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About Us

Man using binoculars to look at sunset over water

Working within a collaborative agenda, the institute coordinates resources from Clark University and elsewhere to study human transformation of the environment and responses to this change.

Robert Johnston

Director’s Welcome

Director Robert J. Johnston outlines the impact of the Marsh Institute, which is one of the most productive hubs for research activity and funding at Clark University.

George Perkins

About George Perkins Marsh

The biography of Vermonter George Perkins Marsh, considered to be America’s first environmentalist, is anything but boring. He had many careers: lawyer, newspaper editor, sheep farmer, mill owner, lecturer, politician, and diplomat.

Kasperson Library building

History of the Norcross Houses

The Marsh Institute is housed in one of two Norcross houses, arguably the earliest and finest examples of Queen Anne style architecture in Worcester.

2022 Marsh Institute Annual Report

Contact Information

George Perkins Marsh Institute

Office Location
  • Mailing Address:
    950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610-1477

  • Visiting address:
    New location –
    Sackler Sciences Center
    Rooms 342 – 350

  • 1-508-751-4622
  • 1-508-751-4600 FAX