This weekly presentation series will take an exclusive and up-close look at the wildlife and people who utilize the land of Lake George and the Adirondacks, past and present! Presentations begin at 5:30 pm ONLINE – we will share links to the videos here and on our page on Facebook. See below for details.

 

Summer 2020 Series: July 8- August 19

July 8: “Conservation through the lives of Adirondack loons”
Discover the biology and behaviors of our native loons with wildlife veterinarian and biologist Dr. Nina Schoch, Executive Director of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation.
CLICK HERE for video link!

July 15:A Hemlock Forest Story
Charlotte Malmborg of NYS Hemlock Initiative at Cornell University will join LGLC staff for this discussion about our hemlock forests and current threats from invasives like the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. Introduction from LGLC Conservation Manager Monica Dore.
CLICK HERE for video link!

July 22: Lake George’s Sunken Colonial Bateaux: Transport Boats, Warships, and Today, Historical Treasures” with Joseph Zarzinski
Join Joseph W. Zarzynski, Maritime Archaeologist, author of the recently published book Ghost Fleet Awakened–Lake George’s Sunken Bateaux of 1758, as he presents on this utilitarian vessel and its role during the French & Indian War (1755-1763) at Lake George.
RESCHEDULED to July 21, 2021

July 29: NO TALK

August 5: What we know (and don’t know) about Lyme and tick-borne diseases
Holly Ahern MS, MT(ASCP), Associate Professor of Microbiology at SUNY Adirondack and Vice President of the Lyme Action Network, has extensive teaching and research experience in bacteriology and molecular biology. As an expert on the scientific literature pertaining to Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections, Ahern has served on the NYS Senate Tick-borne Disease Task Force and on the Testing and Diagnostics subcommittee of the HHS Tick-borne Disease Working Group in 2018. Her talk will inform on the state of the science surrounding ticks and tick-borne diseases like Lyme disease.
CLICK HERE for video link!

August 12: “The Cortland St. Revolutionary War site in Lake George Village”
Join Charles Vandrei, DEC Historic Preservation Officer, as he addresses historic, archaeological and land use issues associated with this site, which, up until recently, contained the remains of over two dozen soldiers and noncombatants of the American Northern Army who died in and around the Fort George small pox hospital in the summer of 1776.
CLICK HERE for video link (please note that the link and video will go live at 5:30 PM; prior to that it will not be accessible)

August 19: The Bolton Hub”
Join Paul Cummings, LGLC Board Member and planner with the Chazen Companies, along with LGLC staff as we discuss the LGLC’s Bolton Recreational Hub Project. We’ll shed light on the Initiative, show maps of proposed and pending trail linkages, share goals for the plan and how we think the Bolton Hub can combine land conservation with Bolton’s economic growth into the future.
CHECK HERE for video link, available at 5:30PM on August 19!


As always, we strive to engage you, presenting unique and interesting programs for free in an attempt to connect to the community, provide educational experiences and learn more about the amazing area we live in and why our lands and waters are so important. If you have an idea for a presenter, feel free to contact us!