two teens in canoes looking towards the shore

Cary Institute offers summer youth programming, paid research Students in grades 4-12 have an opportunity to learn and get paid this summer as part of two Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies programs:

• The Institute Discovering Environmental Scientists program (TIDES): This week-long New York State Department of Environmental Conservation program is held at Norrie Point Environmental Center. Students work along the Hudson River and in freshwater tidal wetlands conducting research. Students learn how to formulate scientific questions, gather data and conduct scientific analysis. It runs July 11- 22 with presentations on July 23.

Mid-Hudson Young Environmental Scientists (MH-YES): Students in 9-12th grade and graduating seniors will spend three weeks learning about Dutchess County’s ecology at the Cary Institute and Marist College. They’ll work in teams to carry out their own research. The program is limited to 12 students. The program builds students’ knowledge, skills, motivation and confidence to pursue environmental science careers and address important issues in the local environment. Scientists, undergraduate students and educators serve as mentors. Transportation is provided for students between their home and program activities. It runs Aug. 8-26 with presentations Aug. 27.

The application for these programs is due by May 13.

There are also unpaid programs available that provide enrichment opportunities.