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Cranberry Lake

Summer 2020 at Cranberry Lake

Expenses

Expenses for CLBS courses will include tuition ($295/credit hour for instate students and $708/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 2020 Schedule

Session A: May 24 - June 12

EFB 202 Ecological Monitoring and Biodiversity Assessment

Session B: June 14 - July 3

EFB 202 Ecological Monitoring and Biodiversity Assessment

BOCES in the High School Program: July 5 - July 11

  BOCES in the High School Program

Session C: July 12 - July 24 

EFB 337 Field Ethnobotany
EFB 345 Forest Health
EFB 384 Field Herpetology
EFB 498 Adirondack Flora
Wilderness First Responders Certification July 12- July 20
(This is a non-credit bearing certification course that may be of substantail professional value for many EFB students.)
CSS 395 Environmental Film & Literature July 19- July 31
(This course will be offered through Oswego Univ. Dept. of Cinema and Screen Studies. It will not fulfill field elective requirement, but may be used as an Advanced Communication elective for the EE&I major; or Communication & Interpretation directed elective for the Con Bio major.)

Session D: July 26 - August 14

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 Faith Ashmore — faashmor@esf.edu..

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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 327 Adirondack Flora (3)
Two hours of lecture, and eight hours of field work and discussion each day for two weeks. An integrated field and laboratory course in the identification of vascular plants and recognition of ecological characteristics of major plant species and communities of the Adirondack Mountain region. Satisfies elective field study requirement in Environmental and Forest Biology. Appropriate for upper and lower division undergraduate students seeking instruction in plant identification and ecology. Summer, Cranberry Lake Biological Station.

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 345 Forest Health (3)
Seven and one-half hours of lecture and 45 hours of field exercises per week for two weeks. Required in the Forest Health major, but open to others. Examines the varied ecological roles and impacts of pests and pathogens in managed and unmanaged northern forests. Students learn to collect, identify, and study forest insects and pathogens using inventory, survey, analytic methods, and independent research. Summer, Cranberry Lake Biological Station. Students must register for summer session, to which appropriate tuition and fees apply in addition to travel and lodging costs.
Prerequisites: One year of general biology, and EFB 202 or equivalents.

EFB 384 Field Herpetology (3)
Two hours of lecture, and eight hours of field work and discussion each day for two weeks. An integrated field and laboratory course in the identification, natural history, ecology, and conservation of amphibians and reptiles of the Adirondack region. Satisfies field study elective requirement in Environmental and Forest Biology. Summer, Cranberry Lake Biological Station. Students must register for summer session, to which appropriate tuition and fees apply in addition to travel and lodging costs.

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