SAM Fest!

Science, Art, and Music in the Mountains


Short TED-style presentations by students, faculty, and local researchers on Adirondack climate-related topics including mink frogs, Lyme disease, lake ice, and ways to enlist the arts in science communication. See links to videos and photos on Schedule and Highlights pages.

Traditional folk and visual arts.

"TED-axe" talks. 

Panel on climate in the ADKS.

Maple syrup and refreshments.

Showing of "Green Fire".

Musical performances.

North Country musicians Peggy Lynn, Dan Berggren, Celia Evans, Jamie Savage, and Larry Montague perform between TED-axe talks, focusing on the land, people, and climate of the Adirondacks.  Liz Stookey Sunde will show how "Music2Life" uses music to make your message more powerful. See links to videos and photos on Schedule and Highlights pages.

A wide range of displays and activities by painters, basket-makers, and other folk and visual artists from the North Country, focusing on the land, people, and climate of the Adirondacks, Organized by TAUNY, Paul Smith's College, and Saranac Lake artists.

Students from Paul Smith's, SUNY Canton, and SUNY Potsdam summarize lessons learned from a semester-long series of presentations on climate and sustainability in the North Country. 

It's maple season! The VIC sugar shack will boil syrup and make maple cotton candy.  Other North Country delicacies will be offered as well. 

U.S. Forest Service filmmaker Steve Dunsky will introduce his Emmy award-winning documentary on Aldo Leopold and the land ethic that he inspired.  Link to Green Fire web page here.

SAM Fest 2014 Sponsors
Paul Smith's College                        TAUNY               North Country Public Radio

Saturday, APRIL 26, 2014: 10AM to 5 PM
at the Paul Smith's College "VIC" Center (link:VIC)
PAUL SMITHS, NY

(Stay tuned for SAM Fest 2015 and related events)