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Ski with a Scientist – Michale Glennon

01/18/2023 @ 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. Michale Glennon is a Senior Research Scientist at the Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute. She is an ecologist and uses wildlife as a tool for understanding threats to ecological integrity and watershed health. At AWI, Michale works to help support and shape the scientific research program, provide high quality research opportunities for students, and distribute and champion AWI’s work in order to enhance the use of science in the management and stewardship of the natural resources of the Adirondack Park. She has tracked boreal bird populations in the park for nearly two decades and has explored the impacts of climate change on these regional icons. She has more than 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters and is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Field Ecology. She is also a board member for the Adirondack Council and Traditional Arts in Upstate New York.

Michale also leads Wool and Water, a data art project that blends fiber art with scientific data to create visual representations of changing water quality conditions in the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain Basin. In association with the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act and supported by the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership, and the Lake Champlain Basin Program, its aim is to showcase the legacy of protecting clean water in the Champlain Basin and beyond. This collaborative project uses knitting, crochet, weaving and other fiber arts to illustrate concepts and trends related to our waterways, and hopefully to provide inspiration for their protection.




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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