Lecture and Concert Series

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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Colvin: Hero to the North Woods

Colvin: Hero to the North Woods

with filmmaker Bill Killon     January 24, 2019 at the Kelly Adirondack Center Film at 7:00 Refreshments from 6:30 This event is free and open to the public.   This documentary film tells the story of Verplanck Colvin, the father of the Adirondack Park. Colvin explored, surveyed, and mapped the northern reaches of upstate New York from 1872 to 1900. To protect the forest and watersheds, at a time when the idea of conservation was only in its infancy, he proposed a state park for the Adirondack region of New York...

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White-nose Syndrome, the darkest of nights for New York bats

White-nose Syndrome, the darkest of nights for New York bats

Presented by the Kelly Adirondack Center and UCALL     Reamer Auditorium Tuesday, September 25, 2018 5:30 p.m. Lecture, Refreshments from 5:00 p.m. Free and Open to the Public   Join Alan Hicks, retired bat biologist for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as he discusses the history of bat research and management in New York. Revisit the bright future of these interesting creatures in the state prior to the appearance of the disease White-nose Syndrome, and the subsequent crash that took common and secure species to endangered status in less than a...

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Stories Honoring the Earth

Stories Honoring the Earth

The Kelly Adirondack Center and StoryCircle of the Capital District present   SCCD tellers Claire Nolan and Eileen Egan Mack   Friday, September 21 at 1 p.m. at the Kelly Adirondack Center rain or shine.   This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.   Come hear “Stories Honoring the Earth,” tales of trees, tales of people and trees, birds, and flowers, stories to help open eyes, hearts and ears to the wonders of the natural world. As storyteller Claire would say, “Some of them may even be true…” Claire and Eileen will each present stories...

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From the Adirondacks to Iceland

From the Adirondacks to Iceland

This talk will focus on the creative process and how to approach photography locations from the backyard to Iceland.   Manny Palacios   September 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Kelly Adirondack Center   This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.   “I love sharing my experiences and vision with my audience. My talk will take you through my journey and make you walk with me through the process of making my images. From visualization to execution.” -Manny...

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