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Bark: Get to Know Your Trees
Friday, October 10, 7pm

Hear Michael Wojtech – Naturalist and author of Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast
Saturday, October 11, 9:00am-1:00pm
Michael will take you on a walk in the autumn woods to develop your perceptive skills and hone your bark knowledge with this hands-on experience. Nature series is presented by Elizabeth Lee, Outdoor Guide. Co-sponsored by the Northeast Wilderness Trust

Tuesday, July 15
HERE ONE DAY, Film and Discussion

Free Community Education Night
Essex County Suicide Prevention Coalition and the Grange invite you to attend a screening of this important film.

HERE ONE DAY is a bracing, visually arresting, emotionally candid film about a woman coping with mental illness, her relationships with her family, and the ripple effects of her suicide on those she loved. The film will be followed by community discussion, questions and answers by Producer/Director Kathy Leichter and local mental health professionals

Nature programs presented by Elizabeth Lee, outdoor guide and the Northeast Wilderness Trust.
Friday, April 25, 7pm
Timber Rattlesnakes in Folklore and Fact
The Timber Rattlesnake has long been feared and despised by many people. But scientific studies have shown them to be a complex animal; both predator and prey, solitary and social, and slow to reproduce but fast when striking. Learn more about this fascinating creature found at Split Rock Mountain among other places in New York,
    Presentation by Joe Racette, the New York State Wildlife Action Plan Coordinator.

Saturday, April 26 at 10am

Introduction to Fruit-Tree Grafting
An essential skill for the small-scale orchardist
Learn how to graft your own trees for backyard apples, pears, cherries, and more, inexpensively. Transform existing crabapple or pie cherry trees into varieties that produce your favorite fruit. Experience the history and science of grafting and why grafting is necessary to propagate mainstream cultivars.

Tuesday, May 6 at 7pm
Creating a Rain Garden
    In this workshop there will be a brief introduction to water quality in the Lake Champlain Basin, followed by a visual tour of innovative solutions to stormwater pollution. Then we’ll go through a step-by-step guide to building your own rain garden. We’ll discuss soil types, plant selection, and everything you need to know to make the water leaving your property as clean as can be! $5 donation suggested.Techniques and designs to plant a sustainable, water-wise garden that uses rainwater from your roof.

    Workshop led by Amanda Cording, PhD candidate at UVM, researching nutrient and sediment retention in rain gardens at the UVM Outdoor Bioretention Laboratory. Amanda has also done extensive fieldwork in watershed hydrology.

Friday, February 21 at 7pm

Friday, March 7 at 7pm
Bird Language for All Seasons
Join Connor Stedman in a rich exploration of the voices and behavior of birds. We will review the basics of bird language and then dive into how birds journey through the seasons in their strategies for survival. 
Saturday, March 8 from 9am-1pm
Winter Bird Language and Behavior Field Class
Connor Stedman will lead a half day field class exploring the relationship between bird language, tracking, and winter ecology.

Sunday, September 30 at 3pm
- Film showing and discussion

This is an award-winning documentary by filmmaker Josh Fox on fracking, high-volume hydraulic fracturing to release natural gas from shale. A gas-drilling boom has swept across the U.S. But is fracking safe? When Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he seeks the answer to that question and travels across the country, uncovering a trail of secrets, lies, and contamination.
Admission is free. The film will be followed by a Q & A session with Gary Henry, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Technology at Clinton Community College.
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Adirondack Council

For details on the film, visit the movie website here.

Celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 22nd
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Join millions of people around the world in a day to nurture nature and the planet. Come be part of these events at the Grange:
11am Family Nature Walk,

1-3pm Bike Clinic 

3pm Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?
Documentary film that takes us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive. 

Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29
FarmHack Intervale/Essex

FarmHack is a community for those who embrace the long-standing farm traditions of tinkering, inventing, fabricating, tweaking, and improving things that break. Farmers, engineers, designers, inventors all welcome to bring your ideas for  more efficient and sustainable tools and practices for farmers.

Full schedule of events is available here.

Thursday, January 26, 2012  7pm

Wild, Yet Wonderfully Near: Bobcats Return to the Champlain Valley
Learn the surprising facts about bobcats and habitat use.
Naturalist and wildlife tracking expert Sue Morse will share stories and evidence of the bobcats' return from near extinction.
Sponsored by Northeast Wilderness Trust and Champlain Area Trails (CATS)

Suggested donation $5

Friday, November 11 at 7:30
Poetries of Place,
readings by Elaine Sexton and Roger Mitchell and conversation with landscape painter Edward Cornell

Everyone lives somewhere, but everyone travels, moves, dreams of both, resists both.
Roger Mitchell and Elaine Sexton, poets who call New York "home," will read new and selected poems from their published works. Following the reading, the poets will have a conversation with Edward Cornell, a Wadhams artist who will exhibit some of his landscape paintings at the event. Introduced by Marion Brown.
Book signing will follow the reading. Donations welcome.

Friday, April 15, 2011                              Birds of Prey! Mark Manske of Adirondack Raptors and Wendy Hall brought owls and
hawks into the Grange and talked
about their habits, personalities, habitat, and more. Over 120 people, young and old, learned about these magnificent birds. Sponsored by the North Country SPCA.