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Second Wednesday of the Month
September - June
Free and Open to the Public

Workshop at 6:30 PM
Presentation at 7:30 PM

Eisenhart Auditorium, Rochester Museum and Science Center 
657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY

April 11 Program 7:30 Part 1 of 2

Members Night (2 short programs)


Presented by Ken Harbison

Alaska is noted for its wildlife, glaciers, and towering mountains. See highlights of a 13-day cruise and tour to Alaska. Our cruise went from Vancouver BC via the inside passage to Whittier, AK. We did excursions and hikes from four towns and saw eagles, spawning salmon, brown bears (Grizzlies), and other wildlife. We saw numerous glaciers, including the calving of icebergs. A scenic railroad trip took us to Talkeetna. We spent four days in Denali State and National Parks hiking and viewing wildlife. In Fairbanks, we went on a riverboat excursion and at night saw spectacular Northern Lights.

April 11 Program 7:30 Part 2 of 2



“Go out for a paddle, and just keep paddling...”
Ever paddled a kayak more than 40 miles at one time? Or paddled all night? Neither had Stina Bridgeman and Gary Maslanka when they embarked on their quest to complete the 368-mile PTFL Challenge in their own way - by circumnavigating each of the 11 Finger Lakes in a single outing.
Like many endeavors, it started reasonably enough with a circuit of one of the smaller lakes or a section of one of the bigger lakes. But then one starts to look for the next challenge, and one thing leads to another, and soon enough you find yourself getting surfed into the beach at Lodi Point in the dark. Or marvel at the fireflies dotting the cliffs at the south end of Seneca Lake. Or watching a snake swim with a fish it has just caught. Or eating cold pizza on a dock at 4 am.
Hear more about these experiences and others as well as some of the things learned over the three summers spent completing this quest, including exactly how big those big lakes are.

April 11 Workshop 6:30


Presented by Jackson Thomas

Enjoy this April workshop as our very own Jackson Thomas shares his knowledge of a unique and observable universe. Whether out for a moonlit hike or in your back yard, using instruments or the naked eye, now is your opportunity to learn more about the night sky.

May 9 Program 7:30



“Advocacy Through Photography” will be presented by Brendan Wiltse, a conservation photographer and scientist from Saranac Lake, NY.

Brendan holds a Ph.D. in paleolimnology from Queen’s University and is the Science & Stewardship Director for the Ausable River Association. He studies a variety of topics related to aquatic ecology, from the impact of road salt on our lakes and rivers to developing new techniques in the field of environmental-DNA. When he isn’t out on a lake, standing in a river, or working in the lab, Brendan can usually be found with a camera in hand, working on projects to connect people to the natural world and issues related to environmental conservation.

Brendan’s presentation will be a visually stimulating discussion of the role of photography and visual storytelling in Adirondack conservation. He’ll share behind the lens details of how he creates his images, what drives his work as a photographer, and touch on the use of new technology, such as drones.

May 9 Workshop 6:30

In the Wilderness with a Canoe

Presented by Bill Lindenfelser

Like the multi-day into-the-wild experience, but hate to carry it all on your back? Maybe an evening in a chair sipping wine instead of squatting on the ground? Bill Lindenfelser will show what it takes to go camping in style with paddle and canoe.

Steven Tryon,
Feb 15, 2018, 5:04 PM
Steven Tryon,
Feb 15, 2018, 5:05 PM