Welcome to Yale, to New Haven, and to Connecticut! As part of the AEESP conference we hope you will take time to enjoy some of great sites, activities, and food we have to offer.

Saturday Calendar  (June 13th, 2015)

Arrive a day early to participate in the pre-conference activities organized by graduate students and postdocs of Yale’s Environmental Engineering Program. Registration for each of these activities will be made available as the conference approaches.


Pizza Lunch at Cross Campus

New Haven is famous for it’s pizza. What better place to enjoy a few slices than in the beautiful environment of the Yale’s Cross Campus? We’ll have an assortment of New Haven’s finest pies waiting in the heart of the campus.



Yale Campus Tour

Graduate students will provide a glimpse into the history and architecture of the University. Hear about Yale’s rich 300-year history and student life at many iconic locations. The tour will visit the residential colleges, Sterling Memorial Library, and much more.  Take a virtual campus tour here for a sneak peak.


New England Lobster Bake

New England is famous for lobster bakes! Join us at one of Yale’s iconic sites as we enjoy lobsters (or steak), corn, and other lobster bake traditions! 

Tickets may be purchased when conference registration opens.

Happy Hours

We are excited to offer happy hours at the end of each conference day to continue the conversations! Happy hours will offer reduced rates on food and drink for conference attendees at some of our favorite local bars.

Sunday 6/14

Trinity bar

157 Orange St.

Anna Liffey’s

17 Whitney Ave. 

Monday 6/15


204 York St. 

Cask Republic

179 Crown St. 

Tuesday 6/16


271 Crown St.


196 Crown St.

Activities in New Haven and Greater Connecticut

New Haven and Connecticut have so much to offer. Check out the list of fun activities that you or your family may want to participate in. 

New Haven

International Festival of Arts & Ideas

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas kicks off on June 13th. Concerts, lectures, and conversations will happen throughout New Haven for 15 days. Check it out here.

Yale Art Gallery

Explore paintings, sculptures, photographs, and much more from ancient times and recent work in the exhibits of Yale’s premier art collection. The first hour will be a graduate student tour followed by an hour to peruse at your own pace. More information on the art gallery can be found here.

Yale Peabody Museum

Yale’s local natural history museum collaborates with the School of Forestry and Environmental Science and Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies. The Museum is open Monday – Saturday. For more information click here.

New Haven Pizza

New Haven is famous for it’s pizza and locals are loyal to their favorite. In fact five of New Haven’s pizza made the Daily Meals 101 best pizza’s in America 2014 list.  Which one is your favorite? 

Marsh Botanical Gardens and Yale Sustainable Farm

Sitting on eight acres, with six greenhouses comprising around a third of an acre under glass, Marsh Botanical Garden offers support for researchers, faculty and students at Yale, as well as informative and eye-catching experience for visitors. 

Greater Connecticut