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WISER Center

Honey Harvest Hoedown and Pollinator Jamboree

Join us on September 8th for the 2nd annual Honey Harvest Hoedown and Pollinator Jamboree in the WISER Center, 205 Stowell Hall from 2-5 p.m. There will be treats, a movie, bluegrass music and more. View Flyer (PDF)

Looking for the Varroa Mite in Beehives

Experiential learning is the at the heart of a SUNY Potsdam education and that is no more clearly expressed than when four students ventured out to inspect local honey bee hives as they were looking for the presence of the Varroa Mite... Learn more.

New Tower Gardens Constructed at the WISER Greenhouse

Five Tower Gardens were recently constructed in SUNY Potsdam's WISER Greenhouse, giving our biology students the opportunity to utilize a unique aeroponic growing system. The Watertown Daily Times recently wrote about the project... read more

Honey Harvest Hoedown and Pollinator Jamboree

Join us on September 8th for the 2nd annual Honey Harvest Hoedown and Pollinator Jamboree in the WISER Center, 205 Stowell Hall from 2-5 p.m. There will be treats, a movie, bluegrass music and more. View Flyer (PDF)

Mission

As directed by the Biology Department of SUNY Potsdam, the Wagner Institute for Sustainability and Ecological Research (WISER), provides applied research and educational programing in sustainability and ecology. The WISER activities and outreach begin on campus and extend to our local and global communities.

Our goals are to:

  • Increase applied learning opportunities in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields, focused on sustainability and ecology
  • Enhance awareness of sustainability and ecological conservation issues
  • Provide technical support and educational collaboration around food and nutrition curricula
  • Promote sustainability initiatives on campus and in our region by teaming with local community groups and institutions

Contact Email: wiser@potsdam.edu

 

WISER Greenhouse Photo Gallery

WISER Greenhouse Photo
WISER Greenhouse Photo
WISER Greenhouse Photo
WISER Greenhouse Photo
WISER Greenhouse Photo
WISER Greenhouse Photo
WISER Greenhouse Photo
WISER Greenhouse Photo
WISER Greenhouse Photo
WISER Greenhouse Photo

This fantastic new space was made available through a generous gift from Robert (Bob) E. Wagner (75') and his wife Wendy. Because of their thoughtful gift, students at SUNY Potsdam and members of the community will have an opportunity to learn about the importance of social, economical and ecological sustainability.