Education and outreach are integral to the Cary Institute’s mission. Many of our scientists have adjunct appointments at colleges and universities, including Yale, Cornell, Princeton, Columbia, and Bard. We also host undergraduate research opportunities, teacher training workshops, and an ecology-themed summer day camp.
Public offerings include a monthly lecture series, outdoor weekend education programs, and an interpretive trail system that immerses participants in on-site ecological studies. Science and Management Forums connect local decision makers with science on issues of concern, such as threats facing water supplies.
Media collaborations engage broader public audiences in environmental thinking. Our radio series, Earth Wise, airs twice each weekday on WAMC Northeast Public Radio and Cary staff author a reoccurring column, Ecofocus, in the Poughkeepsie Journal.