SAM Fest 2015

Science, Art, and Music Festival in Paul Smiths

Short TED-style presentations by students, researchers, and educators on Adirondack climate-related topics including trout and alpine habitats, flooding of roads and towns, climate-friendly food, and ways to enlist faith traditions and the arts in science communication.See 2014 photos on Highlights page.

Traditional folk and visual arts.

"TED-axe" talks. 

Faith community and climate

Maple syrup and refreshments.

"The Resilient Ones".

Musical performances.

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

As CatholicClimate Ambassador for New York State, Gerry Gacioch, MD, is at the forefront of the Pope's  global initiative to address climate change as a moral issue. His TED-axe talk will complement the student presentation on climate and faith communities.

It's maple season! The VIC sugar shack will boil syrup and make maple cotton candy.  And Paul Smith's College chefs and students will provide tasty and sustainable sustenance for sale! 

An inspiring documentary about climate change in the North Country and how young people are rising to that challenge. It just won a major award at the Colorado Film Festival, and it features people you may know. White House "Champion of Change" Gina Fiorile will introduce it.  Link to web page here.

Saturday, APRIL 18, 2015: 10:30AM to 5 PM
at the Paul Smith's College "VIC" (link:VIC)

ADMISSION: $5 (PSC community and friends of the VIC free)

North Country musicians Peggy Lynn, Dan Berggren, Celia Evans, Jamie Savage, and others perform between TED-axe talks, focusing on the land, people, and climate of the Adirondacks. See Highlights page for photos from SAM Fest 2014.