Student Connections

Members of the Community Welcome to Attend College's Second Urban Environmental Studies Residency March 24

By Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange

March 20, 2012

Members of the community are welcome to attend SUNY Empire State College’s second Urban Environmental Studies Residency on March 24 as a noncredit participant. Participants will have the opportunity to attend three workshops on topics related to urban environments and attend a luncheon presentation featuring local meteorologist, David Eichorn ’10. The event will be held at 6333 State Route 298, East Syracuse, NY.

11 a.m.–Noon Workshop 1: Carrots for Urbanites: Agroecology in Concrete Environments

Exploration of the urban environment for agricultural purposes and why it is steadily growing in popularity and practice.

Noon–12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30–1:30 p.m. Presentation by David Eichorn, meteorologist:Climate Change from Arctic to Urban Centers
With the climate changing, there inevitably will be changes in the frequency and distribution of weather in many parts of the world, especially across the mid-latitudes. Look at why, and investigate what kinds of stresses could be in store for urban areas.

1:30–2:30 p.m. Workshop 2: The YardMap Project
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is now beta-testing YardMap, a new online citizen-science project to help people see the impact of their actions on habitat for birds.

2:45–4 p.m. Workshop 3: The Empire State College Beetle Project
A hands-on introduction to SUNY Empire State College’s citizen-science project investigating the impacts of climate change on Japanese beetle populations.

Registration is required by March 14. The cost to attend is $20, which includes lunch (checks only, payable to the SUNY Empire State College Foundation).

For more information contact Deborah McEligot at 315-460-3181 or Deborah.McEligot@esc.edu.

Details are at www.esc.edu/UrbanRes.