for talented high-school students entering their junior and senior years. The program designed as an introduction to a variety of environmental issues and perspectives on nature and our environment.

The program includes working in the field, laboratories, classrooms, a four-day camping trip, and the ability to explore a range of topics in environmental policy, economics, and ethics. For more information, please visit the ESSYI webpage.


Ellie Andrews
Program Manager, ESSYI




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