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Practical Ethics for Professional Scientists and Foresters

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

Explore the realm of environmental ethics and their application to your professional career, while receiving 7 Category 1-CF credits through the Society of American Foresters.

Space is limited and questions should be directed to Marianne Patinelli-Dubay at

EFB 496 : Honors Seminar in Environmental Ethics and Philosophy

A unique and compelling course at ESF's Huntington Wildlife Forest in the Adirondacks

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EFB 496 class in the field

This seminar will introduce students to the philosopical aspects of topics ranging from evolution and climate change to ecological restoration. Through written responses to readings followed by seminar discussion, students will endeavor to understand and critically evaluate a rich series of timely and environmentally relevant subjects through a philosophical lens. 3 credits. No prerequisite required. Space is limited and questions should be directed to Marianne Patinelli-Dubay at

EFB 496/796: Environmental Philosophy and Writing

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Students will learn about environmental philosophy through the study and practice of philosophical inquiry as storytelling, in the tradition of philosopher Henry Bugbee. Particular attention will be paid to the role that storytelling plays in our striving to understand fundamental philosophical questions. These questions include whether the combined practice of immersion and commitment is the way to authentic being? When we attempt to understand the world through reason rather than through intuition, do we enter into a state of sensual exile? Is experience something we individually possess whose meaning we can claim first knowledge of, or is it an undergoing whose meaning is made in relationship with the world? Ultimately, we will bring all of our readings into conversation, adding our own written and spoken thoughts on the subjects that Bugbee and others consider, before introducing our own (new) questions into the conversation.

3 credits. No prerequisite required. Space is limiated and questions should be directed to Marianne Patinelli-Dubay at


The Adirondack Leadership Challenge
April 25-27 , 2014

For anyone involved in development of campus leaders

This unique workshop, sponsored by SUNY-ESF's Northern Forest Institute and the SUNY Leadership Institute, will be offered at SUNY-ESF's Newcomb Campus. This opportunity will include innovative activities and discussions that explore participants’ leadership skills and the essential role of their emotions in effectively applying these skills. For more information, click here.

3rd Annual Symposium of Interdisciplinary Scholarship in Land Use and Ethics
June 6-8, 2014

Hosted on the beautiful Huntington Wildlife Forest in Newcomb, this annual symposium highlights research and projects from a range of disciplines and professional fields. Topics include a variety of approaches to land use, the moral implications of these approaches, and their impacts on social and environmental justice.

Adirondack Residential Semester

A Semester of Immersion in the Adirondacks at ESF's Huntington Wildlife Forest

This suite of courses is appropriate for advanced undergraduate and graduate students interested in an interdisciplinary in-situ exploration of ecology, public policy, wildlife and resource management, recreation, conservation, leadership, and philosophy.

The Adirondack Residential Semester is open to students from ESF and any other state or private institution.

ESF Newcomb Campus Calendar
Events for the Northern Forest Institute, Adirondack Ecological Center & Adirondack Interpretive Center

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Marshall Auditorium
Brian Houseal, Executive Director Adirondack Ecological Center
Contact: Emanuel Carter, 470-6665

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

· Author Profiles

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm | 110 Moon Library | Event Website
ScopusID, ResearcherID, ScholarID, ResearchGateID, ORCID… There are many ID systems to help researchers identify what work is attributed to them. In this session we will learn about the most popular ID systems, how to find your numbers, and also explore how ... Read More
Sponsor: Moon Library | Contact: Jessica Clemons, 3154706724

Saturday, March 14, 2015

· Hockey Game - Ranger School vs RS Alumni

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Tennity Pavilion 511 Skytop Rd, Syracuse
Annual hockey game between current Ranger School students and Ranger School Alumni. If you are interested in playing, contact Greg Vaverchak.
Contact: Greg Vaverchak, 315-848-2566


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