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Summer Course in Green Enterprise - For Students Age 16 and Older

DATE: 06-04-2008

New this summer, Cayuga offers Biology 213, Green Entrepreneurship, a one-week course featuring a mix of classroom, computer lab, and field experience. The course is open to students age 16 or older, and carries three college credits.

Course highlights:

  • Explore environmentally friendly "green" design concepts from home building to industry.
  • Discuss case studies on business planning, laws and certification in the innovative "green economy."
  • In the computer lab, learn the basics of the global positioning system (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software as preparation for field trips.
  • Visit the Madison County wind farm and use space-based technology to collect data for a classroom analysis of alternative energy.
  • Tour an energy-efficient home.
  • Tour the new geothermal-heated Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES campus.

The course will run twice during the summer:

  • Auburn Campus
    Monday, June 30-Friday, July 3
  • Fulton Campus
    Monday, August 18-Friday, August 22

Walt Aikman of Cayuga's science faculty will lead both groups. Tuition is $145, and covers transportation and meals. To qualify for the course, students must have completed high school Regents biology or college biology.

Register now!

Contact the Registrar's office at Cayuga Community College at or (315) 255-1743, ext 2218.