Author Archives: Adam Schmelkin

Sustainable Saratoga Urban Forestry Project

Check out this very interesting NYT piece on the state of trees.  Trees everywhere are under attack…the common culprit being hotter, drier weather. On a related note, Sustainable Saratoga is looking for volunteers for its urban forestry project.  Show your … Continue reading

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Snowfall in the North Woods: A Photo Entry

It is hard to believe that it actually snowed this month, given the recent 75+ degree weather!  Check out some peaceful photos of the North Woods taken in the early morning after the two-day snow “storm” (by this mild season’s … Continue reading

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Explore the NEW (Northern) North Woods

This Sunday, join Environmental Studies Seniors Jackie Slocombe, Eva Fillion, and Roz Freeman for a hike to Skidmore’s newly acquired property behind the Stables on Daniels Road.  For their capstone project, the students are measuring and identifying trees in this … Continue reading

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NYT Tackles Issue of (Off-Leashed) Dog Walking

“Across the region, land trusts, town recreation departments and city parks agencies have struggled with the question, weighing liability and wildlife protection against forceful advocacy of many dog owners.” On February 10th, the New York Times published this article entitled … Continue reading

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Environmental Studies Senior Capstone

For our ES Capstone project, we are hoping to learn about the values and perceptions that students, faculty/staff, and community members hold towards the North Woods. By performing this stakeholder analysis, we expect to learn about the multiple interests of … Continue reading

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Honors Forum Event: North Woods Talk and Clean-up

To kick off December, Juniors Kelsey Rogers ’13 and Kaitlin Garofano ’13 organized a North Woods Talk and Clean-up on Saturday, December 3.  The event began with a talk by Economics Professor Bob Jones about the history of the woods … Continue reading

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North Woods Moonlight Walk

On Thursday, November 10th, the North Woods Stewards and the Outing Club took advantage of the Full Moon and planned a night time walk. Everyone came to Falstaff’s at about 7:30 for some hot chocolate and (leftover Halloween) candy. The … Continue reading

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Celebration Weekend Brings New Visitors to the North Woods

The North Woods Stewards met with parents, siblings, and students for a tour on Saturday, October 15th for Celebration Weekend.  It was the perfect Fall Day for a tour of the North Woods – parents admired the College’s colorful forest.  … Continue reading

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Class of 2015 Learns About the North Woods

This past Monday (September 5th), North Woods Stewards Charlie Glassberg and Adam Schmelkin, accompanied by Sustainability-Rep (“S-Rep”) Jon Markowitz ’14, talked to first-year students about the North Woods and sustainability on campus.  The three were stationed at Falstaff’s, administering stamps … Continue reading

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Community Learns About Local History of the North Woods

On Saturday, July 30th, Economics Professor Robert Jones led a tour through the North Woods that focused on the local history of the Woods.  Seventeen visitors accompanied the professor.  Professor Jones’ tour began on the Red Trail, looped into the … Continue reading

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