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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

During the 2019 Environmental Excellence Awards, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation honored The WILD Center, a natural history center in the Adirondacks Region and creator of the first youth climate summit. In their praise of The WILD Center’s achievements, NYSDEC recognized the success of the Finger Lakes Youth Climate Summit at Hobart

As part of “Introduction to Social Documentary,” students wrote, filmed, edited and produced an original documentary in conjunction with the Year of Water initiative. Through interviews with community members, “Blooms” tells the story of how sectors of the Geneva community – including nonprofits, government, citizen action groups, businesses and others – have come together to

Elizabeth “Bizzy” Moore ’20 is a problem-solver. In the course of her internships over the past three years, she has facilitated a successful rocket launch at NASA, developed a sensor system to remotely collect water quality data, and trained a neural network to recognize the vocalizations of marmoset monkeys. As she balances the academic demands

The Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges has been awarded funding to hire 20 seasonal watercraft stewards to help safeguard the Finger Lakes and Great Lakes from the harm and impact of aquatic invasive species. The FLI Watercraft Steward Program has been ongoing since 2012 and is funded by the US Fish

Encouraging high school youth to fight climate change is the goal of the Finger Lakes Youth Climate Summit, held at Hobart and William Smith Colleges on Wednesday, Oct. 30. The Summit is sponsored by HWS, the Finger Lakes Institute, Siemens, Wyckoff Family Foundation and the WILD Center. Fifteen teams from communities across the Finger Lakes,

The HWS Department of Geoscience hosted the New York State Geological Association’s annual meeting this fall. The event was held over three days, from Oct. 4 through 6, and included a range of outings highlighting the region’s geology. Assistant Vineyard Manager at Kemmeter Wines Daniel Budman ’15 was the keynote speaker and discussed the terroir

In celebration of HWS Food Week, students will enjoy fresh seasonal food, plant vegetables and participate in forums, film screenings and conversation about food security, food justice, food waste and more. Food Week is organized by the Fribolin Farm Committee, the Office of Sustainability, Finger Lakes Institute, HWS Dining Services and Sodexo, Intercultural Affairs, EcoReps,

“We recognize that the health of the Finger Lakes is tied to the wellbeing and economics of the region,” said President Joyce P. Jacobsen at the sixth annual Harmful Algal Bloom Symposium. Hosted by the Finger Lakes Institute on July 31, the event brought together over 200 scientists, water activists, policy makers and citizens in

Katelin Crabtree ’22, Loretta Hauslauer ’19, Braydon Hobart ’21 and Avery Wickersham ’19, MAT’20 interned at HWS Fribolin Farm this summer. They established and tended to one acre of garden space; coordinated farm outreach programming; supported Geneva 2020 and HWS Office of Sustainability and Sustainable Living and Learning Community initiatives; worked on partner farms; and