New Student Orientation

PSU faculty and graduate students in Environmental Science and Policy and Meteorology enjoy a day on Mt. Washington

The Center for the Environment coordinates PSU’s Master’s of Science program in Environmental Science and Policy and this fall eight new students have started in the program.

After an orientation that included introductions, a chance to meet faculty, and information about the program requirements, we all went on a field trip up Mount Washington with students and faculty in the MS in Meteorology program. The drive north provided students with a chance to see some of the North Country and the White Mountains. The drive up the Mt. Washington Auto Road was exciting, especially after we entered the clouds and the visibility was greatly reduced. Everyone had a chance to have a tour of the Mt. Washington Observatory and their museum, as well as some time exploring the summit. Mike Pelchat, Park Manager for the Mt. Washington State Park, provided an overview of the history and summit operations. On the way down, the weather cleared just above treeline and everyone got to enjoy the spectacular views.

Thank you to the Mt. Washington Observatory and the Mt. Washington State Park for their time and support!