Saint Regis Mountain from the Barnum Brook Trail (23 April 2013)

Science, Art, and Music in the Mountains:
The Land, The People, The Climate
Saturday, 26 April 2014
10 AM - 5 PM

Adirondack Wetlands: Heron Marsh at the Paul Smiths VIC (23 April 2013) Heron Marsh from the Heron Marsh Trail (23 April 2013)

Paul Smith's College and TAUNY (Traditional Arts in Upstate New York) will hold a day-long festival celebrating Science, Art, and Music in the Mountains on 26 April. The event features musical performances by North Country musicians Peggy Lynn, Dan Berggren, Celia Evans, Jamie Savage, and Larry Montague; presentations on Adirondack climate-related topics; a panel on climate in the Adirondacks; traditional folk and visual arts; maple syrup and refreshments; and a showing of "Green Fire" -- an award-winning documentary on Aldo Leopold and the land ethnic he inspired.

Admission is $5 per person. Friends of the VIC, VIC Ski Season Pass holders, TAUNY members, and PSC students, faculty, and staff are admitted free.  This program is underwritten by the Friends of the VIC

SAM Fest 2014 - Schedule
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Curt Stager: Introduction
Jamie Savage (PSC alum): Adirondack music
PSC Climate Communication students: presentation for local artists
Lee Ann Sporn (PSC faculty): visual arts and science
11:00 AM - Noon
Dan Berggren: Adirondack music
PSC Climate Communication students: presentation for musicians
Celia Evans (PSC faculty): Adirondack music
Noon - 1:00 PM
Tim Sellati (Trudeau Institute): Lyme disease and climate
PSC Climate Communication students: presentation for Lyme researchers
Peggy Lynn (PSC alum): Adirondack music
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Liz Stookey Sunde (Music2Life): music for change
PSC Climate Communication students: presentation for Fish & Game Club
Larry Montague (PSC alum): salmon research, environmental hip-hop
2:00 - 3:00 PM
David Press (PSC faculty): film and communication
Student Climate Panel (SUNY Potsdam, SUNY Canton, PSC)
David Patrick (PSC faculty): frogs and climate
3:00 - 4:00 PM
Curt Stager (PSC faculty): how arts enhance science, & vice versa
Craig Milewski (PSC faculty): poetry in the wilds
Steve Dunsky (USFS): introduction to Green Fire; how film arts serve science communication
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Showing of Green Fire
Sunroom and classrooms: Traditional Arts in NY activities & displays (TAUNY, Jill Breit)
Gallery: New Moon Show: The SAMFest Exhibition: Art About the Land, the People, & the Climate (30 March - 27 April 2014). Regional artists Sandra Hildreth, Lee Ann Sporn, Meg Bernstein, Tim Fortune, Burdette Parks, PSC students, and others.
Sugar Shack: Refreshments (VIC staff & Nori's Village Market)
Lobby: CD/book/video sales (VIC staff)

SAM Fest 2014 Flyer Flyer

Explore the VIC

The Paul Smiths VIC offers a wide variety of programs throughout the year to educate and inform Adirondack Park residents and visitors about the natural wonders of the Adirondack Mountains. You can help support these programs by joining the Friends of the VIC. More information on Friends of the VIC memberships

Explore the Trails

The VIC trails are free and open to the public, from dawn to dusk, spring through fall. In winter, the trails are open to cross-country skiers and snowshoers for a fee. Day or season passes may be purchased.