Environmental Conservation & Renewable Energy

You’ve got the whole world in your hands.

With academic programs in aquaculture & aquatic science, environmental & natural resource conservation, horticulture, renewable energy and renewable resources, you will find your natural fit at SUNY Morrisville.

When the outdoors is where you feel most at home, you’ll want a program and a college that give you as much opportunity to breathe fresh air, feel cool water, soak in the sun and connect with growing things. We get that.

That’s why we have more than 150 acres of campus and more than 1,000 acres of managed land for you to stretch your legs and practice your skills. With fields, forests, rivers, ponds and hills for you to explore, SUNY Morrisville provides a whole world for you to discover a top-notch education and heed a call back to nature.

They say variety is the spice of life, and we’ve got plenty of it in our environmental conservation and renewable energy programs and facilities. Visit our Aquaculture Center and see a variety of fish and marine life in our ponds and tanks. Enter our greenhouses and high tunnel to smell growing plants and vegetables throughout the year. Check out the Wildlife Museum to see animals from five continents. Walk through our arboretum or take a relaxing stroll on the Callahan Brook Nature Trail along the headwaters of the Chenango River. Visit our climbing and installation facilities that give you great practice before you do the real thing. 

Harness the power of the elements. Develop your knowledge of the earth and strengthen the necessary skills to contribute to a sustainable future. Know that SUNY Morrisville is ready to help you make this a whole new world.


A seahorse of the marine lab species
Immerse yourself in your learning. Through its diversity and depth, SUNY Morrisville’s Associate in Applied Science degree program in aquaculture & aquatic science prepares you for success in aquaculture, marine biology, fisheries and conservation, and many related industries. Or enhance your studies in any program with our aquaculture and aquatic sci minor. Handle fish your very first day with our applied learning in aquaculture.
Student working and trees
Planning for a sustainable environment. With the growing challenges to our natural environment come rising opportunities to protect it and supply our needs in a sustainable way.  If you value our natural resources and want to help sustain them, you’ll find the training to do so in SUNY Morrisville’s Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) degree program in environmental & natural resource management.
Student climbing tree
Become a steward of the land. One of the great challenges we face in today’s world has to do with our ability to identify and solve environmental problems. Through SUNY Morrisville’s Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program in environmental conservation science, you will take the first steps in preparing for that challenge.
Harvesting onions
Cultivate your future. If you love growing and working with plants, whether in a greenhouse, a flower shop or on a farm, hands-on training in horticulture may just be what’s next for you.
Student helping at plant sale
Put that green thumb to work. As a student in our Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) degree program in horticulture business management, you’ll start with a hands-on education in horticulture and grow into an entrepreneur-based approach to owning or operating a horticulture-related business.
Students designing a landscape on the computer
Landscape Design & Management A.S. is no longer accepting new applicants. Still interested in this program? Check out our Horticulture A.A.S. program!   Color your world.
Students working in the woods
No ceiling but the sky. The SUNY Morrisville Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in natural resources conservation turns your favorite place to be — the outdoors — into your classroom. Using this resource, our distinctive program provides the training for the well-grounded natural resource technician, whether your interest is in forestry, ecology, fish and wildlife, parks, resource management or equipment management.
Renewable Energy - think BIG wind (and solar)!
Harness the unlimited power of your potential. Renewable energy isn’t just smart; it’s an industry that has a great need for skilled professionals in grid-tied solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, geothermal, small wind, micro hydroelectricity, liquid biofuels, biomass combustion and other bioenergy systems.
Students climbing an electrical thing
Your future’s so bright, you’re seeing green. As a student in the SUNY Morrisville Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in renewable energy technology, your two years of hands-on learning can mean a fulfilling career in the latest energy technologies. The program stresses learning by doing, and you will follow up lectures with lab work that applies concepts to actual practice.