Temperatures have dropped at the Visitor Interpretive Center at Paul Smith’s College along with most of the fall leaves. This is the perfect time to attend the Adirondack Lecture Series. The weekly lectures are held in our mountaintop theater and we even provide hot coffee! Brian Mann and Julia Goren are the last speakers of the fall lecture series. The lecture series was a success thanks in part to our sponsors; the Adirondack Council and the Paul Smith’s College Center for Sustainability.
On Saturday, October 23 we welcome you to “A Reporter’s Notebook: A conversation with NPR correspondent Brian Mann.” Mann is an award winning news correspondent. In 1999 Brian Mann moved to the Adirondacks and helped to launch the NCPR news bureau at Paul Smith’s College. He worked at NCPR for 21 years before moving to NPR in 2020. Mann is the first NPR correspondent to cover addiction full time. His work appears in Adirondack Life and the Adirondack Explorer. Mann has contributed topics ranging from hiking and skiing to breaking news. He is the author of “Welcome to the Homeland.”
Julia Goren will close out the lecture series with “Alpine Summits and Visitors” on Thursday, October 28th. Julia Goren is the current Deputy Director for the Adirondack Mountain Club. Previously Goren served on the Adirondack Council as the VISION Project Director. Goren received her M.S. in Environmental Studies from Antioch University in New England. Since 2006 Goren has taught Certified Interpretive Guide Courses for the National Association for Interpretation. Goren also is the Board President for the Northern Lights school in Saranac Lake. Goren will talk about her experience working and teaching in the Adirondacks.
Please go to our website or to the front desk of the VIC to reserve a ticket for the lecture series. Day of ticket purchase and walk-ins are welcome. The VIC is open on weekends from 9-5 for the remainder of the fall season. Trails are open dawn to dusk. Preparations for winter have begun! Winter season passes are on sale now. Each winter the VIC has over 40km of groomed cross country ski and snowshoe trails. We hope to see you on skis this winter!
Shingle Mill Falls at Paul Smith’s VIC, photo by Richard Monroe. Photos of Brian Mann and Julia Goren from Almanack archive.