Kara Lynn Dunn, Publicist, P: 315-465-78578, E: email@example.com
Oswego, NY, Nov. 14, 2012 - New York Sea Grant will collaborate on four Great Lakes Restoration Initiative projects. Award-winning educators David B. MacNeill
, a fisheries specialist, and coastal education specialist Helen M. Domske
will be key partners in efforts to:
Evaluate the status of Lake Ontario’s food web
Develop resources for North American scientists on high-risk aquatic invasive species currently most well-known in Russian waters and where they may be found should they invade North America
Extend successful aquatic invasive species (AIS) education to new target audiences, and
Educate a wide variety of stakeholders about the proper disposal of personal care products to help reduce unwanted chemicals in the Great Lakes system.
“New York Sea Grant Extension is pleased to partner with our Sea Grant colleagues, educational institutions, the National Geographic Society and others who share an interest in the Great Lakes to pursue critical research and educational opportunities in 2013 on behalf of the Great Lakes’ unique environmental system,” said New York Sea Grant Associate Director and Cornell Cooperative Extension Assistant Director Dr. Katherine E. Bunting-Howarth
MacNeill and Domske were both recently honored with awards of excellence by the Great Lakes Sea Grant Extension Network.
New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University
and the State University of New York, is one of 33 university-based
programs under the National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP) of the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The NSGCP
engages this network of the nation’s top universities in conducting
scientific research, education, training and extension projects designed
to foster science-based decisions about the use and conservation of our
aquatic resources. Through its statewide network of integrated
services, NYSG has been promoting coastal vitality, environmental
sustainability, and citizen awareness about the State’s marine and Great
Lakes resources since 1971.
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