Monthly Archives: July 2011

Local History Tour

TOUR TOMORROW! The History of the North Woods Free and Open to the Public Saturday, July 30th from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm The present-day Skidmore College campus is located on land that prior to 1960 was known as Woodlawn … Continue reading

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Mystery Map: Revealed!

Alas!  The North Woods Stewards are excited to unveil the true meaning of this week’s mystery map.  The mystery map represents… Dog doo! So what’s so bad about dog doo on the trails?  The Stewards love to see dog walkers … Continue reading

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Mystery Map of the North Woods

Greetings North Woods Visitors! Thanks to our friends at the Skidmore GIS Center (see their extremely cool blog, “on location,” here) for sharing this really interesting “Mystery Map” with us. What do you think the map below is showcasing?  Share your … Continue reading

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Tour Tomorrow!

Treasures of the North Woods Tour Free and Open to the Public Saturday, July 23rd at 2pm Join the North Woods Stewards as they identify treasures in the North Woods (such as plants, trees, and geological features), and provide a … Continue reading

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Updated North Woods Trail Map

Check out the new North Woods map. See anything that needs editing? Leave us a comment.

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Mosquitoes and ticks… What you need to know.

MOSQUITOES: If you’ve ever been in the North Woods, especially after a rainy day, chances are you’ve encountered the ubiquitous mosquito. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), female mosquitoes bite people and animals because they need … Continue reading

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Summer Sustainability Team Meets with Alums

Yesterday the Stewards and Student Garden Manager, Gabby Stern ’13, were given the opportunity to speak with Skidmore Alums that are interested in sustainability initiatives at a luncheon at the Surrey. The luncheon was full of new introductions, networking with … Continue reading

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Chalk Promo!

The North Woods Stewards did a bit of chalking on campus this afternoon… Check it out!

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Stewards Collaborate with Camp Northwoods

This past Wednesday, July 6th, the North Woods Stewards had the opportunity to facilitate activities with the campers at Camp Northwoods.  Camp Northwoods is a day camp located on Skidmore’s campus that provides lots of fun activities for Grades 1-6. … Continue reading

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Hidden Works of Art…

What do you think of when you hear the phrase Environmental Art? Do you envision sculptures made of recycled materials? Artfully arranged sticks and leaves? Idyllic landscape paintings? Well, according to Alison Barnes’ popular class at Skidmore, Environmental Art is … Continue reading

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