Adirondack Watershed Institute is a program of Paul Smith's College that does work focused on conserving and protecting water resources. We actually provide real jobs to over 120 students every summer. So if you're a fisheries major, you're working in fisheries projects, wildlife, wildlife projects-- real jobs preparing them for real careers.
The second thing that we do is we're a major resource for research opportunities for students at Paul Smith's, to the point where they're actually publishing the research in journals and presenting their work at conferences. So we're giving them a real opportunity, a leg up for careers.
For the past few years, our students have been involved in doing monitoring for tick-borne diseases, which are on the rise in the north country. The data we collect goes directly into a database that's shared throughout the state and also throughout the country. So we are the only group monitoring for these diseases in the entire north country of New York. So they make a substantial contribution.