Watershed stewards join fight against invasives

A team of 35 stewards from the Adirondack Watershed Institute at Paul Smith's College are stationed at boat launches across the Adirondacks this summer, inspecting watercraft to help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species and teaching boaters how they can check their own boats as well.

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The Palm at Paul Smith’s Reopens June 27

Looking for the nearest Palm Restaurant? You could head to Boston, New York City or the Hamptons – or, this summer, get the next closest thing at The Palm at Paul Smith’s College.

The student training restaurant in Cantwell Hall reopens for the summer on Friday, June 27. The menu, inspired by the legendary Palm steakhouses, offers classic selections such as clams casino, chicken parmigiana and New York strip steak, and a dessert menu that includes items such as cheesecake and crème brûlée. The restaurant also serves beer and wine.
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Field school exposes HS students to Adirondacks

Go birding, explore the St. Regis Wilderness Area, track wildlife and discover the mysteries of Adirondack forests: These are some of the hands-on experiences waiting for high school students in the new Adirondack Field Ecology program at Paul Smith's College.

The program, aimed at students interested in biodiversity conservation and wilderness ecology, will run from August 2-16. It will be taught by Paul Smith's College faculty members and open to students who have completed their junior or senior year of high school. Read more »


@theVIC Tuesday, June 3, through Monday, June 9


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. 

Friends of the VIC

Help support the Paul Smith's College VIC by joining the Friends of the VIC. Membership is available at a range of levels, starting with a $45 annual contribution. 

The Great Adirondack Birding Celebration

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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


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 »


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 »


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 »


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