Adirondack Watershed Institute

About Adirondack Watershed Institute

The Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI) is a program of Paul Smith's College that conducts work broadly focused on conserving and protecting natural resources in the Adirondack region. We offer a range of services to the public, including invasive species management, water quality monitoring, recreational use studies, ecological studies, and educational programs and publications. Through our work, we also provide large numbers of real jobs and research experiences to undergraduate students.


Decontamination Technician

May 2019 - September 2019 Lyon Mountain, NY
“Working outside !!!”

Boat Steward

May 2019 - August 2019 Saranac Lake, NY
“I got to work outside ever day, educating the public about aquatic invasive species and how to prevent new infestations from spreading. I was part of a team actively protecting the integrity of a valuable ecosystem, and it was really affirming to be doing something tangible and important. ”
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