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SUNY-ESF at the NY State Fair

2003

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The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry mounted an 11-day exhibit at the New York State Fair as part of a cooperative sponsorship agreement with New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Located in the New York State Park at the State Fair area, the college highlighted its programs and research to thousands of fairgoers.

The college also had an exhibit in the Horticulture Building during the first weekend of the fair. This exhibit featured the Source Sentinel project which the college is developing in partnership with O’Brien & Gere and Illumination Technologies.

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Environmental and Forest Biology drew big crowds the first two days of the state fair with an exhibit featuring featuring insects, animals, plants and plenty of “how-to” help for fairgoers who came armed with plenty of questions about the environment. image
Tom Amidon, Paper Science and Engineering chair, explains some of the finer points of papermaking to potential ESF students. PSE enjoyed two days of perfect weather at this year’s fair which makes up for the daylong downpour they experienced in 2002. image
Environmental Studies helped people learn how to save energy in their homes during their turn at the state fair. image
Fairgoers had the opportunity to see their neighborhood from space when the Faculty of Environmental and Forest Engineering was at the fair. image
The Source Sentinel project took center stage in the Horticulture Building the first weekend of the fair. The college worked with O’Brien and Gere to get the buoy out to the fair and ESF’s Physical Plant staff was instrumental in bringing the exhibit to fruition. image
A young fairgoer explores the porous quality of wood with the Faculty of Construction Management and Wood Products Engineering. image
Sara Sullivan and Rocky Feola were ready to answer any and all questions regarding admission to ESF. The Admissions staff had a representative on hand every day. image
Researchers from the Salix Consortium took a turn at the fair and answered people’s questions about willow biomass as an alternative energy source. image
A few rain clouds didn’t keep the crowds away from the Forest and Natural Resources Management exhibit at the state fair. image
Future landscape architects tried their hand at designing a park during Landscape Architecture Day at the state fair. image
Jack Manno and Mike Connerton, of the Great Lakes Consortium, and Jeri Lynn Smith, of the Office of News & Publications, took a moment to pose for alumni photographer Gabe Buschle ’51. image