Posts Tagged ‘SUNY ESF Newcomb Campus’

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Adirondack Wild presents annual meeting, awards on Oct. 6

Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve logo

Newcomb, NY – Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve presents its 2023 awards at an annual meeting on Friday, October 6, 2023, at the Newcomb Visitor Interpretive Center, operated by the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. The meeting is free and open to the public. Same day registration at the Newcomb VIC begins at 10:30 a.m. Award ceremonies begin at 2 p.m. For a full meeting agenda and to register, visit adirondackwild.org/events.

Steve Englebright, former chair of the New York State Assembly’s Environmental Conservation Committee, will receive the group’s highest honor, the Paul Schaefer Wilderness Award, for his embrace of the “forever wild” clause of the New York State constitution and his thirty-year record sponsoring environmental laws to improve the quality of life in the state.

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Monday, July 31, 2023

Timbuctoo Institute Hosts First Summer Cohort

timbuctoo cohort

The inaugural summer program hosted its first of three 12-day sessions, teaching NYC high school students about the environment and green career opportunities.

Last week, the brand-new Timbuctoo Climate and Careers Institute hosted its first ever cohort of students for the summer, just a year and a half after the concept of the program had been initially discussed.

The program, which was created in partnership with SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and CUNY Medgar Evers College, brings high school students from New York City to the ESF campus in Newcomb. The program exposes students to green spaces they may not otherwise have access to, as well as to green careers, with the aim of diversifying students’ career considerations.

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Monday, July 17, 2023

Adirondack Interpretive Center and its trails, including Goodnow, closed until further notice

Goodnow Mountain

You may be aware that Newcomb and other parts of the Adirondacks experienced severe flooding this past week.

The Adirondack Interpretive Center and trails, Goodnow Mountain Trail, and the Rich Lake boating access are closed until further notice.

The ESF Newcomb Campus has suffered major damages to the roads and trail systems, including the total loss of two bridges on the Sucker Brook trail. These bridges were the start and finish lines for the AIC’s annual Rubber Loon Race. For this reason, the Adirondack Interpretive Center is postponing the 2023 Rubber Loon Race indefinitely. The current priority is the safety of staff and the recovery of trails and property; but the show will go on. Organizers are currently drumming up ideas for a virtual event.

Donations made to the Rubber Loon Race are used to support educational programs at the AIC. Click here: https://www.esf.edu/aic/sponsor-a-loon.php

Stay tuned to the AIC Facebook page for more information on the reopening of the AIC and what’s happening on the campus.

Photo from Goodnow firetower by Melissa Hart


Thursday, January 5, 2023

SUNY ESF: Adirondack Interpretive Center announces roundup of winter events

Nature trail in winter

The Adirondack Interpretive Center at SUNY ESF’s Newcomb Campus has recently announced a lineup of winter activities such as guided snowshoeing excursions, bird walks, a winter tracking workshop, a Cross-Country Ski to Forestry Demonstration Cuts activity, and more. Please see below for details on each event. Interested parties may register for an event by clicking on the provided links.

Winter Bird Walk
Saturday January 7th, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Guest birder, Miok Salz, will start the morning identifying the winter finches visiting the AIC feeders. This will be followed by and easy snowshoe on the trails to look for more birds.
Snowshoes provided. Preregistration required – click here to register via email.

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