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Arts and Sciences Summer Institutes

Drexel Environmental Science Leadership Academy

The Drexel Environmental Science Leadership Academy is one part adventure travel, one part leadership training, and two parts field experience. Students have the choice of habitat-hopping from the seaside to maritime forests of the New Jersey coastline, exploring the hardwood forests and pristine waters of Lake Lacawac in the Poconos, or traveling out west to examine prehistoric geologic formations in Montana and Yellowstone National Park. Each student will gain hands-on experience in a range of research areas, including beach, marsh and Pine Barren ecology; botany and lake ecology; and geology and paleontology.

The "tour guides" on this adventure are all-star Drexel professors from the Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science and expert scientists from the oldest natural history museum in the Western Hemisphere, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Students will gain a broad understanding of what it means to be an environmental scientist or geoscientist and what it takes to be a leader in the field.

Barnegat Bay Field Station
Waretown, NJ

Dates July 14–20, 2019
Residential This is a residential program. Students will live in dorms at the Barnegat Bay Field Station in New Jersey.
Cost $1,850
Eligibility Rising juniors and seniors
Deadline Wednesday, May 1, 2019
More Info Apply online at the Environmental Science Leadership Academy website. For more information, contact the Department of Biodiversity, Earth, and Environmental Science at DESLA@drexel.edu or 215.571.4651.

Lacawac Sanctuary & Field Station
Lake Ariel, PA

Dates

July 28–August 3, 2019

Residential This is a residential program. Students will live in dorms the Lacawac Sanctuary in Pennsylvania.
Cost $1,750
Eligibility Rising juniors and seniors
Deadline Wednesday, May 1, 2019
More Info Apply online at the Environmental Science Leadership Academy website. For more information, contact the Department of Biodiversity, Earth, and Environmental Science at DESLA@drexel.edu or 215.571.4651.

Bighorn Basin Paleontological Institute
Red Lodge, MT and Yellowstone National Park, WY

Dates August 3–11, 2019
Residential This is a residential program. Students will live in dorms at the Yellowstone Bighorn Research Association in Montana.
Cost $2,200 (Does not include airfare)
Eligibility Rising juniors and seniors
Deadline Wednesday, May 1, 2019
More Info Apply online at the Environmental Science Leadership Academy website. For more information, contact the Department of Biodiversity, Earth, and Environmental Science at DESLA@drexel.edu or 215.571.4651.