North Country Live returns this winter and spring with a variety of programs focused on outdoor recreation, environmental issues, history, and more.
The upcoming edition of North Country Live, sponsored by International Paper, will feature the following sessions, each of which takes place at 7 p.m. on Zoom. All these programs are free and open to the public:
- History of NCCC Campus Locations, Feb. 11 and 18. From battlefields, to hospitals, to engines of industry, this series will explore the history of the North Country campus locations before they became places of higher learning. Hosted by faculty member Tom McGrath.
- Managing Recreation in the High Peaks, March 4. A panel discussion on what steps can be taken to address overuse in the High Peaks. Hosted by Jimmy Cunningham, director of North Country’s Wilderness Recreation Leadership program.
- Threats to Adirondack Water Quality, March 11. Co-sponsored by the Adirondack Watershed Institute at Paul Smith’s College, this program will focus on road salt contamination, aquatic invasive species, failing wastewater treatment systems and other pressures on Adirondack waterways.
- Climate Change: What Can You Do About It, March 18. We know that climate change is happening. What can you do about it? A group of college and high school student leaders will share their ideas and perspectives.
- Backcountry Preparedness 101, April 8. Hikers and backpackers can sometimes wind up in bad situations because of a lack of knowledge or preparedness. This program will focus on how to plan and prepare for your next adventure. Hosted by Jimmy Cunningham, director of North Country’s Wilderness Recreation Leadership program.
- Beginner Birding in the Adirondacks, April 15. With spring in the air (hopefully), this program will focus on the basics of how to identify common birds both in your own backyard, and in the woods of the Adirondacks.
- Why We Garden, April 22. To mark Earth Day, Cornell Cooperative Extension-trained Master Gardener Diane O’Connor looks at the physical and emotional benefits of gardening, with helpful tips and techniques for establishing a healthy, happy garden that nourishes both body and spirit.
To register and receive a Zoom invitation for any or all of these programs, visit www.nccc.edu/live.
Each presentation and panel discussion will include an opportunity to interact with and ask questions of the host or hosts.