Most students in our Environmental Biology Program completes an off-campus internship that provides experience and skills beyond those gained in the classroom.
Recent internship sites include:
Great Swamp Conservancy (Canastota, NY)
Cazenovia Preservation Foundation (Cazenovia, N.Y.)
Student Conservation Association (Charlestown, N.H.)
Otsego Lake Biological Field Station (Cooperstown, N.Y.; SUNY-Oneonta)
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park (Cazenovia, N.Y.)
EcoLogic (Cazenovia, N.Y.)
Rogers Environmental Center (Sherburne, N.Y.)
Here is what our students are doing now (or were doing not long ago)...
Kyle Boeltz completed an internship with the Great Swamp Conservancy. He has been helping to organize educational events and preparing interpretive materials for hiking trails. He was recently quoted in an Oneida Daily Dispatch article, "Bald Eagle spotted on Pratts Road in Stockbridge".
Tim Nye completed an internship with the Massachusetts Division of Fish and Wildlife. He has been sorting and identifying macroinvertebrates, maintaining nesting boxes, and helping with trout stocking.
Leah McNeil completed an internship with the Izaak Walton League's Save Our Streams Program. She helped middle and high school students with macroinvertebrate sampling and identification and water chemistry measurements.
Janet Elliott completed an internship with EcoLogic.
Caitlin sampling water quality in an Otsego Lake tributary
Collecting scales from a largemouth bass for age determination
At the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Mike Malfitano was responsible for hiking trail maintenance and construction, which included addressing drainage problems and clearing vegetation. He also interacted with visitor groups, helped maintain the park's gardens, and updated the park's trail and sculpture map.