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Libraries Love Lakes Info Session (virtual)
Friday, April 12
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Register Here

Science on Seneca Teacher Training
Saturday, April 13
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Contact Barb Halfman at bhalfman@hws.edu 


To translate knowledge and research about the Finger Lakes environment into collaborative action.


The FLI strives to protect and promote the water resources and natural capital of the Finger Lakes region. We connect HWS academic activities to regional, state and federal research and community needs. The FLI provides (i) relevant, actionable scientific analysis for the region; (ii) research and professional development opportunities for students, faculty, and staff; and (iii) a place for community education about existing and emerging water quality issues


  • Inclusivity
  • Collaboration
  • Stewardship
  • Transparency
  • Authenticity


  • Advance, coordinate, and share scientific data and understanding about the Finger Lakes environment
  • Provide equitable, meaningful professional experiences for the next generation of environmental researchers, educators, and policy-makers at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and beyond
  • Enhance understanding of environmental issues by regional policy makers and the public
  • Support the economic foundation of the Finger Lakes region through comprehensive land use planning, policy development, and sustainable enterprise
  • Promote regional equity by creating and increasing access to educational resources for all community partners including: Finger Lakes region residents, K-12 teachers and students, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and other regional colleges and universities.

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