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New mentoring program brings community members together to study their local watershed

MH-YES immerses Poughkeepsie students, scientists, & high school teachers in stream ecology research

Summer 2018 REU Spotlight

Cary Institute is home to one of the nation’s longest running Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs. Meet the 2018 summer cohort. 

Kishi Oyagi

Jammin’ on the Hudson

Hudson Valley students experiment with creative approaches to science storytelling in the 2018 Hudson Data Jam 

Research Experiences for Undergraduates: Celebrating 30 years

The Cary Institute is home to one of the longest running Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs in the nation. Since 1987, more than 300 students have spent a summer conducting independent research with a Cary mentor. 

Related Projects

Comp Hydro

The Comp Hydro project addresses one of the most daunting challenges to developing scientific literacy in students: integrating teaching and learning of key ideas and practices of place-based environmental science with computational and quantitative science in authentic, innovative and effective ways.

Explaining and Fostering Interest in Ecology

The vitality of the field of ecology depends upon a diverse and well-trained workforce. The ways we frame problems, seek solutions and apply knowledge depend upon having a scientific community with diverse strengths, perspectives, thinking styles, backgrounds, interests and concerns. 

Data and the Nature of Science

Incorporating secondary data into ecology can provide students with a way of supporting their claims from smaller research projects and connecting their work with the real world. In addition to providing units that include secondary data, these materials also highlight the ecological nature of science by providing lessons that help students think like an ecologist.        

Place and Local Ecosystems

It is known that grounding educational practice in a local ecosystem provides students with the ability to see the relevance and context of what they are learning, and to become more engaged in the learning process.  We have developed a number of our curriculum and professional development projects with these ideas in mind.

Ecological Literacy

Ecosystem is one of the most enduring and powerful concepts in ecology. How can people become adept at thinking about and understanding ecosystems? We have been collaborating with scientists and educators to more clearly define these and related goals for ecology education, and then to develop metrics for assessing literacy among various groups.

Cary REU Program

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program - a summer opportunity for environmental science students. 

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

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