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Mohonk Preserve

The Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership (SRBP) Lecture Series

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/02/2017 - 7:00pm to Thu, 02/23/2017 - 7:00pm
Type of Activity: 
Event

7pm February 2-23.  Free. The Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership (SRBP) presents a free public lecture series, Secrets of the Shawangunks, providing information on conservation topics and biodiversity in the Shawangunk  Ridge region. The lectures, which will take place at SUNY New Paltz and SUNY Ulster, are open to the public and free of charge. The lecture on Thursday, February 23rd will be held at SUNY Ulster Stone Ridge Campus, Vanderlyn Hall, College Lounge, Room 203, and all other lectures will take place on Thursday evenings at the SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center, Room 102.

February 2nd, 7:00pm-8:30pmGlacial History of the Catskills and Mid-Hudson Valley - Setting The Table For Our Region's Ecology, with Dr. John  A. Rayburn, Associate Professor of Environmental Geology and Geomorphology at SUNY New Paltz. This lecture will take place at SUNY New Paltz.

February 9th, 7:00pm-8:30pmReviving the American Chestnut, with Dr. Allison Oakes, Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Plant Science and Biotechnology at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. This lecture will take place at SUNY New Paltz.

February 16th, 7:00-8:30pm– Porcupines in Our Presence, with Melissa Gillmer, Head Zookeeper at Trailsides Museum and Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park.This lecture will take place at SUNY New Paltz.

February 23rd, 7:00pm-8:30pm– Fire on the Ridge, with Gabe Chapin, Forest Ecologist with The Nature Conservancy and Hank Alicandri, Director of the Sam’s Point Area of Minnewaska State Park Preserve. This lecture will take place at SUNY Ulster.

These lectures, promoting biodiversity on the ridge, are open to the public and free of charge. Cancellations due to winter weather will be announced on many area radio stations.  These lectures are co-sponsored by the SUNY New Paltz Biology Department, and will take place at the SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center, Room 102  and at SUNY Ulster’s Stone Ridge Campus in theCollege Lounge, Room 203 Vanderlyn Hall

For directions and campus maps, see: Click here for directions to SUNY New Paltz and a campus map. No parking permit is required after 6:30 pm. Click here for directions to SUNY Ulster and a campus map.  SUNY Ulster parking in Lot D; no permit required.