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Dueling Books Compete to Educate Kids on Climate Change

Nov 5, 2018

The group that mailed books and DVDs arguing that global warming isn’t real to science teachers around the country last year is redoubling its efforts: It plans to publish and distribute a new book — this one aimed at both teachers and students — in the coming months.

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.

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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.


Keynote Address: Why the 4H Curriculum? Ethic of Stewardship and the Youth

Oct 29, 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.

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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. 

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Awards for DNR Members

Oct 24, 2018

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. 

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Seven projects awarded 2018 digitization grants

Sep 11, 2018

Old treasures from Cornell’s archives are starting new digital lives through the Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences, which is funding seven projects this year.

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Everest climb a message for female equality

Jun 28, 2018

As dawn approached over the icy caps of the Himalayas on May 16, Deeya Bajaj ’16 made her final, exhausting push to fulfill a lifelong journey: ascending the summit of Mount Everest.