SUNY Delhi Launches Summer Ecology Experience for High School Students

DELHI, NY (04/23/2016)(readMedia)-- High school students interested in ecology have a unique opportunity this summer to gain hands-on research experience while earning college credit and a potential scholarship through a new program at SUNY Delhi.

The weeklong Ecology Experience will take place August 1 – 5 at the SUNY Delhi Outdoor Education Center, West Branch Preserve, and Emmons Pond Bog. Students will roll up their sleeves to explore natural areas while learning important ecological concepts and developing their observational skills. At the end, they'll present a mini research project of their own choosing.

In addition to offering one college credit and a potential $500 scholarship to SUNY Delhi, the Ecological Experience encourages participants to explore and expand their interests in ecology, science, and environmental issues.

Research, lessons, and activities will take place at three unique natural sites in the area: the College's Outdoor Education Center, a 50-acre interpretive center that includes two miles of trails, a small amphitheater, an outdoor classroom, and various picnic areas; the forests of the nearby West Branch Preserve; and the 11,000-year-old Emmons Pond Bog.

The program is open to high school students entering their junior or senior years with a grade average of 80 or higher and an interest in ecology or environmental studies. Tuition is $55.85, and students who complete the program will earn one college biology credit. Enrollment is capped at 11 participants.

For more information, contact Dr. Jack Tessier at 1-607-746-4483 or To register, contact the Office of Career & Business Development at 1-607-746-4545 or