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150th Anniversary of Adventures in the Wilderness; or, Camp-Life in the Adirondacks

150th Anniversary of Adventures in the Wilderness; or, Camp-Life in the Adirondacks

Exhibit   Adirondack Adventures   January 31- May 14, 2019 at the Kelly Adirondack Center   The Center is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.       In 1869 William H. H. Murray published a book containing a series of articles on the merits of camping in the wilderness of the Adirondacks. His combination of practical advice and fantastic stories would encourage thousands of urbanites to seek both rest and adventure in the woods and on the waters of the Adirondacks. The success of this book led to others and a lecture tour that reached tens of...

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Harnessing Nature: Building the Great Sacandaga

Harnessing Nature: Building the Great Sacandaga

with filmmakers Lauren Roberts and Jason Kemper   January 30, 2019 Film at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments from 5:00 p.m. at the Kelly Adirondack Center This event is free and open to the public.   Nestled in the southern foothills of the majestic Adirondack Mountains is the Great Sacandaga Lake, the largest man-made body of water in New York State. This is the story of how the people of the Sacandaga Valley had to sacrifice their homes, their farms and their livelihoods for the greater good. It is a story of heartbreak, rebirth and a remarkable engineering project in its own right. When...

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150th Anniversary of Adventures in the Wilderness; or, Camp-Life in the Adirondacks

150th Anniversary of Adventures in the Wilderness; or, Camp-Life in the Adirondacks

We’re celebrating the 150th anniversary of   Adventures in the Wilderness; or, Camp-Life in the Adirondacks   with an exhibit and lecture by Murray’s great great grandson and Union alum Randall Beach   Exhibit opening, lecture, and Murray’s Fools Distilling Co. tasting January 31, 2019 7:00 p.m. at the Kelly Adirondack Center   This event is free and open to the public.   In 1869 William H. H. Murray published a book containing a series of articles on the merits of camping in the wilderness of the Adirondacks. His combination of practical advice and...

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Hell and High Water: New York’s Response to the Challenge of Climate Change

Hell and High Water: New York’s Response to the Challenge of Climate Change

Mark Lowery New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Policy Analyst February 6, 2019 1:00 p.m. Reamer Auditorium on the Union College Campus This event is free and open to the public. No tickets or registration necessary. Lunch will be served.   The fall of 2018 brought the release of three important climate change reports: the Fourth National Climate Assessment, the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, and the Emissions Gap Report 2018. Taken together, these reports provide the strongest warnings yet that failure to achieve rapid and significant reductions of...

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Birding and Breakfast at the Kelly Adirondack Center

Birding and Breakfast at the Kelly Adirondack Center

Birding and Breakfast at the Kelly Adirondack Center   Saturday, February 16, 2019 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.   Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.     Chickadee, Arcadian Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse Birds of New York, University of the State of New York, 1914   Please join us at the Kelly Adirondack Center as we contribute to citizen science and the Great Backyard Bird Count. We’ll be identifying, tallying, and reporting birds with the assistance of the President of Southern Adirondack Audubon, John...

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Fall Newsletter 2018

Fall Newsletter 2018

    Learn more about Prof. Paul Croce’s lecture on William James and visit to campus, the work of the Kelly Adirondack Center Summer Research Fellows, and Issue #22 of the Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies.    

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