Inside the Map

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Events and Outings

My summer schedule is almost booked with private trips and kids programs.  Please check back for more events in the fall.  If I have a cancellation I may book a flash trip–let me know if you’d like to receive emails about these spontaneous outings.

Saturday August 31  I will be leading a hike to benefit High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care.  Please contact them to reserve a space and support a great cause.

July 1, 2013:  5 Sparks! 2013 gets under way at Cheney Mountain

May 11, 2013:  Nun-da-ga-o Ridge Spring Wildflower Hike

May 3, 2013:  Coon Mountain Spring Wildflower Hike, 10:00-2:00 p.m.

May 3-5, 2013:  Bird Language: an evening presentation and Saturday (full) /Sunday (space available)  field courses by Connor Stedman.  I am sponsoring this weekend with Northeast Wilderness Trust at the Whallonsburg Grange.  $10 suggested donation for the evening presentation and $45 for a field course. 

April 27, 2013: Cheney Mountain Spring Wildflower Hike (half day, afternoon) contact me for details.

April 26, 2013: Jay Mountain Spring Wildflower Hike contact me for details.

April 22, 2013:  Earth Day!   Presented a slide show on Champlain Valley Wildlife at North Country Community College, Ticonderoga, NY.  Free. 3:30-4:40.

March 23-24, 2013:  Great weekend at NYS Outdoor Guide’s Association Winter Rendezvous, Malta, NY.

January-February:  Teaching Patterns in Nature: Words for Shapes, Westport Central School with Grade 6 Teacher Zoe Brugger-Lobdell. Funded by Adirondack Arts in Education Partnership/NYS Council for the Arts.

Every weekend  Dec 30-March 17: Snowshoeing at Van Hoevenberg   Criss-crossing the Ladies 5K from the X-country stadium, along the 1932 Bobsled Run and up the hill to a great view of the High Peaks.  Participants receive a cool hydration pack and BRUNCH in the cozy 1980 timing house.  Check for more information:

November 17, 2012:  Final tracking training for 2012 tracking group.  Location:  Full and By Farm and S. Boquet Mountain, Essex, NY.

October 20, 2012: Northeast Wildlife Trackers Conference, Doyle Conference Center, Leominster, MA

October-November, 2012:  Teaching Patterns in Nature and Design, Ausable Valley High School with Technology Teacher Alta Longware. Funded by Adirondack Arts in Education Partnership/NYS Council for the Arts.

September 21, 2012:  Split Rock tour with Morris Glen and Adirondack Architectural Heritage

September 16, 2012:  Forest and Farm, an event of Adirondack Harvest.  Hike and localvore brunch at DaCy Meadow Farm.  Don’t miss it!

September 14, 2012: Garden Club of America annual conference field trip on Adirondack Flora and Fauna.

Aug. 6-10, 2012:  Attending Wetland Plants course taught by Jerry Jenkins at Shingle Shanty Preserve and Research Station.

April, 28, 2012  Northeast Wilderness Trust’s Reptiles and Amphibians walk at Hemlock Rock,  lead by David Patrick of Adirondack Biodiversity Institute.

March 31, 2012:  Transect Training at Spruce Mill Brook with Rose Graves, Northeast Wilderness Trust Conservation Director

March 28, 2012:  Patterns in Nature, Presentation for Southern Adirondack Audubon Society, Crandall Library, Glens Falls, NY

March 22, 2012:  CATS Planning Meeting to develop Outdoor Education Plan for Adults and Families

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012  Susan Morse, Founder of Keeping Track spoke at the Whallonsburgh Grange about bobcats.  GREAT slide show!

Every weekend  Jan 2-March 13: Snowshoeing at Van Hoevenberg   Criss-crossing the Ladies 5K from the X-country stadium, along the 1932 Bobsled Run and up the hill to a great view of the High Peaks.  Participants receive a cool hydration pack and BRUNCH in the cozy 1980 timing house.  Check for more information:

Thursday, Nov, 3, 2011 Christopher Spatz, President of the Cougar Rewilding Foundation speaking on the “return of a legend.”  Whallonsburgh Grange Hall, Essex, NY  7-8:30 p.m.  Sponsored by the Northeast Wilderness Trust.

Saturday, October 29, 2011   Northeast Wildlife Trackers Conference in Leominster, MA  Mark Elbroch was the keynote speaker.  His research affirms the value of data provided by local trackers in conservation work.

October 15, 2011  Tracking moose in Jericho, VT with Sue Morse and the  NWT trackers class.

October 11, 2011  Mission:  Wolf  presented a program in conjunction with Keeping Track.   Wolves who were injured or were unwanted pets and are not able to be released make fascinating live ambassadors.   The program was held at St. Michael’s Colllege in Winooski, VT.

October 8, 2011 Opening the Cheney Mountain trail in Moriah with CATS.

September, 10-11, 2011  Sue Morse of Keeping Track presented a class of focal species for the trackers currently being trained through the Northeast Wilderness Trust.  On Sunday we had an excellent day on Pokomoonshine, examining the effects of Hurricane Irene on the beaver dams and finding new bear sign.

August 19, 2011:  Wild Science, professional development seminar to assist classroom teachers to teach science outdoors.  Taught with Adirondack Illustrator, Sheri Amsel at Black Kettle Farm.

May and June, 2011:  Champlain Valley Outdoor Education Cooperative:  Teaching at Black Kettle Nature Trail  with fellow naturalists Sheri Amsel and David Thomas-Train.  We received funding from the Champlain Valley Conservation Partnership and will be hosted six area schools.

May 8, 2011 Wildflower hike as part of a Mother’s Day package.  Spend the weekend at Normandie Beach Resort with a fantastic wildflower hike followed by a local foods brunch at DaCy Meadow Farm

February 21 – May 17, 2011 I received a grant from the Adirondack Arts in Education Partnership to teach Patterns in Nature, a class I developed last year.  I am teaching with Terry Crowningshield, Drew Belois and Becky Bosley in the Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School.  Art and environmental studies students are paired to study patterns that shape three local habitats.

March 24 – May 17, 2011  Geospatial Mapping with Paul Mudie, Westport Central School Technology teacher.  The project was funded by the Lake Champlain Basin Program.  The 8th grade technology class mapped intersections of roads and streams in the Westport Central School District and identified key attributes of the habitat and water shed.

March 26 – June 4, 2011 Westport Youth Commission Spring Outings

March 2, 2011:  10:30-11:45 a.m. Patterns in Nature, Presentation at the Massachusetts Environmental Education Conference, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.

Feb. 4, 2011 7:00 p.m.   Wildlife Monitoring in the Champlain Valley. This short slideshow opened the February meeting of the Algonquin Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club which meets on the first Friday of the month.

Champlain Valley Keeping Track Monitoring Program training:  Jan. 9, 2011 Susan Morse of Keeping Track began training a group of local trackers to monitor the presence of several focal species in the Champlain Valley.  The course has been partially underwritten by Northeast Wilderness Trust.  I serve as guide and logistics coordinator for participants.  Classes continue through October, 2011.

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