Pre-College Programs

Brown Environmental Leadership Lab:
Rhode Island

Program Dates:

Two-Week Residential Sessions:
June 25 – July 7, 2017
July 9 – 21, 2017
July 23 – August 4, 2017


For students completing grades 9-12 by June 2017, with a minimum age of 15 by the start of the program

Fees: $4,196

The BELL RI Program is filled to capacity and we're no longer accepting applications for Summer 2017

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Environmental Science and Social Action for High School Students



Addressing today’s environmental issues requires passionate, well-rounded, and thoughtful leaders.

Current environmental concerns can be overwhelming and your potential to make an impact may seem small. At Brown’s Environmental Leadership Lab in Rhode Island, we immerse ourselves in environmental science and studies to better grasp, discuss, and propose solutions to today’s challenges. Using disciplines like biology, chemistry, economics, history, sociology, and engineering, students will approach a variety of challenges and, hopefully, identify where their core passions lie.

5 questions with quahogger and BELL: RI instructor Jody King

Creating Solutions

Climate change is arguably the single most important issue for emerging scientists and leaders to understand. It spans disciplines, crosses geo-political boundaries, and will fundamentally change the way we live in the coming years. At BELL, the context for all of our lessons is to better understand the causes and impacts of climate change in order to brainstorm solutions.

Since solutions require action, students also develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be socially responsible leaders. Leadership skills are taught through a number of workshops, team-building experiences, and the development of an Action Plan.

Students will enroll in BELL: Rhode Island

Topics of Study:

In every lesson, students will work together to make connections between daily topics and to our overall course theme.

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