Active, immersive, hands-on, experiential learning is one of the best ways to recruit and retain students in STEM fields, and Cornell's Shoals Marine Laboratory has been doing it for 50 years. Click here for more info!
Endangered leatherback sea turtles are known for their open-ocean migratory nature and nomadic foraging habits – traveling thousands of miles. But along the Mozambique coast, sometimes they stay in place.
Keith Tidball, Director of New York Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN), and a Senior Extension Associate in the Department of Natural Resources, took part in a disaster response and relief simulation exercise, using an Ag Sentinel dashboard, which is an online disaster response tool administered By EDEN.
The College of Agriculture and Sciences (CALS) has established a new faculty fellowship in fisheries and aquatic sciences, named for Dwight A. Webster, the renowned professor of fishery biology who laid the groundwork for what has become the Adirondack Fishery Research Program.
The program is directed by Cliff Kraft ’75, associate professor of natural resources. A faculty member will be hired to fill the faculty fellowship, which is funded by private donors and through CALS funds.
The Naturalist in all of us. Cornell's Master Naturalist Program lead by Kristi Sullivan, an extension associate in the Department of Natural Resources, was featured in the latest issue of Life in the Finger Lakes Magazine.
Over the past 35 years, state and federal agencies have spent millions of dollars and dumped untold quantities of herbicides into waterways trying to control the invasive water chestnut plant, but the intruder just keeps spreading. Bernd Blossey, associate professor of natural resources, has a better idea: Let bugs do the work.
“Birds Without Borders” is part of the Crossing Boundaries project, and is written by Nancy M. Trautmann, from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, James G. MaKinster, from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, as well as the Crossing Boundaries team of education specialists, scientists, teachers and students. They were awarded this year's REVERE (Recognizing Valuable Educational Resources) Award from the Association of American Publishers in the category of Supplemental Resources for Science, Health, and the Environment. One of the judges commented, "This is a perfectly executed collection of materials. It is very user-friendly, interactive and immersive, with a complementary combination of learning resources. From worksheets to maps, videos, slide presentations and mapping, the content is readily absorbed. Moreover, showcasing young researchers makes the content very relatable. Other impressive features were the coverage of birds in international areas, and the discussion of ecosystem services. Ecosystem services is a relatively new area that needs to be integrated in all curriculum. Overall, excellent job!”