North Country Live is set to return on February 18th with a new slate of timely programs focused on outdoor recreation, environmental issues, local history and other topics.
Each presentation and panel discussion will include an opportunity to interact with and ask questions of the host or hosts. All programs are free and open to the public, held via Zoom, beginning at 7 pm.
Scheduled program include:
History of NCCC Campus Locations, February 18th. From battlefields, to hospitals, to engines of industry, this series will explore the history of the North Country campus locations before they became places of higher learning. Hosted by faculty member Tom McGrath.
Managing Recreation in the High Peaks, March 4th. A panel discussion on what steps can be taken to address overuse in the High Peaks. Hosted by Jimmy Cunningham, director of North Country’s Wilderness Recreation Leadership program.
Threats to Adirondack Water Quality, March 11th. Co-sponsored by the Adirondack Watershed Institute at Paul Smith’s College, this program will focus on road salt contamination, aquatic invasive species, failing wastewater treatment systems and other pressures on Adirondack waterways.
Climate Change: What Can You Do About It, March 18th. A group of college and high school student leaders will share their ideas and perspectives on what can be done about climate change.
Backcountry Preparedness 101, April 8th. Hikers and backpackers can sometimes wind up in bad situations because of a lack of knowledge or preparedness. This program will focus on how to plan and prepare for your next adventure. Hosted by Jimmy Cunningham, director of North Country’s Wilderness Recreation Leadership program.
Beginner Birding in the Adirondacks, April 15th. With spring in the air (hopefully), this program will focus on the basics of how to identify common birds both in your own backyard, and in the woods of the Adirondacks.
Why We Garden, April 22nd. To mark Earth Day, Cornell Cooperative Extension-trained Master Gardener Diane O’Connor looks at the physical and emotional benefits of gardening, with helpful tips and techniques for establishing a healthy, happy garden that nourishes both body and spirit.
For more information or to register for a program, visit North Country Community College’s website.