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Cranberry Lake

Summer 2019 at Cranberry Lake

Expenses

Expenses for CLBS courses will include tuition ($286/credit hour for instate students and $694/credit hour for out of state students) and food costs (currently estimated at ~$220/week).

Questions

Questions about registration, courses, and travel to CLBS should be directed to the Business Manager.

General information about the Cranberry Lake experience can be found in the Cranberry Lake Handbook.

Summer 2019 Schedule

Session A: May 19 - June 7

EFB 202 Ecological Monitoring and Biodiversity Assessment

Session B: June 9 - June 28

EFB 202 Ecological Monitoring and Biodiversity Assessment

BOCES in the High School Program: June 29 - July 5

  BOCES in the High School Program

Session C: July 7 - July 19 

EFB 337 Field Ethnobotany
EFB 388 Ecology of Adirondack Fishes
EFB 496/796 Ecology of Wetland Communities
EFB 496/796 Field Herpetology

Session D: July 21 - August 9

EFB 202 Ecological Monitoring and Biodiversity Assessment

Boat Safety

To operate boats during your courses at CLBS, please know that you will need to comply with ESF's boat safety policy:

Contacts

Mailing Address

Cranberry Lake Biological Station
PO Box 689
Cranberry Lake, NY 12927

Phone on Site

315-848-3444
Email Preferred — clbs.esf@gmail.com

Questions

General questions should be directed to Co-Directors Michael Whalen and Margaret Roberts — clbs.esf@gmail.com.

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Course Descriptions

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EFB 202 Ecological Monitoring and Biodiversity Assessment (3)
Forty-five hours of lecture, laboratory and field instruction per week for three weeks. An introduction to the biodiversity of northeastern North American terrestrial, wetland, and aquatic communities with a focus on vascular plants and invertebrate and vertebrate animals. Incorporates practical field exercises designed to acquaint the student with problem solving. Summer, Cranberry Lake Biological Station. The course culminates in a research symposium during which groups present their findings to their peers and a panel of judges.

EFB 337 Field Ethnobotany (3)
Two hours of lecture per week and six to eight hours of field work and discussion each day for two weeks. A field-based introduction to the identification and traditional cultural uses of plants in the Adirondack region for food, medicine and fiber. Topics include plant identification, traditional ecological knowledge and use of ecological and ethnobotanical methods. Satisfies elective field course requirement in programs offered by Department of Environmental and Forest Biology. Cranberry Lake Biological Station. Summer.
Prerequisite: EFB101, 102, 103, 104.

EFB 388 Ecology of Adirondack Fishes (3)
Two hours of lecture, and eight hours of fieldwork and discussion each day for two weeks. An integrated field and laboratory course in the identification of fish and recognition of ecological characteristics of major fish species and communities of Adirondack waters. Satisfies a component of the field study elective requirement in Environmental and Forest Biology. Summer, Cranberry Lake Biological Station.
Prerequisite: General zoology or general biology.

EFB 496/796 Topics

  • Ecology of Adirondack Insects (3) — Eight to ten hours of fieldwork and discussion each day for two weeks. A field-based examination of insect classification, behavior, ecology, and specific adaptations used in the forests and waters of the Adirondacks.  Satisfies elective field course and invertebrate diversity requirement for the Environmental Biology program. Prerequisite: 1 year of general biology.
  • Ecology of Wetland Communities — A field course taught by Dr. Donald Leopold (ESF Distinguished Teaching Professor) to develop skills and confidence in determining wetland plants found in natural communities of the Northeast and used in wetland delineation. One to two hours of lecture, and eight to nine hours of field work and discussion each day for two weeks.
  • Field Herpetology — Explore the ecology, behavior, physiology, and general biology of the amphibians and reptiles that tolerate the cold winter temperatures and short growing season of the Adirondacks. Many of these species are small, cryptic, and often overlooked. Students will identify species, learn about the habitats they use, the dynamics of their populations, and uncover their fascinating natural histories. Fieldwork takes place both day and night and will emphasize sampling techniques used to survey, capture, handle, sex and age individuals and to measure and assess their habitat.

EFB 496 Topics in Environmental and Forest Biology (1 - 3)
Experimental, interdisciplinary or special coursework in biology for undergraduate students. Subject matter and method of presentation varies from semester to semester. May be repeated for additional credit. Fall or Spring.

EFB 796 Topics in Environmental and Forest Biology (1 - 3)
Special instruction, conference, advanced study, and research in selected subject areas. A written report required. Check Schedule of Courses for details. Fall and Spring.

Arrival Schedule

Located about 75 miles northeast of Watertown and 30 miles west of Tupper Lake along NYS Route 3, the CLBS marina is at 437D Columbian Road near the Village of Cranberry Lake. The main CLBS facility is accessible only by water.

Late Arriving?

If you can't arrive by the specified time, call CLBS (315-848-3444) to let us know your plans. There may be a later boat that can transport you.

Directions

From Syracuse and West/Southwest
(From Buffalo/Rochester area take Rt 90 East to Rt 81)

  1. Take 81 N to exit #48 (Rt 342/Black River) Continue on Rt 342 until you reach Rt 3
  2. Head East on Rt 3 until you reach Rt 3a
  3. Tum left onto Rt 3a until you reach Rt 3 again
  4. Turn left onto Rt 3 and continue East until you reach Columbian Rd just before the village of Cranberry Lake
  5. Turn right onto Columbian Rd, watch for the CLBS Marina Sign on the left approx. 2 miles from Rt 3
  6. Park in the lot to your right

From East/Southeast

  1. Take I-87 N towards Albany/Montreal
  2. Exit at US-9/Rt-73 (exit #30) towards Keene Valley/Keene
  3. Turn left onto Rt 9
  4. Turn left onto Rt 73 N continue for approx 25 miles
  5. Tum left onto "Old Military Rd"-CR 35
  6. Turn left onto Rt 86, which becomes George H Lapan Memorial Highway
  7. The Lapan Memorial Highway will become Rt 3
  8. Continue on Rt 3 through the village of Cranberry lake until you reach Columbian Rd
  9. Turn Left onto Columbian Rd, watch for the CLBS Marina sign on the left, approx. 2 miles from Rt 3
  10. Park in the lot on your right