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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.

Spring 2016 Integrated Research Project Presentation: 

The Adirondack Main Streets Program
and Integrated Tupper Lake Case Study 
Dr. Stephen Bird, and Clarkson University’s Adirondack Semester students, in partnership with the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA), have developed a Main Streets Program in order to encourage sustainable rural economic growth, particularly for lower-income residents of the Park

-Wednesday, April 20,2016

-Moore House Pavilion, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

The story of the Adirondack Semester

Moose track

"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

Boreas Pond

"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.