Could a form of artificial intelligence help safeguard public health?
tick on stem
Should it be moved to April?
cary trails
Bike our roads, hike our trails, and explore our Fern Glen.
Can they be safely used to reduce the spread of disease?
Students are challenged to creatively use data from our local watershed.


Youth Camps & Programs

Looking to engage your child in nature and the outdoors this summer? Then check out our day camps and programs held on our campus in Millbrook, New York.

Eco-Tots: 3-5 year olds NEW!
Eco-Discovery: grades 2-7
Eco-Science: grades 8-10

On the Radio

Algorithms and ecology: A new partnership


If you shop online, this is a familiar scenario: You click on a product like a book, and the online merchant presents you with a list of related items. "If you like X, you might also like Y."

Our Science

Freshwater Health

Monitoring the quality of our streams, lakes, and rivers.

Research assistant performing Lyme disease fieldwork

Infectious Diseases

Illuminating how environmental conditions shape disease risk.



Innovating practices that balance human needs with ecosystem health.

Invasive Species

Understanding how invasive species impact our forest and freshwater resources.

Climate Change

Preparing for the future, from extreme weather to species shifts.

Outreach & Education

Educating decision makers, teachers, students, and the general public.

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies | Millbrook, New York 12545 | Tel (845) 677-5343

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