• Pine Lake insect life
  • Pine Lake Field Station Researchers
  • Pine Lake newt
  • Pine Lake flora

Who's Involved?

TAP-US brings together four key groups to design, develop, adapt, and implement integrated Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) for K-12 teachers and students in the Upper Susquehanna River portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

The four groups include K-12 school teachers, science and education faculty from Hartwick College, pre-service education majors enrolled at Hartwick, and regional watershed experts.

Participating Schools
Oneonta City School District (including Riverside Elementary, Valley View Elementary, Oneonta Middle School, and Oneonta Adult Education Program)
Laurens Central School District
Cooperstown Central School District
Charlotte Valley School
Gilbertsville-Mount Upton School

Hartwick College's Pine Lake Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Studies 
Brian Hagenbuch

Hartwick College Department of Biology
Peter Fauth
Mark Kuhlmann

Hartwick College Department of Geology & Environmental Sciences, Department of Chemistry
Zsuzsanna Balogh-Brunstad

Hartwick College Department of Education
Mark Davies
Johanna Mitchell

Regional Watershed Experts
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Chesapeake Bay Watershed Education and Training Program (NOAA BWET)
Project Watershed:  A collaborative partnership between the Cornell University Cooperative Extension Service-Onondaga County and Izaak Walton League
Otsego County Soil and Water Conservation District
SUNY Biological Field Station at Cooperstown