Posts Tagged ‘education’

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Short-Term Population Loss in the Adirondacks and Rural America

One way to dig deeper into the population dynamics at play in the Adirondack Park is to examine short-term population changes. The last article in this series looked long-term at total population rates where from 1970 to 2010 Adirondack communities grew at 10.6%, a rate that exceeded the 6.2% rate of New York State in these years.

In our report The Adirondack Park and Rural America: Economic and Population Trends 1970-2010 we examined population trends in a number of ways. One of the most interesting was our analysis of short-term changes in total population of Adirondack communities from 2000 to 2010 because it revealed the points at which the area lost and gained population.

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Wild Center Helping Educators Talk Climate Change

paddlers provided by the wild centerThe Wild Center is set to host a Summer Institute for New York State Teachers on July 15-18, focused on “Empowering Students for Climate Resilience.” This multi-day institute will bring together an interdisciplinary group of middle and high school teachers for an exploration of climate change and educational best practices. » Continue Reading.


Monday, April 22, 2019

Free Tech Training For Older Adults in Franklin County

4-H Digital Ambassadors who were trained by Microsoft sponsors in Washington D.C. in February are teaching adults aged 55 and older how to safely and effectively utilize technology. » Continue Reading.


Friday, April 12, 2019

Registration Open For Malone YMCA’s Camp Akalaka

Camp Akalaka classesRegistration is now open for the Camp Akalaka in Malone, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm, from July 1st to August 30th.

Cornell Cooperative Extension has been partnering with the Malone YMCA to provide the day camp in Malone, which is open to ages 5-12.

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Monday, April 8, 2019

YMCA Launching Saranac Lake Programs

NCCC logoThe YMCA is set to launch its first programs in Saranac Lake this spring and plans to expand its offerings later in the year.

Representatives of the YMCA, the village of Saranac Lake, the Saranac Lake Central School District, North Country Community College and Citizen Advocates met recently to discuss and refine the initial programs the YMCA could offer in Saranac Lake. Feedback from the community, through a survey and a public meeting held last year, has been used by the group to identify gaps in services that the YMCA could meet. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Funds Awarded for Foreign Language Teaching

Teacher Jane Hinckley with her class as they learn vocabulary and grammar through an interactive programThe Adirondack Foreign Language Enhancement Fund (AFLEF) at Adirondack Foundation has awarded $58,445 in grants to 32 classrooms — from pre-kindergarten to high school — across the region.

The grants are helping French and Spanish teachers help their students acquire language skills and develop cultural awareness in the following schools: Ausable Valley, Beekmantown, Chateaugay, Clifton-Fine, Colton-Pierrepont, Crown Point, Elizabethtown-Lewis, Indian Lake, Johnsburg, Lake Placid, Lakeside (Essex), Little Peaks (Keene), Malone, Mayfield, Newcomb, Northeastern Clinton, Peru, Queensbury Union Free, Remsen, Saranac Lake, Schroon Lake, St. Agnes (Lake Placid), St. Regis Falls, Ticonderoga, Tupper Lake. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, February 10, 2019

Health Care Scholarships For High School Seniors

hudson mohawk ahecHudson Mohawk AHEC will once again be awarding up to ten (10) scholarships of $500 each to students pursuing a healthcare related education program. The recipients from last year’s awards that continue to be enrolled in an approved healthcare related program at a local community college are eligible to apply again for an additional scholarship. » Continue Reading.


Friday, February 8, 2019

Summer Museum Diversity Fellowship at ADKX

Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX), in partnership with the human resources consulting group, Adirondack Diversity Solutions, will host a 10-week summer diversity fellowship program beginning June 2, 2019.

This program is specially designed for college students from communities that have been historically underrepresented in arts organizations because of educational and economic disadvantage and ethnic background. Thanks to funding from the New York State Council on the Arts, these fellowships will offer free housing, a stipend of $6,000, along with reimbursed transportation expenses to and from the ADKX, up to $500 per fellow. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, January 3, 2019

Emerging Invasive Forest Pests Educational Program Planned

Young spotted lanternflies An educational program, “Emerging Invasive Forest Pests: Identification, Prevention & Management,” has been set for Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 from 9 am to 3:30 pm at the St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Education Center’s Classroom A, 40 West Main Street in Canton, NY.

The program will provide information on four invasive species in the Adirondacks, Asian Spotted Lanternfly; Asian Earthworms; Oak Wilt; and Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, as well as a Hemlock Woolly Adelgid scouting trip. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

K-12 Teachers Offered An Adirondack Experience Through NEH Grant

Kristen HolmesThis July seventy-two teachers from across the country will spend their summer break in a classroom six-million acres wide thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

“Forever Wild,” a week-long immersive experience for K-12 educators, reveals the historical importance of the Adirondack wilderness during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, including how Americans from bustling cities made use of the natural landscape during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, November 25, 2018

School Closures in the Adirondacks and Rural America

NYS education at a glance courtesy NYS Education DepartmentOne refrain I have heard from Adirondack leaders through the years is that declining school enrollments across the Adirondacks, with particular emphasis on the closures of the Piseco School and Lake Clear School, show the overall decline of the Adirondacks as a viable social and economic region. Blaming environmental policies immediately follows these statements. I have always argued back that there are many factors that affect school enrollment levels and that the changes afoot in the Adirondacks are far less severe than the changes that are transforming vast portions of Rural America. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, October 28, 2018

32 Graduate From NCCC Prison Education Program

NCCC logoMore than thirty students from correctional facilities across the region are the first class of graduates from North Country Community College’s Second Chance Pell program.

The Second Chance Pell Experimental Sites Initiative, launched by the U.S. Department of Education in 2015, provides need-based Pell grants to people in state and federal prisons through partnerships with 65 colleges in 27 states. NCCC is the only two-year college in the State University of New York system to offer Second Chance Pell, which allows non-violent inmates with less than five years left on their sentences to earn an associate’s degree. The goal of the program is to improve their chances of finding employment upon release from prison. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Paul Smith’s College Offering Wildland Firefighting Courses

Firefighters work to contain a 2016 blaze at Sams Point in Ulster CountyWildland firefighting, a field that aligns closely with existing Paul Smith’s College academic programs, will now be a minor available to students.

Included in the minor is an Incident Qualification Card, known as a “red card” and a key certification for those pursuing work in the field. Educational background also plays a substantial role – the college’s four-year programs in Forestry, Natural Resources and Conservation Management, Parks and Recreation Management, and Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences are among those preferred by local, state, and federal agencies. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, September 15, 2018

Small Farms Program Offers Online Courses

Vegetables at a Farmers market The Cornell Small Farms program, part of Cornell Cooperative Extension has announced online courses aimed at supporting small farmers, as well as those interested in starting small farms.

Courses being offered this year cover a wide range of topics including business planning, Quickbooks for farmers, vegetable production, woodlot management, commercial sheep production, getting started with pastured pigs, maple syrup production, growing mushrooms, tree fruit production, and more.

Courses are suitable for everyone including those who are aspiring to farm, just beginning to farm, or even those who have been farming for years. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, August 18, 2018

NCCC Offering 6 Credits For Free

NCCC logoNorth Country Community College has announced that those who’ve been unsure about going to college now have the chance to try it out at no cost with the college’s new “6 on Us” program.

Starting this fall semester, 6 on Us allows eligible students to take their first six college credits for free, a savings of $1,400 per student. The program is available to first-time, new to college, non-traditional students on all three of the college’s campuses: Malone, Saranac Lake and Ticonderoga. » Continue Reading.