Rooted in the past but invested in the future, Iroquois art contains references to stories, values, history, cultural identity and the nearly insurmountable challenge of maintaining traditions in the face of change and assimilation. [Read more…] about Contemporary Iroquois Art Program in Schenectady Thursday
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Schenectadians’ interest in protecting and exploring wilderness has its roots in the mid 1800s with industrialization and westward expansion. The wilderness was at risk of disappearing, and influential nature lovers used their writings to convince Americans that preserving land and wildlife was vital. Many Americans, including people in Schenectady, could easily see the case for this. [Read more…] about Schenectady and the Adirondacks: A Legacy of Conservation
Many organizations introduce their work with the words “were it not for the volunteers, we could not…” That can be justifiably said of the Adirondack Research Library (ARL), formerly part of the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks (AfPA). [Read more…] about The Volunteers Behind the Adirondack Research Library
The Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies (AJES) is now accepting submissions for Volume 25. Articles of a broad disciplinary scope will be accepted for review, including topics in natural and social sciences, arts and humanities related to the region or more general environmental issues. [Read more…] about Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies Call for Submissions
Since the 1840s, the Adirondack environment has proven a pivotal factor in the planning, construction, and operation of prisons in New York State.
Clarence Jefferson Hall Jr. will analyze this phenomenon with a special focus on the role of incarcerated people of color in shaping — and reshaping — the Adirondack landscape during “Prisons, Environment, and Race in the Adirondack Park,” a webinar on October 14th. [Read more…] about Prisons, Environment, and Race in the Adirondack Park
The Kelly Adirondack Center and UCALL have announced Anne LaBastille: Trailblazer and Hell Raiser, a webinar exploring the life and legacy of Adirondack Woodswoman author and internationally recognized conservationist Anne LaBastille set for Thursday, February 18th, at 7 pm. [Read more…] about Anne LaBastille: Trailblazer and Hell Raiser
Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve has presented its 2020 Paul Schaefer Wilderness Award, the organization’s highest honor, to Kevin Chlad, Director of Government Relations for the Adirondack Council with offices in Elizabethtown and in Albany. [Read more…] about Adirondack Wild Presents 2020 Wilderness Award
The Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies (AJES) has announced it is now accepting submissions for Volume 24, to be published in the spring of 2021.
Articles of a broad disciplinary scope will be accepted for review, including topics in natural and social sciences, arts and humanities related to the region or more general environmental issues. [Read more…] about Adk Journal of Environmental Studies Submissions Sought
New York State’s Adirondack Park, a six-million-acre mixture of public and private lands, is the largest park east of the Mississippi River. Sixty percent of the region’s lands are constitutionally protected as “forever wild” and these lands include vast forests, hundreds of mountains, thousands of lakes and ponds, and miles of wild and scenic rivers.
During the late 19th century, the region became a mecca for sportsmen and other people seeking recreation and revitalization in the wild places of the region. In response to this, native builders and professional architects developed a rustic style of architecture that is best represented by a series of building complexes known as Great Camps. [Read more…] about Adirondack Great Camps, Rustic Tradition Talk Near Schenectady
Lisa Holst, Rare Fish Unit Leader in the Bureau of Fisheries at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, will present “Adirondack Fish Stories” on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in Reamer Auditorium, at Union College. Refreshments will be served at 5 pm, with the presentation at 5:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public. [Read more…] about Rare Fish Expert To Present Adirondack Fisheries History