Forum on Translational Ecology

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 9:15am to 3:00pm

Join the Cary Institute for a forum designed for undergraduate and graduate students. Hear firsthand how science is communicated to the public by scientists, educators, policy makers, and activists, all experts in the field of environmental science

In the morning session (9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.), speakers representing each field will share their insights about translating ecology for different audiences and purposes. They will discuss the major challenges and rewards of communicating the results of scientific studies, and share advice for students who are interested in different careers in translational ecology.

In the afternoon session (1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.), speakers will join small groups for informal discussions about issues of concern to the student participants, including both translational ecology and ecology-related career pathways.

The Forum is open to all students at no charge. Interested individuals should register for the afternoon program to Aude Lochet, REU Program Coordinator at No registration is necessary for the morning session. Registration deadline for the afternoon session is July 3, 2017.

There will be a break from 12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m., please bring your own lunch and beverage.



  • Didi Barrett, New York State Assembly member, Assembly District 106
  • Manna Jo Greene, Advocate/Activist, Environmental Director for Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
  • Donna Light-Donovan, High School Science Teacher, Croton-Hudson
  • Dr. Fred Lubnow, Environmental Consultant, Princeton Hydro
  • Dr. Hamid Norouzi, Assistant Professor, New York City College of Technology
  • James Prosek, Artist, Writer, and Naturalist 
  • Jennifer Rubbo, Manager for the Environmental Cooperative at the Vassar Barns, Vassar College
  • Nava Tabak, Acting Science Director, Climate and Stewardship, Scenic Hudson
  • Casey Tompkins, Manager of the Natural Resource Program, Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.
  • Robert Wills, Project Coordinator, Dutchess County Department of Planning and Development

Cary Institute auditorium
2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44)
Millbrook, NY

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