Pre-College Programs

Brown Environmental Leadership Lab:
Rhode Island

Sustainable Development for High School Students

Program Dates:

Two-Week Residential Sessions:
June 21 – July 3, 2015
July 5 – 17, 2015
July 19 – 31, 2015


Minimum age of 15 at the time of the program.

Fees: $3,987

NOTE: As of July 6, 2015, we have reached program capacity and are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2015.

Addressing today’s environmental issues requires passionate, well-rounded, and thoughtful leaders. At Brown’s Environmental Leadership Lab in Rhode Island, we help high school students develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be socially responsible leaders. The academic content of this course centers on understanding the causes, impacts, and solutions to climate change both globally and locally. In order to appreciate the many manifestations of climate change, our curriculum draws from both environmental science and environmental studies including biology, chemistry, economics, history, sociology, and engineering. Leadership skills are taught through a number of workshops, team-building experiences, and the development of an Action Plan.

BELL students live and study on the 372 acre Haffenreffer Estate in Bristol, RI, 15 miles south of Brown’s campus on the cobble beaches of Narragansett Bay. The Estate contains both forest and coastline habitats and has been an active research site for Brown faculty from biology, environmental science and anthropology departments.Students also spend one day on Brown's campus to learn about current research, eat a meal in a dining hall, and explore the neighborhood. Learning at BELL is experiential and challenging. Together, we will investigate how human demands on the environment often threaten the very ecosystems that keep us alive.

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