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.

"Butterflies and Bulldozers".

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

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! 

U.S. Forest Service filmmaker Ann  Dunsky will introduce this powerful documentary on land stewardship in the San Francisco Bay area.  Link to web page here.

SAM Fest 2015 Sponsors (so far)
Paul Smith's College and the Paul Smiths VIC

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


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

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