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Ethnobotanist gets grant to improve conservation of Pa. medicinal, edible plant

Eric Burkhart, associate teaching professor of ecosystem science and management, has received a $31,600 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to study and compile wild plant use by foragers in the state.

Penn State chemistry instructor named 4-H Northeast Volunteer of the Year

Susan Swope, an adjunct chemistry instructor at Penn State DuBois and a Penn State alumna, was named 4-H Northeast Volunteer of the Year in the annual 4-H Salute to Excellence Awards announced recently by the National 4-H Council.

Experts discuss critical infrastructure protection at annual Penn State workshop

Twenty-eight experts from various fields participated as panelists and presenters at the 2022 Critical Infrastructure Protection Workshop, jointly hosted by the Penn State Center for Security Research and Education; Center for Energy Law and Policy; and the Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Science.

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Home Food Preservation: Ask the Experts

When June 6, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join our expert Penn State Extension Educators for frequently asked home food preservation questions!

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Tick Series: Tick Prevention on Companion Animals

When May 26, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Learn how to protect your pets from tick bites and prevent them from bringing ticks into your home.

Advice from the Woods: Ask Our Experts

When August 17, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join Forestry experts for this virtual event and ask your forestry questions!

We Are Weekend - June 17 - June 18

When June 17, 2022 12:00 PM

Ethnobotanist gets grant to improve conservation of Pa. medicinal, edible plant

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Eric Burkhart, associate teaching professor of ecosystem science and management, has received a $31,600 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to study and compile wild plant use by foragers in the state.

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No sour grapes here: App launches for Pennsylvania grape growers and wine makers

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Extension recently launched a new web application, “Cultivars in the Commonwealth,” aimed at empowering grape growers and wine makers throughout Pennsylvania. The app gives detailed information on various cultivars, or types of grapes — e.g., pinot noir or chardonnay — grown across the state.

Food safety from farm to fork: Resources for farmers markets vendors

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As farmers markets kick off this season, vendors and producers may benefit from Penn State Extension educational materials on controlling food safety risks from farm to fork — including a resource guide and an online course.

Banish botulism and safely preserve food at home with 'can-along' webinars

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Home food preservation has seen a renewed interest in recent years. But along with numerous benefits, the activity carries risk. Improper canning can lead to botulism, a potentially deadly illness, according to Andy Hirneisen, senior food safety and quality educator and team leader with Penn State Extension.

Future of deer management clouded by coming steep decline in hunter numbers

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Because so many deer hunters are aging out of the sport — and new hunters are not being recruited to replace them — deer management strategies will need to change to manage populations of whitetails in many states.

Nutrition Recommendations and Meals for Seniors

PDF document, 1.1 MB

2-page handout with the recommendations and importance of nutrients. Backside has a sample menu for one day. Updated 5/22 with new branding and required statements.

Timeline
Timeline

A visual summary of the building, the people, and the work with links to relevant photos and publications UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Photos
Papers and publications

This is a list of publications related to the Calorimeter, including pdf files of historic primary source documents.

Historic images of Ag Hill

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Historic images of the calorimeter building and instrument

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Images
Interior view
Interior view
Historic images of the people who worked here

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Present day images

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Links and other resources