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    Leopold to Present on Onondaga Lake Restoration

    The March 5 session of Institute for Retired People will feature Dr. Donald Leopold, an ESF Distinguished Teaching Professor and chair of the Department of Environmental and Forestry Biology. He will discuss the many vegetation-based restoration projects at various stages near Onondaga Lake. Leopold has been working with engineers and scientists from O'Brien and Gere, Parsons, and Honeywell for the past 10 years.

    IRP meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Syracuse, 5833 East Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville. The meeting is open to anyone in the community who is retired or semi-retired.

    Further information is available at the link above or by calling Sandra at 315-443-5404 or sending an
    email to IRP is a community program of University College of Syracuse University, dedicated to the principle of lifelong learning.


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Science Made Fun in Parish, NY

ESF Chemistry comes to Parish

by Debra J. Groom / The Post-Standard
Saturday January 24, 2009, 11:02 AM

Parish, NY -- Tables full of beakers, test tubes, household liquids and dry ice transformed Parish Elementary School's gymnasium into a 'mad' scientist's laboratory.

Dr. Neal Abrams, assistant professor of chemical education and inorganic chemistry from State University College of Environment Science and Forestry, stopped by to show Parish Elementary pupils how fun and exciting science and chemistry can be.

Abrams conducted some interesting and safe science experiments and chemical reactions that the pupils also can perform at home.

Following these harmless demonstrations, Abrams wowed the pupils with a few more technical experiments involving dry ice. He flash froze a single long stem rose and then hit it against the gymnasium floor where it shattered into hundreds of tiny little pieces.

Then, he flash froze a banana and drove a nail through it.

Abrams' visit helped kick-start the kids into thinking and working on their upcoming science projects. Pupils in kindergarten through fourth grade are working on projects that will be showcased in the school's upcoming Science Fair Feb. 6.

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