Environmental Science Field School on the Tall Ship U.S. Brig NIAGARA, Niagara University

The Flagship Niagara League, in partnership with Niagara University, Lock Haven University, and The Ohio State University, would like to announce that it is currently accepting applicants for its 2015 Environmental Science Field School, June 10th through July 3rd on the historic tall ship, the U.S. Brig NIAGARA.  Space is limited, and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  Tuition is $1700 per student, and includes room, board, and all materials for the course.

Students live and study aboard one of the largest tall ships in North America during this three-week course covering Great Lakes earth and marine science along with environmental policy. The Brig NIAGARA, a replica of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s flagship from the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812, will take you on a trip across all the Great Lakes, stopping at ports of call in Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Students will experience the visited ecosystems first hand: expect to get wet, encounter wildlife, and get dirty! Much of this course includes sailing the ship, water sampling, fish trawling and dissections, and a general close-up on how lake science and ship handling works. While previous sailing experience is not required, students will be expected to help sail the ship (within their level of comfort.)

The program is open to students of all ages and all majors.  For details, or to apply, call or write using the contact information below.

William J. Edwards, Ph.D.

Niagara University

Lead Professor

Phone: 716-286-8250

E-mail: wje@niagara.edu

Joseph T Lengieza

Director of Marine Operations


(814) 452-2744 x214


150 E Front St, Suite 100

Erie, PA 16507

The Flagship Niagara League is a 501 (C) 3, non-profit educational associate organization of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), chartered to facilitate citizen participation and operation of the U.S. Brig Niagara and its homeport, Erie Maritime Museum.


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