Upcoming events at the Paul Smith's College VIC

PAUL SMITHS, NY (12/14/2015)(readMedia)-- Thursday, Dec. 17 – Volunteer Holiday Potluck

Join us from 5:30-7 p.m. to talk about upcoming events and activities. Bring a dish to pass and a place setting. We will meet for hors d'oeuvres at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 17 – Armchair Traveler Lecture Series

Join us at 7 p.m. and learn about distant places from people who've been there. Talk topic to be announced. $5/person, free for Friends of the VIC and volunteers.

Friday, Dec. 18 – Owl Prowl

Join a naturalist for a snowshoe walk in search of owls at 7 p.m. Participants will learn about their call notes as well as their natural history. Please bring a flashlight or headlamp to help guide your way. Snowshoes available to rent. $10/person, $5 for Friends of the VIC. Preregister by 5 p.m. the day before.

Saturday, Dec. 26 – Snowshoe with a naturalist

Learn about the natural wonders of winter with VIC naturalist Brian McAllister. 10 a.m. to noon. Topics include animal tracking, winter birding and winter survival. Meet in the VIC building. Snowshoes required; rentals are available. $20/person, $10 for Friends of the VIC or season-pass holders (includes pass fee). Preregistration required by 5 p.m. the day before.

Sunday, Dec. 27 – Volunteer Training: Animal Tracking

Join naturalist Brian McAllister from 1-3 p.m. and learn about animal tracking on the VIC trails.

Monday, Jan. 4 – Tracking workshop

Susan Morse, a nationally known naturalist, wildlife biologist and photographer, will lead a workshop on animal tracking from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. $25/person. Preregister by 5 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 4 – Animals of the North

Join Susan Morse, a nationally known naturalist, wildlife biologist and photographer, for a talk titled "Animals of the North, What will Global Climate Change Mean to Them?" 7-8:30 p.m. $10/person.


At Paul Smith's College, it's about the experience. Paul Smith's, which was founded in 1946, is the only bachelor's-degree-granting institution of higher education in the Adirondacks. Our programs – in fields including hospitality, culinary arts, forestry, natural resources, entrepreneurship and the sciences – draw on industries and resources available in our own backyard while preparing students for successful careers anywhere. For more information: www.paulsmiths.edu.