Other "Past" Events
To facilitate students meeting other students with Great Lakes interests, the GLRC has helped sponsor the clean-up of one of Lake Ontario’s beaches as part of National Beach Days. These activities have played an important role in introducing students to the Great Lakes Community, while providing them with an opportunity to give something back to our Great Lakes.
Great Lakes Day in Albany
Helping students to understand the importance of their research in the greater New York State Arena has always been a focal point for the GLRC. This has been done through our travel awards and annual conference. In 2009, the GLRC expanded those efforts and participated in Great Lakes Day in Albany. GLRC, with help from New York Sea Grant and the generous sponsorship of Senators DeFrancisco and Maziarz, sponsored a poster session in Albany on Great Lakes Day where students had an opportunity to present the results of their research to our state legislatures, providing them with an opportunity to better understand the legislative process as it applies to our Great Lakes.
Students attending the event had the opportunity to meet other Great Lakes researchers, policy makers and environmental advocates. Posters submitted from GLRC member campuses across the state were selected on the basis of their relevance to Great Lakes research and/or policy.
In past years, the GLRC has supported 17 students’ participation in the Great Lakes Day in Albany poster session through travel support, providing information on the legislative process, and by arranging meetings with their respective legislative representatives. Posters selected for Great Lakes Day 2010 were also displayed at the Great Lakes Research Consortium Annual Conference March 19th-20th, 2010 hosted at SUNY-ESF.