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Live a semester as a resident explorer, entrepreneur, environmental scientist, poet and policy advocate of the Adirondack Park, one of the largest protected landscapes in North America. Become absorbed and committed, and think bigger and work harder than you ever have to create intelligent solutions in a six-million acre laboratory for wildlife, small town communities, and recreation enthusiasts alike.

Fall 2016 Integrated Research Project Presentation: 

Wood Burning Appliances: Renewable Clean Enegry, or just a bunch of smoke?  
Dr. Andrea Ferro and  Clarkson University’s Adirondack Semester students will evaluate how the projected increase of wood burning appliances will impact the economic, social and environmental welfare of the Adirondack Park. The students will put current issues into context of the history and science of air pollution issues in the Adirondack Park (acid rain, visibility, metals deposition). Taking advantages of ongoing air pollution research activities on Whiteface Mountain and Huntington Forest field stations as well as portable instrumentation, the students will conduct air sampling at different locations in the park and map concentrations across the park using GIS tools. 

-Wednesday, December 14,2016

-Moore House Atrium, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

The story of the Adirondack Semester

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"If I had known that Clarkson University had the Adirondack Semester, it would have made choosing to come here a no-brainer"- Brittany Rodriguez, Clarkson ‘13

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"Adirondack Regional Economic Development taught me how to approach economic development with a sense of environmental protection and sustainability"  – Tiyi Brewster- Clarkson ‘13

Lake Placid from the Air

"In A Sense of Place we took a ride in 6 passenger plane to view the Rails- to-Trails project we would be working on all semester long,  it set the stage for the entire semester" – Charlie Sliger, Clarkson ‘15

View our Adirondack Photo Gallery, a showcase of students exploring all the Adirondacks have to offer.