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Summer at ESF
Summer Session credit course offerings, activities at our Adirondacks campuses, and additional events

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Summer Session 2014
Credit Courses

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.

  • Maymester (2 weeks) Monday, May 12 - Friday, May 23
  • Summer Session 1 (6 weeks) Monday, May 19 - Friday, June 27
  • Summer Session 2 (6 weeks) Monday, June 30 - Friday, August 8
  • Combined Session (12 weeks) Monday, May 19 - Friday, August 8

Summer 2014 Programs & Opportunities

When spring arrives in 2014, visit the sites of offices below for information on the summer programs they sponsor:

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Summer at ESF
Summer Session credit course offerings, activities at our Adirondacks campuses, and additional events

ESF Events Calendar for Summer, 2014

Many more to come! ESF's summer calendar won't be complete until late April, 2014

Thesis Defense -- Carissa Alza
Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. 110 Marshall Hall.

2014 Biotechnology Symposium
May 15 - 16, 8:00 am - 5:00 am. ESF Gateway Center. Event Website

Adirondack Luncheon with SUNY-ESF President Wheeler
Thursday, May 15, 2014, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm. High Peaks Resort: Lake Placid - Optional Behind the Scenes Wild Center Tour @ 1:30pm in Tupper Lake. Luncheon & Optional Tour Invitation

Spring ESF in the High School Teacher Professional Development Symposium
Thursday, May 15, 2014, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Moon 110. Event Website

ESF in the HS English Teachers Professional Development Day
Friday, May 16, 2014, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm. 233 Gateway Center.

Capstone Seminar - Carlos Gavilondo
Friday, May 16, 2014, 9:00 am - 10:00 am. 105 Marshall.

Ranger School - Graduation
Saturday, May 17, 2014,

Wetland Detectives Training Workshop II - Birds & Plants
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852. AIC Events

ESF SCSD Environmental Challenge
Monday, May 19, 2014, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. Gateway Center and Carrier Dome. Event Website

Candidacy Examination -- Patrick Penfield -- Oral Exam
Thursday, May 22, 2014, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. 314 Bray Hall.

Role of Vegetation in Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Runoff and Municipal Wastewater
Thursday, May 22, 2014, 10:00 am - 11:00 am. Baker 434.

3rd Annual Loons and Logs Day!
Saturday, May 24, 2014, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852. AIC Events

Spring Environmental Summit (High School Students)
Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Baker Lab & Alumni Lounge Nifkin), Marshall Hall. Event Website

Joelle Chille-Cale MPS Capstone & Defense
Thursday, May 29, 2014, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. Illick 8.

Adirondack Fly Fishing Retreat
May 30 - June 1, Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

The Art of Expressive Drawing with artist Frances Gaffney
Saturday, May 31, 2014, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

Art Along the Trails
Sunday, June 1, 2014, Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

Geospatial Engineer seminar
Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm. Baker 434.

Geospatial Engineer seminar
Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm. Baker 434.

ESF in the HS Campus Student Visit
Thursday, June 5, 2014, 11:00 am - 1:45 pm. Nifkin Lounge, Marshall Hall.

3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Scholarship in Land Use & Ethics Symposium
June 6 - 8, Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More information

Accepted Student Reception (Transfer focused)
Friday, June 6, 2014, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm. Event Website

Celebrate Your Parks Day
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm. Kirk Park, Midland Avenue, Syracuse.

Art Along the Trails
Sunday, June 8, 2014, Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

"Meet the President" Alumni Reception - Metropolitan NY
Thursday, June 12, 2014, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. SUNY Global Center - New York, NY. "Meet the President" Invitation- Metro NY

Chemistry Department Seminar Series
Friday, June 13, 2014, 10:00 am - 11:00 am. 141 Baker Laboratory.

Northern New York Audubon's Bird Walk
Saturday, June 14, 2014, 9:00 am - 11:00 am. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

Art Along the Trails
Sunday, June 15, 2014, Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

Lili Wang Capstone Seminar
Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 9:00 am - 10:00 am. 148 Baker Laboratory.

Dissertation Defense -- Lili Wang
Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 10:15 am - 12:15 pm. 122 Jahn Laboratory.

Dissertation Defense -- Joanna Kinsey
Thursday, June 19, 2014, 11:15 am - 1:15 pm. 145 Baker Laboratory.

2014 ASLA Annual Meeting Early Bird Deadline
Friday, June 20, 2014,

Paper and Bioprocess Engineering Capstone Seminar
Friday, June 20, 2014, 10:00 am - 11:00 am. 211 Walters Hall.

Candidacy Examination -- Kapil Mandrekar -- Oral Exam
Friday, June 20, 2014, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. 105 Marshall Hall.

Art Along the Trails
Sunday, June 22, 2014, Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

Webinar on Hydrofracking
Thursday, June 26, 2014, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. 110 Moon.

Watercolor Workshop with artist Frances Gaffney
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

Beaver Natural History - A Paddle on Rich Lake
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

Art Along the Trails
Sunday, June 29, 2014, Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

2014 Adirondack ATBI Bioblitz
Sunday, June 29, 2014, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More information and Event Schedule

All About Black Bears
Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

Art Along the Trails
Sunday, July 6, 2014, Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

ESF SCIENCE Camp: Nottingham High School
July 7 - 11, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Nottingham HS, Onondaga Lake, ESF. Event Website

Thesis Defense -- Zewei Xu
Monday, July 7, 2014, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 439 Baker Hall.

Huntington Lecture Series "Nature: The Easiest Way to Get Your Kid into Harvard"
Thursday, July 10, 2014, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. Full Schedule

College Information Session for High School Students
Friday, July 11, 2014, 9:30 am - 11:30 am. Event Website

Music in the Woods
Friday, July 11, 2014, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

Mushroom Walk with Susan Hopkins
Saturday, July 12, 2014, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

Art Along the Trails
Sunday, July 13, 2014, Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

ESF SCIENCE Camp: Expeditionary Learning Middle School
July 14 - 17, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. Expeditionary Learning Middle School, Elmwood Park, Onondaga Lake, ESF. Event Website

College Information Session for High School Students
Monday, July 14, 2014, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Event Website

All About Black Bears
Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

Huntington Lecture Series "Adirondack: Life and Wildlife in the Wild, Wild East"
Thursday, July 17, 2014, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. Full Schedule

ESFHS Camp-Boy Scout Engineering Day
Friday, July 18, 2014, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. 408 Baker.

Capstone Seminar - Kevin Stack
Friday, July 18, 2014, 9:00 am - 10:00 am. 254 Baker Laboratory.

College Information Session for High School Students
Friday, July 18, 2014, 9:30 am - 11:30 am. Event Website

Music in the Woods
Friday, July 18, 2014, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

Art Along the Trails
Sunday, July 20, 2014, Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

ITC Smart Scholars Microbiology camp
July 21 - 25, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm. 424 Illick.

ESF SCIENCE Camp: City Parks I
July 21 - 25, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Onondaga Park, Elmwood Park, Onondaga Lake, ESF. Event Website

Thesis Defense -- Melisa Keskin
Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm. 438 Baker Hall.

All About Black Bears
Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

Huntington Lecture Series "Understanding Coyote Behavior and Ecology to Improve Coexistence"
Thursday, July 24, 2014, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. Full Schedule

College Information Session for High School Students
Friday, July 25, 2014, 9:30 am - 11:30 am. Event Website

Mushroom Walk with Susan Hopkins
Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

Music in the Woods
Friday, July 25, 2014, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

The Art of Expressive Drawing with artist Frances Gaffney
Saturday, July 26, 2014, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

Art Along the Trails
Sunday, July 27, 2014, Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

ESF SCIENCE Camp: City Parks II
July 28 - August 1, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Onondaga Park, Elmwood Park, Onondaga Lake, ESF. Event Website

Capstone Seminar - Ana Diaz Puskar
Monday, July 28, 2014, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. 314 Bray Hall.

Thesis Defense -- Michael Bullock
Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. 314 Bray Hall.

All About Black Bears
Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

Huntington Lecture Series "Greenhouse Gases Dynamics in Forest Streams and Soils, and the Role of Forests at Regulating Climate"
Thursday, July 31, 2014, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. Full Schedule

College Information Session for High School Students
Friday, August 1, 2014, 9:30 am - 11:30 am. Event Website

Adirondack Logging - A Guided Canoe Paddle
Saturday, August 2, 2014, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

Art Along the Trails
Sunday, August 3, 2014, Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

ESF SCIENCE Camp: All Hands on Science
August 4 - 8, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm. ESF, Onondaga Lake. Event Website

Capstone Seminar - Danielle Kloster
Monday, August 4, 2014, 10:00 am - 11:00 am. 110 Moon.

Thesis Defense -- Danielle Kloster
Monday, August 4, 2014, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. 110 Moon Library.

College Information Session for High School Students
Monday, August 4, 2014, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Event Website

All About Black Bears
Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

21st Annual ESF Golf Tournament
Thursday, August 7, 2014, McConnellsville Golf Club, Blossvale, New York. 21st Annual ESF Golf Tournament Details

Huntington Lecture Series: "Tiger Beetles and Leopard Frogs: Rare Animals and the New York Natural Heritage Program"
Thursday, August 7, 2014, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. Full Schedule

College Information Session for High School Students
Friday, August 8, 2014, 9:30 am - 11:30 am. Event Website

Northern New York Audubon's Bird Walk
Saturday, August 9, 2014, 9:00 am - 11:00 am. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

Mid-Summer Walk with Peter O'Shea
Saturday, August 9, 2014, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

Art Along the Trails
Sunday, August 10, 2014, Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

Capstone Seminar - Anna Ebers
Monday, August 11, 2014, 10:00 am - 11:00 am. 314 Bray Hall.

Graduate Workshop: "Ethics, Culture and Community-based Environmental Research"
August 13 - 15, TBA. Further information

All About Black Bears
Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

"Meet the President" at the SUNY-ESF North Country Alumni Reunion
Thursday, August 14, 2014, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Sackets Harbor Gazebo across from Visitor's center at 301 West Main Street, Sackets Harbor, NY 13685. Meet the President - North Country Reunion Invite

Huntington Lecture Series "Rusty Blackbirds: The "Boreal Oriole" in Deep Trouble"
Thursday, August 14, 2014, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. Full Schedule

College Information Session for High School Students
Friday, August 15, 2014, 9:30 am - 11:30 am. Event Website

Mushroom Walk with Susan Hopkins
Friday, August 15, 2014, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

Symposium: Toward A More Diverse Adirondacks
Saturday, August 16, 2014, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. Schedule, Registration and More Info

Art Along the Trails
Sunday, August 17, 2014, Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

Ranger School - Students Arrive
Sunday, August 17, 2014,

Ranger School - Registration/Orientation
August 17 - 19,

The Sun: Earth's Essential Star
Sunday, August 17, 2014, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY. More AIC Events!

Dissertation Defense -- Anna Ebers
Monday, August 18, 2014, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. 314 Bray Hall.

International Student Orientation
Monday, August 18, 2014, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Nifkin Lounge, Marshall Hall. Information for New International Students

Managing White Pine in the Adirondacks - A workshop for foresters, loggers and landowners
Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center - 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY.

First Year: Assisted Move-in with Mighty Movers (Centennial Hall)
Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. Centennial Hall. ESF Orientation

First Year: Orientation Check-in
Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Gateway Conference Rooms. ESF Orientation

First Year: Welcome to ESF Introduction by President Wheeler
Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Hendricks Chapel. ESF Orientation

Family Orientation: Dean for Student Affairs Remarks
Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Hendricks Chapel. ESF Orientation

Family Orientation: College 101 Panel of Experts
Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Hendricks Chapel. ESF Orientation

Hypnotist Kevin Hurley
Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm. Marshall Auditorium. Event Website

Ranger School - First Day of Classes
Wednesday, August 20, 2014,

First Year: Welcome to ESF from the Deans
Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 9:10 am - 12:00 am. Gateway Center. ESF Orientation


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