R.I.S.E. Retirees in service to the environment, YOU can make a difference


RISE (Retirees in Service to the Environment)

  • Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Are you interested in giving back to your community? Do you want to make the world a better place for your children and grandchildren? If so, the RISE Program is right for you. The RISE Program is an environmental education and leadership training program for retirees and other adults over 60. 

Training's will take place on Wednesday mornings.

The first session will be a 4 hour orientation
9am to 11am AND 1pm to 3pm

Thereafter meetings will be from 9am to 11am

Training will be online, a link will be emailed toyou prior to the training. *YOU must be able to connect via computer

April 29: Orientation/Leadership skills
9am-11am & 1pm-3pm
Rhonda Meader, Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging

May 6: Changing Climate
Aaron Strong, Environmental @ Hamilton College

May 13: Water Quality
Dr. Carolyn Rodak, SUNY Polytech

May 20: Waste Management
Jamie Tuttle, Oneida Herkimer Solid Waste Authority

May 27: Green Space, Health & Environment,
Kristen Kane, SUNY Morrisville

June 3: Soil Health
Alicia Luhrssen-Zombek (CCE Staff)

The course will be completed with a Capstone Project at CCE Oneida County date TBD

Registration information and details can be found here and must be postmarked by April 24th


$35 pp Registration


Holly Wise
Consumer Horticulture Educator, Plant Science Educator
(315) 736-3394 Ext. 125

Last updated April 9, 2020