Summer Experience in Sustainability and the Environment

Summer 2024 Online Program: June 24-26, 2024

We are excited to host another year of the online Summer Experience in Sustainability and the Environment! Our team has developed an interactive, online experience to engage high school students interested in sustainability and the environment.

Apply now!

You can expect a response within a few weeks of submitting this form. Further details will be provided to registered participants closer to the start of the program. Questions? Contact IPE Associate Director Elspeth Hayden


The Summer Experience in Sustainability and the Environment (SESE) is offered online a an interactive program that will introduce high school students to sustainability and the environment on IU's campus. Participants will explore environmental fields through hands-on activities and learn about college and career opportunities from IU faculty, staff, and current students. There is no cost to participate in this program.

This program will include:

  • Daily content modules focusing on different environmental or sustainability-related subjects led by IU faculty
  • Live lectures, including question and answer sessions and discussions, featuring IU faculty, staff and students
  • Hands-on activities designed to be completed at home or in your neighborhood, with family members and/or fellow participants
  • A certificate of completion, contact information for all faculty, staff and student instructors, and further resources and activities for particularly passionate participants!

Accommodations may be made for students who are unable to access live lectures; however participants MUST:

  1. Have access to a computer and internet, and
  2. Be available for some group work and active participation for approximately 1-2 hours/day for the duration of camp.