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robin kimmerer and studentIntroduction to The World of Adirondack Mosses
A Workshop for Beginners
Sponsored by: SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

ASPRS Sympsium

The course is taught by: Dr. Robin Kimmerer
Professor of moss ecology and author of “Gathering Moss: A natural and cultural history of mosses”.

Saturday-Sunday, August 16-17, 2008 (10 am Saturday; 3pm Sunday)
Cranberry Lake Biological Station
, Cranberry Lake NY. Cranberry Lake is a 2 hour, 45 minute drive from downtown Syracuse using Rt 81 N, exit 45, NE on Rt 3 to Cranberry Lake with a boat rides available to the Cranberry Lake biological station starting at 10 am on Saturday.

mossWho should come? The workshop will be of interest to all beginners interested in mosses.

This two-day workshop offers an introduction to the miniature world of mosses of the Adirondack region. The program will feature guided field walks through diverse Adirondack habitats combined with evening sessions in the laboratory.  Skilled teachers will work with you as you identify common mosses of the Adirondacks.  You will use hand lens and microscope to explore the ecology of these fascinating plants.

Held on the edge of the Adirondack wilderness at SUNY ESF Cranberry Lake Biological Station, there is also time available for swimming, paddling and enjoying the Adirondack scenery.

book cover

Advance copies of the book,

Gathering Moss: A natural and cultural history of mosses

are available at a reduced rate of $13. The author will sign your copy. 

Additional copies are available at sign in at the regular retail rate of $17.95.


Cost: Registration fee includes boat transportation to the field station, materials, meals and rustic lodging at the Biological Station.

Can you name the following types of moss?

4 moss pics

Our Payment Policy

We welcome your participation at Outreach events.  Pre-registered, pre-paid registrants are asked to check in at the onsite registration desk to receive a name badge and any handouts. Effective May 2008, registration fees must be paid prior to admittance.

  • If you have pre-registered and have a balance due, please be prepared to make your payment at the onsite registration desk.  We will accept a personal or business check, payable to SUNY Research Foundation, or VISA or MasterCard (Sorry, no American Express).
  • Registrants using a Purchase Order or Voucher are asked to provide the PO/Voucher number as well as a credit card number.  If payment is not received within 30 days after the event, your credit card will be charged the appropriate fee.
  • If you have not pre-registered, please bring a completed registration form with your payment (check, VISA or Mastercard) to the onsite registration desk (blank registration forms will also be available at the registration desk for your convenience).