The William H. Miner

Agricultural Research Institute

SUNY Plattsburgh
Applied Environmental Science Program at Miner Institute

The Applied Environmental Science Program (AESP) was established at Miner Institute in 1972 by the State University of New York, Plattsburgh. The basic model for teaching is "Show me, and I’ll look. Tell me, and I’ll listen. Involve me, and I’ll learn." Featuring courses taught on a full-day basis, the AESP allows integration of theory developed in lectures with hands-on experience in indoor and outdoor labs dealing with soil, water, forestry, and the agricultural environment interface. Students utilize the computer and chemical laboratory facilities at Miner Institute, as well as the neighboring Adirondacks, to collect and analyze samples and integrate the information into polished reports. Students also utilize hydrological and meteorological equipment to enhance undergraduate teaching and research experiences.

Students can round out their educational experience by living on campus. Learn more about the residential facilities at Miner Institute here.

Dowload a program brochure here.

Learn more about AESP scholarship opportunities

Graduates of the program have gone on to jobs such as:

  • Environmental Attorney, New York State Senate
  • Director of Environmental Health and Safety, State University of New York at Plattsburgh
  • Environmental Program Specialist, Adirondack Park Agency
  • Location Manager, Columbia Pictures
  • Research Associate, Harvard University Forest
  • Agronomist, William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute
  • Numerous positions within the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Courses offered include:

ENV 430: Wildlife Ecology & Management

GEL 441: Hydrogeology

ENV 411: Water Quality Modeling

ENV 370: Intro to Soil Science

ENV 440: Agriculture & the Environment

For more information, contact Dr. Robert Fuller at SUNY Plattsburgh
or Steve Kramer at Miner Institute.

Wildlife ecology students observe the talons of a Barn Owl at Adirondack Wildlife Refuge in Wilmington, NY.

Agriculture & the Environment students take a farm tour in Bridport, VT.

Students take a walk with wolves in Wilmington, NY.


Class of 2011

The William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute

1034 Miner Farm Road, P.O. Box 90
Chazy, NY 12921
phone: 518-846-7121
fax: 518-846-8445