Pine Lake

Pine Lake Environmental Campus

At Hartwick, we know there’s much to be learned from our natural surroundings.

Few liberal arts colleges offer a natural classroom of woodlands, wetlands, and a lake with student residences that include a lodge, cabins and student- built straw bale and cob houses, located just eight miles from the main campus, but Hartwick’s Pine Lake Environmental Campus is just that (and so much more).

Since its purchase by the College in 1971, the Pine Lake Environmental Campus has played an integral role in Hartwick’s commitment to environmental and sustainability studies and awareness. The campus offers students an opportunity to reside in a living-learning community where learning is collaborative, interdisciplinary, sustainably-based, and community-centered.

Hartwick’s Pine Lake Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Studies includes research and programs that engage the entire College. Much of the work of the Institute’s faculty is conducted at the Pine Lake Environmental Campus. This includes studies on water quality, the impacts of invasive species, and biological diversity.

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Pine Lake Environmental Campus
1894 Charlotte Creek Road
Oneonta, New York 13820

Pine Lake Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Studies
Hartwick College
Oneonta, New York 13820



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