Paul F-Brandwein Institute Programs
The major focus of the Brandwein Institute is to create a series of interpretative trails as part of a learning preserve for local students and adults as well as virtual explorers. Take an online tour, download lesson plans for class visits, view plans, maps and photos.
The activities in this section were designed to be performed by teachers and students in the Brandwein Nature Learning Preserve, Unionville, NewYork. However, they may also be used in almost any outdoor environment that contains flora and fauna. The activities were authored by Brandwein Fellows, veteran science teachers who use the outdoors as a learning lab for student field investigations. The material in the "Skill Building" section includes "How Tos" on using technology tools and doing field studies in natural environments.
Meet the scholars who have presented the Paul F-Brandwein Lecture at the National Convention of National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), and download the text of their lectures here.
At its December 2005 meeting, the Brandwein Board of Directors voted to sponsor a Brandwein Medal to be presented to outstanding conservation educators in various venues important in the lives of Paul and Mary Brandwein. Read more about these exceptional people.
The Brandwein Institute sponsors several local programs and studies on the Rutgers Creek Wildlife Conservancy. President Emeritus Jack Padalino leads birding trips on behalf of the Institute and the National Park Service. Long-term ecological research is conducted by the New Jersey Mycological Association. A herbarium contains 350 vascular plant specimens.
The Paul F-Brandwein Institute and an array of partner organizations joined together in 2005 to develop a national dialog focused the development of strategies to reinvigorate the Conservation Science workforce over the next decade. Read more.