SUEZ Environmental Studies Institute

SUEZ Environmental Studies Institute

Dr. Rosko and Professor Holt with Suez students at the Sparkill Creek

SUEZ Leadership Institute for Environmental Studies
At St. Thomas Aquinas College

For High School Students, 8th through 12th Grade
Monday, July 22, 2019, through Thursday, July 25, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The SUEZ Leadership Institute for high school students is an in-depth program that studies water, the environment, energy, climate change, and sustainability.  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. 

Application deadline is June 10th, 2019.  

Contact [email protected] for general information about the program.

SUEZ, Inc. established the Institute in 2016.  Students engage in environmental inquiry and action through critical thinking and scientific methods while seeking solutions to challenges facing the environment.  They work in the College’s state-of-the-art science labs and engage 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.  

This year's program runs from 9 AM to 3 PM for four consecutive days and allows participants to enjoy time on and off campus with our faculty exploring the environment. The Institute is made possible through a generous grant from SUEZ.  The SUEZ Foundation is the philanthropic arm of SUEZ New York, which supplies drinking water for 300,000 people in Rockland County. 

Meagan S., 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.”

Nicole S., a student from Bardonia, NY, who participated in the 2018 program said,  “New generations need to be taught, through programs like this that the environment needs to be protected and needs to thrive for everyone and everything to survive.” 

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. 

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