Thursday, April 4, 2019

Paul Smith’s College Sixth Annual SAM Fest

Paul Smith’s College is set to hold a day-long festival of music, art and TED-style science talks on Saturday, April 27, from 10 am to 5 pm at the Paul Smith’s VIC.

The Science Art Music Festival, or SAM Fest, is now in its sixth year. It will feature performances by North Country musicians, science-oriented talks by faculty, students, and guest speakers, exhibits of works by local artists organized by PSC biologist Lee Ann Sporn, and a showing of A Matter of Degrees, a documentary by The Wild Center about the unexpectedly strong power of global warming. The theme of this year’s event is “The Unexpected.”

A highlight of the festival will be TED-style science talks interspersed with musical performances. Guests will include loon biologist Nina Schoch who will present unexpected aspects of loon biology, PSC professor Janet Mihuc who will explore the hidden diversity of Adirondack moths, and ecologist Brendan Wiltse who will report on unexpected new invasive species in the North Country.

The event will begin at 10 am with a “March for Science” from the campus entrance to the Paul Smith’s VIC.  North Country musicians Dan Berggren, Celia Evans, Roy Hurd, Peggy Lynn, Larry Montague, Jamie Savage, and Isaac Stouffer will perform original music between the talks, and there will be a wide range of displays and activities by visual artists from the North Country as well as live acoustic music during lunch hour by Glenn McClure, PSC students, and the Bobcat Steppers. Refreshments prepared by Paul Smith’s College students and faculty will be on sale during the lunch hour as well.

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Photo of a past “March for Science” from the Paul Smith’s campus to the VIC provided.

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