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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.

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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.

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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.

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September 11-13, 2013, more than 1,000 trees will be planted at the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve by more than 100 campus and community volunteers

September 11-13 more than 100 campus and community volunteers will plant more than 1,000 trees at the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve, renewing the bonds shared by the college, the acclaimed Student Conservation Association (SCA), and SCA founder Elizabeth Putnam ’55. Putnam will visit with, work with, and address the combined volunteers over the three days.

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