Dates: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from Tuesday, July 9-Thursday, August 1, 2019
The NYC Department of Education's Genovesi Environmental Study Center (GESC), in partnership with SUNY Old Westbury, are offering high school students an opportunity to experience a college-level course and earn four SUNY college credits. Plants and Society: An Introduction to Plants and Their Importance in Society, is a lecture and laboratory course. This course will introduce students to the diversity of form and function in plants, and will emphasize sustainability and plants' importance in society. Group and individual projects will include the use of light and dissecting microscopes, study of photosynthesis and cellular respiration, cultivation of common vegetables, and exploration of vegetation. Students who successfully pass this course will earn four SUNY college credits.