A PRELUDE TO the growing season, the last week of May usually marks the onset of summer in Kyrgyzstan, a mountainous Central Asian republic about the size of Nebraska. In preparation for the hotter months ahead, flock-owners gather their sheep and shave off their wooly winter fleeces. Farmers and herders make up a third of the country’s labor force, and their seasonal rhythms are essential to the survival of millions of people — and their animals.
Science for the greater global good earns a spotlight at the American Geophysical Union meeting in Washington, D.C., as Cornell’s Karim-Aly Kassam will co-lead a full morning on science diplomacy at a workshop, “Transcending Academic and National Boundaries and Advancing Scientific Discovery,” on Dec. 11, from 8 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt.
But this time, teachers looking for alternative resources will find far more options available than they did just last year: At least three books about how to teach human-caused climate change to middle- and high-school science students will be published by early next year. One such book was co-authored from our own Annie Armstrong.
Marianne Krasny Discusses Civic Ecology in Radio Interview.
Oct 29, 2018
Marianne Krasny, Professor and Director of the Civic Ecology Lab in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University, discusses her involvement in several projects designed to connect civic action with environmental responsibility.
Exhibit: Personhood, Pluralism, and Hope
Oct 29, 2018
A new exhibit entitled Personhood, Pluralism, and Hope: Human Ecology of Indigenous Communities opened on October 23rd at the Kress Study Gallery, Johnson Art Museum. As a part of the Course on Ways of Knowing: Indigenous and Place-Based Ecological Knowledge Natural Resources (NTRES) 3330 and 6330 this exhibit examines how the notion of personhood in indigenous communities extends to diverse humans as well as other beings. Fundamental to this idea is an ontological principle of pluralism. The Exhibit will be available for viewing by students from Tuesday, October 23rd to Sunday, November 4th, 2018.
Dr. Karim-Aly Kassam gave a keynote address entitled “Why the 4H Curriculum? Ethic of Stewardship and the Youth” on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 at the New York State Association of Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Educator’s Conference, (NYSACCE4 -HE ) at the White Eagle Conference Center in Hamilton NY. In the keynote address he showcased new curriculum on Fishing FUNdamentals, Trees (Dead or alive), Wildlife, and Wild Edibles. He stressed how this curriculum inculcated a “Stewardship Ethic” based on experiential learning.
Recently, two members of our community received awards.
Alex Kudryavtsev (Extension Associate) was awarded the North American Association for Environmental Education 2018 Higher Education Educator of the Year Award.
Yueyang Yu (MS Student) was awarded the North American Association for Environmental Education 2018 Thirty Under Thirty award, which honors thirty top environmental educators under thirty years of age around the world.
These awards were presented at the North American Association for Environmental Education meetings in October.