Ecology in Context- Field and Data Explorations with Invasive Species

Summer Institute for Teachers (Grades 6-12)
August 18-22, 2014, 9am-4:30pm
FEE: $100 ($80 Early-bird)


Teachers enrolled in this course will improve their understanding of the ecology, impacts, and management of invasive species in the Hudson River and its watershed.

This inquiry- and data-rich course will begin with an overview of the Hudson River estuary, before exploring the biological, physical, social, and ethical implications of species invasions in the Hudson River watershed.

Field work will consist of primarily outdoor Hudson River and invasive species inquiry activities, with an optional wetland canoe paddle. Students will hear about current invasive species science from leading experts at the Cary Institute, conduct their own investigation into the impact of an invasive species, explore invasive species data, and learn how to integrate these ideas into the classroom.

Space is limited! Apply before April 30, 2014, for the early bird discount!:

To take part in the program, simply fill out a registration form. If you register before April 30, we will contact you by May 15, 2014, to confirm your participation. The program costs $80  per person for the early bird discount (do not send money until  you receive our packet in the mail).  The fee increases to $100 per person after April 15.

If you are unable to pay this fee, please contact us for scholarship information.  The fee covers snacks and coffee, materials, and tuition.  Please do not send money at this time; once we contact you we will give you information about paying the fee.  Registration closes June 15, 2014, or when space is full. 

Graduate credit
Graduate credit is available through SUNY New Paltz

For more information:
SUNY New Paltz; please contact Caroline Murphy at

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