News & Events

Historical Walk on Ellen Swallow Richards with Professor Jill Schneiderman

On Wednesday, July 15th from 6:00 to 7:30pm, join us for a free historical walk on Ellen Swallow Richards, the unrecognized founder of “ecology” and a distinguished alumna from the Vassar College class of 1870. Explore her rich biographical history while viewing the revolutionary sewage settling ponds with Professor Jill Schneiderman. We’ll meet for the walk in the main parking lot by the Poughkeepsie Farm Project.


Outdoor Screening of “Planetary”

On Friday, July 24 th at 8:30pm, join us for a free outdoor screening of “Planetary” in the courtyard of the old barn. This movie presents a stunning visual portrait of our earth, taking viewers on a journey across continents and through the cosmos. At its heart, “Planetary” suggests that the key to transforming civilization lies in an understanding that all life is inseparably interconnected. Come to learn about the planet while enjoying free popcorn under the stars.


Illustration and Drawing Workshop with Rick Jones

Illustration and Drawing Workshop with Rick Jones On Wednesday, July 1st from 2:00 to 4:00pm, join us for a free illustration and drawing workshop with Rick Jones, a freelance scientific illustrator who has worked for Scientific American and National Geographic. Explore your inner artist while drawing inspiration from the natural beauty of the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve! The workshop will take place at the Collins Field Station.


Journalist/author Jim Sterba to discuss “Wildlife in a Changing Environment” on April 1 -- event kicks off series on wildlife management hosted by members of the regional Environmental Monitoring and Management Alliance (EMMA)

In his 2012 book Nature Wars, former New York Times and Wall Street Journal reporter Jim Sterba examined how twentieth century wildlife conservation efforts in the U.S. intersected with development sprawl to create unforeseen environmental problems and controversies.

Older ItemsNewer ItemsArchive