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Ski with a Scientist -Joe Henderson

01/17/2023 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Ski with a scientist is part of the Save Winter initiative for the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games. It is a comprehensive sustainability initiative that intersects climate awareness and winter sports.

Participants ski with experts in multiple fields that revolve around climate, reducing carbon inputs and how to create a sustainable future. Scientists will stop along the stunning winter landscape at the Paul Smith’s College VIC and present on their research.

The Paul Smith’s College VIC has over 25 miles of ski trails, a mix of groomed cross country trails suitable for skate skiing, narrow groomed trails for classic techniques and a remote backcountry ski zone on Jenkins Mountain. The VIC rents XC skis for just $15.

The program is FREE but a trail Pass is required. A donation to benefit Paul Smith’s College , the VIC, sustainability and research is appreciated. While this program is designed for skiers at any skill level, we ask participant to have some experience on skis. No snowshoes.

Dr. Joseph Henderson is an Associate Professor of Social Sciences in the Department of Environment and Society at Paul Smith’s College of the Adirondacks. He is trained as an anthropologist of environmental and science education, and his research investigates how sociocultural, political, and geographic factors influence teaching and learning about climate change. He completed a Ph.D. at the University of Rochester, where he conducted ethnographic analyses of science learning, sustainability education, and educational policy. His post-doctoral work at the University of Delaware examined the emerging field of climate change education from a learning sciences and educational policy perspective. His current research investigates how environmental education contributes to emerging ecofascist movements around the world. He recently co-edited Teaching Climate Change in the United States, a collection that celebrated the diversity of climate change education programs across the United States. He has published in the Journal of Environmental Education, Environmental Education Research, the International Journal of Science Education, and Educational Studies. He is an Associate Editor at the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences and at the Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies and is on the board of the Adirondack Research Consortium.


11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Paul Smith’s VIC
8023 State Route 30
Paul Smiths, NY 12970 United States
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