The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is partnering with the Cary Institute, NY Natural Heritage Program, Vermont Center for Ecostudies, and SUNY New Paltz biology department to monitor birds, such as the Bicknell’s thrush, that nest in rare mountaintop habitats. [Read more…] about Catskills Montane Breeding Bird Survey Underway
The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies will host “Ancient Stories, Great Floods, and the Future of Earth’s Climate,” a virtual lecture with Ben Strauss, CEO and Chief Scientist at Climate Central, set for Friday, June 2nd. [Read more…] about Ancient Stories, Great Floods, and Earth’s Climate
The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies has announced “Reading the Forested Landscape,” a virtual program with Tom Wessels, set for Thursday, April 20th. [Read more…] about Reading the Forested Landscape
The recession of glaciers formed the mountains and valleys of the Catskills and created the landscapes we have come to know through the works of Thomas Cole, Sanford Robinson Gifford, Frederic Church, and others.
These artists produced images of grand wilderness that popularized the region and influenced the early environmental movement through what became known as the Hudson River School of painting. [Read more…] about Hudson River School of Art & Its Ice Age Origins
The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies will host a free virtual book talk with author and scholar Tony Hiss on his new book Rescuing the Planet – Protecting Half the Land to Heal the Earth, on Thursday, December 1st. [Read more…] about Rescuing the Planet Virtual Book Talk
The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies will host a virtual evening with Ian Shive, an Ansel Adams award-winning photographer, author, and filmmaker dedicated to documenting nature, sharing conservation stories, and highlighting connections that unite even the most remote and unexplored lands, on Friday, September 9th. [Read more…] about Refuge: America’s Wildest Places
The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies will host a virtual conversation with Cary President Dr. Joshua Ginsberg and featured guest Dr. Emily Bernhardt, an ecosystem ecologist and biogeochemist at Duke University, on Friday, June 3rd. [Read more…] about Saltwater Intrusion, Sea Level Rise, & the Spread of Ghost Forests
The ecology of segregation – segregation, by race, class, indigeneity, immigration status, and other social distinctions, is a nearly ubiquitous feature of the American landscape. Yet segregation has rarely been considered as a factor that shapes how people experience the natural and built environment, with direct impacts to the health and safety of marginalized communities.
The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies will host a free virtual science conversation on the ecology of segregation with Dr. Joshua Ginsberg, on Thursday, March 17th. This program will look at how ecologists, urban planners, and landscape architects can use research insights to improve urban justice now and in the future. [Read more…] about The Ecology of Segregation
Deer shape the future of our forests. What they find appetizing, or unpalatable, can determine which plants survive and thrive. Forests with abundant deer can suffer from selective feeding on woody plants during winter months when other food is limited. This can result in the loss of seedlings and saplings, dominance by invasive species, and shifts in the tree species that make up the next generation of forest canopy. [Read more…] about How Deer Help Shape New York State Forests
The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies has announced the Hudson Data Jam competition, an opportunity for students in grades 4-12 to explore ecological datasets, creatively communicate the stories they tell, and win cash prizes.
Students can participate individually or in groups – from two children working together, up to a whole class. Projects will be judged by scientists, artists, and educators. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top elementary, middle school, and high school projects. Register by February 22nd, 2022 to participate. [Read more…] about Virtual Hudson Data Jam: Ecology Data + Art