On August 25, 2014 a 7-foot-long Sturgeon officially became part of the The Great Shipwrecks of NY’s ‘Great’ Lakes Signature Exhibit presented by New York Sea Grant and The Great New York State Fair. The addition of the sturgeon to the Great Lakes exhibit provides a wonderful opportunity for the public to learn about the sturgeon, which is a keystone fish both locally and globally. Tom Brooking, a Cornell Fisheries Biologist and volunteer for NY Sturgeon for tomorrow, says that “Being part of this Great Shipwrecks at the State Fair is a wonderful opportunity to educate the public about New York State Department of Environmental Conservation efforts to re-establish the fish in such numbers that it can be removed from Threatened and Endangered Species list.”
If you would like to learn more about the exhibit, the sturgeon, and The Great New York State Fair, check out these links!
NY Sturgeon for Tomorrow Facebook Page (a non profit organization with some great links!)
StarNews Daily article
Great Shipwreck’s of NY’s “Great” Lakes article
On July 10, 2014 at the National University of Singapore, Ishani Mukherjee received the World Future Foundation PhD Prize, a $10,000 award in Environmental & Sustainable Research. Ishani did her B.S. (2004) in the Department of Natural Resources and was a M.S. (2006) student with Dr. James Lassoie. For more details concerning Ishani’s award, see: http://lkyspp.nus.edu.sg/news/ishani-mukherjee-receives-world-future-foundation-phd-prize-in-environmental-sustainability-research/.
Jim Lassoie is the recipient of the Innovative Teaching in International Agriculture and Rural Development Grant by International Programs, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. This $3000 award will be used to fund the logistical and curriculum development of a three week service trip to Ecuador. This trip is offered as a part of IARD/LATA 4011/6011 “Experience Latin America – Ecuador Edition I/II”, a two-course sequence, fall and spring semesters, 3 credits each. For more details concerning this award and “Experience Latin America – Ecuador Edition I/II”, see http://blogs.cornell.edu/ipcals/2014/08/05/james-lassoie-is-awarded-ip-cals-innovative-teaching-grant/