The Adirondack Research Consortium
and Paul Smith’s College present
The Fall 2020 Webinar Series
Ask an Expert
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!