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The VIC is open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the trails are open dawn 'til dusk, free of charge. 

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The Great Adirondack Birding Celebration

Friday-Sunday, June 6-8 Read more »

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Students help develop ecotourism plan in Italy

Prof. Eric Holmlund and five Paul Smith’s College students are in Italy helping officials develop an ecotourism plan for the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines National Park. Read more about it in our blog The Call as well as the Apennine park's own blog

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Check out the Live Moth Cam!

Paul Smith's College Prof. Janet Mihuc, who leads Project Silkmoth, has donated a columbia silkmoth cocoon to the Wild Center in Tupper Lake to raise and release - see the live moth cam here! One of the moths emerged on Sunday, May 25.

The columbia silkmoth can be found in the Adirondacks from late May through June, but little is known about their population here. Mihuc, an entomologist, is studying the species. Read more »

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Targeted response needed to hold back invasives: Report

There's still time to keep Adirondack waters safe from aquatic invasive species - but strategic action is needed in order to target particularly vulnerable bodies of water, a new report says. Read more »

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Pictures from 2014 Commencement

Community leaders Jim Herman and Dave Mason urged Paul Smith's graduates to have a vision - and a backup plan - as they head into the world.

The pair, Keene residents who have spearheaded several grassroots groups devoted to improving life in the Adirondacks and their hometown of Keene, N.Y., delivered the commencement address at the college's 67th Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 10.

Approximately 350 students graduated with the Class of 2014.

Community leaders speak at Commencement

Jim Herman and David Mason, who have spearheaded several grassroots groups devoted to improving life in the Adirondack Park and their hometown of Keene, N.Y., will speak at the 67th Commencement exercises at Paul Smith's College on Saturday, May 10, at 11 a.m.

Approximately 350 students are expected to graduate with the Class of 2014. Read more »

Paul Smith's alum appears on TODAY show

Lendell Eaddy, a 2005 graduate who majored in culinary arts, appeared on the TODAY show to talk about how the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America program led him to Paul Smith's College. Check out the show on TODAY's websiteRead more »

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Hundreds of students turn out for Day of Service

Tuesday, April 22

Paul Smith's College senior Ellen Weaver helps clean up the grounds of the Tri-Lakes Animal Shelter in Saranac Lake, N.Y.

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SAM Fest coming Saturday!

Paul Smith's College and TAUNY (Traditional Arts in Upstate New York) will hold a daylong festival of music, art and TED-style talks Saturday, April 26, at the Paul Smith's College VIC. 

The event, called SAM Fest – for science, art and music – will feature musical performances by North Country musicians; presentations on Adirondack climate by faculty and students; exhibits of traditional folk and visual arts; maple syrup and refreshments; and a showing of "Green Fire," an award-winning documentary on Aldo Leopold.  Read more »

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