Paul Smith's College
Paul Smith’s College (PSC) is a private institution with a 14,000 acre campus located among the lakes, mountains, and wilderness of upstate New York. The curriculum delivers an experiential education that combines intellect and practical skills with an ethos of appreciation for hands-on work as a vehicle for self-discovery and wholeness.
Placed deep in the rural landscape and communities of the six million acre Adirondacks, an intricate blend of private and public lands, our faculty and students examine topics such as social and ecological interdependence, climate adaptation, and the natural tensions between resource conservation and economic development.
The Adirondack Park also serves as a case study of resilience, sustainability and interactions between ecological and social-cultural systems; and because the park is part of UNESCO’s Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve, it affords an opportunity to study local and global dimensions of resilience.