Come listen and get involved with the ongoing effort to restore the St. Regis Fire Tower. The DEC has designated"the Friends" as the lead volunteer group for the restoration project. There will be a presentation of the efforts made to date and a discussion of the project and long term stewardship of the facility. The Friends are planning to have the tower open to the public in the fall of 2015! Come learn how you can get involved in this worthwhile restoration effort.Location: Paul Smith's College VIC
“Mostly Landscapes” featuring: Nancy Brossard and Eleanor Sweeney
Every month on the new moon we feature a different pair of local artists who adorn the walls of the VIC Great Room with their art. Some work is available for purchase.Location: Paul Smith's College VIC
The Adirondack Center for Working Landscapes has partnered with Cornell University Cooperative Extension to host the first International Birch Sap and Syrup Conference at the VIC. Experts in the field will be on hand to talk the talk about the growing popularity and demand for Birch products. Registration information is available at: www.adirondackmapleschool.comLocation: Paul Smith's College VIC
Celebrate the boreal birds that make the Adirondack Mountains their summer home. This is a chance to see the Bicknell’s Thrush, Black-backed Woodpecker, Gray Jay, Boreal Chickadee, Gold-winged Warbler and more. Beginning birders welcome.
*Two all-day birding field trips on Friday: “Birding Across the Adirondacks” and “Birding the Saint Lawrence Valley”
*Saturday and Sunday morning field trips to boreal birding hot spots
*Keynote lecture featuring: Chris Rimmer from the Vermont Center for Ecostudies
*Friday and Saturday afternoon activitiesLocation: Paul Smith's College VIC
Paul Smith’s College is hosting the fifth annual Paul Smith’s Jenkins Mountain Scramble on Saturday, 23 May 2015. This trail run will take place on the network of wooded trails at the Paul Smith’s College VIC. All proceeds from the race will be used to support the VIC, a vital community resource for environmental education, recreation, and the arts. Part of the Adirondack Trail Running Race series hosted by High Peaks Cyclery and the VIC.Location: Paul Smith's College VIC
Join us for our second annual day-long celebration of Science, Art, and Music in the Mountains! Enjoy performances by North Country musicians; environmental art on display; presentations and panel discussions on climate change in the Adirondack. Great food will be available for a fee!
Cost: $5 for the Public – Friends of the VIC and Paul Smith’s College Students are free.
Quilts are fun and fast to make when you create your own fabric out of scraps! Bring all your scrap fabric and learn this easy method to quickly sew them into blocks. Then use these blocks to create a tote bag in class. A great way to use up scraps! Cost: $25 *Preregistration required
Participants will walk or run out to the VIC sugar bush “collect” a quart of sap and return to “process” it in the VIC sugar house. All participants take home some “sweet stuff.” Entry fee $25 or $20 for FOV and season pass holders. Prizes furnished by Adirondack Life.Location: Paul Smith's College VIC
The Wildlife Society Student Conclave Hosted by Paul Smith’s College
Students from regional colleges will converge on the VIC for a variety of educational sessions, presentations and competitions. Events include photography contests, obstacle courses, and radio telemetry demonstrations. Student Chapters of the Wildlife Society are encouraged to attend conclaves not only to learn, but also to network and share experiences.Location: Paul Smith's College VIC
Come and snowshoe in the woods and see whooo’s calling. Participants will learn owl natural history, call notes, and listen for calling owls. Bring snowshoes and a flashlight or headlamp to help guide your way and please dress appropriately for being outdoors at night. Cost: $10/person or $5 for Friends of the VIC *Snowshoes available for rent. Preregistration required by 5PM the day before.