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Through Native Eyes: Adirondack History, Stories, and Music

Through Native Eyes: Adirondack History, Stories, and Music

October 19, 2017, 5:30, Reamer Auditorium, This program mixes traditional Native American history and stories of the Northeast and Adirondack Region with drum songs and flute music. Joseph Bruchac is a writer and traditional storyteller who lives in the Adirondack Mountains Region of Northern New York in the house he was raised in by his grandparents. Founder and Executive Director of the Greenfield Review Literary Center and the Greenfield Literary Press. Much of his writing draws on his Abenaki Indian Ancestry....

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“Pioneering Peak-bagger Bob Marshall” with Phil Brown

“Pioneering Peak-bagger Bob Marshall” with Phil Brown

When Bob and George Marshall began their quest to become the first to conquer New York’s highest peaks with Herb Clark almost a century ago, they never could have imagined that in the next 100 years over 10,000 hikers would literally follow in their footsteps. Join us as Phil Brown shares his thoughts on the life and philosophy of this great champion of Wilderness. Phil Brown is the longtime editor of the Adirondack Explorer, a nonprofit newsmagazine with a focus on outdoor recreation and environmental protection. He is also the editor of Bob Marshall in the Adirondacks: Writings of a...

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“Parts but Little Known: Maps of the Adirondacks from 1556”

“Parts but Little Known: Maps of the Adirondacks from 1556”

The Adirondacks weren’t always on the map. In a 1756 British map drawn for troops in the French and Indian War, the region is conspicuously absent. In its place, the cartographer scrawled these words: “This Country by means of Mountains, Swamps and Drowned Lands is impassable and uninhabited.” Many later maps omitted all but the eastern side of the Adirondacks, where Lake Champlain and Lake George were used as routes for invasion and trade. Over time, however, mapmakers began to realize the potential of the Adirondacks for timber, mining, transportation, recreation and tourism. By the...

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Winter 2017 Newsletter

Winter 2017 Newsletter

Learn about Mielke Fellow Sonia Sandoval using the Adirondack Wall as a 3D model of conservation, the upcoming exhibit, “Parts but Little Known: Maps of the Adirondacks from 1556,” and our lecture series Living with the Land.

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AJES Volume 21 Available & Online

AJES Volume 21 Available & Online

Union College and the Adirondack Research Consortium have partnered to publish Volume 21 of the Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies (AJES). Geological study of the Adirondacks began in the 1830s with the forays of Ebenezer Emmons, under the aegis of New York State. Scientific research has continued unabated, and in recent years, great strides have been made in unraveling the complexities of the plate tectonic history, bedrock geology, glacial processes, and soil/water systems. Much of this research has been spurred by economic and environmental concerns, but in the main, the...

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AJES Volume 20 Online

AJES Volume 20 Online

Union College and the Adirondack Research Consortium have partnered to publish Volume 20 of the Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies (AJES). The avian-themed edition features Teddy Roosevelt’s summer bird list and Larry Master’s Christmas bird count. Leading scientists have contributed research to the journal including, “Songbird Research from Sphagnum Bog to Alpine Summit” by Amy Sauer and David Evers, and “State of the Birds in Exurbia” by Michale Glennon and Heidi Kretser. In all, this edition features 11 articles, one organizational profile of Northern New York Audubon, and color...

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