Hotchkiss School Summer Environmental Science Program

 

Overview

The Hotchkiss SES program emphasizes hands-on field research, data collection and analysis techniques. Boys and girls begin by studying the basic aquatic and terrestrial ecology of the surrounding lakes, streams, woods, fields and farmland. They then connect with working environmental scientists on field projects that range from invasive species monitoring to global climate change modeling. Students who return for a second summer analyze data and formulate strategies for solving environmental problems; in their third summer, SES participants intern with local environmental organizations. Sports and other recreational activities round out the program.

General Info

Name Hotchkiss School Summer Environmental Science Program
Location Lakeville, CT
Year-round Contacts 860-435-3173
Program Focuses & Features Caving, Ecology, Environmental Science, Farming, Fine Arts, Skateboarding, Street Hockey, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball
Grade Range (rising grades) 8-10
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 12-15
Application Deadline Rolling
Director Stephen C. McKibben, Director
Residential Fee $4450 (+$50-100), 3 weeks.
Year Established 2004
Dates & Sessions June-July; 1 session, 3 weeks long

Contact

Stephen C. McKibben, Director
860-435-3173