for Students

Our Ecosystem Literacy Initiative focuses on enhancing the general understanding of students, policy makers, and the public about ecosystems, and training a new generation of ecologists capable of addressing and solving complex environmental problems.

Eco-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-Discovery: grades 2-7
Art + Science: ages 12-16

2019 Hudson Data Jam Competition

The Hudson Data Jam Competition challenges students to creatively tell the science stories of the Hudson River watershed.

REU Program

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program - a summer opportunity for environmental science students. 

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MH-YES Program

The Mid-Hudson Young Environmental Scientist Program (MH-YES) is a paid 6-week, environmental science based summer research experience aimed to increase diversity in science. Selected high school students will conduct original water quality research and present their results to fellow scientists and community members. 

Graduate Opportunities

Dedicated to science education, our ecology courses taught by institute scientists and graduate study opportunities advance the institute's goal of supporting the scientists of tomorrow.


The Cary Institute views credit-bearing internship arrangements as a 3-way partnership in which the student develops professional skills, the college provides credit and the Cary Institute acts as mentor for the development of those skills through the completion of an internship project.

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

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