Center for Earth and Environmental Science at SUNY Plattsburgh

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Promoting Interdisciplinary Studies of the Environment

The Center for Earth and Environmental Science (CEES) at SUNY Plattsburgh is an interdisciplinary unit consisting of Geology, Geography and Environmental Science programs. With over 200 students and twenty faculty members, CEES offers a great diversity of courses with small class sizes. Ten academic programs within the Center integrate courses across the disciplines.

Did You Know?

Plattsburgh State established one of the first undergraduate Environmental programs in the U.S. We have over 2,500 graduates. Over 60% of our students pursue undergraduate research projects with faculty mentors.

State-of the Art facilities

The Center provides students with access to state-of-the-art laboratory and field facilities, including:


Rugar Woods — Ecological Research Facility

Map of Rugar Woods trails. Click to see a larger version of the map.Rugar Woods is located on the Saranac River side of campus. The woods feature research areas, wildlife viewing points and recreational trails. View the Rugar Woods map at full size.


Mission Statement

The Center for Earth and Environmental Science at SUNY Plattsburgh is dedicated to teaching, research and service in ecological, environmental, geographical and geological aspects of the world. We provide instruction and guidance to improve student understanding of local, regional and global environments. We also prepare students for careers in natural sciences, planning and management of the environment and sustainable development of human societies.

Contact Information

To learn more about the Center for Earth and Environmental Science, please contact:

Dr. Robert Fuller (Director)
Campus Location: Ward Hall, 239
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Phone: (518) 564-2028
Toll-Free Phone: (877) 554-1041
Fax: (518) 564-5267