+ FLI – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
The HWS Update

An environmental literacy grant from NOAA enables HWS and regional partners to engage young people in rural areas on climate change solutions. In the Finger Lakes region and throughout New York State, rural youth will have the opportunity to strengthen their communities’ readiness for climate-related challenges thanks to a $449,278 grant from the National Oceanic

Graduating magna cum laude in biology with a minor in economics, Amelia Smith ’21 has landed an internship with the House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources, where she hopes to affect environmental policy on Capitol Hill.

Two new grants support HWS researchers in their exploration of harmful algal blooms, both historical and contemporary, in the Finger Lakes. With funding from the Great Lakes Research Consortium (GLRC), Hobart and William Smith Colleges continue important environmental research into the health of the Finger Lakes and their watersheds. A $25,000 grant will fund an

Hobart and William Smith’s annual Finger Lakes Youth Climate Summit, which brings together high school students in the region to make a commitment to climate action, will be held in six virtual installments. The summit is free, open to high school students and educators, and will be held February- April. In a time of remote

This summer six Hobart and William Smith students have been working remotely on research projects through internships at the Finger Lakes Institute. Pete Critchlow ’21, Mikayla Gullace ’22, Ashly Johnson ’22, Felix Lamoureux ’23, Hunter Savignano ’22 and Sophia Shaw ’21 have investigated topics ranging from harmful algal blooms (HABs) to Finger Lakes fisheries and

Nadia Harvieux, education program manager at the Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, has co-created an educational website on lakes called Libraries Love Lakes along with faculty from Fairfield University and others. The site geared toward children ages 4-12 features written resources, arts and crafts projects, and more to engage children while

The Finger Lakes Regional Watershed Alliance (FLRWA) honored Professor of Environmental Studies John Halfman with its new Citizen Award, given to individuals who contribute significantly to the alliance’s cause of protecting the water quality of the Finger Lakes. A ceremony was held at the Finger Lakes Welcome Center gazebo overlooking Seneca Lake and hosted by

Isabella Pardales ’21 is one of only 37 students in the nation to receive a prestigious 2020 scholarship from the Udall Foundation, which supports “future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields.” The foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service and commitment to issues related to Native American nations

John Meskan ’24, one of the newest members of the Hobart and William Smith community, likes a challenge. Having climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant volcano in Tanzania, he is prepared to chase new heights. With the other members of the Classes of 2024, Meskan is ready to enroll in classes, as well meet new people

The Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) and Seneca Watershed Intermunicipal Organization (SWIO) are launching a new education and training series to address local water pollution prevention. Funded by the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I), the Water Quality Pollution Prevention in the Seneca-Keuka Watershed workshop series will engage municipal leaders to better understand threats to