Be Informed! Lecture Series

Celebrate and learn about many topics in ecology, natural resources, land management and much, much more.  The Be Informed! lecture series has a topic for everyone.  Planned in conjunction with Mohican Farm, this series is intended for older students and adults as a way to stay current on a variety of issues and learn in the process.  Join us quarterly at Mohican Farm for your favorite local speakers.

2019 Lecture Series Schedule

February 20 – Ticks and Lyme Disease: What You Need to Know

  • Carmen Greenwood – SUNY Cobleskill
  • Theresa Oellrich – Otsego County Health Department

May 15 – Building a Meadow for Pollinators

  • Bob Sutherland, Mohican Farm, Clark Foundation

August 21 – Native Bees

  • Speaker TBD

November 20 – What’s New and Scary in Invasive Species

  • Speaker TBD

Past Lectures

February 2018 – Ticks and Lyme Disease:  What you Need to Know

  • Carmen Greenwood – SUNY Cobleskill
  • Theresa Oellrich – Otsego County Health Department

May 2018 – Food Gardens:  How To

  • Master Gardeners of Otsego County

August 2018 – Heat Smart Otsego

  • Bennett Sandler – HSO Campaign Director, OCCA

November 2018 – Hunting and Conservation

  • Bob Pierce – Federation of Otsego County Sportsmen
  • Tom Salo – Delaware Otsego Audubon Society
  • Selinda Brandon – NY Department of Environmental Conservation

February 2017 – How You Can Make an Impact Using Clean Energy

  • Dan Sullivan, Outreach Coordinator, Mohawk Valley Clean Energy Communities Program, NYSERDA/Mohawk Valley Economic Development District

May 2017 – Integrated Pest Management for the Home Gardener

  • Bob Sutherland, Mohican Farm, Clark Foundation

August 2017 – What’s in My Creek?

  • Leslie Orzetti, Executive Director, OCCA

November 2017 – The What, Why and How of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

  • Karey Foster, Casella Resource Solutions; Karen Sullivan, Otsego County Planning and Solid Waste; Bob Sutherland, Mohican Farm

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