Ecology in Context- Forest Biodiversity in the Hudson Valley

Summer Institute for Teachers (Grades 6-12)
July 17-21, 2017, 9am-4:30pm
FEE: $175 ($150 Early-bird)

Educators enrolled in this course will improve their understanding of forest ecology, focusing specifically on diversity of trees and mammals that exist in our area, and why diversity matters for healthy forests and communities.

Registration closed for 2017.

From Monday, July 17 through Friday, July 21st 2017, join Cary Institute scientists and educators for hands-on, inquiry based science. The five-day program will meet each day from 9am-4:30pm.

Educators enrolled in this course will improve their understanding of local forest biodiversity. Participants will gain experience identifying trees, using camera traps and track plates to monitor small mammal populations, conducting basic forest ecology field measurements, and investigating specific forest functions both in the field and the lab.


Educators will hear about current research from Cary Institute ecologists, ranging from the impacts of invasive species and disease to land use change and pollution. Educators will develop their own investigations, and be provided with classroom-tested materials on all topics for middle and high school teachers.

Space is limited! Apply before May 19, 2017, for the early bird discount!

Previous participants in our summer programs have said...

This was a workshop that will cause changes to take place in my classroom!  Thank you!  
MS science teacher

It was great to be involved with the scientists here and to work with the other teachers, sharing our collective wisdom. 
High school LE teacher

Great workshop.  I do a lot of workshops and institutes and this was one of the best for me! 
High school earth science teacher

I learned more in one week than in an entire semester.  Thank you! 
Middle school teacher

Thanks so much, it was great!  We received so much information and examples of activities.  I enjoyed learning how to integrate data collection into my classroom. 
-  Elementary teacher


The program costs $150  per person for the early bird discount. The fee increases to $175 per person after May 19.

The fee covers tuition, coffee, snacks and materials.

Registration closes June 24, 2017. 

Graduate credit
Graduate credit is offered through SUNY New Paltz and is a separate fee; the Cary Institute waives its fee if you opt to receive graduate credit.  If you are interested in receiving graduate credit, please contact Laurel Garrick Duhaney for more information.  

Housing is NOT available on site; participants will need to find their own housing in Millbrook or Poughkeepsie, NY.

The program will take place at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.  


For more information:

Rhea Esposito
(845) 677-7600 ext. 321

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Millbrook, NY 12545

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies | Millbrook, New York 12545 | Tel (845) 677-5343

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