Cornell University Cooperative Extension–NYC, Cornell soil scientists and Extension educators, State and local agencies, and community gardeners are working collaboratively on a 4-year research-Extension-community project that aims to assess soil and vegetable contaminant levels and human exposures through activities in urban community gardens, evaluating the effectiveness of management strategies to mitigate associated potential health risks, and translating research findings into effective education and public health action strategies to reduce exposures to soil contaminants and potential
The Community Learning and Service Partnership (CLASP) is a participatory adult learning program designed to create and support reciprocal educational experiences between Cornell students and Cornell employees.
The Polson Institute for Global Development is an endowed program based in the Department of Development Sociology. The Institute facilitates collaborative research by funding Research Working Groups and research seed grants. It also assists graduate student dissertation research, sponsors seminars, and outreach programs, including documentaries and the Rural New York Initiative, and hosts visiting scholars from throughout the world.
Cornell University Cooperative Extension-NYC (CUCE-NYC), in collaboration with Cornell’s Department of Natural Resources, is working with residents and community organizations to develop, implement and evaluate a 3-year social science research and education project that will result in development of an urban forestry community engagement model, toolkit and resources that will be used by organizations to reach and empower people to be active stewards of their community’s trees and natural resources.
Cornell Cooperative Extension educators increasingly find it challenging to make meaningful connections in a “too busy” world. In addition, they rarely have opportunities to engage with Cornell undergraduate. This is unfortunate for the educators, who benefit from the innovative engagement with the students, and for the students, who benefit from the real world connections and mentoring opportunities offered by interacting with educators.
Cornell University Cooperative Extension-NYC (CUCE-NYC) developed, tested, and delivered an outdoor adventures-based "Scavenger Hunt" to educate the public about the ecology, natural landscape, culture, and history of Governors Island, the Hudson River, and the New York Harbor, involving New York Harbor School secondary students, and offered over two full days in September 2009 to the visiting public on Governors Island.
Late blight caused by Phytophthora infestans infects both tomato and potato crops worldwide, and is responsible for major losses in both crops. Never before has late blight been introduced into such a wide area of the Northeast because of massive distribution from big box sale of infected tomato transplants. The public needed to be informed on this event because it affected every individual growing these crops, either commercially or for home garden enjoyment.
The Cornell Small Grains Breeding and Genetics Project has released a new soft white winter wheat variety called Hopkins with exceptionally high grain yield, grain quality and disease resistance. This variety is moderately resistant to fusarium head blight and is more sprout resistant than older varieties, thus increasing the efficiency of production for the farmer, and thereby resulting in higher profits.
Operation: Military Kids (OMK) is a collaborative effort with America’s communities to support military kids impacted by the Overseas Contingency Operations. An official, nationwide program launch occurred on April 6, 2005, led by Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley. New York was one of the original Operation: Military Kids states. Operation: Military Kids provides support to military
children and their families before, during, and after the
A Youth Grow summit served as the inspiration and opportunity to launch a new youth leadership project in the Cornell Garden-Based Learning Program.