A Three-Credit Program in Environmental Science and Policy

June 15 - 19, 2015

Bond with like-minded students on the Hudson River, experience the excitement of learning in the real world, and earn three Clarkson University credits in:
  • Environmental Science and Policy
RiverU is for any college or highly motivated high school student with an interest in the environment. RiverU 2015 is a three-credit, non-residential tutorial and field immersion course on the foundations of American environmental policy and its role in protection and management of water resources.
  • Taught by internationally recognized Hudson River environmentalist John Cronin and Clarkson University faculty Shane Rogers, Ph.D.
  • Student-centered, experiential, directed and hands-on learning in the classroom, lab, workplace & field at Beacon Institute’s Center for Environmental Innovation & Education located on historic Denning’s Point on the Hudson River in Beacon, NY
  • Enrollment limited to 25 students

RiverU Is:

  • Environmental science and policy in real-world context;
  • Discovering connections to environmental issues through extensive field work;
  • Understanding accelerated with hands-on learning;
  • Classroom Theory Put to Work on the Hudson River

  • Study on the Hudson River, one of the most historically & environmentally important rivers in the U.S.,
  • Explore how rivers function, see & touch living organisms that inhabit the river,
  • Relate water quality to human impact by analyzing samples from a variety of natural & built environments,
  • Connect relationships: water management & energy, agriculture & food production, land-use & ecology.