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SUNY ESF Hosts NYSDEC 2022 Forest Ranger Training Academy in the Adirondacks

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) - the most distinguished institution in the nation that focuses on the study of the environment-is proud to announce it is hosting the prestigious New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Forest Ranger Training Academy at the College's Ranger School and Newcomb campus in the Adirondack Park. (6/15)

Ranger School Graduates May 14

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), the most distinguished institution in the nation that focuses on the study of the environment, is pleased to announce commencement exercises will be held at the Ranger School in Wanakena, New York May 14. (5/11)

SUNY ESF Announces Interdisciplinary Cluster Hiring Initiative

The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF)-the most distinguished institution in the nation focused on the study of the environment -is moving forward with its first round of a new Cluster Hiring Initiative. Academic cluster hiring will help ESF meet its strategic goals to drive faculty diversity, increase student experiential learning, and grow the impact of institutional research. (4/11)

ESF’s Oakie the Acorn Enters the Sweet 16 in SUNY’s Mascot Madness

Oakie the Acorn, the mascot from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), has advanced to the second round in SUNY's Mascot Madness where they will take on Roody Roo from SUNY Canton. (3/28)

Spring Break in Wintry Adirondacks

ESF student Lauren Craige, a senior from Northern Virginia, perched in the snow at the College's Newcomb Campus in the Adirondacks and talked about an exciting development in the Winter Mammalian Ecology course she was taking during her spring break. (3/24)

Enrollment Open for ESF’s Summer Semester

Enroll now for ESF's Summer Semester, which features online, on-campus, and field-based and courses. (3/17)

SUNY ESF’s 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)

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Events for the AEC, NFI & AIC

July
2

Saturday

Woods Walk - Fabulous Ferns

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852 | AIC Events Calendar | Learn how to identify some of our beautiful ferns and their close relatives. Discover the difference between ferns, mosses, and other plants. Email or call to register. | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000


July
6

Wednesday

Wildlife Wednesday - Common Raven

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852 | AIC Events Calendar | Join us for our first Wildlife Wednesday of the season as we learn about ravens! Known for their intelligence and resourcefulness, ravens are an essential part of our Adirondack ecosystem and are a source of fascination for naturalists, writers, and artists ... Read More | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000


July
7

Thursday

Huntington Lecture Series - History of Santanoni Preserve: A Day in the Life

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852 | AIC Events Calendar | The National Historic Landmark, Great Camp Santanoni, is an iconic destination for many people visiting the region. What would a stay at the Camp in the early 19th century have been like for guests and staff of Santanoni? AIC’s Summer Interpretive Naturalist, ... Read More | Sponsor: Adirondack Park Institute | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000


July
9

Saturday

Woods Walk - Birds and Blooms

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852 | AIC Events Calendar | Look for summer songbirds on the trails at the AIC. We'll also be identifying some of our summer blooms as we walk through the woods. An easy ramble that is great for beginning birders and botanist. Email or call to register. | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000


July
10

Sunday

Half Day Sketching Workshop

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 5922 State Route 28N | aic calendar of events | Join us for a half-day workshop on illustrating nature with Artist-in-Residence, Shannon Klotz. We will share and explore ways to use elements of art, line in particular, to describe the world around us. Pen and watercolor materials will be provided. Preregistration ... Read More | Sponsor: Adirondack Park Institute | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


July
13

Wednesday

Wildlife Wednesday - American Black Bears

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852 | AIC Events Calendar | Come along for an easy guided walk as we learn about black bears in the Adirondacks. We’ll look for signs of bears on our trails, discuss the implications of a changing climate on black bears, and learn about bear safety. Bring your trail shoes and your best ... Read More | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000


July
14

Thursday

Huntington Lecture Series - Exploring the Fascinating World of Freshwater Mussels of New York

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852 | AIC Events Calendar | The Curator of Malacology at the NYS Museum’s Field Research Laboratory, Dr. Denise Mayer, will be speaking about the freshwater mussels found in New York. Also known at bi-valves, these mollusks have surprisingly complicated lives and play an important role ... Read More | Sponsor: Adirondack Park Institute | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000


July
16

Saturday

Ribbon Cutting Celebraton

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852 | AIC Events Calendar | Please help us celebrate our new main hall exhibit with a ribbon cutting ceremony. A brief ceremony will be followed by light refreshments and an opportunity to meet with the family of the exhibit sponsor as well as the designer. | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000

Annual Rubber Loon Race

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb, NY 12852 | Event Website | Come join us as we release our fleet of Rubber Loons into the outlet of Rich Lake. The loons will race 400 yards downstream where 3 lucky loons will be declared the winners. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers. Contact the AIC to sponsor a loon in this ... Read More | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000


July
20

Wednesday

Wildlife Wednesday - Salamanders

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852 | AIC Events Calendar | Our third walk in our Wildlife Wednesday series will focus on a group of amphibians known as salamanders. There are eighteen species of native salamanders in New York, with eleven occurring the Adirondacks. Salamanders can be secretive and many people are unaware ... Read More | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000


July
21

Thursday

Huntington Lecture Series - Lichen or Not: The What and Where of Lichen Ecology

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852 | AIC Events Calendar | Morgan Ingraham is a recent graduate from SUNY ESF with a MS degree in Environmental Forest Biology. This talk will be an introduction to lichen ecology and touch on Morgan’s research looking at lichen communities and the American beech tree. Morgan will be ... Read More | Sponsor: Adirondack Park Institute | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000


July
22

Friday

Lichens of the Northeast

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852 | AIC Events Calendar | Join us for a walk with Morgan Ingraham and learn about the lichens found along the AIC trails. This walk will focus on lichen identification and diversity and is a great follow-up to Morgan's lichen lecture on the previous evening as part of the Huntington ... Read More | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000

Night Hike

8:00 pm - 9:30 am | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852 | AIC Events Calendar | Join us for an early evening exploration of the AIC trails. This guided walk will focus on the unique adaptations of nocturnal animals. If we’re lucky, we might even hear an owl. Headlamps will be provided. Call or email to register. | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000


July
23

Saturday

Woods Walk - Tree ID and Trivia

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852 | AIC Events Calendar | On this guided walk you'll learn to identify some of the common deciduous and coniferous plants we have at the AIC. And learn what those terms actually mean. We'll look at key features of these trees and learn their indigenous uses. | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000


July
27

Wednesday

Wildlife Wednesday - Butterflies and Moths

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852 | AIC Events Calendar | It's National Moth Week and our final Wildlife Wednesday will be a deep dive into the colorful world of butterflies and moths. These closely related insects are vibrant residents and visitors to our parks, gardens, and trails, so come with us as we amble through ... Read More | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000

Moth Night

8:30 pm - 10:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852 | AIC Events Calendar | Celebrate National Moth Week (July 23-31) by helping us catalog some of our local moth species. There will be stations set up near the parking lot of the AIC and along the trail system, where different lighting and collection techniques will be used to capture ... Read More | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000


July
28

Thursday

Huntington Lecture Series - Adirondack Nightlife: The Science and Secrets of Bats

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852 | AIC Events Calendar | Dr. Vanessa Rojas from the SUNY ESF Ranger School will present on the diversity of and ecology of bats that are found in the Adirondacks. Learn about current research Dr. Rojas and her colleagues have been conducting at the Newcomb Campus looking at bat populations ... Read More | Sponsor: Adirondack Park Institute | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000


July
29

Friday

Artist Closing Reception

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm | 5922 State Route 28N | aic calendar of events | Our 2022 Artist in Residence, Shannon Klotz, will soon be completing her summer residency on ESF Newcomb Campus. Join us for some light refreshments as you view the body of work that resulted from her 6 weeks on the Newcomb Campus. A brief presentation by Shannon ... Read More | Sponsor: Adirondack Park Institute | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


July
30

Saturday

Woods Walk - Plant Reproduction

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852 | AIC Events Calendar | Plants have a spectacularly diverse way of reproducing. From trees, to ferns, to mosses, and grasses - the variation in plant reproduction is immense. We'll examine different groups of plants, and even within these groups, look at the wide range of strategies ... Read More | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000


July
31

Sunday

Half Day Watercolor Workshop

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 5922 State Route 28N | ONGOING —continues through Saturday, July 30, 2022 | aic calendar of events | In this workshop, Artist-in-Residence Shannon Klotz will help you learn to use lines and shapes to describe objects while pairing colors that capture light and elicit the feeling of a moment. Explore the capabilities of color to depict light and experiences ... Read More | Sponsor: Adirondack Park Institute | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


August
4

Thursday

Huntington Lecture Series - Conservation Through the Lives of Loons

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852 | AIC Events Calendar | The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation has been studying loons and promoting their conservation in the Adirondacks since 1989. Jennifer Denny will talk about this iconic bird and how ACLS research is being used to better understand their life cycles and ... Read More | Sponsor: Adirondack Park Institute | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000


August
5

Friday

Evening Paddle on Rich Lake

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852 | AIC Events Calendar | Plan on 2 hours of easy paddling as you learn about lake ecology and the human history of Rich Lake. Meet at the Rich Lake Boat Access site and paddle on this beautiful 342 acre lake. Bring your own canoe/kayak, or rent one of our canoes ($10/canoe). Call or ... Read More | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000


August
6

Saturday

Woods Walk - Geology and Our Sense of Place

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852 | AIC Events Calendar | The complex geologic history of the Adirondacks begins about 1.3 billion years ago. This complexity makes the region a spectacular spot for observing the fascinating principles of geology. Accompany us on a guided walk to discuss the geological conditions of ... Read More | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000


August
11

Thursday

Huntington Lecture Series - The Beauty and Diversity of Adirondack Birds

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852 | AIC Events Calendar | This multimedia show features photography of many Adirondack bird species in varied habitats, accompanied by a peaceful music score. For over twenty-five years, Jeff Nadler has photographed birds, wildlife, and other nature subjects in the Adirondacks, the northeast ... Read More | Sponsor: Adirondack Park Institute | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000


August
13

Saturday

Woods Walk - Field Notes and Nature Journaling

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb NY 12852 | AIC Events Calendar | Examine the historical and scientific value of field notes and explore your own journaling style. We'll examine some examples of nature journals and then create some journal entries while hiking the trails. | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000