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Witcher '15 Interns at Ocean Conservancy

Eddie Witcher '15 is using his passion for conservation biology to make a global impact this summer as an intern with the Ocean Conservancy. Working on the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) team, Witcher is helping with the organization's efforts to reach their goal of maintaining a healthy, thriving ocean. "The Ocean Conservancy focuses on cleaning up the oceans and preventing more and more po...  More >>

Williams ’13 on Weather, Health

Augusta Williams '13 recently collaborated to produce a bulletin, "Emerging El Nino Conditions: Notes for the Global Health Community," as part of her graduate internship. Williams is currently a rising second-year student at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health, working toward a master's of public health, with a certificate in climate and health. She is interning this summer at the Interna...  More >>

Knopka ‘14 Protecting Endangered Birds

Spending his summer on the beaches of Cape Cod, Sam Knopka '14 was thrilled to recently be hired by the Trustees of Reservations as a shorebird technician. He is working to help protect the dwindling population of Piping Plovers, an endangered bird species that nests on the shores of Cape Cod, Mass. The Trustees of Reservations is a non-profit organization that owns land throughout Massachusetts ...  More >>

A "Fruitful" Summer Research Experience

With the beauty of Seneca Lake often considered the focal point of the Colleges' landscape, it's sometimes easy to forget that the Colleges are also located in one of the agricultural capitals of the world. For more than 30 years, student researchers have taken advantage of the Colleges' partnership with the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES) to conduct summer research on iss...  More >>

Studying Spotted Salamanders

Salamanders only migrate twice a year - in the spring and in the fall. This summer, Assistant Professor of Biology Bradley Cosentino will study one particular aspect of their migration as part of his research focus on conservation biology. Using salamanders from local wetlands that are located both close to and far from roads, Cosentino will examine whether the movement behavior of spotted salama...  More >>

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