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.
|Name||Hotchkiss School Summer Environmental Science Program|
|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|
|Director||Stephen C. McKibben, Director|
|Residential Fee||$4450 (+$50-100), 3 weeks.|
|Dates & Sessions||June-July; 1 session, 3 weeks long|