FLI Science Fair Features Local Students

From across the Finger Lakes region, middle and high school students and their teachers recently gathered for the sixth annual Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) Science Fair at HWS where they presented original research on topics related to the Finger Lakes and surrounding environment, including light pollution, habitat studies, water quality, air pollution, and soil pH balance. Modeled after a profes...  More >>

FLI Receives EPA Grant

In May, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $516,367 to the Finger Lakes Institute (FLI) at Hobart and William Smith Colleges for water chestnut control in the Finger Lakes. Water chestnut (Trapa natans) is so prolific that one acre can produce 100 acres from one year to the next. In 2015, the FLI-based Finger Lakes-Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (FL-PRISM) -- a...  More >>

Geneva Second Graders Visit Campus

On Friday, April 29, the Hobart and William Smith community will host students from Geneva-area elementary schools as part of Geneva 2020's efforts to build a stronger community and better prepare students for academic success. The day's events will introduce more than 100 local second graders to a college setting, with activities focusing on literacy and career possibilities. The program was ins...  More >>

HWS Celebrates Earth Week

In celebration of Earth Week and Earth Day 2016, Hobart and William Smith are hosting a range of activities and events across campus to highlight environmental awareness and sustainability efforts. Earth Week takes place from Monday, April 18 through Sunday, April 24, with this year's programs ranging from a farmers market and interfaith dialogue to a film screening and sustainability-focused swa...  More >>

Sustainability and Organic Farming at NOFA

Hobart and William Smith students, faculty and staff recently showcased some of the Colleges' recent endeavors surrounding environmental and agricultural sustainability at the 34th annual Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA)-New York conference in Saratoga Springs. "After working to develop the Finger Lakes Institute's Food System Program over the past few years, it was very gratifying to...  More >>

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