SUEZ Environmental Studies Institute

SUEZ Environmental Studies Institute

Sunday, July 23, 2017 to Friday, July 28, 2017

Residential Camp
Registration Fee: $275

Fee includes 3 college credits, meals and residence hall accommodations for Sunday-Friday camp. 
Minimal fee may apply for some after class activities.

The SUEZ Leadership Institute for Environmental Studies at St. Thomas Aquinas College is a pre-college camp intended for students who will be High School Seniors and College Freshmen in the Fall of 2017. The Institute offers students a unique opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to create positive change on environmental issues in their own local communities and the planet as a whole, while earning 3 college credits. 

The application deadline is April 15, 2017. Any applications submitted after April 15th will be considered on a space available basis.

Contact suezsummerinstitute@stac.edu for further information.


The SUEZ Foundation awarded a $150,000 grant to St. Thomas Aquinas College for the establishment of the SUEZ Leadership Institute for Environmental Studies at St. Thomas Aquinas College.  

The Environmental Leadership Institute is a week-long (in residence) program for rising high school seniors and college freshmen. The students experience an in-depth program curriculum studying water, the environment, energy, climate change and sustainability.  The grant will fund the program for three years and started in 2016.  The SUEZ Foundation is the philanthropic arm of SUEZ New York, which supplies drinking water for 300,000 people in Rockland County. 

Meagan Schweiger, a student from Marlton, NJ, who participated in the 2016 program said, “the hands-on activities made me feel empowered to be part of the solution to problems that exist everywhere, even in my home county.”

The Institute will continue to promote awareness of global environmental issues and provide students an understanding of how local environmental issues reflect greater environmental challenges.  Participants earn three college credits for the six-day program.  Students engage in environmental inquiry and action through critical thinking and scientific methods while seeking solutions to challenges facing the environment.  Students work in the College’s state-of-the-art science labs and engaged in hands-on activities inside and outside of the classroom.  The program consists of instruction by faculty members, guest lectures by external expert speakers, and field trips to a variety of sites including a water treatment plant.


 View the video from the 2016 program!

 Check out the 2016 photos on Flickr!

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