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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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Environmental Science Education vs. Nature-Deficit Disorder

Environmental Science Education vs. Nature-Deficit Disorder

Tom Mowatt Associate Professor of Biology SUNY Adirondack     October 3, 2018 Old Chapel Lecture at 5:30 Refreshments from 5:00 This event is free and open to the public.   Human beings, especially children, are spending less time outdoors resulting in a wide range of behavioral and physiological problems.   Nature deficit disorder refers to the phrase coined by Richard Louv in his 2005 book Last Child in the Woods. “Human beings, especially children, are spending less time outdoors resulting in a wide range of behavioral problems… With the rise of technology...

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Still Here, Gone, Introduced, and Returned: People and Mammals in the Adirondacks

Still Here, Gone, Introduced, and Returned: People and Mammals in the Adirondacks

Professor Phil Terrie Professor Emeritus, American Culture Studies and Environmental Studies Bowling Green State University November 8, 2018 Reamer Auditorium 5:30 presentation, refreshments from 5:00   Co-sponsored by UCALL Free and Open to the Public   A presentation on the history of the relationships between people and the large, charismatic mammals of the Adirondack region. How has human culture affected populations of deer, moose, bears, wolves, cougars, and others? How have these creatures figured in the popular imagination? And how have they thrived, declined, or...

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AJES Volume 22 Available for Order

AJES Volume 22 Available for Order

The Kelly Adirondack Center (KAC) at Union College and the Adirondack Research Consortium (ARC) announce the publication of Volume 22 of the Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies (AJES). AJES Volume 22 is broader in scope than those the KAC and ARC have collaboratively published since 2016. Topics range from the humanities to the natural sciences: from articles on women’s rights and feminism in the woods to the regional impacts of climate change and water chemistry in Adirondack lakes. The breadth of environmental studies as a field of inquiry is shown in the following pages and is...

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The Summits of Forests: The High Peaks Photography of Kay Flickinger and Books of Grace Hudowalski

The Summits of Forests: The High Peaks Photography of Kay Flickinger and Books of Grace Hudowalski

Rocky Peak Ridge October, 1946 May 18 through November 18, 2018 Opening Friday, May 18, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.   Twenty people attended the first meeting of the 46ers in 1948 electing Grace Hudowalski (#9) as president and Kay Flickinger(#41) as secretary. This exhibit lends a glimpse into the High Peaks of the 1940s and 50s. The photographs are taken from the Kay Flickinger Dockstader Collection at the Adirondack Research Library and the books are on loan from a private owner.     This exhibit and event are free and open to the public.   The Kelly Adirondack Center is open...

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