In addition to the Signature Programs of the Foundation – the Travelling Exhibition and Learning Experience and the Bondar Challenge – there are a number of activities underway at The Foundation that help us examine our relationship to the natural environment, its structure and ecosystems, environmental ethics, and our responsibilities to future generations.
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On September 17, 1857, self-taught physicist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky was born in Russia. Enamoured by the possibility of space flight and the potential of rockets to make it happen, he wrote about the subject in science fiction and technical papers… in … Continue reading →11
On September 11, 1847, American astronomer Mary Watson Whitney was born. She excelled in mathematics and nature studies. Whitney was one of Vassar’s first students in the college’s opening year and one of its first students in its new department … Continue reading →