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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)

ESF Named Top Performer in 2020 Sustainable Campus Index

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) has again been recognized as a top performer in the 2020 Sustainable Campus Index. In addition to being named an Overall Top Performer, ESF achieved "top performer" status in the following categories: curriculum, public engagement, purchasing and research. (11/10)

Joanie Mahoney Named Fifth ESF President

The first woman to lead SUNY ESF assumed the Office of the Presidency on Nov. 4, 2020. Noted for her efforts to elevate SUNY ESF as the innovators and leaders in pressing societal issues, like dealing with water pollution, she is also recognized for her ability to form coalitions and achieve results. (11/5)

Survey Examines Recreational User Experience and Perspectives in Adirondacks

Preliminary results of a two-month survey of hikers in the Adirondacks found hikers come to the area seeking solitude and wildness, and would support capacity management actions that improve experience or prevent damage to the "forever wild" Forest Preserve. (10/29)

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Events for the AEC, NFI & AIC

June
19

Saturday

Elaine Schwartz Memorial Woods Walk

10:00 am - 11:30 am | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N | Event Website | Dedicated to the memory of our dear friend Elaine Schwartz, the first Woods Walk of the summer will focus on Aquatic Invertebrates. Why are the black flies so bad this year? How many dragonfly species are there? What do the bottom dwelling organisms of streams ... Read More | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


June
26

Saturday

Woods Walk - Cultural Uses of Plants

10:00 am - 11:30 am | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY | Event Website | An introduction to some of the plants, both native and introduced, historically used by indigenous people and colonizers. | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


July
3

Saturday

Woods Walk - Secrets of Soil

10:00 am - 11:30 am | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY | Unearth the importance of soils, the types to be found locally and the unseen world that is literally at your feet. | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


July
7

Wednesday

Wildlife Wednesday - River Otters

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY | Event Website | Join our summer interpretive naturalist intern on a guided walk focusing on an amazing regional animal. Learn some interesting facts about this charismatic member of the weasel family and how it interacts with its environment. | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


July
10

Saturday

Woods Walk - Tree ID and Trivia

10:00 am - 11:30 am | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY | Event Website | Learn how to identify a handful of common Adirondack trees along with interesting facts about their natural history, uses, and importance in our regional history. | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


July
14

Wednesday

Wildlife Wednesday - Common Loons

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY | Event Website | Have you heard a haunting call of a loon echoing across a lake in the Adirondacks? Discover more about the life cycle and natural history of these large, popular water birds. | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


July
17

Saturday

Woods Walk - Acid Rain, Where Are We Now

Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY | Event Website | Fifty years after the Clean Air Act, how are the Adirondacks fairing with regards to acid deposition. What has worked and what still needs to be done. | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


July
21

Wednesday

Wildlife Wednesday - Owls of the Adirondacks

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY | Event Website | Did you know that the Adirondack Park is home to seven different species of owl? Explore their natural history and habitats as we walk along the AIC trail system. | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


July
24

Saturday

Woods Walk - Summer Wildflowers

10:00 am - 11:30 am | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY | Event Website | Some of our late bloomers are the most stunning and unusual. Learn to ID some common wildflower and hear about their interesting natural history. | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


July
28

Wednesday

Wildlife Wednesday - Fireflies

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY | Event Website | With over 100 species of fireflies in the United States, they are a common and beautiful night time sight. Learn if these species all produce similar light and which species are local. | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


July
31

Saturday

Woods Walk - Natural Plant Dyes

10:00 am - 11:30 am | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY | Event Website | Join a visiting artist as we gather some local floral to make natural colorful dyes. The color produced by some of our plant species may surprise you. You can stay and participate in the afternoon workshop and learn how to use indigo dye. | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


August
7

Saturday

Woods Walk - Plant Reproduction

10:00 am - 11:30 am | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY | Event Website | Plants exhibit a fascinating and varied array of reproductive strategies. From seeds to spores, wind to wings, discover the different ways plants replace themselves. | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


August
14

Saturday

Woods Walk - The Rich Lake Watershed

10:00 am - 11:30 am | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY | Event Website | Explore our local watershed - from streams to wetlands to lakes to river- and learn how water changes, and is changed by, the ecosystem. | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


August
21

Saturday

Woods Walk - Fabulous Ferns

10:00 am - 11:30 am | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY | Event Website | Learn how to ID some of our beautiful ferns and some of their close relatives. Discover the difference between ferns, mosses, and other plants. | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000