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November 2016
Free

Farmers’ Museum Conference on Food and Farming

11/05/2016 @ 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
The Farmers’ Museum, 5775 State Highway 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Climate Change & Its Impact on Farming in Central New York is the theme of the third annual conference on food and farming at The Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown.  The conference will explore how farmers and the public can better their families and their communities by making informed choices about their food and recreation. Dr. Laura Lengnick offers the keynote address "Climate Risk, Resilience and the Future of Food." The conference also features other speakers, workshops and exhibitors. Admission is…

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Clark Tower Walk

11/08/2016 @ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Join Program Director Jeff O'Handley and the Adirondack Mountain Club, Susquehanna Chapter for this Election Day Hike in Cooperstown. Visit forest, fields and wetlands, as well as Clark Tower. The trail includes some steep grades. Meet at 10 a.m. on Beaver Meadow Road, Cooperstown, just south of County Road 52, or north of Apple Creek Road. Parking is along the roadside. If coming from the Oneonta area, consider carpooling with ADK members. Free and open to the public.

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Ag Plastic and Wood Pellet Bag Collection

11/10/2016 @ 8:00 am to 11:00 am
Northern Transfer Station, Town Dump Road
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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Otsego County residents can bring used bale wrap, silage bags, bunker and greenhouse covers, and wood pellet bags to the Northern Transfer Station in Cooperstown for free recycling. Plastic must be relatively clean and separated by type to be accepted. Call (607) 282-4087 to pre-register and for information on how to properly prepare plastic for recycling. Also available November 5 at Southern Transfer Station in Oneonta.

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Film: The Anthropologist

11/12/2016 @ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

The film features the parallel stories of two women: Margaret Mead, who popularized cultural anthropology in America, and Susie Crate, an environmental anthropologist currently studying the impact of climate change. Uniquely revealed from their daughters' perspectives, Mead and Crate demonstrate a fascination with how societies are forced to negotiate the disruption of their traditional ways of life, whether through encounters with the outside world or through climate change. OCCA is sponsoring The Anthropologist as part of Glimmerglass Film Days. Tickets…

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January 2017
Free

Cabin Fever Winter Fest

January 28 @ 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Gilbert Lake State Park, 18 CCC Road
Laurens, 13796 United States
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Join OCCA at Five Star Subaru's second Cabin Fever Winter Fest, a day of free activities for the whole family, at Gilbert Lake State Park. Activities include snowshoeing hike (led by OCCA), cross country skiing, sledding, campfires and more. Visit Five Star Subaru for more information, including participating organizations and the full schedule of events.

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February 2017
Free

Be Informed! Lecture Series: How You Can Make An Impact Using Clean Energy

February 15 @ 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Mohican Farm/Spaulding Estate, 7195 State Route 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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In conjunction with Mohican Farm, OCCA presents our inaugural season of the Be Informed! Lecture Series.  Our first speaker is Dan Sullivan with the Mohawk Valley Economic Development District.  Dan will talk about what clean energy is, how citizens and municipalities can get involved in clean energy programs, and a positive impact you can have on our changing climate. The lecture series is free and open to the public. Please register using the link at the top of this page.…

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Get The Kids Out!

February 23 @ 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Jeff O'Handley leads a hike at Riddell State Park to get your kids outside during their break.  This hike's theme is "Winter Wonderland."  Jeff will help families explore the life of a forest, past, present and future! Though winter often seems dead, there's plenty of life beneath the surface. Kids will explore the trails at Riddell State Park and will look for current evidence of life. They will also search for signs of the summer in the form of old nests…

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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: Finding Hemlock Stands

February 25 @ 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Mohican Farm/Spaulding Estate, 7195 State Route 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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OCCA and Mohican Farm are collaborating with the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP) and Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties to host a special training for outdoor enthusiasts interested in volunteering to help CRISP and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation identify and map stands of Eastern hemlock as part of its efforts to counter the accelerating invasion of the highly destructive hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) in New York. The workshop will be held on Saturday, February 25,…

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March 2017
Free

Snowshoe Hike to Mud Lake

March 4 @ 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Robert V. Riddell State Park, Riddell Road
Davenport, NY 13750 United States
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Steve Kent leads a 3.5-hour hike to Mud Lake and back in Robert V. Riddell State Park to kick off our 2017 nature walk series. Highlights of the walk are Steve’s tales of the property before it became a state park, a 30-foot high waterfall, and Mud Lake, a sphagnum bog at the top of the hill. Snowshoes are optional if the snow is not too deep. Provide your own snowshoes and bring water, a snack, and weather-appropriate clothing. Program…

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Well Spent Wednesday

March 22 @ 11:00 am to 10:00 pm

Join OCCA at Alex's Bistro on March 22 for Well Spent Wednesday!  Alex hosts local non-profit organizations for the day by donating a portion of each meal to the organization.  To participate, just come eat some of Alex's great food and mention OCCA to donate a portion of your bill to help conserve natural resources in Otsego County.

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To use our online sign up for an event, please click here. Otherwise, please contact Program Director, Jeff O’Handley at 607-282-4087 or programdirector@occainfo.org.