Leveraging science and education to understand and protect rivers, estuaries and other important freshwater resources.

Join us for a 2.5 hour tour to Bannerman's Island and back with Evan Pritchard, Native American author and historian, to explore an ancient cross-Hudson trade route.     
Registration details (Space limited!)

Screech for the stars with environmental educator Carl Heitmuller, and get up close and personal with a live Eastern Screech Owl in our Main Street Gallery. Register

Summer 2017 public hours:
Sat: 11am-3pm;
2nd Sat: 3-7pm

See you at SUBMERGE!
NYC Marine Science Festival

Sat, 9/16 11am-4pm

Beacon Institute will again join dozens of river and ocean science groups at SUBMERGE presented on Pier 26 by Hudson River Park and supported by Clarkson University Celebrating estuaries and coastal waters, the event engages the public in "citizen science, free hands-on activities, kid-approved science entertainment."

2017 Highlights

6/3 WOW! for Kids:
Reptiles and Amphibians

Kids and families were delighted in meeting turtles, frogs, toads and snakes up close in a live animal encounter in our Gallery, led by Hudson Highland Nature Museum educator Megan Hoffman

5/18 Eco Café:
How We Grow Sustainable Busines

Entrepreneurs, educators, and community members gathered to connect and discuss growing our Hudson Valley green economy through creativity, innovation and partnership.

5/6 volunteer day:
Denning's Point Cleanup

credit: Brian DiFeo

credit: Brian DiFeo

30+ volunteers joined together to spruce up Denning's Point on Sat, May 6. The group removed 1,140 pounds of trash and recyclables from the shoreline as part of the 6th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep. See pics and details here

4/20 Eco Café kickoff:
What Are Whales Doing in the Hudson River?

A humpback whale was sighted in the Hudson River in late 2016 for the first time in recent memory. Historian and educator Evan Pritchard shared a Native American perspective on their historic return.

Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM)

A hybrid online and in-person Clarkson Master of Science in Engineering Management for working professionals. In July 2017, we will celebrate with our 5th cohort of graduating students.
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The Big Picture

Learn how Beacon Institute of Clarkson University puts research, education and policy to work, expanding the understanding of waterways for the benefit of human health, ecosystem restoration, economic development and quality of life. 

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