Adirondack Research Consortium 2020 Fall Webinar Series

The Adirondack Research Consortium

and Paul Smith’s College present

The Fall 2020 Webinar Series


Ask an Expert


All of these webinars were recorded and are now available on YouTube.



Four one-hour interactive discussions Fridays 10 a.m. -11:00 a.m. in October to address key environmental, cultural and policy issues facing the Adirondack region and its communities.


Free and Open to the Public



October 9, 2020

Science and Policy

“Science is the search for truth, while policy is having to make a decision whether or not you know the truth.”

Jessica Ottney Mahar, Director of Policy and Strategy NY TNC, panelist

Michale Glennon, Adirondack Watershed Institute, moderator

Kim Elliman, CEO of Open Space Institute, panelist


October 16, 2020

Current Stressors to Adirondack Water

Topics include the impacts on Adirondack waters of aquatic invasive species, road salt, and septic systems.

Brendan Wiltse, Adirondack Watershed Institute, panelist

Erin Vennie-Vollrath, Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program, panelist

Chris Navitsky, Lake George Waterkeeper, panelist

Dan Kelting, Adirondack Watershed Institute, moderator


October 23, 2020

Cultural Geography of the Adirondacks

Topics include women in the Adirondacks, the Underground Railroad, relations of class and nature, and indigenous history in the Adirondacks.


October 30, 2020

Forest Carbon Programs

Jeff Denkenberger, Molpus Woodlands Group, moderator

additional panelists to be determined


Audience engagement is encouraged!