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SUNY ESFs Dr. Mariann Johnston Named Society of American Foresters Fellow

Dr. Mariann Johnston, director of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) Ranger School, was named a 2021 Fellow for the Society of American Foresters (SAF). The Fellow Award recognizes SAF members who have demonstrated long-standing service to and leadership in the forestry profession at the local, state, and national levels. (10/8)

ESF in Top 5 of Sierra Magazine Cool Schools List

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) broke into the top 5 of Sierra Magazine's Cool Schools list. For the fifth year in a row, the College is among the nation's top "Cool Schools" as ranked by the national magazine of the Sierra Club. Sierra puts the college at No. 5 among 328 schools surveyed. (9/9)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Nominates, NYS Senate Confirms, ESFs Newest Trustee, Oluwole OJ McFoy

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently appointed Oluwole (OJ) McFoy to the Board of Trustees of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF). (6/28)

ESF Announces Graduation Weekend Schedule

The College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) will confer approximately 421 degrees during two Commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 15, at the St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview, Syracuse. (5/11)

City and County Mark April 22 as SUNY ESF Day

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) celebrated its recognition of April 22 as SUNY ESF Day in the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County on Earth Day. (4/22)

ESF Against the Stigma of Mental Illness Promotes Mental Health Awareness

ESF community members are invited to participate in the campaign launch of the "ESF Against the Stigma of Mental Illness." (2/12)

SUNY ESF Trails Link Adirondack Towns and Resources

Hikers looking for an opportunity to experience the peace and wonder of nature - without the overcrowding documented in a recent poll conducted by Sienna College - are encouraged to consider exploring trails maintained by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF). The College's novel approach creates a community model that allows hikers to experience the Adirondacks, including trails that remain largely untrammeled by humans. (12/1)

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Events for the AEC, NFI & AIC

February
5

Saturday

Winter Tree ID

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852 | A guided snowshoe focusing on the bark and twig characteristics of our common tree species. Evergreen species will still be easy to identify, but our hardwood species will be a bit more challenging. Snowshoes provided. Preregistration required at aic@esf.edu. | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000


February
12

Saturday

Film - An American Ascent (2019, 69 minutes)

1:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852 | This documentary film, about the first African-American expedition to tackle North America's highest peak, addresses issues of race and the outdoors as it follows the team up the mountain, chronicling the many challenges of climbing one of the worlds most iconic ... Read More | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000


February
20

Sunday

Winter Bird Walk

10:00 am - 12:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852 | Guest birder, Miok Salz, will start the morning by helping you identify which species of our abundant winter finches are visiting the AIC feeders. This will be followed by and easy snowshoe on the trails to look for more birds. Snowshoes provided. Preregistration ... Read More | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000


March
5

Saturday

Seed Exchange

11:00 am - 1:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852 | It may not feel like it, but spring is right around the corner and now is a great time to plan your summer garden. Whether you have seeds to share or not, come and join interested gardeners to share tips and ideas. If possible, include some information on your ... Read More | Sponsor: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Essex County | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518-582-2000


April
2

Saturday

Film - The Hudson River School: Artist Pioneers (2nd in series) (2019, 55 minute)

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852 | By mid-19th century, members of The Hudson River School would create a style distinctively their own. This first generation of Cole and Durand gave way to a second generation who expanded their palette with a sophisticated technique that was reflective, atmospheric ... Read More | Sponsor: Adirondack Park Institute | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518-582-2000


April
9

Saturday

Film - Charlie and the Curious Otters (2017, 53 minutes)

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852 | The elusive, playful, and adaptable otter has the distinction of having mastered both the aquatic and terrestrial worlds. They are equally adept at hunting underwater as they are foraging and chasing prey in a forest. Filmmaker Charlie Hamilton James follows ... Read More | Sponsor: Adirondack Park Institute | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518-582-2000


April
16

Saturday

Film - Fox Tales (2017, 53 minutes)

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852 | In Newfoundland Canada, a red fox gives birth yet again. Follow the pups as they grow and learn to hunt, adapt, and survive. Explore the family dynamic of these clever creatures as bonds are formed. Hear from scientists in Madison Wisconsin and Bristol England, ... Read More | Sponsor: Adirondack Park Institute | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518-582-2000


April
23

Saturday

Film - The Secret Mind of Slime (2020, 53 minutes)

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852 | These creatures are not animals, nor plants, nor fungi, yet they appear to learn and to make decisions without brains, expanding the boundaries of intelligence beyond the animal kingdom. The film follows scientists as they delve into the questions of how these ... Read More | Sponsor: Adirondack Park Institute | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518-582-2000


April
30

Saturday

Film - Season of the Osprey (2021, 53 minutes)

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852 | From somewhere along the east coast of South America, an osprey has just flown 4000 miles to a small saltmarsh at the delta of the Connecticut River, the place that is imprinted on his memory since birth and where he will rejoin his mate. Over the course of ... Read More | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518-582-2000