Lake Placid, N.Y. – Paul Smith’s College has partnered with the Northwood School to bring Natural History of the Adirondacks to downtown Lake Placid at the Innovation Hub. Beginning July 28 through August 25, 2023, Paul Smith’s College professors will introduce the community to the plants and animals that live here. Through interactive presentations, faculty will share more information about mammals, amphibians, and other living organisms of the Adirondacks. Community members and visitors alike will learn something new!
The Northwood School’s Innovation Hub, located at 2495 Main St., Lake Placid, NY 12946, opened in 2020 and is committed to promoting collaboration, engagement, and partnerships, capitalizing on the shared knowledge, innovation, and creativity within our community.
“This partnership with the Northwood School allows us to showcase the power of collaboration and the collective efforts we must take to protect the place we call home, the beautiful Adirondacks. We pride ourselves on research and advocacy on issues that improve our planet and the lives of the people who inhabit it” Interim President Dan Kelting said.
“We are delighted to host Paul Smith’s College faculty members who are exemplary researchers and scholars in fields that directly impact the future of the Adirondacks. Both the Northwood School and Paul Smith’s College share a commitment to place-based learning and welcome the opportunity to showcase our shared commitment in downtown Lake Placid with our entire community” said Thomas P Broderick Associate Head of School for External Affairs.
The public is welcome to join us every Friday night at 7pm for a free presentation that is open to all ages. A full schedule of presentations is below.
July 28, 2023
Ticks in the Adirondacks?
Dr. Lee Ann Sporn, Environmental Biologist, Paul Smith’s College
August 4, 2023
What is that in my backyard? An overview of some of the Adirondacks most interesting wildlife.
Dr. Lizz Schuyler, Wildlife Biologist, Paul Smith’s College
August 11, 2023
Carnivores of the Northern Forest: past, present, and an uncertain future
Dr. Paul Jensen, Carnivore Biologist, Research Fellow, Paul Smith’s College
August 18, 2023
The Importance of Moths
Dr. Janet Mihuc, Entomologist, Paul Smith’s College
August 25, 2023
Ecotourism and amphibian diseases: is our love of nature making us a vector?
Dr. Val Titus, Herpetologist, Paul Smith’s College