New York City Ecosystem Intensive

Mannahatta to Manhattan: The New York City Ecosystem

Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back for Summer 2023.

Come explore the urban environment of the most populous city in the United States!

Program Overview

 

New York City (NYC) is situated on what was once a forested island known as “Mannahatta.” This mega city was an ecological hotspot that now serves the needs of over 8.5 million people. Students will investigate the past, present, and future of the NYC urban ecosystem through field trips to sites integral to the health and sustainability of the city. Students will also design and perform their own short ecological study, delving into the world of scientific inquiry. During this program, students will gain a unique understanding of New York City’s environment as well gain valuable experience planning and performing a scientific experiment and analyzing and presenting scientific data. Students will gain skills that will help prepare them for success when they enter college-level science courses.

 

Mannahattan to Manhattan

 

Participants will be housed in the College’s 55th Street Residence Hall. Housing is available to students accepted for the intensive, and who will be at least 16 years of age as of July 1, 2022. Note: All program participants who live outside of a 25-mile radius of Marymount Manhattan College are required to live in the residence hall for the duration of the program.

The program is also open to entering first-year Marymount Manhattan College students who graduated high school in 2022 and will be no older than 18 during the program. 

Please Note: Due to the short-term (1-2 weeks) and non-degree seeking academic nature of these summer programs we cannot accept international students into these programs

Program Dates

Sunday, July 17, 2022, to Saturday, July 23, 2022 (inclusive of housing check-in and checkout)

 

Program Director and Instructor

Professor Lundquist

 

 

Dr. Lundquist received a doctorate in biology from Binghamton University and a master’s degree in entomology from Michigan State University. His research focuses on the ecological impacts of urbanization, particularly the biodiversity and ecological function of urban freshwaters and urban green spaces. Matthew has published on topics such as aquatic insect diversity and the effects of litter on freshwater streams and teaches conservation biology and general biology at MMC.

For more information, contact Professor Lundquist at mlundquist@mmm.edu

Housing

Participants will be housed in the College’s 55th Street Residence Hall. Housing is available to students accepted for the intensive, and who will be at least 16 years of age as of July 1, 2022. Note: All program participants who live outside of a 25-mile radius of Marymount Manhattan College are required to live in the residence hall for the duration of the program.

Residence Hall Check-in will take place on Sunday, July 17, 2022. Check-out will take place on Saturday, July 23, 2022 (by no later than 10:00 am). Additional information regarding check-in and check-out will be provided to each accepted student in May.

Room assignments are based on the student’s gender identity.

Meal Plan

All students participating in the Intensive who are living in the residence hall are required to participate in the Marymount Manhattan Dining Dollars meal plan. The cost of this plan for the one-week period will be $25.

The meal plan is a declining balance card, and students may add more money to their card throughout the course of the program. Students will have access to the MMC cafeteria (located on the main campus at 221 East 71st Street) from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, Monday through Thursday.

Evening and weekend meals are not included in the meal plan. Grocery stores and restaurants are located near the 55th Street residence hall. The estimated budget for additional meals, transportation, and other personal costs is approximately $100. This budget will vary depending on the student’s individual needs.  

College Credit

This is a non-credit intensive. College credit is not available. 

Program Costs

Residential Option    
  Tuition $1325
  Housing $550
  Meal Plan $25
  TOTAL $1900
Commuter Option    
  Tuition Only $1325
     

Vaccination Policy

MMC Summer Academy Program COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements 

Participants in any MMC summer academy program must be at least 16 years of age by the start date of the program they are applying to. Accepted students must be fully vaccinated and will be required to submit proof of such vaccination upon acceptance into the program. New York City does not allow for vaccination exemptions for anyone using indoor public spaces, including dance studios and theaters. Accepted students will be provided with instructions on how to submit their COVID-19 vaccination records at the time of acceptance.

Application Requirements

  1. Marymount Manhattan Summer Academy Program Application.
  2. Marymount Manhattan Summer Academy Program Recommendation Form from a high school teacher.
  3. Statement of Purpose: In one or two pages, please describe what you hope to achieve during the Summer Academy Manahatta to Manhattan: The New York City Ecosystem Intensive and what has prepared you for this experience. Please email your statement of purpose to rsheldon@mmm.edu  .

NOTE: A parental consent form will be required upon acceptance into the program.

Priority Application Date

Applicants who apply by May 20, 2022 will be notified of acceptance into the program by May 27, 2022. Enrollment and registration in any Summer Academy Intensive do not imply acceptance into any degree program at Marymount Manhattan.

 

 

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