Summer Pre-College: Environmental Science

COVID-19 Summer Pre-College Update

At Marist, our top priority is ensuring the safety and well-being of our students. With that in mind, the decision has been made to adapt our Summer Pre-College 2021 program to a 3-week online experience from July 12 - 30 with 14 course options.

Summer Pre-College: Environmental Science

The world has never been more engaged with environmental issues than right now. From global climate change to local water pollution, society is facing challenging problems with innovative solutions. This three-week online summer class will explore environmental science, ecology, and sustainability. You’ll get a chance to explore your own local ecology using app-based citizen-science, debate with your fellow students on the best energy sources of the future, and hear from experts in endangered species rescue, drinking water quality, and climate justice.

Each day will include a few hours of in-person online classroom lectures and activities, followed by daily assignments in backyard conservation, group discussions, and personal research. We will cover a wide range of topics including forest sustainability, ocean conservation, and environmental aspects of equity and inclusion. But especially we’ll be looking at solutions, and what everyone can do, from nations to individuals, to make the world a better place for us and future generations.

The required synchronous course time for this class for Summer 2021 will be from July 12 - 30, 2021, Monday - Friday 1:30 - 3:00 pm and 4:00 - 5:00 pm EST.


Welcome to Marist's Summer Pre-College in Environmental Science Program

Marist College is a highly selective comprehensive liberal arts institution noted for its leadership in technology in and out of the classroom. When prospective students see Marist–our beautiful location on the Hudson River, top-notch facilities, the faculty attentiveness, and the sheer enjoyment of their experience here–they want to join our community. At Marist, students get a premium education, develop skills, make lifelong friends, and finish ahead of the competition for their next steps.

Program goals:

  • Learn the foundations of this growing field
  • Engage in the affects of climate change
  • Learn how human population growth influences the environment
  • Examine a variety of biodiversity issues

If you're interested in the most compelling environmental challenges and opportunities of the 21st century and getting to know the Hudson Valley environment from the banks of the Marist College campus firsthand, please join us!

Earn College Credit Over the Summer

Marist Summer Pre-College is geared toward sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school. Upon successful completion of the Summer Pre-College Environmental Science Program, each student will earn three (3) transferable college credits for the Marist College course ENSC 101, Introduction to Environmental Issues.

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