Earth and Environment

Students study in Costa Rica

A Penn State education can change your life by taking you to another country! Marla Stoner, left, and Alyssa Hatter, right, traveled to Costa Rica through Penn State's CHANCE program where they conducted conservation research and immersed themselves in a new culture.

Researchers aim to develop best practices for organic beekeeping industry

A nearly $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will support Penn State researchers in determining best management practices for organic beekeeping by comparing organic and chemical-free to conventional management systems. The funding comes from the Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative of USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.