Education & Programs Listing

January 2020-Present

DateEducation SessionMain Program
March-24 Nathan Ibarra of LPL Financial on Values Directed InvestingWaterkeepers by Robert Coady
February-24Keeping yourself “found” by Paul Gannon and Jonathan CoupalFreedom Seekers – Naturalists of the Northeast by Mary Ronan
January-24Liam Burgeson on CyclingADK 46er Jason Lape
December-23Annual Holiday Gathering! Annual Holiday Gathering!
November-23 Dressing for the Cold with Paul Gannon“Capturing the Return of Wildlife” by Kevin Szen
October-23 Leave No Trace with Fred Thornley Eastern Timber Rattlesnakes by Richard Rupprecht
September-23 Ice Cream Social! 
June-23Annual Meeting and Picnic at Akron Falls Park 
May-23Map & Compass BasicsThe Beauty of Bats by Dr Karen Sloth
April-23Traveling by Bicycle by Aaron SlosmanProtecting Chautauqua County’s Natural Resources & Scenic Beauty by Mr. Twan Leenders
March-23The basics needed to lead a hike by Ed KasperzekNew York State – 380 Million Years BCE by geologist Dan Krisher
February-23Emergency “Shelter” options by Paul GannonAnimal Relationships by Reinstein Woods
January-23“Winter Backpacking” workshop presented by member Jonathan CoupalLaura Molenda’s discussion of her March 2022 summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, the Mountains and Marathons (international leadership group), and Buffalo’s Girls Education Collaborative which operates a girl’s school in Tanzania
December-22Holiday Potluck Dinner and Chapter Meeting 
November-22Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Workshop / Snowflake Ski ShopSilent Seasons / environmental lawyer and author Laura Evans, on sustainability
October-22Mark Carra as President Theodore Roosevelt“All Our Relations” / Pete Hill, project director of Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties
September-22Ice Cream Social and Slide Show of Members’ Nature Photos 
June-22Annual Meeting and Picnic at Sprague Brook ParkHike with Larry Moses, nature hike with Lynn and Doug Kenney, Alan Baczkiewicz, and Mike Radomski / Secret Places of Western New York: 25 Scenic Hikes authors Jennifer Hillman and Bill McKeever / Music by Gino McManus & Frank Grizanti / Conservationist of the Year Award presented to Rick Steinberg
May-22The Backyard Bird Sanctuary / author Alan Baczkiewicz“Wildlife Rescue 101” / Margie Hanrahan of Messinger Woods Wildlife Care and Education Center
April-22“The Current State of Eastern Monarch Butterfly Population” / Dave O’Donnell“The Ecological Restoration of Tifft Nature Preserve” / Kimberly Adriaansen
March-22“Discovering Underappreciated Natural Resource Areas in WNY” / naturalist John Sander“An Unnatural Diet” / environmental artist Alexis Oltmer
February-22“Friends of Allegany State Park” / organization president Paul Crawford“The Habitat Project” / Anne McCooey, director of the Black Rock Riverside Alliance
January-22Zoom Meeting: “Forest Bathing” / Jennifer Fendya, PhD 
December-21“The 10 Essentials” and “Winter Gear” / Mike Radomski“Creating a Bridge – Connecting Forward Our “Loves” with the Next Generation” / Dr Michael Jabot, Distinguished Professor of Science Education at SUNY Fredonia
November-21“The Owls of Reinstein” / Daniel Mlodozeniec, educator, Friends of Reinstein WoodsQ&A with Dr Gerry Rising, author of the weekly Buffalo News column Nature Watch
October-21Zoom Meeting: “Proposed Allegany Wildlands” / Kyle Semmel of WNY Land Conservancy 
September-21Zoom Meeting: Virtual Ice Cream Social and Members’ Photo Slideshow / Doug Gaffney 
August-21Annual Picnic at Ellicott Creek Park 
June-21Zoom Meeting: Chapter Election“Edible and Medicinal Plants of New York” / Heather Housekeeper, aka The Botanical Hiker
May-21Zoom Meeting: “Adirondack Search Utilizing the Rescue Incident Command System” / Peter Boinet, Adirondack Mountain Rescue Organization
April-21Zoom Meeting: “Paddling Safety and Fun” / Andrea Vaillancourt-Adler, Certified   Paddling Instructor, and Mary & Richard Schraven
March-21Zoom Meeting: “WNY Hiking Challenge” / Mike Radomski 
February-21Zoom Meeting: A Chat with ADK Staff / Andrew Hamlin, Trail Coordinator 
January-21Zoom Meeting: “ADK Summit Steward Initiative” / Kayla White 
December-20Zoom Meeting: Slide Show of Members’ Nature Photos 
November-20Zoom Meeting: “Saving Old Growth Trees at College Lodge Forest” / Kyle Semmel 
October-20Zoom Meeting: “Orienteering with a Compass” / Mike Radomski 
September-20Zoom Meeting: Business and Election of Officers, Member’s Slide Show 
August-20Zoom Meeting: Outings Policies and Procedures, and 2020 Covid Advice 
June-20Zoom Meeting: “High Peaks Adventuring: Part II” / Mike Radomski“Getting High with My Son – A Hut-to-Hut Traverse of the Presidential Range” / Paul Gannon
May-20ZOOM “Let’s Get Ready for Spring Cycling” / Mike LexNature Appreciation: Photos of Lynn and Doug Kenney and Mary Schraven
April-20Zoom Meeting: “Footloose and Blister Free” and “Rafting Through the Desert” / Paul Gannon 
March-20“What Does It Take To Be a Winter Mountaineer?” Maureen Rowley, Sue Kolasz, and Pam Sander share their experiences during the 2020 Winter Mountaineering School“Buffalo River Projects” / Buffalo Niagara Waterkeepers
February-20“Delicious Backcountry Cooking” / Mary and Richard Schraven“Endangered Species” / Buffalo Zoomobile
January-20Snowshoe & Cross-Country Ski Round Table / Teresa CorriganGreat Gorge Trolley Route/Niagara Regional Parks