- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Provided By: College
- Session Start: June, July, August
- Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks
- Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: STEM
- Sub-Categories: Marine Biology, STEM, Animals/Nature, Biology, Environmental Science, Digital Detox, Wildlife Conservation
- Selective: No
- Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: > $3,000
- Credit Awarded: No
- Call: (401) 863-7900
The Brown Environmental Leadership Lab (BELL) combines concepts in environmental studies, ecology, and leadership, with a mission of developing socially responsible leaders. At BELL, you’ll embark on a journey of learning and reflection while building community with the fellow student environmentalists in your program.
Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: Alaska
Journey to the Land of the Midnight Sun for two spectacular weeks, where you’ll explore Alaska Native history and cultural preservation as well as arctic, marine and terrestrial ecosystems.
Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: Florida Keys
This one-week course will take you to picturesque Key Largo, Florida, one hour south of Miami. From there, you’ll take a deep dive into tropical marine ecology and conservation, looking at sustainable restoration of coral reefs and studying mangrove ecology.
Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: Rhode Island
This 11-day course will take you to Barrington, Rhode Island, 40 minutes south of Providence. In the classroom and during outdoor labs, you’ll work to better understand the causes and impacts of climate change and identify examples of environmental resilience. You’ll also develop resources and skills for environmental advocacy and environmental justice literacy while learning about socially responsible leadership.
Areas of Focus:
- Resources and skills for developing a perspective on environmental advocacy
- Ideas for engaging in environmental action
- Information on careers in environmental science or policy
- Impact of humans on ecosystems in the context of global climate change
- Outdoor labs
- Environmental dispute resolution and policy
- Environmental justice literacy and context
Students will be active for at least a part of each day. Some days will include activities such as hiking or standing outside for lessons.