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EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

April
04/10/14 - SUNY Potsdam - National and International Ramifications - Wilderness 50th and Forever Wild 120th


May
May 7, 2014 - Kick Off - The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, Albany, NY

May 8, 2014 - The Kelly Adirondack Center at Union College - The 50th Anniversary of The Wilderness Act, with keynote speakers Ed Zahniser and Dr. Chad P. Dawson, distinguished scholars and environmentalists.


June
TBD


July
TBD


August
TBD


September

Monday, September 15, 2014

What: Adirondack Historian Phil Terrie will lecture discussing the role of NY’s Forever Wild Constitution in shaping National Wilderness policy.

Where: SUNY Potsdam campus, Potsdam, NY

With: in collaboration with Clarkson University, St. Lawrence University and SUNY Canton

For Lecture Time and other Information Contact: Kristen Van Hooreweghe, SUNY Potsdam Environmental Studies/Sociology, vanhookl@potsdam.edu, 315.267.2551.


September 22-25, 2014

What: Lecture Series to Commemorate the Wilderness 50th Anniversary

Where: SUNY Plattsburgh and Clinton County Community College (CCCC), Plattsburgh, NY

Schedule of Speakers.

  • Monday September 22nd, Dave Gibson & Dan Plumley, Adirondack Wild, at CCCC, 12 Noon
  • Tuesday September 23rd, Adirondack Guide Elizabeth Lee at SUNY Plattsburgh
  • Wednesday September 24th, Chris Maron, Champlain Area Trails (CATS) at CCCC
  • Thursday September 25th, Tom Butler, Northeast Wilderness Trust, at SUNY- Plattsburg

For Lecture Times and other Information, Contact: Jacob Straub at SUNY Plattsburgh, 518.564.4112, jstra009@plattsburgh.edu


September 29-30, 2014

What: Professor Emeritus (SUNY ESF) Chad Dawson, editor of International Journal of Wilderness will give a public lecture and meet with several individual classes to discuss the value of wilderness recreation and management.  He will situate wilderness preservation in its local, national, and international contexts.  Additionally, Mr. Dawson will meet with students to discuss a range of wilderness experiences stemming from both course work in the Wilderness Education program, and also a series of outdoor trips in September 2014.

Where: SUNY Potsdam campus, Potsdam, NY

Contact: Kristen Van Hooreweghe, SUNY Potsdam Environmental Studies/Sociology, vanhookl@potsdam.edu, 315.267.2551.


September 30, 2014

What: “The Role of Higher Education in Shaping Our Wilderness Future.” The Kelly Adirondack Center, Union College, is hosting the program to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The goal of the panel is to take an interdisciplinary approach at examining the role institutions of higher education will play in shaping the future of our wilderness

Where: Union College’s Kelly Adirondack Center, Niskayuna, NY, 5:30 PM

Contact: Rebecca Schubmehl, Union College, schubmer@union.edu, or 518-388-3101


October
10/15-18/14 • National Wilderness Conference, Albuquerque, NM


October 21, 2014

What: Distinguished Speaker Series featuring author Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, which has proven one of the most influential books of our time.

Where: SUNY New Paltz campus, New Paltz, NY

With: SUNY New Paltz, collaborating with Mohonk Preserve and Wallkill Land Trust

Contact Info: Lisa Sandick, State University of New York at New Paltz 
845-257-3972, or email:sandickl@newpaltz.edu

 


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