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The mission of Mohonk Preserve is to protect the Shawangunk Mountains region and inspire people to care for, enjoy, and explore their natural world.

Bouldering and Biology: Shawangunk Ridge Free Public Lecture Series

Thursday, February 6, 2020
7:00 pm8:30 pm
This lecture will take place at SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center Room 102.

February 6th, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. – Bouldering and Biology, with Michael Tessler, American Museum of Natural History Biologist and former Mohonk Preserve Loewy Research Fellow. As a leading climbing and bouldering destination, the Shawangunk Ridge served as an outdoor laboratory for Michael Tessler’s research on the impact of these activities on the moss, liverworts, lichens, seedlings, herbs, little plants, and trees in the area. Tessler will share the findings from his studies and how the climbing community can help mitigate their impact on the cliffs. This lecture will take place at SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center Room 102.

From February 6-27, 2020, the Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership (SRBP) will present a free public lecture series, Secrets of the Shawangunks, providing information on conservation topics and biodiversity on the Shawangunk Ridge. The lectures, which will take place at SUNY New Paltz and SUNY Ulster, are open to the public and free of charge. Cancellations due to winter weather will be announced on our website www.mohonkpreserve.org/events. These lectures are co-sponsored by SUNY Ulster and the SUNY New Paltz Biology Department. The lecture on Thursday, February 28th will be held at SUNY Ulster Stone Ridge Campus, Vanderlyn Hall, College Lounge, Room 203, and all other lectures will take place on Thursday evenings at the SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center Room 102.
For directions and campus maps to SUNY New Paltz, click here.
For directions and campus maps to SUNY Ulster, click here.