Register now for the 2017 Fall Science on Seneca Teacher Training!

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Science on Seneca (SOS) is a unique program that enables science teachers for grades 8-12 to utilize Seneca Lake as an outdoor classroom. Water quality research is conducted aboard Hobart and William Smith (HWS) Colleges’ 65-foot research vessel, the William Scandling, using state-of-the-art equipment for field-based testing of water chemistry, plankton, sediments and mussel populations.

Saturday, September 16, 2017
from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm.

To participate in the SOS program, science teachers must take part in one of two yearly training sessions (fall and spring). The majority of the training session is spent aboard the William Scandling on Seneca Lake gaining hands-on experience with the demonstrated research techniques and methods. Participants are trained by HWS faculty in the full range of scientific tests and equipment available aboard the research vessel including plankton tows, sediment samples and water chemistry, to name a few. Once trained, participants are qualified to return to HWS with their students for hands-on field science and environmental studies experience on board the William Scandling. The only fee associated with the SOS program is a $20 fee (per group) to reserve the William Scandling.

The SOS program is a partnership between the HWS Geoscience Department and the Finger Lakes Institute.

Science on Seneca training, Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm. (Arrive at 8:15 am)
This training is FREE and open to science teachers for grades 8-12. Teachers will receive 6 hours for CTLE credits. To register for the SOS training event, please contact Barbara Halfman, Science on Seneca Program Coordinator, at Lunch will be provided. Space is limited so please register early. Participants will meet at the Finger Lakes Institute, 601 S. Main Street, Geneva, NY 14456.

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