Fall Colors Forest Bathing Walk

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Imagine yourself in a forest. Notice what's moving around you. Gently cup your ears forward with your hands, like deer ears, to amplify the forest sounds. A woodpecker? The breeze rustling in the leaves? Hone into each sound. Inhale the aromas of the forest, the scent of moist soil, of wildflowers. Touch the variety of …

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$30.00

Fall Lecture Series – Clarence Jefferson Hall Jr.

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Clarence Jefferson (Jeff) Hall Jr. is assistant professor in the Department of History at Queensborough Community College / CUNY and visiting instructor of Sustainability Studies in the Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies at Pratt Institute. His teaching and research investigate the intersectional histories of environment, race, and incarceration in the U.S. In his …

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$5

Fall Lecture Series – Lisa Kiziuk & Fred de Long, “Food and Feathers”

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

This Lecture is Free to attend. As the Director of the Bird Conservation Program at Willistown Conservation Trust (WCT), and founding partner of the Northeast Motus Collaboration (NMC), Lisa Kiziuk's primary goal is to connect people to the natural world through education technology, and scientific research to develop a strong conservation ethic to protect birds …

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FREE

Fall Lecture Series – Kate Messner

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Kate Messner is passionately curious and writes books for kids who wonder, too. Her award-winning titles include picture books like Over and Under the Snow and How to Write a Story; novels like All the Answers, Breakout, and Chirp; engaging nonfiction like The Next President and Tracking Pythons; the Fergus and Zeke easy reader series, …

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$5

2022 Loon Celebration at the VIC!

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Our friends from the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation are back at the VIC again this year to celebrate in style.  Join us for a day of activities highlighting one of the Adirondack's most iconic birds, the Common Loon.  The fun-filled "loony" afternoon will feature activities for the whole family, including great food provided by …

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Free

Fall Lecture Series – Garrett Kopp of Birch Boys 10/13

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Garrett Kopp is the founder and president of Birch Boys, a local business that sells Chaga tea made from fungi. Their mission is to demonstrate the benefits of a more informed relationship with North American Forests & Fungi. The Lecture series is sponsored by the Adirondack Council and is free to students from Paul Smith’s College …

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$5.00

Adirondack Wild Meeting

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Adirondack Wild Meets at Paul Smith’s Visitor Interpretive Center on October 14. The 2022 Wilderness and Wild Stewardship Awards will be announced. The event in the VIC auditorium runs from 11 AM to 3 PM and is free and open to the public. Please bring your own lunches. Light refreshments will be available. Face masking …

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FREE

Fall Lecture Series Old Ranger Tales 10/15

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Join VIC Director Scott van Laer, a retired Forest Ranger, as he moderates a panel of Rangers (ret) who tell their tales of rescues, wildfires and other outdoor adventures during their careers as Forest Rangers in the Adirondacks. The Lecture series is sponsored by the Adirondack Council and is free to students from Paul Smith's …

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$5

Fall Lecture Series – Mike “Bahadur” Rechlin

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

This double header is an opportunity to enjoy an evening of sharing the experiences of Adirondacker’s in the Himalayas and to help support the upcoming trip of Paul Smith’s College students to Nepal.  The lecture, Mountains and Mountain People, runs from 6:30-7:30pm.  Come listen to tales and adventures of friends and neighbors who ventured far …

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$5

Fall Lecture Series – Chris Murphy of Trout Power 10/22

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Chris Murphy is president of Trout Power, a nonprofit dedicated to studying native brook trout strains and connecting anglers to science. Trout Power aims to locate the native strains through the help of volunteers and works to protect their Adirondack legacy. The Lecture series is sponsored by the Adirondack Council and is free to students …

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$5.00

Fall Lecture Series John Davis 10/27

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

John Davis, a renowned national wildlife advocate with Adirondack conservation experience, is an advocate for wildland restoration and reconnected wildlife pathways that have been disturbed by roads, buildings, and other obstacles, to benefit nature and communities. Davis was a co-founder of The Wildlands Project (now Wildlands Network) and Wild Farm Alliance and has served on …

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$5

Fall Lecture Series – Hadley Kruczek-Aaron 10/29

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Dr. Hadley Kruczek-Aaron, Professor and chair, Department of Anthropology, SUNY Potsdam, will be discussing the film "Searching for Timbuctoo." In the mid-1800s, abolitionist and real estate baron Gerrit Smith devised a “scheme of justice and benevolence” that he hoped would provide refuge to black families. This film reconstructs the nearly forgotten history of that refuge, …

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$5

Carson Peters and Iron Mountain

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Carson Peters, a talented young country artist, was featured on the nationally televised 2021 Season of NBC’s The Voice at the age of 18. Carson will be performing alongside band Iron Mountain, singing old-time, bluegrass, and gospel music.

$25.00

Build an Adirondack Lean-to

Paul Smith's VIC 8023 State Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY

Join Paul Smith’s College Forestry Faculty Dave Simmons for a three day course on Adirondack Lean-to Construction. Dave will take you through the steps of planning, processing materials, and assembling a lean-to from start to finish. By the end of this hands-on course, attendees will have witnessed tree felling, and participated in log peeling, timber …

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$250