Sunday, August 16, 2020

Adirondack Water Week 2020

Join the Adirondack Watershed Institute in celebrating Water Week throughout the Adirondacks Sunday, Aug. 23 through Friday, Aug. 28.

Freshwater is one of the Adirondack’s most precious resources, and Water Week is your opportunity to discover ways to be proactive in protecting our waterways. This year’s event will be focusing on the Legacy of Adirondack Waters, and will feature a weeklong speaker series, as well as an Aquatic Invasive Species Spread Prevention Certification Training Program.

Speaker Series

Geared toward the general public, the event features a 5-part speaker series presented by some of the region’s most knowledgeable and experienced freshwater experts.
Conducted each evening from 7-8pm during Water Week, the program features discussions about the history of water in our region, climate change impacts, water pollution prevention and community actions to protect clean water. The programs will be conducted online using Zoom and include a live Q and A session.

Speakers include:

8/23 “History of Adirondack Waters,” Daniel L Kelting, Ph.D., Executive Director, Adirondack Watershed Institute, Paul Smith’s College

8/24 “Climate Change and Adirondack Waters,” Curt Stager, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Paul Smith’s College

8/25 “Aquatic Invasive Species,” Meg Modley, M.A., Aquatic Invasive Species Management Coordinator, Lake Champlain Basin Program

8/26 “Microplastic Pollution in Lake Champlain,” Danielle Garneau, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Environmental Science, SUNY Plattsburgh

8/27 “Road Salt Pollution in the Mirror Lake Watershed,” Brendan Wiltse, Ph.D., Scientist and Assistant Professor, Adirondack Watershed Institute, Paul Smith’s College

8/28 “Community Action to Protect Clean Water,” Zoë Smith, Deputy Director, Adirondack Watershed Institute, Paul Smith’s College

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2 Responses

  1. Smitty says:

    Any instructions on how to sign up for the zoom sessions? There are 2 I’m interested in.

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