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  • Saturday, May 07, 2011

    SPARE Advanced Photovoltaic Installer Course
    Online combined with in-person:room 216/220 Coyne Hall, Onondaga Community College, 4585 W. Seneca T. NEW! This course will use a combination of online learning for day one and with an in-person class for one day. Your online experience begins on May 9 - June 7, 2011. One class meeting on June 8, 2011. Students will receive a link to Blackboard by email with assistance to log on and learn the material over a four week period of time prior to the in-person class with homework and feedback from Dr. Gay Canough.
    Sponsor: SUNY ESF | Contact: ESF Outreach, 315-470-6817

  • Friday, May 20, 2011

    Green Infrastructure Training Program Graduation
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm. St. Lucy's Auditorium, Gifford Street, Syracuse. Eight students from the Near Westside Community will be graduating from the Green Infrastructure Training program called "GreenTrain Landscaping and Urban Ecology Program". These trainees have completed a 10-week training program that covered topics of sustainable landscaping, stormwater management, green infrastructure design, build and maintenance, and an industry internship. The purpose of the Green Infrastructure Initiative is to support the emergence of green infrastructure throughout Syracuse and Central New York by equipping various audiences with the knowledge and skills necessary for green infrastructure design, implementation, monitoring, and maintenance; and by educating them on local funding opportunities and current barriers to widespread acceptance of green infrastructure. Specifically, the Green Train Landscaping and Urban Ecology (GLUE) workforce training program seeks to directly prepare a cohort of Syracuse citizens with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for employment in the emerging field of green infrastructure. We are partnering with regional organizations to train un/underemployed local residents in an emerging "green" industry sector while also supporting innovative stormwater management in the Syracuse area. The training includes the development and implementation of various green infrastructure projects such as rain gardens, permeable pavers, and urban forests. These projects provide hands-on experience and skill development, while also improving and beautifying the community's infrastructure. The projects will be monitored by engineering faculty and students to investigate the effectiveness of using these practices as a practical method for stormwater management. This program is in partnership with the Northside Urban Partnership, the Near West Side Initiative, with funding from the US Forest Service and CNY Works.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF Outreach | Contact: Virginia Williams, 315-470-6818

  • Monday, May 23, 2011

    Summer Session I Courses Begin
    12:00 am - 11:59 pm. Various.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Katherina Searing, 470-6817

    Summer Combined Session Courses Begin
    12:00 am - 11:59 pm. Various.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Katherina Searing, 470-6817

  • Friday, June 03, 2011

    Central New York Biotechnology Symposium
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm. Syracuse, NY. The 2011 Central New York Biotechnology Symposium will bring together the region's most promising and innovative biotechnology companies involved in biofuels, biopharmaceuticals, human diagnostics and agricultural biotechnology. The symposium will build bridges between small and large biotechnology companies and academic researchers across several biotech disciplines, helping create the necessary critical mass for a vibrant Central New York biotechnology cluster.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: V. Williams, 315470-6818

  • Saturday, June 18, 2011

    Working Forests Working for You
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center in Newcomb, NY. Join Roger Dziengeleski of Finch Paper, and President of the NYS Chapter of the Society of American Foresters, for a presentation and discussion about working forests in the Adks and NYS. Presentation begins at 10, field trip follows ~11AM. Working Forests Working for You Series: This series brings professionals from silviculture, private forest management, state forest management, lumber and paper mills, and forest products industry trade and advocacy groups to discuss the process of growing, managing and using forests in the 21st century. Each lecture will be approximately one hour, with time for questions and discussion. Most lectures will include an optional field trip. Over the course of this lecture series field trips will include visits to diverse types and ages of forest stands, silvicultural and forestry research and demonstration sites, and active forest harvesting sites. Bring your lunch and enjoy our picnic area, or visit the Northwoods diner in Newcomb before the program.
    Sponsor: International Paper and SUNY-ESF's NFI | Contact: Paul B. Hai, 518.582.2000

  • Monday, June 20, 2011

    Summer Session II Registration Target Date
    12:00 am. Register for Summer Session II courses by the end of the day, June 20, to be sure that your registration counts toward course structuring and viability. YOU CAN STILL REGISTER FOR SUMMER SESSION II COURSES AFTER JUNE 20, but certain important decisions about Summer Session II course offerings and scheduling may affect your options if you register later. If you have questions, contact the ESF Outreach office, outreach@esf.edu, 470-6817.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Katherina Searing, 470-6888

  • Friday, June 24, 2011

    ITC Graduation
    ESF Quad. ESf will host high school graduation for the SCSD Institute of Technology.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach / SCSD | Contact: Rick Beal, 470-4867

  • Monday, June 27, 2011

    Summer Session II Final Week of Registration Begins
    12:00 am. Registration for Summer Session II courses concludes in 1 week! Classes begin July 5. Some course offerings and scheduling may have been modified since the June 20 registration target, so make sure to review the course offerings on Summer Session website for the most current information -- www.esf.edu/outreach/summer. If you have questions, contact the ESF Outreach office, outreach@esf.edu, 470-6817.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Katherina Searing, 470-6888

  • Monday, June 27, 2011 - Friday, July 01, 2011

    Teaching with Spatial Technology Workshop (TwiST)
    Cayuga Community College in Auburn. Spend time this summer learning how to explore the world and your local community using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), global positioning system (GPS) and remote sensing at the Teaching with Spatial Technology Workshop (TwiST). In its 9th summer, TwiST 2010 will take place from June 28 – July 2, 2010 at Cayuga Community College in Auburn, NY. During this 4-day workshop, K-12 and college educators will learn how to use Google Earth, ArcGIS, GPS and other geospatial technologies and integrate them into their teaching environments. Using these tools during the workshop, participants will apply their skills to map features important to the conservation of a local watershed.
    Sponsor: Institute for the Application of Geospatial Technology | Contact: Amy Work , 315.283.9413

  • Tuesday, July 05, 2011

    Summer Session II Courses Begin
    12:00 am - 11:59 pm. Various.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Katherina Searing, 470-6817

  • Wednesday, July 06, 2011

    International Visitor Leadership Program: Climate Change and Energy
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. ESF Board Room (Rm 229), Bray Hall. Research exchange with a delegation of scientists and policymakers from China on the topic of "Climate Change and Energy". Part of a three-week visit organized by the US Department of State.
    Sponsor: Dept. of Environmental Studies | Contact: David Sonnenfeld, 470-4931

  • Saturday, July 09, 2011

    Natural History of Fly Fishing
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center in Newcomb, NY. David Eichorn is a well known meterologist from Central NY. He also happens to be a passionate fly-fisherman (and doctoral candidate at ESF). Join Dave for an informative presenation on how weather impacts fishing, followed by fishing on HWF and local sites lead by Dave and Adk Fishing Guide Rck Kovacs of Packbasket Adventures The Natural History of Fly Fishing Series: This series of fly-fishing programs will combine natural history and cultural content with fly-fishing tips and fishing excursions at the AIC and on HWF. The program will be fee-based for participants ($25-$15/person) and for beginner classes gear will be provided. Bring your lunch and enjoy our picnic area, or visit the Northwoods diner in Newcomb before the program.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF's NFI and the Adirondack Park Institute | Contact: Paul B. Hai, 518.582.2000

  • Monday, July 25, 2011

    Introduction to Green Entrepreneurship
    ESF Campus TBD. Introduction to Green Entrepreneurship is a three-credit course taught by Mr. Gary Lim, an experienced entrepreneur and the Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Professor at ESF, along with an outstanding team of instructors and speakers. Introduction to Green Entrepreneurship reflects ESF's long standing commitment to sustainability and the commitment we share with business, education, public and nonprofit organizations to engage you in learning experiences that help you improve your world. This course also reflects Central New York's leadership in renewable energy research and education.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Rick Beal, 470-4867

  • Monday, August 01, 2011

    Adv Training in Alternative Energy for Teachers
    ESF Campus 408 Baker. The Advanced Training Workshop in Alternative Energy at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is designed to promote the understanding and use of alternative energy technologies as they pertain to both the classroom and outside world. The workshop is open to high school science teachers, pre-service science teachers, and other community educators in New York State. The goal of the workshop is to provide a background in PV, wind, and other alternative energies for use in classroom education.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Rick Beal, 470-4867

  • Thursday, August 11, 2011

    Huntington Lecture Series: Fishing Brook, Mercury and the Food Web with Karen Murray
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. SUNY-ESF's Adirondack Interpretive Center. | Contact: Rebecca Oyer, 518.582.2000

  • Wednesday, August 24, 2011

    Graduate Assistant Colloquium
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Moon Library.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Ann Guzman, 315-470-4940

  • Tuesday, August 30, 2011

    Bioprocessing Certificate Program begins
    5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. ESF Campus. This graduate-level program, created in 2004, is a State University of New York (SUNY) and New York State Education Department approved certificate, in partnership with the Central New York Biotechnology Research Center (CNY BRC). The Bioprocessing Certificate is designed around a focused, advanced, and practical education in the knowledge and skills of bioprocessing, along with consideration and commitment to a support structure for program participants. The program runs through the end of June.
    Sponsor: Department of Paper & Bioprocessing Engineering and ESF Outreach | Contact: Emily Gillis, 470-6817

  • Monday, September 12, 2011

    RESCHEDULED: SPARE Basic Photovoltaic Installer Course
    Syracuse Center of Excellence, 727 East Washington Street, Syracuse, NY 13210. RESCHEDULED: Check website for 2012 dates.
    Sponsor: SUNY ESF | Contact: ESF Outreach, 315-470-6817

  • Friday, September 30, 2011

    Adirondacks 3.0--A Community Conversation
    7:30 pm - 12:00 am. Adirondack Interpretive Center in Newcomb, NY. After an October 2011 article in Adirondack Life magazine titled "The Other Endangered Species" sparked debate, discussion, blog posts and conversation, Adirondack Life has decided to continue the conversation in a public forum. Interested in the future of the Adirondack Park? Have great ideas you want to share? Come down to the Adirondack Interpretive Center and join in on the conversation with panelists Brian Mann, John Warren, Lani Ulrich, Paul Hai and Brad Dake. Members of the public welcome!
    Sponsor: Adirondack Life and Northern Forest Institute | Contact: Rebecca Oyer, 518.582.2000

  • Tuesday, October 04, 2011

    SPARE Advanced Photovoltaic Installer Course Begins
    Syracuse, NY location to be determined. Postponed from September 4th date! Class is now a 2 day onsite course with no online component. Our Advanced Photovoltaic course is geared toward PV installers and engineers who have experience with photovoltaic systems and offers participants an overview of commercial PV systems. The course emphasizes orienteering, wind and weight loading and permitting. Advanced SPARE Prerequisites Participants should have taken the Basic SPARE course or have similar knowledge of PV basics. Students should have access via computer to the internet. Homework assignments require basic calculations and basic knowledge of algebra and trigonometry. Participants should have a calculator and the skills to operate it.
    Sponsor: SUNY ESF Office of Outreach | Contact: Maura Harling Stefl, 315-470-6889

  • Tuesday, October 11, 2011

    Fundamentals of Engineering review classes begin
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. C & S Companies, 499 Col. Eileen Collins Blvd., Syracuse, NY 13212. Fundamentals of Engineering review classes begin. Fee for course is $425.00. Visit website for schedule and to register.
    Sponsor: SUNY- ESF | Contact: Terry Sakowski, 315-470-6891

    FE/PE Review Classes for Engineers
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Classes held at C&S Companies and ARCADIS on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm-8pm. The Fundamentals of Engineering and Principles of Engineering review classes will begin on October 11, 2011 and continue until March 12, 2012. The FE review classes will be held on Tuesdays from 6pm to 8pm at C&S Companies. The PE review classes will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm at ARCADIS. Both sites are centrally located and parking is free. Disciplines covered: civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering The registration fee is $425.00. Paid registrants have access to all opposite sessions at no additional charge. (i.e., PE paid registrants may attend FE classes and vice versa),
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF Office of Outreach | Contact: Terry Sakowski, 315-470-6891

  • Wednesday, October 12, 2011

    Principles of Engineering Part B Civil & Environmental Engineering Review Classes Begin
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. ARCADIS, 6723 Towpath Rd., Syracuse, NY 13214 . Principles of Engineering Part B review classes for Civil Engineering and/or Environmental Engineering begin. Fee for course is $425.00. See website for class schedule and to register.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF | Contact: Terry Sakowski, 315-470-6891

  • Friday, October 21, 2011

    Creating a Sustainable Campus Workshops
    8:45 am - 3:00 pm. 408 Baker. ESF and ESF Outreach are pleased to host "Create a Sustainable Campus", a workshop offered by Kean University in collaboration with the New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability (NJHEPS). Speakers and include representatives from Carbon-Key, USGBC, HospitalityGreen, NYSERDA, SUNY-ESF, and ISOS Group. Topics include LEED rating, This workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. To view the complete agenda and to register, visit http://ku2.eventbrite.com/.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Emily Gillis, 315-470-4882

  • Wednesday, November 02, 2011

    e200 Emerging Leaders Initiative Graduation
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Marshall Auditorium / Alumni Lounge (Nifkin). ESF is proud to co-sponsor and host the graduation of Syracuse small business leaders from the e200 Emerging Leaders Initiative, a U.S. Small Business Adminstration supported training initiative to accelerate growth of high potential small businesses.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Barbara Newman, x6817

  • Wednesday, November 16, 2011

    Growing Green Infrastructure in New York
    8:00 am - 4:30 am. SU Sheraton, Syracuse, NY. Keynote: Charlie Miller, P.E. Founder, Principal, and President, Roofmeadow • Presentations by experts on the future of green infrastructure in our state and region, • Panel discussions on strategically advancing green infrastructure, • Discussions on barriers and opportunities, • Green infrastructure applications and tools, • Design, construction, monitoring and maintenance. Professional Development Trainings Project site tours Save the Rain Reception Concurrent Technical Sessions Professional Panel Discussions More info at: http://efc.syracusecoe.org
    Sponsor: ESF, Mother Plants, NSE, EPA, SU Environmental Finance Center, Save the Rain | Contact: Khris Dodson, 315-443-8818

  • Wednesday, December 07, 2011

    Exploring ESF's Hydropower Potential
    3:00 pm - 4:30 am. 148 Baker. ENS 797 Seminar presentation and poster session exploring the hydropower potential of ESF's forest properties.
    Sponsor: ENS 797 Seminar | Contact: Dr. Klaus Doelle, 315-470-6531

  • Saturday, December 10, 2011

    Full Moon Ski and Snowshoe Chili Party!
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center in Newcomb, NY. For the first time ever, the AIC opens its trails for night skiing/snowshoeing. Bring the whole family down for a chili dinner at 6, moonlit skiing/snowshoeing on our 3.6 miles of trails at 7, followed by fireside hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows at 8! Luna-tic parties will be held on the Saturday closest to the full moon in January, February and March. $5/person. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Snowshoe rental available. Call or email to register. | Contact: Rebecca Oyer, 518.582.2000

  • Saturday, December 17, 2011

    Tracks and Traces: Wildlife Tracking for Kids
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center in Newcomb, NY. Kids of all ages are invited to don snowshoes and hit the trails on a guided hike to search for animal tracks, scat, dens and other signs of Adirondack wildlife! Followed by a fireside chat with toasted marshmallows. Please dress appropriately for the weather! Call or email to register. | Contact: Rebecca Oyer, 518.582.2000

  • Tuesday, January 03, 2012

    Northern Lights: The Adirondacks in Mind
    Huntington Lodge on the Huntington Wildlife Forest, Newcomb, NY. In 1899 167-acres in Keene, NY became the site of the Glenmore School of Cultural Science where visiting scholars and radicals gathered in a retreat-like atmosphere deep in the Adirondacks. On the first Tuesday evening of each month we will recreate some of the discussions that defined the Glenmore experience. The School's founder, philosopher Thomas Davidson, invited some of the most progressive thinkers of his time to participate in what he called an educational experiment in the whole person in intellect, affections and will. Fireside at Huntington Lodge we will consider why Davidson selected a remote Adirondack mountain landscape to establish a philosophical academy. We'll attend philosopher William James' final Glenmore lecture by reading aloud and discussing sections from his Essays in Radical Empiricism. We'll consider what philosopher Josiah Royce's writings on community owe to campfire conversations during summers at Glenmore and we'll listen for Adirondack echoes in John Dewey's writing from his time spent at the Academy, and at his nearby cabin on Gulf Brook. We'll think about how the work of philosopher and co-founder of the Society for Ethical Culture, Felix Adler draws inspiration from his Adirondack experience and consider how philosopher Stephen F. Weston's ethical writings might have been formed during Adirondack summers in scholarly community at Glenmore. $5 fee will cover snacks! This series is underwritten by the Walbridge Fund. Advance registration is required; contact Marianne Patinelli-Dubay at mpatinelli@esf.edu Marianne Patinelli-Dubay is an environmental philosopher at SUNY ESF's Northern Forest Institute.
    Sponsor: Walbridge Fund | Contact: Marianne Patinelli-Dubay

  • Thursday, January 05, 2012

    Principles of Engineering Part B Electrical Engineering Review Classes Begin
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. ARCADIS, 6723 Towpath Rd., Syracuse, NY 13214. Principles of Engineering Part B Electrical Engineering review classes begin. Fee for course is $425.00. Visit website for schedule and to register.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF | Contact: Terry Sakowski, 315-470-6891

  • Monday, January 09, 2012

    Kiln Drying Workshop
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm. SUNY-ESF, Baker Lab.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach in cooperation with the New England Kiln Drying Association | Contact: Terry Sakowski, 315-470-6891

  • Saturday, January 21, 2012

    The Leopold Legacy
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center in Newcomb, NY. Join us for a day of activities revolving around Aldo Leopold, significant contributor to the modern conservation movement. Attend one or all of the day's activities: a hands-on workshop building the iconic Leopold bench, a coffee-house reading of select passages from "A Sand County Almanac", a showing of the full-length documentary "Green Fire", followed by an open and engaged conversation examining Leopold's life and the diverse ways in which his legacy has been shaped, and perhaps mis-shaped by society. Call or email to register. | Contact: Rebecca Oyer, 518.582.2000

  • Friday, February 10, 2012

    ESF Board of Trustees Meeting
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm. 408 Baker. | Contact: Nancy Otts, 470-6622

  • Monday, February 13, 2012

    Banff Mountain Film Festival Screening
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Shemin Auditorium in Shaffer Hall at Syracuse University. See a selection of this year's best outdoor adventure films! Doors open at 7:00 PM, show at 7:30 PM. $10 general admission from Schine Box Office (315-443-4517). $7 for current SUOC members, available at the E-Room. See directions at suoc.syr.edu.
    Sponsor: Syracuse University Outing Club, SU Recreation Services | Contact: Robyn Oakes, 828-396-0555

  • Thursday, February 23, 2012

    SURE Seminar: Heating Options
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. National Grid Auditorium. ESF and SU faculty, staff, and local company representatives will help you understand the most discussed renewable energies, their benefits and drawbacks, and the associated technologies. Join business people, researchers, and experts in renewable energy resources and green management practices as they present the evidence and exchange ideas about the critical topics you have read and heard about. The Sustainable Use of Renewable Energy (SURE) program is offered by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) as a collaborative effort of the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership (SEP), a partnership of SUNY-ESF, the Whitman School of Management and L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University, and the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Emily Gillis, 315470-4882

  • Saturday, March 03, 2012

    Northern New York Audubon Birding Field Trip
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center, Newcomb, NY. Depending on the snow cover, we will snowshoe or hike out to the R. W. Sage Jr. Memorial Trail. The Sage Trail is a loop trail that crosses the Rich Lake Outlet. The trail leads along the lakeshore, and through river, forest, and wetland ecosystems. We'll enjoy an easy walk along Belden Pond through a mixed wood forest that often harbors woodpeckers and creepers. We'll keep an ear and eye out for the white-winged crossbills that have been seen in the softwoods around the AIC building. Plan on 2-2.5 hours of easy snowshoeing. Bring: Appropriate layers of apparel and water
    Sponsor: Northern New York Audubon | Contact: Charlotte Demers, 518.582.2000

  • Wednesday, March 07, 2012

    SURE Seminar: Electricity Options
    5:00 pm - 6:30 am. National Grid Auditorium. ESF and SU faculty, staff, and local company representatives will help you understand the most discussed renewable energies, their benefits and drawbacks, and the associated technologies. Join business people, researchers, and experts in renewable energy resources and green management practices as they present the evidence and exchange ideas about the critical topics you have read and heard about. The Sustainable Use of Renewable Energy (SURE) program is offered by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) as a collaborative effort of the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership (SEP), a partnership of SUNY-ESF, the Whitman School of Management and L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University, and the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Emily Gillis, 315470-4882

  • Saturday, March 10, 2012

    The Nature of Fly Fishing: Rod Building Workshop
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center, Newcomb, NY. Join Rick Kovacs, Adirondack Fly Fishing Guide, for a 3-part series on rod building and fly tying. Experience the joys of building your own Fly-Rod. Work with Rick to select a rod kit that suits your needs and learn the simple techniques to build it. Participants will choose and order a Fly-Rod kit with Rick's assistance on February 25 and build it on March 10. Estimated cost per kit: $80-$90 depending on weight and length of rod. Rod value when completed: $150-$200! Saturday, March 10, 9am-3pm—Rod Building Workshop Meet back with Rick to build your own Fly-Rod and take it home the same day! Saturday, April 28, 9am-3pm—Introduction to Fly Tying Workshop Get ready for the season! Rick leads you through an introduction to Fly Tying and basic techniques to build your own ties! $45 will cover your very own fly tying tool kit to take home. Advanced registration is mandatory and participation will be on a first-paid, first-reserved basis. There is a registration fee of $25 per person for each session, $15 for API members. Bring your lunch to each workshop! Call or email to register. | Contact: Rebecca Oyer, 518.582.2000

    Full Moon Ski and Snowshoe Party!
    6:00 pm - 12:00 am. Adirondack Interpretive Center, Newcomb, NY. The AIC has opened its trails for night skiing/snowshoeing. Bring the whole family down for a hearty chili dinner at 6, moonlit skiing/snowshoeing on our 3.6 miles of trails at 7, followed by fireside hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows at 8! Program will run snow or no snow! $5/person. Snowshoes available. Call or email to register. | Contact: Rebecca Oyer, 518.582.2000

  • Monday, March 12, 2012

    Basic SPARE: Solar Power As Renewable Energy Installation & Maintenance Training
    Centennial Hall, Multi-purpose Room, 142 Oakland Street, SUNY ESF, Syracuse, NY 13210. Our 4-day Basic Photovoltaic Installer Course is a board-recognized training program through North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). In this course students will learn the basics of how to site, design and install photovoltaic (PV) systems. The course includes sizing systems for both grid-connected and off-grid PV systems. Also, the solar resource and the problems associated with shading, orientation and tilt will be reviewed. Basic sizing and system design in relation to electrical load will be discussed. Safety practices for installers and the study of the electrical code for PV systems will be covered in some detail. Students will learn about various mounting systems for PV arrays and how they affect roofs. As part of the class, students will build a working PV system.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF Office of Outreach | Contact: Maura Harling Stefl, 315-470-6889

  • Thursday, March 22, 2012

    SURE Seminar: Existing Buildings & Conservation
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. National Grid Auditorium. ESF and SU faculty, staff, and local company representatives will help you understand the most discussed renewable energies, their benefits and drawbacks, and the associated technologies. Join business people, researchers, and experts in renewable energy resources and green management practices as they present the evidence and exchange ideas about the critical topics you have read and heard about. The Sustainable Use of Renewable Energy (SURE) program is offered by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) as a collaborative effort of the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership (SEP), a partnership of SUNY-ESF, the Whitman School of Management and L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University, and the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Emily Gillis, 315470-4882

  • Saturday, March 24, 2012

    Spring Seed Exchange
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center, Newcomb, NY. Master Gardener Lorraine Miga hosts a Spring Seed Exchange at the AIC. Have too many carrot seeds but not enough beans or peas? Want to try something new? Come join interested gardeners and share gardening tips, ideas and seeds for this coming season. Include some information on your seeds: height, special needs or any noteworthy facts. | Contact: Rebecca Oyer, 518.582.2000

  • Thursday, March 29, 2012

    New York State Green Building Conference: 10th Annual
    Oncenter, 800 South State St., Syracuse, NY 13202. The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry partners with the U.S. Green Building Council New York Upstate Chapter to host the 10th Annual New York State Green Building Conference Syracuse, NY. This conference will provide focused presentations and discussions on green building science, research, operation and maintenance, as well as opportunities to network and interact with green building experts, professionals, and researchers.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF and US Green Building Council NY Upstate Chapter | Contact: Emily Gillis, 315-470-4882

  • Saturday, March 31, 2012

    Project Food, Land, & People workshop
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Illick 12. ESF will host a FREE Project Food, Land & People (FLP) workshop for students, faculty, staff, and friends from the community on Saturday, March 31. FLP is a curriculum resource that helps students and communities better understand relationships among agriculture, the environment, and people of the world. It consists of 55 hands-on lessons (20 available in Spanish) for Pre-K to 12th grade students, developed and tested by more than a thousand educators and aligned to NYS Learning Standards. Topics range from environmental science and stewardship to human populations and land use issues. For more information or to register, e-mail your name, affiliation, phone number, and e-mail address to Dr. Beth Folta at efolta@esf.edu.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF | Contact: ESF Outreach, 315-470-6817

    An Ecology of Mind. Film by Nora Bateson and Panel Discussion
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Catherine Cummins Theater, Cazenovia College. An Ecology of Mind is a film about famed biologist Gregory Bateson, whose holistic approach to life, evolution, anthropology, and psychology stood for years as an alternative to the reductionist philosophy that prevailed over much of biology during the 20th century. As we now bump against the limits of this approach, Gregory Bateson's ideas are taking on a new importance. An Ecology of Mind is produced by Nora Bateson, Gregory Batesons' daughter. Nora Bateson will present her film and join a diverse panel of scholars for a panel discussion to follow. The panel will include Nora Bateson; Dr David Keith, Professor of Psychiatry, Upstate Medical Univeristy (UMU); Dr Rebecca King, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, UMU; Dr David Salomon, Lecturer in Architecture and Design, Cornell University, and Dr Scott Turner, Professor of Biology, SUNY-ESF. The film and panel discussion will be on Saturday, 31 March 2012, 1-4PM, at the Catherine Cummins Theater at Cazenovia College,16 Lincklaen Street, Cazenovia 13053. RSVP to Rebecca King, Kingrl@upstate.edu. Transportation for SUNY-ESF students will be available, courtesy of the Office of Student Life. Contact Dr Turner for details (jsturner@syr.edu)
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF, SUNY Upstate Psychiatry, Cazenovia College | Contact: Scott Turner, 3154706806

  • Sunday, April 01, 2012

    Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium
    12:00 pm - 12:00 pm. The Otesaga Resort Hotel, Cooperstown, NY.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Terry Sakowski, 315-470-6891

  • Wednesday, April 04, 2012

    SURE Seminar: Available Incentives and Wrap Up
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. Milton Room, Whitman School of Management. ESF and SU faculty, staff, and local company representatives will help you understand the most discussed renewable energies, their benefits and drawbacks, and the associated technologies. Join business people, researchers, and experts in renewable energy resources and green management practices as they present the evidence and exchange ideas about the critical topics you have read and heard about. The Sustainable Use of Renewable Energy (SURE) program is offered by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) as a collaborative effort of the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership (SEP), a partnership of SUNY-ESF, the Whitman School of Management and L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University, and the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Emily Gillis, 315470-4882

  • Saturday, April 07, 2012

    Northern New York Audubon Birding Field Trip
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center, Newcomb, NY. Huntington Wildlife Forest Birding Field Trip--We'll start by seeing what visitors the AIC bird feeders have before we start our beautiful 4 mile walk in the privately owned Huntington Wildlife Forest. We will be walking along a level dirt road that parallels a lovely marsh at the west end of Rich Lake. The walk continues to a small pond and includes both conifer and hardwood habitats. Plan on two to three hours of easy walking. Bring: Appropriate layers of apparel and water
    Sponsor: Northern New York Audubon | Contact: Charlotte Demers, 518.582.2000

    Northern New York Audubon Birding Field Trip
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center, Newcomb, NY. Roosevelt Truck Trail Birding Field Trip--After meeting at the AIC and checking out the great feeder birds, we will head east on Route 28N to the Roosevelt truck trail. This is a lovely grass and moss covered road that connects Blue Ridge Road and 28N. The trail has some brook crossings, passes through a spruce plantation, white pine forest and some young hardwoods as it goes up and down between ridges. Boreal species have been seen in the conifer sites along the trail. The trail is hilly but easy and may be damp so appropriate footwear is recommended. Plan on 2-3 hours of easy to moderate hiking. Bring: Appropriate layers of apparel, sturdy footwear, water and insect repellent.
    Sponsor: Northern New York Audubon | Contact: Charlotte Demers, 518.582.2000

  • Tuesday, April 10, 2012

    Mushroom Hunt with Susan Hopkins
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center, Newcomb, NY. Learn how mushrooms grow, why and where we find them and best practices for mushroom collection, then head out with Susan for a mushroom hunt! Bring a lunch! Program runs rain or shine so please come prepared for the weather. | Contact: Rebecca Oyer, 518.582.2000

  • Sunday, April 15, 2012

    Event image.Hike for Honduras Part II for Peru
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Amberations 2345 Amber Road, Marietta, NY 13110. Come join us in beautiful Amberations for our Earth Week Hike for Honduras Part II for Peru. The event will take place at the park, Amberations in Marietta, NY. Transportation and LUNCH (meat and veggies for everyone!) will be provided. We ask hike participants to help us fundraise in our effort to provide potable water to a rural, mountain village of 300 residents in Buena Vista, Honduras and starting projects involving water filters in rural Peru. All donations are greatly appreciated, for more information on our projects or donations visit our website. Transportation for ESF student will be provided. Please meet behind Lawrinson at 10:45am for a ride.
    Sponsor: Hike for Honduras website | Contact: Ana Flores, 8454176141

  • Wednesday, April 18, 2012

    Event image.Recycled crafts with young children at the Wilson Park Community Center
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. 117 South McBride St between Jackson and East Taylor St Syracuse, NY. Come and join us to help young children from neighboring Syracuse community schools make crafts out of recycled materials. We will be traveling to the Wilson Park Community Center at 4:00 pm and giving a brief lesson about recycling, and how to make the crafts. Transportation will be provided,leaving from the parking lot behind Baker Laboratory at 3:30pm. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND, sign-up HERE.
    Sponsor: Earth Week Off-Campus Service Committee | Contact: Meghan Brooks, 914-960-7813

  • Saturday, April 28, 2012

    The Nature of Fly Fishing—Fly Tying Workshop
    Adirondack Interpretive Center, Newcomb, NY. Get ready for the season! Adirondack Fly Fishing Guide, Rick Kovacs, leads you through an introduction to Fly Tying and basic techniques to build your own ties! $45 will cover your very own fly tying tool kit to take home. Advanced registration is mandatory and participation will be on a first-paid, first-reserved basis. There is a registration fee of $25 per person, $15 for API members. Bring your lunch! Call or email to register. | Contact: Rebecca Oyer, 518.582.2000

  • Saturday, May 05, 2012

    Full Moon Mud Walk and Chili Party
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center, Newcomb, NY. Spring is here and the Adirondack critters know it! Join us at 6 for a chili dinner, followed by a walk through our trails as we search for vernal pools and signs of breeding amphibians! $5 a person. Call or email to register. | Contact: Rebecca Oyer, 518.582.2000

  • Tuesday, May 08, 2012

    Mark McGlynn's Capstone Presentation
    9:00 am - 10:00 am. 105 Marshall Hall. M.P.S. Candidate, Phillippe Vidon, Major Professor, Water & Wetland Resources Studies area-of-study. "Solute Dynamics in an Urbanizing Stream: Gwynns Falls Watershed"
    Sponsor: Graduate Program in Environmenal Science | Contact: Patti Gibeault, X-6528

  • Thursday, May 10, 2012

    Intro to Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm. 434 Baker Lab. This workshop will be a one day short course (non-credit) covering basic GPS theory and applications, from field work to mapping, using mapping grade GPS equipment (Trimble GeoXH) and Pathfinder Office software. The course is designed as a practical introduction to the use of the Global Positioning System to determine the mapping positions of points of interest. Participants are welcome to bring personal GPS units. | Contact: Paul Szemkow, 470-6635

  • Saturday, May 12, 2012

    Help Mother Earth this Mother’s Day Weekend
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center, Newcomb, NY. Join us for a day of service and education! Help us plant trees on the banks of the Hudson River at the former mine site in Tahawus and learn more about the significance of this magnificent river and its tributaries. This is a limited space event and will fill up fast—registration required by May 4! Call or email to register. | Contact: Rebecca Oyer, 518.582.2000

  • Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    NYS Geographic Information Systems Conference
    12:00 am - 12:00 am. The Oncenter.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF and the NYS GIS Association | Contact: Emily Gillis, 315-470-6817

  • Thursday, May 17, 2012

    SUNY Faculty Senate/Research Foundation for SUNY Sustainability Research Workshop
    Nifkin Lounge. The purpose of this workshop is to maximize the potential for collaborative sustainability-related research and bring together SUNY faculty who are interested in preparing grants and obtaining funding for interdisciplinary sustainability research. Ideally, the outcome of this workshop will be to create at least one sustainability research network and several NSF-type sustainability science research proposals.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Emily Gillis, 315470-4882

  • Saturday, May 19, 2012

    What’s Up in the May Night Sky with Bob Fisher
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center, Newcomb, NY. Families are invited to join amateur astronomer Bob Fisher as he shares the wonders of the Adirondack night sky in spring. The program will start with a quick overview and some activities inside, followed by a guided look at the celestial objects in our spring sky! Dress for the weather! Call or email to register. | Contact: Rebecca Oyer, 518.582.2000

  • Monday, May 21, 2012

    Biotechnology Symposium: Open for Business!
    The Oncenter, Syracuse, NY. This symposium fosters the exchange of ideas among industry representatives and scientists, academics and students, and other professionals in the biotechnology industry; and works to develop synergies and relationships to advance the field. The event will include topics related to bioenergy, bioremediation, agricultural biotechnology, steps to success for small businesses, drug discovery, and biopharmaceuticals. Be sure to save the date, and for more information, visit: www.esf.edu/outreach/pd/2012/biotechnology/ | Contact: ESF Outreach, 315-470-6817

    Summer Session I begins
    Four summer terms include online, classroom, and field-based courses for ESF students, visiting college/university students, rising high school seniors, K-12 educators, professionals and lifelong learners.

  • Monday, May 21, 2012 - Thursday, May 24, 2012

    Basic SPARE: Solar Power As Renewable Energy Installation & Maintenance Training
    Room 110 Moon Library, SUNY-ESF Campus. Our 4-day Basic Photovoltaic Installer Course is a board-recognized training program through North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). In this course students will learn the basics of how to site, design and install photovoltaic (PV) systems. The course includes sizing systems for both grid-connected and off-grid PV systems. Also, the solar resource and the problems associated with shading, orientation and tilt will be reviewed. Basic sizing and system design in relation to electrical load will be discussed. Safety practices for installers and the study of the electrical code for PV systems will be covered in some detail. Students will learn about various mounting systems for PV arrays and how they affect roofs. As part of the class, students will build a working PV system.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF Office of Outreach | Contact: Maura Harling Stefl, 315-470-6889

  • Saturday, May 26, 2012

    1st Annual Loons and Logs Day to Celebrate our One-Year Anniversary!
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center, Newcomb, NY. This event will include hands-on programs about loons, logging, and log driving in the Adirondacks, an exploration of human and natural history tied to the lakes and stream of Huntington Wildlife Forest. The day-long event will conclude with a Loon Race fundraising event for the whole family. Winner will receive cash prize! Interested in sponsoring a loon? Visit our website: http://www.esf.edu/forms/aec/loons.asp! | Contact: Rebecca Oyer, 518.582.2000

  • Tuesday, May 29, 2012

    Likelihood and Bayesian Approaches to Data Analysis Workshop
    408 Baker. This 4.5 day workshop provides an introduction to the use of statistical models as a tool to understand and predict ecological processes. Participants will learn quantitative tools used to link models to data, how to compare alternative models, and the utility of different modeling approaches through a combination of presentations, discussions, and practical exercises. The workshop covers basic probability theory, maximum likelihood methods, and Information Criteria with an emphasis on hierarchical Bayesian analysis and Monte Carlo Markov Chain. Most examples will be from population ecology, and participants will walk away with a suite of useful R and WinBUGS code and skills that they can adapt to their own ecological analyses. Bring your own data for some focused feedback and coding help during the workshop.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Katherina B. Searning, 315470-6888

  • Thursday, June 07, 2012

    12th Annual American Ecological Engineering Society Meeting
    SUNY-ESF. SUNY-ESF is hosting the 12th annual American Ecological Engineering Society meeting June 7-9, 2012 on campus. The AEES promotes the developmemnt of sustainable ecosystems that integrate human society with its natural environment for the benefit of both by fostering education and outreach, extending professional development and associations, raising public awareness, and encouraging original research. Abstracts for oral presentations can be submitted for review.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF Office of Outreach, Department of Environmental Resources Engineering and AEES | Contact: Emily L. Gillis, 315-470-6817

  • Saturday, June 09, 2012

    Introduction to fly fishing with Rick Kovacs
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center, Newcomb, NY. Adirondack Fly Fishing Guide Rick Kovacs introduces fly fishing and the history of the sport in the Adirondacks. Learn about proper gear, tying knots and casting techniques! Rick will have basic gear and fly rod outfits for sale. $25 registration fee. Call or email to register. Bring a lunch! | Contact: Kristin, 518.582.2000

  • Saturday, June 16, 2012

    Mushrooms: Unique Natural Dyers--Mushroom Dyeing Demonstration
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center, Newcomb, NY. Mushroom expert, Susan Hopkins, will introduce us to various species of wild mushrooms in a rainbow of colors! Using a combination of dried mushrooms, handmade items, digital slides, books and handouts, she will show the variety and share the excitement she has found in using mushrooms for color! Interested participants will be able to try their hand at mushroom dyeing for themselves in a limited-space workshop on June 30! | Contact: Rebecca Oyer, 518.582.2000

  • Saturday, June 23, 2012

    Guided Nature Walk with Peter O’Shea
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center, Newcomb, NY. Favorite guest naturalist Peter O'Shea joins us for a guided nature walk searching for blooming woodland wildflowers, nesting birds and other signs of summer along the Rich Lake Trail. | Contact: Kristin, 518.582.2000

  • Saturday, June 30, 2012

    Using Mushrooms as Natural Dyes Workshop
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center, Newcomb, NY. Susan Hopkins presents an intimate workshop on dyeing with mushrooms. Using four or five different species of mushrooms, participants will learn to identify the mushrooms and the dyeing process and dye samples of wool to take home. Although mushroom identification is not a simple task, there are three major groups of wild mushrooms (plus several oddball varieties) that can be recognized for their use as natural dyers. Knowing where and when to look for the best mushrooms helps narrow the field for the beginner as well as the experienced hunter. $30.00/person. Only 8 spots available. Please register by June 25! | Contact: Rebecca Oyer, 518.582.2000

  • Monday, July 02, 2012

    Summer Session II begins
    Four summer terms include online, classroom, and field-based courses for ESF students, visiting college/university students, rising high school seniors, K-12 educators, professionals and lifelong learners.

  • Wednesday, July 11, 2012

    Mushroom Hunt with Susan Hopkins
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center, Newcomb, NY. Learn how mushrooms grow, why and where we find them and best practices for mushroom collection, then head out with Susan for a mushroom hunt! Bring a lunch! Program runs rain or shine so please come prepared for the weather. | Contact: Rebecca Oyer, 518.582.2000

  • Saturday, July 28, 2012

    Mushroom Hunt with Susan Hopkins
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center, Newcomb, NY. Learn how mushrooms grow, why and where we find them and best practices for mushroom collection, then head out with Susan for a mushroom hunt! Bring a lunch! Program runs rain or shine so please come prepared for the weather. | Contact: Rebecca Oyer, 518.582.2000

  • Wednesday, August 15, 2012

    Graduate Workshop: "Ethics, Culture and Community-based Environmental Research"
    Baker 141. NSF-funded research training workshop for graduate students in environmental science, engineering and related fields. Led by Dr. Dianne Quigley, Adjunct Asst. Professor, Brown University; and Dr. David A. Sonnenfeld, Professor, Dept. of Environmental Studies.
    Sponsor: Dept. of Environmental Studies | Contact: David Sonnenfeld, 315.470.6636

  • Wednesday, August 22, 2012

    Graduate Assistant Colloquium on Teaching and Learning
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Moon Library. The Graduate Assistant Colloquium on Teaching and Learning describes the culture and expectations of ESF; outlines instructional survival skills and specific teaching-related skills necessary to function effectively as a GA; highlights some of the people and units who provide leadership and support to GA efforts; and introduces professional skills and resources that will endure beyond the ESF graduate assistant experience.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF Outreach | Contact: Barbara Newman, 315470-4898

  • Saturday, August 25, 2012

    Mushroom Hunt with Susan Hopkins
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center, Newcomb, NY. Learn how mushrooms grow, why and where we find them and best practices for mushroom collection, then head out with Susan for a mushroom hunt! Bring a lunch! Program runs rain or shine so please come prepared for the weather. | Contact: Rebecca Oyer, 518.582.2000

  • Sunday, September 02, 2012

    Mushroom Hunt with Susan Hopkins
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center, Newcomb, NY. Learn how mushrooms grow, why and where we find them and best practices for mushroom collection, then head out with Susan for a mushroom hunt! Bring a lunch! Program runs rain or shine so please come prepared for the weather. | Contact: Rebecca Oyer, 518.582.2000

  • Monday, September 10, 2012

    LA Faculty Mtg.
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 327 Marshall Hall. | Contact: Anthony J. Miller, x6551

  • Wednesday, October 10, 2012

    FE/PE Review Classes for Civil & Environmental Engineering
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. C & S Companies, 449 Col. Eileen Collins Blvd., Syracuse, NY 13212. Civil Engineering portion of Principles of Engineering Review Class is being held on Wednesday evenings and runs for 11 sessions. The Environmental Engineering portion runs for 9 sessions. Let us help you prepare for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam and the Principles of Engineering exam offered in the spring. Review courses are offered through ESF Outreach with the leadership of Doug Daley, PE, Environmental Resources Engineering faculty. Prepare for these important exams with expert instructors dedicated to your success.
    Sponsor: SUNY ESF Office of Outreach | Contact: Terry Sakowski, 470-6817

  • Saturday, October 13, 2012

    What do we do when the Lifeboats are Burning: Songs and Stories about Community and Courage in a Time of Melting Ice
    7:30 pm - 12:00 am. Nifkin Lounge, SUNY ESF. Come hear a performance of songs and words from an amazing duo of environmental activists; internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Libby Roderick and beloved nature writer Kathleen Dean Moore. Their concert entitled "What Do We Do When the Lifeboats are Burning? Songs of community and courage in a time of melting ice" brings inspiring music and stories to challenges of safeguarding the living world. Joined by guests from our community- Oren Lyons, Jeanne Shenandoah and Robin Kimmerer- they will present a memorable and moving evening of music and stories.
    Sponsor: SUNY ESF Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, Dept. of Enviromental and Forest Biology, De | Contact: Catherine Landis, 315445176o

  • Monday, October 22, 2012

    Basic SPARE: PV Installation & Maintenance Training
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Syracuse, NY. Our 4-day Basic Photovoltaic Installer Course is board-recognized by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). In this course participants will learn the basics of how to site, design, and install photovoltaic (PV) systems. The course includes sizing systems for both grid-connected and off-grid PV systems. Also, the solar resources and the problems associated with shading, orientation and tilt will be reviewed. Basic sizing and system design in relation to electrical load will be discussed. Safety practices for installers and the study of the electrical code for PV systems will be covered in some detail. Participants will learn about various mounting systems for PV arrays and how they affect roofs. As part of the class, participants will build a working PV system. This course will include 3 days of classroom instruction with the 4th and last day held in Endicott, N.Y., at the offices of ETM Solar. The 4th day includes a mock build, tour of residential and commercial installations and a group design project.
    Sponsor: ESF Office of Outreach | Contact: Maura H. Stefl, 315-470-6889

  • Saturday, November 03, 2012

    Certified Professional Constructor Examination
    7:00 am - 5:00 pm. Room 154 Baker Laboratory. This is a professional examination given at ESF on behalf of the Construction Certification Commission and is open to only those persons who have registered through the Commission and have met the requirements of the Commission.
    Sponsor: SCME | Contact: Kenneth J. Tiss, 470.6747

    Table Top Pack Basket Workshop
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center. Create your own smaller version of the traditional Adirondack pack basket at this one day class with Long Lake native Shea Farrell Carr, owner of Adirondack Basket Case. Fill with greens and hang it on your front door, or place it on the table to make a holiday centerpiece, Adirondack style. The size of this basket is also ideal for toddlers to use as an alternative to a backpack on outdoor adventures. The base is 4" by 6 ½" and finished dimensions of the basket are 10" at the widest part by 10" tall. All tools and materials are provided by the instructor, and students can choose hunter green or red straps. No prior basket making experience is necessary. Cost, including materials, is $60 per student. Please call (518) 582-2000 to sign up. | Contact: Kaley Donovan, 518582-2000

  • Monday, November 05, 2012

    ESF 2012 Twilight Review
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Starts from ESF UP office. The ESF Personal Safety Committee invites you to participate in the 2012 Twilight Review to be held on November 5, 2012 starting from the University Police office (basement of Bray Hall) at 5:00 pm. The tour usually lasts about an hour and consists of walking the campus grounds taking safety related observations including, but not limited to, lighting, landscaping, walkways, emergency phone systems, key lock systems, card access systems. All members of ESF community are invited including students, staff, administrators and faculty. For more information, please contact Dr. Rafaat Hussein at (315) 470-6833.
    Sponsor: ESF Personal Safety Committee | Contact: Rafaat Hussein, 3154706833

  • Wednesday, November 07, 2012

    Small Business U.S. Administration Emerging 200 Initiative Graduation
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Marshall Auditorium/Nifkin Lounge. ESF is proud to co-sponsor and host the graduation of Syracuse Small Business Leaders from the Emerging 200 Initiative, a U.S. Small Business Adminstration supported training initiative to accelerate growth of high potential small businesses.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF Outreach/U.S. Small Buisness Administration | Contact: Barbara Newman, 315470-4898

  • Saturday, November 10, 2012

    Traditions in Bread and Beer: Lives of Adirondackers Before Modernization
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center. Join us for a presentation with Hallie Bond, curator at the Adirondack Museum. In developing her upcoming book on food and foodways of the Adirondacks, she has learned about bread making in the days before instant yeast and Freihofer's buns. She has also uncovered the early history of beer making in the region and found that the two were complementary tasks for early Adirondackers. We'll learn about traditional bread and beer through discussion, pictures and samples of ingredients, and final products. | Contact: Kaley Donovan, 518582-2000

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2012

    GIS Day 2012
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Moon Library Foyer. Come join the Council for Geospatial Modeling and Analysis as we celebrate GIS Day 2012 on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 from noon to 2 pm in Moon Library Foyer. We have contests, prizes and giveaways, along with an open house highlighting research activities by faculty and graduate students who are using geospatial technologies (remote sensing, GIS and/or GPS) to solve environmental problems.
    Sponsor: Council for Geospatial Modeling and Analysis | Contact: Eddie Bevilacqua, 6697

  • Saturday, November 17, 2012

    7th Annual Newcomb Holiday Craft Fair
    Adirondack Interpretive Center. Brought to you by the Newcomb Chamber of Commerce, and hosted here at the AIC, comes a community celebration of holiday crafts! Start your Christmas shopping off right with unique gifts and homemade designs. There will be quilts, handmade hats, scarves, jewelry, candles, photos, and balsam and wood products for sale. Also take part in a raffle for gift baskets and a silent auction. Don't miss a special visit from Santa about 1 PM on Sunday. Come hungry for chili and hot dogs, ziti, sausage and peppers and other goodies for sale! All proceeds go to Operation Santa Claus.
    Sponsor: Newcomb Chamber of Commerce | Contact: Kaley Donovan, 518582-2000

    Owl Prowl
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center. Come discover the Adirondack's silent night flyers in a program with staff member Kaley Donovan. You will learn about species in the area and also how to speak owl! Then, contribute to our understanding of local populations by participating in an owl survey on the AIC property. Please call or email the AIC to register at aic@esf.edu, (518) 582-2000. | Contact: Kaley Donovan, 518582-2000

  • Monday, November 26, 2012

    Capstone Talk: Andrea M. Webster, "Who Are We Educating About Sustainability?"
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. Baker 408. "Who are we educating about sustainability? A quantitative analysis of underrepresented students enrolled in higher education institutions in New York State." Capstone talk for the M.S. in Environmental Studies degree.
    Sponsor: Dept. of Environmental Studies | Contact: David Sonnenfeld, 315.470.4931

    Vincent P. Lattanzio Lecture: Public Space/Public Place - A series of case studies of various scales of public work
    5:15 pm. 319 Marshall Hall. Vincent P. Lattanzio, President, is manager of the San Francisco office and Partner-in-Charge of urban planning and design. Vincent Lattanzio brings 30years of experience as a landscape architect and project manager. After completing an urban design Fulbright Scholarship study in Greece and five years of experience with a nationally recognized design firm, he obtained a master's degree with distinction from Harvard University. Vincent has received traveling scholarships and a Fulbright Foundation Grant for landscape design work. His expertise in providing unique and appropriate design for public spaces is enhanced by his environmental background and community planning experience.
    Sponsor: Department of Landscape Architecture | Contact: Richard S. Hawks, 470-6544

  • Saturday, December 01, 2012

    Winter Wandering with Peter O’Shea
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center. Come snowshoe with favorite guest naturalist Peter O'Shea! He will take you for a walk along our trails to look for signs of early winter and wildlife, listen to late lingering birds, and possibly find tracks in the snow! Peter is a well-followed nature enthusiast and author. Don't miss his visit to the AIC! Please call or email to register. *A Part of Nature on the Trails Duo– Notice we have two great guided nature programs on Saturday, December 1st. As a part of a package deal, housing is available! Please call or email to find out more information! Registration in advance is required. | Contact: Kaley Donovan, 518582-2000

    Full Moon Snowshoe Hike and Chili Chow Down
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center. Usually our trails close at dusk, but tonight they will be open for business! Here is your chance to bring the whole family down and experience nature at night in the light of the full moon. Join us first for $5 chili at 6 PM, followed by an informal hike at 7PM, and finally for a campfire and hot chocolate at 8PM. Snowshoes available, please call or email to register! *A part of Nature on the Trails Duo– Notice we have two great guided nature programs on Saturday, December 1st. As a part of a package deal, housing is available! Please call or email to find out more information! Registration in advance is required. | Contact: Kaley Donovan, 518-582-2000

  • Wednesday, December 05, 2012

    Salt Mining and its Environmental Impact
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm. 141 Baker. Seminar Presentation
    Sponsor: ENS 797 Environmental Seminar | Contact: k Doelle, 315-470-6531

  • Saturday, December 08, 2012

    Winter Solstice Celebration and Chris Shaw Concert
    Adirondack Interpretive Center. Come celebrate winter here at the AIC! Create your own nature decorations and hang them on our winter solstice tree at any time during the day. Join us at 2 PM for eggnog and punch, and bring a plate of cookies to share with everyone. Enjoy a free concert with our special guest Chris Shaw who will start at 3 PM. Chris is an Adirondack singer, songwriter, and storyteller who has been touring for more than 25 years. He has ten albums, had appeared on NPR and PBS, and has performed at many prestigious venues. Also come to learn about winter solstice, hike or snowshoe on the trails, and see our bird feeders! The center will close at 5 PM. | Contact: Kaley Donovan, 518-582-2000

  • Thursday, December 13, 2012

    Geminids Meteor Shower Show
    7:00 pm - 12:00 am. Adirondack Interpretive Center. Come to the AIC and enjoy what could be the year's most spectacular meteor shower! If it is clear, up to 100 meteors or more could be seen in an hour. Since this display occurs in mid-December, this meteor shower does not get as much attention as the more popular Perseid Meteor shower in mid-August, but it could be a more impressive spectacle. You can view under the pristine conditions at the AIC, with the dramatic winter constellations as a backdrop, and local amateur astronomer Bob Fisher here to answer questions and have his telescope. Don't let the cold weather scare you away! The building will be open for warmth and hot beverages. Please call or email to register at (518) 582-2000 or aic@esf.edu. | Contact: Kaley Donovan, 518-582-2000

  • Saturday, December 29, 2012

    Full Moon Snowshoe Hike and Chili Chow Down
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center. Usually our trails close at dusk, but tonight they will be open for business! Here is your chance to bring the whole family down and experience nature at night in the light of the full moon. Join us first for $5 chili at 6 PM, followed by an informal hike at 7PM, and finally for a campfire and hot chocolate at 8PM. Snowshoes available, please call or email to register! | Contact: Kaley Donovan, 518-582-2000

  • Thursday, January 03, 2013

    Principles of Engineering Part B Electrical Engineering Review Classes
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. ARCADIS, 6723 Towpath Road, Syracuse, NY 13214. Electrical Engineering portion of the Principles of Engineering review class will be held on Thursdays and run for 10 sessions. Let us help you prepare for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam and the Principles of Engineering exam offered in the spring. Review courses are offered through ESF Outreach with the leadership of Doug Daley, PE, Environmental Resources Engineering faculty. Prepare for these important exams with expert instructors dedicated to your success.
    Sponsor: SUNY ESF Office of Outreach | Contact: Terry Sakowski, 315-470-6817

  • Monday, January 07, 2013

    Kiln Drying Workshop
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm. SUNY ESF. This workshop provides practical knowledge about how to effectively kiln dry wood and focuses on the science behind related wood properties and drying processes. The instruction and topics are of interest and value to novice and experienced kiln operators as well as yard, sales, purchasing, marketing and manufacturing managers. University professors and various industry experts instruct in the classroom and through hands-on lab exercises using our modern kiln.
    Sponsor: SUNY ESF & New England Kiln Drying Association | Contact: Maura H. Stefl, 315-470-6817

  • Saturday, January 12, 2013

    Winter Wandering with Peter O’Shea
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center. Come snowshoe with favorite guest naturalist Peter O'Shea! He will take you for a walk along AIC trails to look for signs of winter and wildlife, and possibly find tracks in the snow! Peter is a well followed nature enthusiast and author. Don't miss his visit to the AIC! Please call or email to register. | Contact: Kaley Donovan, 518582-2000

    The Spectacular Winter Sky
    6:30 pm - 12:00 am. Adirondack Interpretive Center. Local amateur astronomer Bob Fisher will present a program exploring the natural wonders of the Winter night sky, arguably displaying the most beautiful bright stars compared to any other time of the year! Star maps will be distributed focusing on scientific background and where to locate these objects. We will then go outside to observe the real thing under the extraordinary light pollution free sky of the AIC! Highlights will be: telescopic views of The Great Nebula in Orion, The Pleaides, and Jupiter with its four Galilean moons along with many other celestial wonders. If you have binoculars, telescopes bring them; if not, just your eyes and curiosity will be enough to enjoy this wonderful sky show! Please call or email to register. | Contact: Kaley Donovan, 518-582-2000

  • Saturday, January 19, 2013

    Northern New York Audubon Bird Walk
    10:00 am - 12:00 am. Adirondack Interpretive Center. Participants will snowshoe a two mile loop around the shore of Arbutus Lake in the Huntington Wildlife Forest. This flat trail goes through mostly softwood and mixed wood forest. There is the possibility that Red and White-winged Crossbills will be in the softwoods along the trail! Meet here at the AIC. This hike will be lead by NNYA and SUNY-ESF's Charlotte Demers. Snowshoes available. Email cdemers@frontiernet.net or call the AIC at (518) 582-2000 to register! | Contact: Kaley Donovan, 518582-2000

  • Wednesday, January 23, 2013

    National Climate Assessment Northeast Regional Town Hall
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Gatway Center, SUNY-ESF. This day-long town hall meeting will bring together approximately 100 climate change experts and users of climate change information, including participants from academia; local, state, tribal, and federal governments; non-profit organizations; and business and industry. As a participant in this meeting, you will have the opportunity to: •Learn about the National Climate Assessment and the process leading to the 2013 National Climate Assessment Report (a draft of the report will be available for public comment at the time of the meeting) •Talk with report authors, members of the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee, and National Climate Assessment staff about how the information provided in National Climate Assessment products is and can be used in various decision making contexts •Collaborate with other meeting participants to identify ways that you and your community can participate in the long-term National Climate Assessment process | Contact: Katherina Bendz Searing, 315-470-6888

  • Thursday, January 24, 2013

    Applied Ethics Workshop
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center. Please join SUNY-ESF's Environmental Philosopher Marianne Patinelli-Dubay in this workshop directed towards practicing Foresters, Land Managers, Natural Resource Managers, and similar professions. It will introduce a variety of approaches to ethical problem solving including six of the primary methods that we employ every day when faced with ethically-weighted situations. Following a discussion about each approach, its central ideas and an overview of how the method works, we will put those techniques to use to reach consensus on a series of case studies provided by individual participants. Approved for SAF Certified Forester Education Credits: 6.0 Category 1-CF credits. Preregistration is required. Please email Marianne at mpatinelli@esf.edu. | Contact: Marianne Patinelli-Dubay

  • Saturday, January 26, 2013

    Got Game? The Adirondack Interpretive Center’s Series for Sportsmen in the Adirondacks
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center. This new program series will highlight the role that sportsmen play in conservation and game management. Hunters and trappers were among our nation's initial preservationists, and they continue to have a strong voice and important contribution as one of the Adirondack Park's major stakeholders. Come share your stories, insights, and experiences fireside in the historic Huntington Lodge trophy room. Participants can enjoy beer, hot chocolate, chili and cornbread. This month's conversation about White-tailed Deer will be led by DEC Wildlife Biologist, Jeremy Hurst, who specializes in managing New York State's big game populations. Future chats about trapping, Snowshoe Hare, and Wild Turkey are planned for the following months. | Contact: Kaley Donovan, 518-582-2000

    Full Moon Snowshoe Hike and Chili Chow Down
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center. Usually our trails close at dusk, but tonight they will be open for business! Here is your chance to bring the whole family down and experience nature at night in the light of the full moon. Join us first for $5 chili at 6 PM, followed by an informal hike at 7PM, and finally for a campfire and hot chocolate at 8PM. Snowshoes available, please call or email to register! | Contact: Kaley Donovan, 518-582-2000

  • Wednesday, January 30, 2013

    Kaplan Test and Prep
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Marshall Foyer. Find out more about Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions. Sign up for the Free Test scheduled Saturday, February 16th. Find out how to WIN a Free On Demand Kaplan course - value up to $1800. Visit: www.kaptest.com for additional information.
    Sponsor: Office of Career Services | Contact: John Turbeville, 315.470.6660

  • Saturday, February 02, 2013

    Northern New York Audubon Bird Walk
    10:00 am - 12:00 am. Adirondack Interpretive Center. After checking out the birds at the AIC feeder, which in recent winters included redpolls, evening grosbeaks, chickadees and nuthatches, we will head out to the Sucker Brook trail. This 1.0-mile trail runs along the outlet to Rich Lake providing opportunities to glimpse mink and otter in the open water. The surrounding hardwood forest is a great place to spot woodpeckers. This hike will be led by NNYA and SUNY-ESF's Charlotte Demers. Meet here at the AIC. Email cdemers@frontiernet.net or call the AIC at (518) 582-2000 to register. | Contact: Kaley Donovan, 518582-2000

  • Saturday, February 09, 2013

    The Spectacular Winter Sky
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center. Local amateur astronomer Bob Fisher will present a program exploring the natural wonders of the Winter night sky. This time of year is perfect for galaxy gazing. Participants will explore and discuss our own Milky Way, look at the latest images and recent discoveries made of the nearest galaxies, and then reach out to the "edge" of the known universe. Along the way, we will learn what modern technology has taught us about ultimate beginnings, endings and unsolved mysteries our current tools have revealed. If weather permits, we will go galaxy hunting outside the AIC. Please call or email to register. | Contact: Kaley Donovan, 518-582-2000

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2013

    Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Grant Auditorium - Syracuse University College of Law. Check out a selection of this year's best outdoor films featuring action, adventure, mountain culture, and MORE! Show starts at 8pm; Doors open at 7pm - Check out our sponsors and enter for PRIZES! Tickets on sale @ Schine Box Office - $12 general admission, $10 with SU/ESF ID, $8 for groups of 5+ Brought to you by the Syracuse University Outing Club - Getting wet, dirty, wild, and out since 1935. Visit us at SUOC.SYR.EDU
    Sponsor: Syracuse University Outing Club; Recreation Services | Contact: Allie Burhans

  • Thursday, February 21, 2013

    Applied Ethics Workshop
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center. Please join SUNY-ESF's Environmental Philosopher Marianne Patinelli-Dubay in this workshop directed towards practicing Foresters, Land Managers, Natural Resource Managers, and similar professions. It will introduce a variety of approaches to ethical problem solving including six of the primary methods that we employ every day when faced with ethically-weighted situations. Following a discussion about each approach, its central ideas and an overview of how the method works, we will put those techniques to use to reach consensus on a series of case studies provided by individual participants. Approved for SAF Certified Forester Education Credits: 6.0 Category 1-CF credits. Preregistration is required. Please email Marianne at mpatinelli@esf.edu. | Contact: Marianne Patinelli-Dubay

  • Saturday, February 23, 2013

    Full Moon Snowshoe Hike and Chili Chow Down
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center. Usually our trails close at dusk, but tonight they will be open for business! Here is your chance to bring the whole family down and experience nature at night in the light of the full moon. Join us first for $5 chili at 6PM, followed by an informal hike at 7PM, and finally for a campfire and hot chocolate at 8PM. Snowshoes available, please call or email to register! | Contact: Kaley Donovan

  • Wednesday, March 06, 2013

    ESF F.O.R.C.E.S. Interest Meeting
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Moon Library 110. Join us for food and refreshments and learn all about how to get involved in ESF F.O.R.C.E.S., an unofficial volunteer organization in association with New York State Parks! ESF FORCES volunteers participate in natural resource stewardship projects in local New York State parks, as well as volunteer in environmental education and outreach opportunities in the community. This meeting will include refreshments and a presentation about how (and why!) you should join FORCES!
    Sponsor: New York State Parks | Contact: Emily Martin

  • Thursday, March 07, 2013

    Dr Daniel Wildcat lecture
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Event Space . Dr. Daniel Wildcat, Ph.D., is a professor at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, and an accomplished scholar who writes on indigenous knowledge, technology, environment, and education. A Yuchi member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma, Dr. Wildcat is the coauthor, with Vine Deloria, Jr., of Power and Place: Indian Education in America (Fulcrum, 2001), and coeditor, with Steve Pavlik, of Destroying Dogma: Vine Deloria, Jr., and His Influence on American Society (Fulcrum, 2006). His newest book, Red Alert! Saving the Planet with Indigenous Knowledge, will be released later this year.
    Sponsor: Center for Native Peoples and the Environment | Contact: Catherine Landis, 558-8667

  • Monday, March 11, 2013

    11th Annual New York State Green Building Conference
    7:00 am - 6:00 pm. SUNY-ESF Gateway Center, Syracuse, NY. Join us in Syracuse at the new Gateway Center on the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry campus and at the Oncenter Conference Complex for the 11th Annual New York State Green Building Conference hosted by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council New York Upstate Chapter and the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (Syracuse CoE). This year we are holding our first Student Leadership Summit simultaneously with the pre-conference workshop in the new Gateway Center on Monday, March 11, 2013. It is here where students can come together and discuss current issues in green building while also networking with professionals in an array of green building fields. On Tuesday, March 12, 2013 attend concurrent sessions and earn professional development hour credit: PDH's for engineers, LU's for landscape architects, CEU's for registered architects, and GBCI CEs. | Contact: Katherina Bendz Searing, 315-470-6888

  • Wednesday, March 20, 2013

    On the Brink: Saving Russia's Last Snow Leopards, a lecture by Dr. James P. Gibbs
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Gateway Center, directly across from the Carrier Dome at the entrance to ESF. Dr. James P. Gibbs, professor of conservation biology/wildlife management, will give the first Dale Travis Public Lecture at SUNY-ESF. Admission to the lecture and following reception is free and open to the public. Parking will be available on campus. Dr. Gibbs, associate chair of the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology and director of the Roosevelt Wild Life Station, will discuss conservation efforts to save the last snow leopards in Russia. This event is made possible by the generous support of Dale Travis '59.
    Sponsor: Dale Travis Public Lecture Series at SUNY ESF | Contact: Roosevelt Wild Life Station, 315-470-6762

  • Friday, March 22, 2013

    14th Annual Onondaga Lake Research Forum
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Gateway Center, SUNY-ESF. The Upstate Freshwater Institute and its staff have been conducting research on Onondaga Lake for more than twenty-five years. This work has resulted in the publication of a book summarizing studies conducted on Onondaga Lake. Additionally, UFI has prepared over 61 manuscripts on a wide range of topics concerning Onondaga Lake's ecology and water quality for publication in peer-reviewed science and engineering journals (including a journal issue devoted entirely to Onondaga Lake). UFI has an on-going comprehensive monitoring program for the lake, its tributaries and adjoining portions of the Seneca River. In 1999, UFI developed and sponsored the Annual Onondaga Lake Scientific Forum along with co-sponsors: SUNY-College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Syracuse University, L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science. | Contact: Katherina Bendz Searing, 315-470-6888

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2013

    Adirondack Residential Semester informatinal meeting
    12:45 pm - 1:40 am. Nifkin Lounge. We will be hosting an iunformational session Wednesday, 3/26, 12:45-1:40 in Nifkin lounge. An informal 20-min presentation about the semester, covering courses, student life, registration, costs and financial aid, will begin at 12:55. Following the presentation all four instructors leading the semester will be present to meet prospective students and answer questions over Dorians' pizza.
    Sponsor: Northern Forest Institute/Adirondack Ecological Center | Contact: Paul B. Hai, 518.852.4551

    COOLER SMARTER: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living Presentation
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Syracuse Center of Excellence, 727 E. Washington St., Room 203, Syracuse, NY 13244. Jeff Deyette of the Union of Concerned Scientists will be speaking at the Syracuse Center of Excellence about the new book he co-authored, "COOLER SMARTER: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living," including how individuals can reduce their own carbon footprint. This talk is open to the public. | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6888

  • Friday, March 29, 2013

    Talk: Dr. David O'Connor, "After Rio+20: The Future of Sustainable Development"
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm. Alumni Lounge, (Nifkin) Marshall Hall. Dr. David O'Connor, Chief, Policy and Analysis Branch, United Nations Division of Sustainable Development, will share his perspectives on the UN's Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development (held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012), and discuss the promise and challenge of developing new Sustainable Development Goals for the 21st Century.
    Sponsor: Dept. of Environmental Studies | Contact: David Sonnenfeld, 315.470.4931

  • Saturday, April 06, 2013

    Certified Professional Constructor Examination
    7:00 am - 5:30 pm. Room 145 Baker Laboratory. This is a professional examination given at ESF on behalf of the Construction Certification Commission and is open to only those persons who have registered through the Commission and have met the requirements of the Commission.
    Sponsor: SCME | Contact: Kenneth J. Tiss, 470.6747

  • Sunday, April 07, 2013

    Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium
    Otesaga Resort & Conference Center, 60 Lake Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326. The Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium fosters quality information exchange between recreation and travel resource managers and researchers throughout North America. The forum provides opportunities for managers from different agencies, states, and governmental levels to discuss current issues and problems in the field. NERR will once again be held at the beautiful and historic Otesaga Resort on the shores of Lake Otesaga in Cooperstown, NY. Cooperstown offers many possibilities for NERR participants, such as visiting the National Baseball Hall of Fame, or enjoying the local restaurants and microbreweries that are just a short walk from the resort. For more information on Cooperstown, go to: http://www.thisiscooperstown.com/ | Contact: Terry Sakowski, 315-470-6891

  • Saturday, April 13, 2013

    Bird Language Workshop with Jon Young
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm. Bray 321. Renowned naturalist Jon Young will be giving a two-day workshop about bird language and nature connection. You do not have to attend the workshop the entire time, you can come whenever you can make it and leave early if you need. For a detailed layout of event schedule please contact esfprimitivepursuits@gmail.com This is a must see even for anyone a little bit interested in birding or about connecting and understanding nature. Event will start at 9:00am in 321 Bray. We will be introduced to bird language basics and then move out into the field. The day will conclude with an evening talk (7pm start time) about the importance on nature connection in today's world. The next day, April 14th, will start again at 9:00am in 321 Bray where we will integrate all the lessons learned from day one.
    Sponsor: ESF Primitive Pursuits | Contact: Kialey Day, 315-729-1795

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2013

    Sustainable Use of Renewable Energy (SURE) Seminar 1
    4:30 pm - 6:15 pm. Gateway Center Event Space B. Fossil Fuels/Alternatives into the Future This is the first of 3 SURE seminars that will be held at the Gateway Center on the SUNY-ESF Campus. Speakers for this seminar include: Mr. Mike Kelleher, Dr. Tim Volk, and Dr. Charles A.S. Hall | Contact: Katherina Searing, 314-470-6888

  • Sunday, April 21, 2013

    Earth Day Festival
    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Thornden Park Amphitheater (weather permitting). Bands (Black Light Dahlias, Oicapella, Earth Jam), speakers, food, activities and more. Bringing together the hill and the neighborhood in an outdoor celebration of Earth Day 2013.
    Sponsor: Earth Week Committee, Green Campus Initiative, NYPIRG | Contact: Paul Otteson, 315-440-5841

  • Thursday, April 25, 2013

    Commercial SPARE PV Installation Training
    8:30 am - 6:00 pm. Syracuse, NY. In this class, participants will cover the issues associated with larger commercial PV installations which typically have three-phase electrical systems. Weight and wind loading play a major part in the design of large commercial installations, as most commercial buildings have expansive, flat roofs. The class will also look at issues for large, ground-mounted systems and review interconnection issues such as the necessary size of the local service, when a new transformer would be needed, when an entire substation would be needed and when the local utility might need the plant to provide reactive power (VAR support). The economics of these larger systems will also be reviewed.
    Sponsor: ESF Office of Outreach | Contact: Maura H. Stefl, 315-470-6889

  • Wednesday, May 01, 2013

    Sustainable Use of Renewable Energy (SURE) Seminar 2
    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm. Gateway Center Event Space C. Building Energy Efficiency and Production - What the 2020 building will look like From solar to siding, this presentation will cover aspects of what buildings will look like in 2020. We will examine current technologies and building innovations as well as what is on the horizon in world of green building and energy conservation. A panel consisting of ESF faculty and local business owners will help you understand and will respond to your questions and building for the future. Join us to learn more through an active exchange about the critical topics you have read and heard about. | Contact: Katherina Searing, 314-470-6888

  • Monday, May 13, 2013

    Basic SPARE PV Installation Training
    9:00 am - 5:00 am. Moon Library, Room 110. Our 4-day Basic Photovoltaic Installer Course is board-recognized by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). In this course participants will learn the basics of how to site, design, and install photovoltaic (PV) systems. The course includes sizing systems for both grid-connected and off-grid PV systems. Also, the solar resources and the problems associated with shading, orientation and tilt will be reviewed. Basic sizing and system design in relation to electrical load will be discussed. Safety practices for installers and the study of the electrical code for PV systems will be covered in some detail. Participants will learn about various mounting systems for PV arrays and how they affect roofs. As part of the class, participants will build a working PV system. | Contact: Sean Nicholson, 315-470-4882

  • Thursday, May 16, 2013

    2013 Biotechnology Symposium
    7:30 am - 12:30 pm. SUNY-ESF Gateway Center, Syracuse, NY. The 2013 Biotechnology Symposium will be held at the new SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) Gateway Center, a state of the art multi-use building designed to achieve LEED Platinum Certification. The Biotechnology Symposium brings together industry representatives and scientists, academics and students, and other professionals interested in biotechnology in order to develop synergies and relationships that further advance the field. In addition, the symposium seeks to stimulate interest in the CNY Biotech Accelerator, dedicated to helping biotech and biomedical for-profit companies become successful and commercialize their products. SUNY-ESF appreciates the collaboration and partnership of the New York Academy of Sciences. | Contact: Katherina Bendz Searing, 315-470-6888

  • Friday, May 17, 2013

    Leading Sustainability in Public, Private and Nonprofit Organizations Workshop at Farmingdale State College
    12:00 am - 12:00 am. Farmingdale State College, 2350 Broad Hollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735 . There are many drivers and increasing expectations for government, private, non-profit and educational organizations to meet sustainability obligations. These expectations are oftentimes difficult to meet, even when institutions and individuals are genuinely committed to doing so. This program is designed for individuals who are responsible for thinking strategically and technically about their institution's sustainability agendas. You will learn to understand what aspects of your current institutional plans and operating procedures are critical to future success and how to close the gap between your best intentions and what you are actually able to accomplish. Through this workshop, you will work with a team of experienced practitioners and instructors who will provide you with: •Real-world examples of the benefits and costs associated with the adaption and use of renewable technologies and sustainable practices. •Authoritative and reliable perspective, recommendations, information and resources that will inform your sustainability-related decision-making, practice and policy. | Contact: Katherina Bendz Searing, 315-470-6888

  • Friday, May 17, 2013 - Sunday, May 19, 2013

    Second Annual Symposium in Land Use & Ethics
    Newcomb Campus. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry's Northern Forest Institute announces its second annual symposium of interdisciplinary scholarship in land use and ethics. This event will highlight research from across professions and disciplines on topics related to balancing individual and community priorities with respect to land use and the associated expectations for human and ecosystem stewardship and social and environmental ethics. The aim of this symposium is to generate conversation around a variety of approaches to land use, the moral implications of these approaches, as well as the ways that they influence the ongoing debate over how to achieve social and environmental justice. New and in-process work from a range of disciplines and professional fields will be represented and integrated into the symposium discourse.
    Sponsor: SUNY ESF's Northern Forest Institute | Contact: Marianne Patinelli-Dubay, 518-582-2000

  • Wednesday, May 22, 2013

    SUNY Conversation in the Disciplines: Resiliency of the Great Lakes to Climate & Storms
    12:00 pm - 12:00 pm. Gatway Center, SUNY-ESF. New York's great lakes ecosystems are entering a period of change. Stressors range from natural events due to changes in the global climate, changing precipitation patterns, and variations in ice cover, to human-moderated events such as changes in Lake level. Understanding how the ecosystem services provided by Lake Ontario are affected by such changes is a key challenge for climate change scientists, lake ecologists, land use planners and regulatory agencies alike. The purpose of this conference is to understand how New York's Great lakes ecosystem (terrestrial, littoral and pelagic) will respond to storm and climate events. This is truly an interdisciplinary question, requiring scholarly contributions in meteorology, lake ecology, physical limnology, shoreline engineering processes and coastal design and planning of the human environment. This topic is especially apropos at this time given the proposed IJC changes in lake level management and the continuing academic discussions on the impact of climate change on large lake ecosystems. However we feel this topic will also draw scientists from SUNY campuses not directly connected with Great Lakes but with interests in marine coastal services issues as many of the topics are applicable to terrestrial, marine and freshwater systems. | Contact: Katherina Bendz Searing, 315-470-6888

  • Thursday, May 23, 2013

    Sustainable Use of Renewable Energy (SURE) Seminar 3
    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm. Gateway Center Event Space C. Green Infrastructure This is the final of three SURE seminars that are to held in the Gateway Center at SUNY-ESF. Speakers for this seminar include Ms. Elet Callahan and Dr. Richard Smardon | Contact: Katherina Searing, 314-470-6888

  • Monday, June 03, 2013

    Science Alliance Dean’s Dinner
    4:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Syracuse University Life Sciences Complex, Lundgren Room # 106. This event is co-hosted by the New York Academy of Sciences, Syracuse University, and SUNY ESF, and will bring together our Upstate partners in the Academy's Science Alliance Program, a consortium of universities, teaching hospitals, independent research facilities , and organizations dedicated to advancing the careers of young scientists (www.nyas.org/sciencealliance) . Our agenda for this event will include a dinner and reception, preceded presentations and conversation regarding our initiatives to address unmet needs in higher education and scientific training. There will be plenty of time to network with peer leaders from other campuses and institutions.
    Sponsor: New York Academy of Sciences, Syracuse University, and SUNY ESF | Contact: Chuck Spuches, 315.470.6810

  • Monday, July 08, 2013

    SCIENCE Camps
    TBD. The ESF SCIENCE* summer camp program achieves several of the targets outlined by the College's Vision 2020: A Better World Through Environmental Discovery and exposes Syracuse middle school students to science and environmental education. ESF SCIENCE, situated in local green spaces such as Elmwood Park and the Onondaga Creek corridor, helps students be more aware of urban environmental issues and motivates them to become involved in determining the outcomes of environmental problem solving.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Brandon Murphy, 470-6979

  • Tuesday, August 06, 2013

    NASA Spaceship Earth Data Educator Professional Development
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm. 309 Baker Lab. Professional development day for elementary and secondary teachers to learn about NASA satellites and Earth Science data. Find out how to access NASA Earth Science data such as ocean color, snow cover, and air pollution, and how to use online visualization tools and other NASA resources for your classroom. In addition you will learn how to map your data onto Google Earth. Cost: $35.00, includes lunch Register by contacting Kelly Gardner at the MOST, 315-425-9068 or kgardner@most.org
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF Outreach and the MOST | Contact: Maura H. Stefl, 315-470-6811

  • Wednesday, August 14, 2013

    Northern New York Audubon Bird Walk
    9:00 am - 12:00 am. Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY. Led by Northern New York Audubon's Charlotte Demers, come search and listen for birds along this beautiful 3 mile walk in the privately owned Huntington Wildlife Forest. We will be walking along a level dirt road that parallels a lovely marsh and continues to a small pond. Plan on two or three hours of easy walking. Be sure to wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Please call or email to register.
    Sponsor: Northern New York Audubon | Contact: Kristin Pasquino, 518-582-2000

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2013

    Collegewide Graduate Assistant Colloquium on Teaching and Learning
    8:00 am - 1:00 pm. Moon Library. The Graduate Assistant Colloquium on Teaching and Learning describes the culture and expectations of ESF; outlines instructional survival skills and specific teaching-related skills necessary to function effectively as a GA; highlights some of the people and units who provide leadership and support to GA efforts; and introduces professional skills and resources that will endure beyond the ESF graduate assistant experience.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF Outreach | Contact: SUNY-ESF Outreach, 315.470.6817

  • Friday, September 06, 2013

    Mushroom Walk with Susan Hopkins
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY. With the guidance of mushroom expert Susan Hopkins, head out for a mushroom hunt along the trails!
    Sponsor: Northern Forest Institute | Contact: Kristin Pasquino, 518-582-2000

  • Wednesday, September 11, 2013

    Creating Video-Enhanced Lectures - Tools, Tips & Opportunities
    12:45 pm - 1:45 pm. Gateway 240. From Terry Ettinger... "The Faculty Governance Committee on Technology invites you to attend, "Creating Video-Enhanced Lectures - Tools, Tips & Opportunities," a brown bag workshop I'll be presenting this coming Wednesday, September 11th from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in Gateway 240. "During the presentation I'll introduce you to some of the software (Prezi, Camtasia Studio, SnagIt, Cyberlink Power Director, etc.), hardware (cameras, computers, microphones, digital tablets, network attached storage, etc.) and processes (blending still images, video clips, audio, scans, setting up scenes, etc.) I used this past spring semester in the production of more than sixty video lectures. "And, while the geek in me enjoys talking about technical bells and whistles, I'll also share my ideas for how to use the technology to create an enhanced learning environment for my students now - as well as strategies for maintaining connections with them through informal continuing education opportunities far into the future. "Of course, I also look forward to learning about your experiences in the use of innovative media strategies in your classes, too – so come prepared to share!"
    Sponsor: Faculty Governance Technology Committee | Contact: Terry Ettinger, 315-471-5854

  • Tuesday, September 17, 2013

    ESF in High School Registrations Due
    222 Marshall Hall. ESF in High School Registrations Due.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: R. Beal, x4867/x6817

  • Monday, September 23, 2013

    Basic SPARE PV Installation Training
    9:00 am - 5:00 am. Gateway Center, Room 240. Our 4-day Basic Photovoltaic Installer Course is board-recognized by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). In this course participants will learn the basics of how to site, design, and install photovoltaic (PV) systems. The course includes sizing systems for both grid-connected and off-grid PV systems. Also, the solar resources and the problems associated with shading, orientation and tilt will be reviewed. Basic sizing and system design in relation to electrical load will be discussed. Safety practices for installers and the study of the electrical code for PV systems will be covered in some detail. Participants will learn about various mounting systems for PV arrays and how they affect roofs. As part of the class, participants will build a working PV system. | Contact: Sean Nicholson, 315-470-4882

  • Tuesday, September 24, 2013

    Student campus visit for ESF in the High School
    9:30 am - 1:30 pm. Gateway Center. The ESF in the High School students will visit campus. The program includes Dr. Beal's "Design Your Future", an orientation on research and campus tours.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: R. Beal, x4867/x6817

  • Thursday, September 26, 2013

    Student On-campus Visit for ESF in the High School
    9:30 am - 1:30 pm. Gateway Center. The ESF in the High School students will visit campus. The program includes Dr. Beal's "Design Your Future", an orientation for their future research and campus tour. | Contact: R. Beal, x4867/x6817

  • Monday, September 30, 2013

    Student campus visit for ESF in the High School
    9:30 am - 1:30 pm. Marshall Hall, Alumni Lounge. The ESF in the High School students will visit campus. The program includes Dr. Beal's "Design Your Future", an orientation on research and campus tours.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: R. Beal, x4867/x6817

  • Tuesday, October 01, 2013

    TEC Tuesday at Syracuse University
    Syracuse University, Link Hall, 900 South Crouse Ave Syracuse, NY 13244. Tour of Syracuse University energy-related labs. | Contact: Howie Hollander, 315-470-6818

  • Tuesday, October 01, 2013 - Friday, October 04, 2013

    10th International Phytotechnologies Conference
    8:00 am - 1:00 pm. Holiday Inn Liverpool, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool, NY 13088. The conference will be held in beautiful Upstate New York, with opportunities for conference goes to explore and enjoy this fantastic region. SUNY-ESF's commitment to environmental sustainability provides an outstanding showcase for a variety of green technologies. The 10th International Phytotechnologies Conference is a function of the International Phytotechnology Society in partnership with the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6888

    Student Campus Visit for ESF in the High School
    9:30 am - 1:30 pm. Marshall Hall, Alumni Lounge. The ESF in the High School students will visit campus. The program includes Dr. Beal's "Design Your Future", an orientation on research and campus tours.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: R. Beal, x4867/x6817

  • Friday, October 04, 2013

    Event image.Alumni and Family Reception and Class Reunions
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Gateway Center . Mix and mingle with alumni, faculty, students and parents during our reception in the library. Heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine, assorted juices and soda will be served. There will also be a presentation of the Class of 1958 gift to the College. Advanced tickets required at a cost of $10! To purchase, contact Laura Crandall at ldcranda@esf.edu with subject: ATTN Fall BBQ. Please let us know by September 20th if you would like a ticket!
    Sponsor: Student Affairs

  • Saturday, October 05, 2013

    Event image.Quad Activities Fair and Carnival
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm. ESF Quad. Learn about the many student organizations on campus through a variety of displays and demonstrations. Hang out on the quad, try a bounce house, or participate in an ESF Athletic team demonstration.

    Event image.Composting 101 Tour
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm. Moon Conference Room. Hear about ESF's aerated composting system. Short informational session followed by a tour of the system.

  • Tuesday, October 08, 2013

    Student On-campus Visit for ESF in the High School
    9:30 am - 1:30 pm. Marshall Hall, Alumni Lounge. The ESF in the High School students will visit campus. The program includes Dr. Beal's "Design Your Future", an orientation for their future research and campus tour. | Contact: R. Beal, x4867/x6817

    The Changing Landscape: A Guided Nature Walk
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center. Throughout this month, the amazing changes in the forest can strike you with awe and wonder. Join us as we discover, record and compare these changes every week along Sucker Brook Trail.

  • Thursday, October 10, 2013

    CANCELLED - Adirondack Leadership Trek
    SUNY ESF's Newcomb Campus. Unfortunately, the Leadership Trek has been rescheduled for next Fall. If you are interested and would like information provided to you as the workshop is planned, please contact AIC staff - aic@esf.edu or 518-582-2000. Success in our work stems from being efficient and effective, and fostering these qualities in our colleagues. This is the core of leadership, and the focus of this workshop. Come spend Columbus Day weekend in the beautiful Adirondacks and explore your personal leadership style while further developing your leadership skills. Led by professionals with a broad background in leadership and professional training, this workshop will include innovative activities and discussions that explore your leadership skills and the essential role of your emotions in effectively applying these skills. This workshop is open to all SUNY faculty and staff. Registration is now open and will close September 15th. Space is limited. To register, email aic@esf.edu. | Contact: Kristin Pasquino, 518-582-2000

    Student On-campus Visit for ESF in the High School
    9:30 am - 1:30 pm. Marshall Hall, Alumni Lounge. The ESF in the High School students will visit campus. The program includes Dr. Beal's "Design Your Future", an orientation for their future research and campus tour. | Contact: R. Beal, x4867/x6817

    Return of the King: Restoring the American Chestnut Tree, a public lecture by Dr. William A. Powell
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Gateway Center, directly across from the Carrier Dome at the entrance to ESF. This lecture is part of the Dale L. Travis Public Lecture Series at SUNY ESF. Admission to the lecture and following reception is free and open to the public. Parking will be available on campus, download a permit from internet link. Dr. Powell, professor in the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology and Director of the Council on Biotechnology in Forestry will discuss his landmark work for the American Chestnut Research and Restoration Project at SUNY ESF. The American chestnut tree was once one of the most abundant trees in the eastern forests of the United States, important to the ecosystem, agriculture, and society. A little over a century ago, this majestic tree was devastated by the chestnut blight, which is caused by an exotic pathogen from Asia. After 23 years of research at SUNY-ESF, American chestnut trees with enhanced blight resistance have been developed using the tools of biotechnology. This is a pivotal step in returning this king of the forest. The events are made possible by the generous support of Dale L. Travis, '59.
    Sponsor: Dale L. Travis Public Lecture Series at SUNY ESF | Contact: Roosevelt Wild Life Station, 315-470-6762

  • Friday, October 11, 2013

    23rd Annual Meeting of the New York State Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation
    Gateway Center. The 23rd Annual Meeting of the New York State Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation. | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6888

  • Tuesday, October 15, 2013

    Student campus visit for ESF in the High School
    9:30 am - 1:30 pm. Marshall Hall, Alumni Lounge. The ESF in the High School students will visit campus. The program includes Dr. Beal's "Design Your Future", an orientation on research and campus tours.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: R. Beal, x4867/x6817

  • Wednesday, October 16, 2013

    Foundational Competency Training
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm. MACNY; 5788 Widewaters Parkway, Syracuse, NY 13214. SUNY-ESF and MACNY are now offering training to AM-TEC cluster companies and the general public, supported by funding from the Department of Labor as part of the Advanced Manufacturing of Thermal and Environmental Controls (AM-TEC) Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge grant. Foundational Competencies, i.e. "soft skills," training is available at no cost (including all course materials and DiSC profile). Competencies covered are interpersonal skills, communications, teamwork on the first day; critical thinking, problem solving, and planning & organizing on the other. SUNY-ESF will award 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU) to participants at course completion. | Contact: Sean Nicholson, 315-470-4882

  • Thursday, October 17, 2013

    North Country Private Forest Landowner Workshop and Woods Walk
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852. Do you or your family own wooded land in the North Country region? Come learn how to maintain or encourage wildlife on your property and take care of your land for future generations. The workshop will be followed by a Woods Walk on SUNY-ESF's Huntington Wildlife Forest property. Morning refreshments and a pizza lunch will be provided. The workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Please contact Graham Cox (glcox@audubon.org; 518-729-6869) for more information and to register.
    Sponsor: Northern Forest Institute, Audubon New York, NYS DEC and LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust | Contact: Kristin Pasquino, 518-582-2000

    Student campus visit for ESF in the High School
    9:30 am - 1:30 am. Alumni Lounge (Nifkin). The ESF in the High School students will visit campus. The program includes Dr. Beal's "Design Your Future", an orientation on research and campus tours
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Rick Beal, 4867

  • Monday, October 21, 2013

    13th Annual SyracuseCoE Symposium: Urban Reinvention and Resilience
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. OnCenter Complex. The 13th Annual SyracuseCoE Symposium: Urban Reinvention and Resilience will feature the latest results from collaborators from across the nation and beyond. This year's symposium will feature sessions and workshops designed to engage a wide audience, including industry practitioners, state and local officials and university faculty and students. Symposium programming will feature sessions on revitalization efforts, product advancement and analysis and research in the areas of Technology for Urban Resilience, Commercializing Innovations and Urban Ecosystems. Specific topics that will be addressed include advanced building technologies, clean and renewable energy, healthy buildings, indoor environmental quality, sustainable communities, sustainable materials management and water resources.
    Sponsor: SyracuseCoE

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2013

    Student On-campus Visit for ESF in the High School
    Marshall Hall, Alumni Lounge. The ESF in the High School students will visit campus. The program includes Dr. Beal's "Design Your Future", an orientation on research and campus tours | Contact: R. Beal, x4867/x6817

  • Wednesday, October 23, 2013

    Guest Speaker from Wild Rockies Field Institute
    3:30 pm. 105 Marshall Hall. Representative Bethany Swanson with Wild Rockies Field Institute will hold an information session.
    Sponsor: Environmental Studies Department | Contact: Rebecca Hart, 6636

  • Thursday, October 24, 2013

    Student Campus Visit for ESF in the High School
    9:30 am - 1:30 am. Alumni Lounge (Nifkin). The ESF in the High School students will visit campus. The program includes Dr. Beal's "Design Your Future", an orientation on research and campus tours.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Rick Beal, 4867

  • Thursday, October 24, 2013 - Friday, October 25, 2013

    TYESA
    5:30 pm - 3:00 pm. Gateway A, B, and C. TYESA (Two-Year Engineering School Association) is an organization of community colleges within the SUNY system that have engineering science programs or that regularly feed engineering students to the various four-year institutions in New York State. The organization has an annual fall meeting, typically hosted by one of the four-year engineering schools in New York. This is an opportunity to showcase the programs at ESF.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Katherina Searing, 6888

  • Tuesday, October 29, 2013

    Student campus visit for ESF in the High School
    9:30 am - 1:30 pm. Marshall Hall, Alumni Lounge. ESF in the High School students will visit campus for tours and presentations.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: R. Beal, x4867/x6817

  • Saturday, November 02, 2013

    Certified Professional Constructor Examination
    7:00 am - 5:30 pm. Room 154 Baker Laboratory. This is a professional examination given at ESF on behalf of the Constructor Certification Commission and is only open to those persons who have registered through the Commission and have met the requirements of the Commission.
    Sponsor: SCME | Contact: Kenneth J. Tiss, 470.6747

  • Monday, November 04, 2013

    ESF 2013 Twilight Review
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Starts from ESF UP office. The ESF Personal Safety Committee invites you to participate in the 2013 Twilight Review to be held on November 4, 2013 starting from the University Police office (basement of Bray Hall) at 5:00 pm. The tour usually lasts about an hour and consists of walking the campus grounds taking safety related observations including, but not limited to, lighting, landscaping, walkways, emergency phone systems, key lock systems, card access systems. All members of ESF community are invited including students, staff, administrators and faculty. For more information, please contact Dr. Rafaat Hussein at (315) 470-6833.
    Sponsor: ESF Personal Safety Committee | Contact: Rafaat Hussein, 4706833

  • Tuesday, November 05, 2013

    TEC Tuesday at Fulton Companies
    Fulton Thermal Corporation 972 Centerville Road Pulaski, New York 13142 . Tour of Fulton Companies in Pulaski. | Contact: Howie Hollander, 315-470-6818

  • Wednesday, November 06, 2013

    E200 Emerging Leaders Initiative
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Gateway A, B, and C. On November 6th, several Syracuse small business leaders will graduate from the E200 Emerging Leaders initiative, a U.S. Small Business Administration-supported training initiative to accelerate growth of high-potential small businesses. The eight-month program consisted of approximately 100 hours of training per participant and provided opportunities to work with mentors, attend workshops, and network with their peers, local leaders, and financial communities. SUNY-ESF is proud to co-sponsor this initiative and host the graduation on campus.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Katherina Searing, 6888

  • Thursday, November 07, 2013

    Student On-campus Visit for ESF in the High School
    9:30 am - 1:30 pm. Gateway Center. ESF in the High School partner schools campus visit. The program includes Dr. Beal's presentation "Design Your Future", an orientation for their future research and campus tour.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Maura H. Stefl, 315-470-6811

  • Monday, November 11, 2013

    The Center for Native Peoples and the Environment Presents, in Honor of Native American Heritage Month: Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action
    6:30 pm - 10:00 pm. Nifkin Lounge. Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action A Film, Feast and Discussion in honor of Native American Heritage Month We will be screening: Homeland—Four Portraits of Native Action. A documentary based on the lives of five Indigenous activists from four communities in North America. Prior to the film there will be a feast of corn soup, fry bread, pozole, pani popo, and strawberry drink. And after there will be time for discussion. Food served at 6:30, film begins at 7:00.
    Sponsor: Center for Native Peoples and the Environment; co-sponsored by NASAS, OMA, and Baobab Society | Contact: Jessica Dolan, 315-470-6870

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2013

    Fall ESF in the High School Teacher Professional Development Symposium
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Moon 110. Professional Development day for ESF in the High School teachers with lunch and guest speakers.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: R. Beal, x6817

  • Thursday, November 14, 2013

    Commercial SPARE PV Installation Training
    8:30 am - 5:30 am. Gateway Center, Room 240. In this class, participants will cover the issues associated with larger commercial PV installations which typically have three-phase electrical systems. Weight and wind loading play a major part in the design of large commercial installations, as most commercial buildings have expansive, flat roofs. The class will also look at issues for large, ground-mounted systems and review interconnection issues such as the necessary size of the local service, when a new transformer would be needed, when an entire substation would be needed and when the local utility might need the plant to provide reactive power (VAR support). The economics of these larger systems will also be reviewed. NABCEP requires that a "minimum of 40 of the 58 prescribed hours for certification must cover advanced solar PV installation and design principles and practices addressed in the NABCEP PV Installer Job Task Analysis". This class meets section 3.5.C.III as it is taught by an ISPQ certified instructor. | Contact: Sean Nicholson, 315-470-4882

  • Monday, November 18, 2013

    CPT Green Production Module Orientation: Webinar (for registered AM-TEC members only)
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm. | Contact: Howie Hollander, 315-470-6818

  • Tuesday, November 19, 2013

    Nottingham Smart Scholars Campus Visit
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm. Alumni Lounge, Marshall Hall. Campus visit by Nottingham High School Smart Scholars, with presentation by Dr. Rick Beal along with science activities.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Richard Beal, 315-470-6817

  • Wednesday, November 20, 2013

    Green Campus Initiative College Hour Orientation
    12:30 pm - 1:40 pm. 110 Moon. GCI will be showcasing a tutorial on some of the benefits of getting involved with a sustainable club on campus and some exciting opportunities in GCI that students would be interested in learning about (eg. Gardening at Lafayette Field Station and Composting on campus & in The Trailhead).
    Sponsor: GCI | Contact: Liane DeRosa, 6318965079

  • Thursday, November 21, 2013

    Dr. Charles Hall Presents: Hydrofracking and the Recent Petroleum Boom in the United States: How long will it last?
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm. Nifkin Lounge .
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF Division of Environmental Science | Contact: Rigo Melgar

  • Monday, December 02, 2013

    Adirondack Public Lands Classification presentation
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Moon 110. Students from the Newcomb Campus Adirondack Residential Semester (ARS) will present their land classification and management recommendations for 22,000 acres of former timber lands recently purchased by the State. These lands, which include the Essex Chain Lakes and OK Slip Falls, the highest waterfall in the Adirondacks, are a central component of Gov. Cuomo's commitment to ecological and economic sustainability in the Adirondacks. ARS students will present a detailed comprehensive plan addressing these two goals, and will address questions and comments from the audience. All members of the campus community are encouraged to attend.
    Sponsor: Newcomb Campus/ Adirondack Residential Semester | Contact: Paul B. Hai, 518.582.4551

  • Tuesday, December 03, 2013

    TEC Tuesday at O'Brien & Gere
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm. O'Brien & Gere, 7600 Morgan Road, Liverpool, NY 13090. Tour of the O'Brien & Gere manufacturing facility. | Contact: Howie Hollander, 315-470-6818

  • Friday, December 06, 2013

    Invited Lecture: Implications of Climate Change on Water Resources and Stream Temperature
    11:40 am - 12:35 pm. Baker Labs 408 Conference Room. Dr. Christine Hatch will present a seminar entitled "Implications of Climate Change on Water Resources and Stream Temperature". Dr. Hatch is an Extension Assistant Professor at UMass Amherst with expertise in surface water systems. This is open to the public, and pizza will be served.
    Sponsor: ERE | Contact: Ted Endreny, 6565

  • Saturday, December 07, 2013

    2013 December Soiree "An Adirondack Winter"
    6:00 pm - 12:00 am. Drumlins Country Club. Join the Undergraduate Student Association as we honor the 2013 December graduates with the Annual December Soiree! December Soiree 2013 "An Adirondack Winter" Drumlins Country Club Cocktail Hour begins at 6pm It will be an evening of dinner, dancing, as well as the presentation of prestigious ESF Awards given to your fellow classmates and professors. This evening is for the graduating seniors to congratulate them on their future endeavors.
    Sponsor: USA | Contact: Joseph Piazza, 347-996-9581

  • Monday, January 06, 2014

    Kiln-Drying Workshop
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm. TBD. This workshop provides practical knowledge about how to effectively kiln-dry wood, and focuses on the science behind related wood properties and drying processes. The instruction and topics are of interest and value to novice and experienced kiln operators as well as yard, sales, purchasing, marketing, and manufacturing managers. University professors and various industry experts instruct in the classroom and through hands-on lab exercises using our modern kiln. | Contact: Sean Nicholson, 315-470-4882

  • Tuesday, January 14, 2014

    On campus non-matriculated credit courses begin
    8:00 am. SUNY ESF. On campus non-matric credit courses begin.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Sharon Weis, 470-6811

  • Friday, January 17, 2014

    TAPPI
    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Gateway A, B, C and Moon 19, 110 and Academic Success Center. The TAPPI Student Summit is an annual event designed to provide students interested in pulp, paper, packaging, and allied industries direct interaction with industry leaders, gain valuable information about employment and career development within the industry, and provide a venue for attendees to interview with event sponsors onsite. The Student Summit is an excellent venue for advanced undergraduate and graduate students to learn about opportunities after graduation as well as some of the key challenges and opportunities existing in the industry today.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Katherina Searing, 6888

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2014

    LinkedIn Workshop
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm. 310 Baker. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the social media site LinkedIn. In addition to to understanding the basics of developing a profile, and learning the website, you will learn how LinkedIn can help you network, job search, and make connections in your field.
    Sponsor: Career Services Office & Communications Office | Contact: Laura DeJoseph McArdle, 315-470-6660

  • Thursday, January 23, 2014

    Webinar on Risk Analysis of Hydrofracking
    12:00 pm - 1:00 am. 110 Moon Library. Featured Speaker: Jeanne Briskin (US EPA Office of Research and Development An overview of EPA's study on the Potential impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources. The webinar will last 40 minutes followed by a 20-min discussion period. The webinar will be available in both 110 moon and in rm 369 Link Hall.
    Sponsor: Upstate NY Society for Risk Analysis | Contact: Greg Boyer, 4706855

  • Friday, January 24, 2014

    SUNY Conversation in the Disciplines - From Lab to Landscape: Integrated Infectious Disease Research
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Gateway Center. With a focus on multidisciplinary aspects of infectious diseases and environmental health, the symposium will feature distinguished speakers from research, academia, and public health practice. Topics will include current research on factors associated with the burden of emerging diseases of people and wildlife including: ecological and climatic drivers, social and behavioral determinants, vector ecology and control, vaccine development and challenges, public health surveillance and interventions. Program highlights include: A featured address by Dr. Laura Kramer, Research Scientist at the Wadsworth Center, NY State Department of Health, cutting edge research talks by ESF and Upstate investigators, a panel discussion on New York research and training needs and opportunities, a poster session with cash awards for best student posters, and networking opportunities during lunch and the poster session's catered reception | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6888

  • Friday, January 31, 2014

    ESF HS Full year course continue
    12:00 am.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Rick Beal, 470-4867

    ESF in the High School Spring Classes Begin

    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Rick Beal, 470-4867

  • Monday, February 03, 2014

    ESF Summer Session registration begins
    ESF Students register in Registrar's office; Visiting students register in 235 Gateway.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Barbara Newman, 470-4898

  • Wednesday, February 05, 2014

    FebWeb: ESF in the HS webinar for Global Environment Instructors
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. via internet. Webinar for ESF in the HS Global Environment instructors with text book authors Robert Kaufmann and Cutler Cleveland along with Professor Emeritus Charlie Hall. Will be discussing their research and how best to use the online text book, Environmental Science.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Richard Beal, 315-470-6817

  • Thursday, February 06, 2014

    Adaptive Peaks and Women in Scientific and Environmental (WiSE) Professions & Adaptive Peaks pren
    4:00 pm. 5 Illick Hall. "Human Influences on the Species Interactions in Urban Communities: Insights from nationwide urban ecology research networks" will be discussed by Dr. Paige Warren, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Conservation, U Mass, Amherst. Dr. Warren's research seeks to understand processes generating and maintaining biological diversity in a world increasingly dominated by humans. Her work focuses on the impacts of urbanization on animals, and the socio-ecological consequences of urban greening and growth. She cooperates with the CAP-LTER, BES-LTER & the BMA ULTRA-Ex. She spent a recent sabbatical as Visiting Scholar in the School of Sustainability and School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University. She has been a Research Scientist at Virginia Tech, and a Post Doc, Biology Department and Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University. She hold a BA (highest honors) in biology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and a PhD in Zoology, from the University of Texas-Austin.
    Sponsor: Department of Environmental and Forest Biology, ESF Women's Caucus, & Graduate Student Association | Contact: Heather Engelman, 315.470.4868

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2014

    Student On-campus Visit for ESF in the High School
    9:30 am - 1:30 pm. Gateway Center. ESF in the High School partner schools campus visit. The program includes Dr. Beal's presentation "Design Your Future", an orientation for their future research and campus tour.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Richard Beal, 315-470-6817

  • Thursday, February 13, 2014

    Student On-campus Visit for ESF in the High School
    9:30 am - 1:30 pm. Gateway Center. ESF in the HS partner schools campus visit. The program includes Dr. Beal's presentation "Desgin Your Future", an orientation for their future research and campus tour.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Richard Beal, 315-470-6817

  • Sunday, February 16, 2014

    Chinese Lantern Festival Cultural Night
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Nifkin Lounge. We collaborated with the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) and prepared an evening full of surprises, with musical and dance performances, Chinese culture introductory presentations, a variety of traditional dishes and a raffle!! There will be Chinese fan dancing, mongolian dancing and lantern dancing, Chinese pop music mix...and much more!! Come and participate in the culture introduction Q&A session, answer the question right, take a golden horse statue home! (it's horse year!!) We'll be provideing authentic Chinese dishes, dumplings, sweet dumplings (glue pudding)! Would you like to participate in the festivities? Bring a Chinese dish of your own!!
    Sponsor: Graduate Student Association | Contact: Rigoberto Melgar

  • Tuesday, February 25, 2014

    Webinar: Introduction to Design of Experiments for UV/EB Scientists and Engineers
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm. Online. Presenter: Dr. Allan Guymon, University of Iowa Design of Experiments (DOE) is a powerful technique that allows the maximum amount of information to be obtained by performing the minimum number of experiments. For those in production, product design, or quality control, knowledge of DOE can dramatically enhance effectiveness in solving problems and optimizing systems. Most experiments not based on DOE concepts, are two-dimensional, i.e. one variable is changed while a response is measured. DOE, on the other hand, varies all of the important variables simultaneously and systematically, thereby examining the response(s) in many dimensions. The webinar will introduce the topic of DOE with particular focus on its value for those in the radiation curing industry.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF Outreach and RadTech International North America | Contact: Kate Wall, 315-470-4871

  • Thursday, February 27, 2014

    Webinar on Hydrofracking
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 122 Jahn. The second in a series of six webinars on the health effects of Hydrofracking will occur on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 12 noon in 122 Jahn. Dr. Robert Jackson of Duke University will be presenting "Geochemistry Studies of Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Water Resources in Pennsylvania". There will be four additional webinars over spring. Speakers will be research scientists from the University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, and University of Texas. These webinars are being sponsored by the Upstate New York Society for Risk Analysis. Due to sponsor limitations, you will only be able to access them from either 122 Jahn Laboratory (ESF campus) or at Rm 369 Link Hall (Syracuse University). All webinars are 40 min presentations followed by 20 minutes for discussion periods. | Contact: Greg Boyer, 6855

  • Saturday, March 01, 2014

    Music and Nature Around Us-Symphoria Family Concert with SUNY-ESF faculty
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm. Carrier Theater, Civic Center, 800 South State St., Syracuse, NY 13202. Symphoria Family Concert "Music and Nature Around Us." ESF Outreach has coordinated the faculty who will be part of this multi-media concert that focuses on nature inspiring art and the importance of our contact with nature. Video presentations from Dave Eichorn, Jack Manno, Dave Keiber, and Kim Schultz will be incorporated into this family concert that will touch on topics that include: the Artic environment and winter storms, watersheds of the Great Lakes, oceans as part of the water cycle and river and lake ecosystems. Musical works by Vivaldi, Smetana, Debussy, Beethoven and Ives will be presented. Heather Buchman will conduct. For tickets visit www.experiencesymphoria.org or call the box office at 315-299-5598 x. 201
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Richard Beal, 315-470-6817

  • Tuesday, March 04, 2014

    Student On-Campus Visit for ESF in the High School
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm. Nifkin Lounge, Marshall Hall. ESF in the High School partner school campus visit. The program includes a presentation by Dr. Beal and campus tour.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Rick Beal, 470-4867

  • Wednesday, March 05, 2014

    Granby Elementary School campus visit
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Nifkin Lounge, Marshall Hall. Campus visit by Granby Elementary students to study bugs with EFB students.
    Sponsor: ESF Office of Outreach and EFB | Contact: Maura Stefl, 470-6811

    Webinar: Recent progress in UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C LED technology, and emerging applications
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Online. Presenter: Paul Rudy, PhD, MBA, TLM Advisors UV LED technology is advancing rapidly, with extraordinary progress reported annually in power, efficiency, and cost. Here, we report on these recent innovations in UV LEDs in the UV-A , UV-B, and UV-C wavelength range, along with several emerging applications enabled by these new sources.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF Outreach and RadTech International North America | Contact: Kate Wall, 315-470-4871

    Learning from the Land Information Session
    5:00 pm - 6:30 am. 314 Bray. Looking for a unique summer experience? The Center for Native Peoples and the Environment Learning from the Land: A Cross-Cultural Partnership in Forest Stewardship Education for Climate Change Adaptation The Center for Native Peoples and the Environment at ESF is seeking undergraduate scholars to participate in a summer research exchange with Native American scholars at the College of Menominee Nation Our summer scholars will: -gain hands-on training and experience with indigenous and scientific approaches that link forest ecology and stewardship with climate change adaptation -develop research skills and cross-cultural communication abilities while working closely with Native American students, resource managers, and knowledge keepers -reside at Menominee Forest, globally known for its sustainability, and Huntington Wildlife Forest, ESF's 15,000 acre field station in the Adirondack High Peaks -receive a generous stipend and opportunities to participate in national conferences To learn more about this opportunity and to find out how to apply, join us for an information session on March 5 at 5 pm in 314 Bray Hall. Questions? Dr. Colin Beier cbeier@esf.edu Dr. Robin Kimmerer rkimmer@esf.edu
    Sponsor: Center for Native Peoples and the Environment | Contact: Dr. Colin Beier, 6578

    Film Screening with Dennis Banks - Nowa Cumig: The Drum Will Never Stop
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm. Syracuse University, Watson Theater.
    Sponsor: Indigenous Students at Syracuse (ISAS) | Contact: Neal Powless, 315443-8460

  • Monday, March 10, 2014

    Basic SPARE PV Installation Training
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Gateway Center, Room 240. Our 4-day Basic Photovoltaic Installer Course is board-recognized by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). In this course participants will learn the basics of how to site, design, and install photovoltaic (PV) systems. The course includes sizing systems for both grid-connected and off-grid PV systems. Also, the solar resources and the problems associated with shading, orientation and tilt will be reviewed. Basic sizing and system design in relation to electrical load will be discussed. Safety practices for installers and the study of the electrical code for PV systems will be covered in some detail. Participants will learn about various mounting systems for PV arrays and how they affect roofs. As part of the class, participants will build a working PV system. | Contact: Sean Nicholson, 315-470-4882

  • Thursday, March 13, 2014

    CANCELLED: ESF SCSD Environmental Challenge
    8:00 am - 2:00 pm. CANCELLED . CANCELLED The Environmental Challenge is a science fair and career exploration opportunity designed especially for all Syracuse City School District seventh and eighth grade students. -- CANCELLED: RESCHEDULING INFORMATION TBD.
    Sponsor: Outreach | Contact: R. Beal, x4867/x6817

    Webinar on Hydrofracking
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 110 Moon. The third in a series of six webinars on the health effects of Hydrofracking will occur on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 12 noon in 110 Moon. Dr. Trevor Penning of the University of Pennsylvania will be presenting "Public Health Impacts of Hydrofracturing and Research Recommendations". There will be four additional webinars over spring. Speakers will be research scientists from University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, and University of Texas. These webinars are being sponsored by the Upstate New York Society for Risk Analysis. Due to sponsor limitations, you will only be able to access them from either 110 Moon Library (ESF campus) or at Rm 369 Link Hall (Syracuse University). All webinars are 40 min presentations followed by 20 minutes for discussion periods.
    Sponsor: Upstate NY Society for Risk Analysis | Contact: Greg Boyer, 470-6855

  • Monday, March 17, 2014

    Adirondack Residential Semester Info Session
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. 110 Moon. Come learn about the best semester abroad you'll take without needing a passport. On Monday March 17th, the faculty of ESF's Adirondack Residential Semester will host an informational session from 3:30-4:30 in Moon 110. A brief presentation about ARS academic and student life will be followed by an engaging informal discussion and conversation with interested students. If you have questions in advance the informational meeting, please feel free to be in touch with Paul B. Hai at pbhai@esf.edu.
    Sponsor: ESF's Newcomb Campus | Contact: Paul B. Hai, 518.582.4551

  • Wednesday, March 19, 2014

    STEM Mentor Recruiting Event for Grad Students
    12:45 pm - 1:40 pm. 240 Gateway Center. Graduate Student recruitment event for Science/STEM mentoring program for the Syracuse City School District middle school students during the College Hour. Learn more about two unique opportunities available beginning Fall 2014. Pizza provided. Must RSVP to Maura H. Stefl at mhstefl@esf.edu
    Sponsor: ESF Office of Outreach | Contact: Maura Stefl, 470-6811

  • Thursday, March 27, 2014

    12th Annual New York State Green Building Conference
    8:00 am - 5:00 am. Oncenter Conference Complex. Join us in Syracuse at the Oncenter Conference Complex for the 12th Annual New York State Green Building Conference hosted by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council New York Upstate Chapter and the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (Syracuse CoE). The mission of the New York State Green Building Conference is to promote, educate and support green building design, construction and processes.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Katherina Searing, 6888

  • Monday, March 31, 2014

    Environmental Studies Seniors Showcase
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. ESF Alumni Lounge, Marshall Hall. Showcase of Environmental Studies Senior Synthesis Projects. Research-style poster presentations by 2014 graduating Environmental Studies seniors. Faculty and graduate student judges. Open to ESF faculty, students, and the general public.
    Sponsor: Dept. of Environmental Studies | Contact: David Sonnenfeld, 315.470.4931

  • Thursday, April 03, 2014

    Commercial SPARE PV Training
    8:30 am - 5:30 pm. Gateway Center, Room 240. In this class, participants will cover the issues associated with larger commercial PV installations which typically have three-phase electrical systems. Weight and wind loading play a major part in the design of large commercial installations, as most commercial buildings have expansive, flat roofs. The class will also look at issues for large, ground-mounted systems and review interconnection issues such as the necessary size of the local service, when a new transformer would be needed, when an entire substation would be needed and when the local utility might need the plant to provide reactive power (VAR support). The economics of these larger systems will also be reviewed. NABCEP requires that a "minimum of 40 of the 58 prescribed hours for certification must cover advanced solar PV installation and design principles and practices addressed in the NABCEP PV Installer Job Task Analysis". This class meets section 3.5.C.III as it is taught by an ISPQ certified instructor. | Contact: Sean Nicholson, 315-470-4882

  • Saturday, April 05, 2014

    Certified Professional Constructor Examination
    7:00 am - 5:30 pm. Room 145 Baker Laboratory. This is a professional examination given at ESF on behalf of the Constructor Certification Commission and is only open to those persons who have registered through the Commission and have met the requirements of the Commission.
    Sponsor: SCME | Contact: Kenneth J. Tiss, 470.6747

  • Sunday, April 06, 2014

    Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Otesaga Resort & Conference Center, 60 Lake Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326. The Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium fosters quality information exchange between recreation and travel resource managers and researchers throughout North America. The forum provides opportunities for managers from different agencies, states, and governmental levels to discuss current issues and problems in the field.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Katherina Searing, 6888

  • Wednesday, April 09, 2014

    UV Curing Technology
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. Gateway C. Stephen Cantor's presentation will describe the chemistry and processes involved in the use of ultraviolet/visible technology which requires NO solvents and is the "greenest" way to produce adhesive bonds and coatings. RSVP on the website by April 7.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach and CNY Section of the American Chemical Society | Contact: Neal Abrams, 470-4723

  • Saturday, April 12, 2014

    Save the Rain: Downtown Bike Tour
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Syracuse Center of Excellence, 727 E. Washington St., Syracuse, 13210. Sign-in at 9:15AM Meet at the Syracuse Center of Excellence Parking Lot | 727 E. Washington St., Syracuse (Lot entrance along E. Fayette St.) SELF SUPPORTED • HELMETS MANDATORY Bring your friends and join us for a guided ride as we explore green streets, rain gardens, bioswales, and porous parking lots in Syracuse! Approximate Distance: 10 Miles, Difficulty: Moderate - Contact Amy Samuels at asamuels@oei2.org or 443-1757 with questions - Registration is required by April 10th at strbiketour.eventbrite.com/
    Sponsor: Onondaga County's Save the Rain program | Contact: Amy Samuels, 315443-1757

  • Monday, April 14, 2014

    Laurie Marker. Chasing Cheetahs book signing
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Gateway Building Lobby near the bookstore. Laurie Marker is a world-renowned conservation biologist and founder of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, will be visiting ESF. She will sign copies of her new book "Chasing Cheetahs. The Race to Save Africa's Fastest Cat" (Text by Sy Montgomery, photos by Nic Bishop)at 4PM on Monday 14 April 2014 in the lobby of SUNY ESF's Gateway Building. There will be a reception to follow. There will be a limited number of copies for sale at the event. "Chasing Cheetahs" is also available for purchase at amazon.com.
    Sponsor: Scott Turner | Contact: Scott Turner, 3154706806

  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Student Spotlight on Research
    Gateway Center. ESF's annual Spotlight Symposium is a dynamic forum where graduate and undergraduate students share the results of their research and community service projects. The Spotlight is a student poster session highlighting your scholarly efforts. The Spotlight on Student Research and Outreach is your time to shine! | Contact: Jessica Clemons, 3154706724

  • Thursday, April 17, 2014

    Webinar on Hydrofracking
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 110 Moon Library. The fourth in a series of six webinars on the health effects of Hydrofracking will occur on Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at 12 noon in 110 Moon. Dr. Reynold Panettieri of the University of Pennsylvania will be presenting "Health Consequences of Hydrofracturing: The Known and Unknown". These webinars are being sponsored by the Upstate New York Society for Risk Analysis. Due to sponsor limitations, you will only be able to access them from either 110 Moon Library (ESF campus) or at Rm 369 Link Hall (Syracuse University). All webinars are 40 min presentations followed by 20 minutes for discussion periods.
    Sponsor: Upstate NY Society for Risk Analysis | Contact: Greg Boyer, 470-6855

  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    Capstone Talk: Annisa Pratiwi, "Intergovernmental Land Use Control in Jakarta Coastal Zone, Indonesia"
    2:15 pm - 3:15 pm. Marshall 105. MPS Capstone Seminar: Annisa Dian Pratiwi, "Intergovernmental Land Use Control in Jakarta Coastal Zone, Indonesia." MPS in Environmental Science (Environmental Policy and Democratic Processes) program.
    Sponsor: Dept. of Environmental Studies | Contact: David Sonnenfeld, 315.470.4931

  • Thursday, April 24, 2014

    Webinar: Light Curable Adhesives for Automotive and Electronic Applications and the benefits of Surface Treatments
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Online. Presenters: Brian Betty, Delo Industrial Adhesives; Jeff Leighty, Plasmatreat; Paul Mills, UV Industry Consultant This webinar will explore the most recent advances in UV curing adhesives technology and the use of atmospheric plasma surface treatment to ensure adequate adhesion when necessary. Examples from automotive and electronics applications will be presented with guidance on proper adhesive selection, process development and testing. This webinar is particularly well suited for end-users of adhesives and sealants for a wide range of demanding applications, as well as suppliers of related technology.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF Outreach and RadTech International North America | Contact: Kate Wall, 315-470-4871

  • Friday, April 25, 2014

    Capstone Talk: Marvin J. Montefrio, "Growing Low Carbon Commodities in Upland Philippines"
    9:30 am - 10:30 am. Moon Library 110. Ph.D. Capstone Seminar: Marvin Joseph F. Montefrio, "Growing Low-Carbon Commodities in Upland Philippines: Integration of Smallholders in Biofuels and Rubber Production Regimes." Environmental and Natural Resources Policy doctoral program, Division of Environmental Science.
    Sponsor: Dept. of Environmental Studies | Contact: David A. Sonnenfeld, 315.470.4931

  • Thursday, May 01, 2014

    Webinar on Hydrofracking
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 408 Baker lab. The fifth in a series of six webinars on the health effects of Hydrofracking will occur on Thursday, May 1st , 2014 at 12 noon in 408 Baker Lab. Dr. Sheila Olmstead of the University of Texas at Austin will be presenting "Shale Gas Development Impacts on Surface Water Quality in Pennsylvania". These webinars are being sponsored by the Upstate New York Society for Risk Analysis. Due to sponsor limitations, you will only be able to access them from either 110 Moon Library (ESF campus) or at Rm 369 Link Hall (Syracuse University). All webinars are 40 min presentations followed by 20 minutes for discussion periods.
    Sponsor: Upstate Society for Risk Analysis | Contact: Greg Boyer, 470-6855

  • Saturday, May 10, 2014

    ESF Convocation
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. SRC Arena and Events Center at OCC. All guests welcome, no tickets or limit and parking is free. Students must arrive by 12:30pm sharp in the Allyn Hall Gym with their cap and gowns on. Convocation is our formal ceremony where students names are announced as they walk across the stage to receive a "diploma".
    Sponsor: ESF | Contact: Laura Crandall, 315-470-6660

  • Sunday, May 11, 2014

    ESF/SU Commencement
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Carrier Dome. Come start your day at the Continental Breakfasts at either Gateway Center for Masters and PhD Candidates or in Nifkin Lounge for Undergraduate Candidates then at apprxoimately 8:45am we will process over to the Carrier Dome for our join Commencement Ceremonies | Contact: Laura Crandall, 315-470-6660

  • Thursday, May 15, 2014

    2014 Biotechnology Symposium
    8:00 am - 5:00 am. ESF Gateway Center. The 2014 Biotechnology Symposium will be held at the new SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) Gateway Center, a state of the art multi-use building designed to achieve LEED Platinum Certification. The Biotechnology Symposium brings together industry representatives and scientists, academics and students, and other professionals interested in biotechnology in order to develop synergies and relationships that further advance the field.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Katherina Searing, 6888

    Spring ESF in the High School Teacher Professional Development Symposium
    2:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Moon 110. ESF in the High School teachers visit campus for presentations and for planning.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: R. Beal, x4867/x6817

  • Friday, May 16, 2014

    ESF in the HS English Teachers Professional Development Day
    8:30 am - 3:00 pm. 233 Gateway Center. ESF in the High School English teacher's professional development day - with Dr. Benette Whitmore and Betsy Hogan.
    Sponsor: ESF Office of Outreach | Contact: Maura Stefl, 470-6811

  • Monday, May 19, 2014

    ESF SCSD Environmental Challenge
    8:00 am - 2:00 pm. Gateway Center and Carrier Dome. The Environmental Challenge is a science fair and career exploration opportunity designed especially for all Syracuse City School District seventh and eighth grade students.
    Sponsor: ESF Office of Outreach | Contact: Richard E. Beal, 470-4867

  • Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    Spring Environmental Summit (High School Students)
    9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Baker Lab & Alumni Lounge Nifkin), Marshall Hall. The Environmental Summit is a research symposium designed to bring together a community of high school students taking ESF courses at their schools to present and discuss their original research to their peers, high school and college science faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. The research is conducted as part of the Global Environment (EFB 120) course curriculum, enabling the high school students to engage not only in the knowledge but process of science. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to come view the presentations and posters. If you are interested in helping judge any of the presentations or posters please contact Brandon Murphy bmurphy@esf.edu. Presentations are capped at 15 minutes (including questions), and you don't have to commit to being there for the whole time. The preliminary schedule is as follows: 8:00am - Registration/Check-In and Poster Setup in Alumni Lounge; 9:00am - Student Presentations in Baker Laboratory Rooms 145/146/148/159; 11:45am - Transition to Alumni Lounge for Keynote Speaker; 11:55am - Keynote Address; 12:15pm - Lunch and Poster Sessions (Mixer Style)/
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: R. Beal, x4867/x6817

  • Thursday, June 05, 2014

    ESF in the HS Campus Student Visit
    11:00 am - 1:45 pm. Nifkin Lounge, Marshall Hall. Campus visit by partner school to learn about "the Chestnut Story" with Dr. Maynard
    Sponsor: ESF Office of Outreach | Contact: Richard E. Beal, 470-4867

  • Thursday, June 26, 2014

    Webinar on Hydrofracking
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 110 Moon. The sixth and final webinar in a series of six webinars on the health effects of Hydrofracking will occur on Thursday, June 26th, 2014 at 12 noon in 110 Moon Library. Dr. Pouné Saberi of the University of Pennsylvania will be presenting "Health Perspectives Study in the Marcellus Shale". These webinars are being sponsored by the Upstate New York Society for Risk Analysis. Due to sponsor limitations, you will only be able to access them from either 110 Moon Library (ESF campus) or at Rm 369 Link Hall (Syracuse University). All webinars are 40 min presentations followed by 20 minutes for discussion periods.
    Sponsor: Upstate NY Society for Risk Analysis | Contact: Greg Boyer, 470-6855

  • Monday, July 07, 2014

    ESF SCIENCE Camp: Nottingham High School
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Nottingham HS, Onondaga Lake, ESF.
    Sponsor: Outreach | Contact: Brandon Murphy, x6979

  • Monday, July 14, 2014

    ESF SCIENCE Camp: Expeditionary Learning Middle School
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm. Expeditionary Learning Middle School, Elmwood Park, Onondaga Lake, ESF.
    Sponsor: Outreach | Contact: Brandon Murphy, x6979

  • Friday, July 18, 2014

    ESFHS Camp-Boy Scout Engineering Day
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm. 408 Baker. ESF SCIENCE and ESF in the HS Boy Scout Engineering Day with faculty and staff from Environmental Resource Engineering.
    Sponsor: ESF Office of Outreach and ERE | Contact: Richard E. Beal, 470-4867

  • Monday, July 21, 2014

    ESF SCIENCE Camp: City Parks I
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Onondaga Park, Elmwood Park, Onondaga Lake, ESF.
    Sponsor: Outreach | Contact: Brandon Murphy, x6979

  • Monday, July 21, 2014 - Friday, July 25, 2014

    ITC Smart Scholars Microbiology camp
    9:00 am - 2:30 pm. 424 Illick. Summer Microbiology camp for students at ITC High School in Syracuse. Laboratory activities with EFB Faculty Chris Whipps and ITC teacher Laurie Grulich. Part of the ESF in the HS program.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Richard E. Beal, 470-4867

  • Monday, July 28, 2014

    ESF SCIENCE Camp: City Parks II
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Onondaga Park, Elmwood Park, Onondaga Lake, ESF.
    Sponsor: Outreach | Contact: Brandon Murphy, x6979

  • Monday, August 04, 2014

    ESF SCIENCE Camp: All Hands on Science
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm. ESF, Onondaga Lake.
    Sponsor: Outreach, Syracuse City School District | Contact: Brandon Murphy, x6979

  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Graduate Assistant Colloquium
    8:00 am - 12:30 pm. Moon Library. The Graduate Assistant Colloquium on Teaching and Learning is an ESF tradition 22 years strong. This two-day intensive program prepares graduate students for the rigors of their instructional role. Over 40 faculty members, staff, administrators, and undergraduate and graduate assistants will present workshops and panels. Graduate Assistants and faculty members may learn more on the Colloquium website.
    Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: ESF Outreach, 6817

  • Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Brief Tour of ESF Garden at Lafayette Rd. Exp. Sta.
    11:45 am - 1:00 pm. Gateway Patio. We will meet up at the Gateway Patio at around 11:45 am to leave by noon to head down to the ESF Garden, located at the Lafayette Road Experiment Station. Transportation will be provided. We plan on being back to campus early enough for freshmen to attend the orientation week closing ceremonies at 1:00 pm. Contact Olivia Donachie (omdonach@syr.edu) for questions.
    Sponsor: Green Campus Initiative | Contact: Ross Mazur, 6096474325

  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Webinar: UV 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Online. Lance Pickens, CEO of MadeSolid, Inc., will kick off the 2014-2015 UV/EB Webinar series. Lance will recount developments in advanced materials for 3-D printing and share his perspective on the role of UV curing as 3-D printing technology continues to accelerate.
    Sponsor: SUNY-ESF Outreach and RadTech International North America | Contact: Kate Wall, 315-470-4871


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