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Here you can find news and events put on by EMMA and its member organizations.

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Past Events


Oct 28- Teatown: Animals Nobody Likes

Oct 27- Mianus: Owl Walk

Oct 26- Mohonk: Northern Saw-Whet Owls: Mohonk’s Silent Visitor

Oct 20- Mianus: Tree Identification Walk

Oct 20- Cary IES: Ecology of Lyme Disease Outdoor Program

Oct 20- Huyck: Invasive Species Education and Work Day

Oct 13- Teatown: Native Plant Gardening Workshop

Oct 13- Teatown: Turtles of the Hudson Valley

Oct 4- Vassar: Fall Kill Aqua Blitz

Nov 1- NYBG: Sustainability Summit 2018

Nov 4- Teatown: Hidden in Plain Sight

Sept 29- Mianus: Volunteer Work Day

Sept 23- Cary IES: Forest Ecology Walk

Sept 22- Mianus: Owl Walk

Sept 17- Teatown: Hawk Watch at Hook Mountain

Sept 16- Teatown: Pond Life

Sept 5- Teatown: Blacklighting for Moths

Aug 25- Teatown: Summer Saturday Adventures: Insect Survey

Aug 25- Huyck: Exploring Geology

Aug 23- Huyck: Thursday Night Lecture Series: Altruism, Relatedness, and Sociality: Unraveling the Evolutionary Story of the ‘Hive Mind’ in Bees

Aug 17- Teatown: A Little Moth Magic

Aug 16- Huyck: Thursday Night Lecture Series: People of the Waters that are Never Still- A Brief History of the Mohican Nation

Aug 14- Huyck: Tuesday Morning Family Wildlife Hour

Aug 11- Teatown: Great Hudson Estuary Fish Count with Teatown

Aug 9- Huyck: Thursday Night Lecture Series: Cactus-like Photosynthesis in an Aquatic Lycophyte

Aug 7- Huyck: Tuesday Morning Family Wildlife Hour

Aug 5- Huyck: Exploring Geology

Aug 4- Cary IES: Butterflies and Skippers

Aug 4- Teatown: Summer Saturday Adventures: Beaver Dams and Lodges

Aug 4- Mohonk: Early Morning Bird Walk

Aug 4- Huyck: Science Symposium and Environmental Monitoring Workshop

Jul 31- Huyck: Tuesday Morning Family Wildlife Hour

Jul 24- Huyck: Tuesday Morning Family Wildlife Hour

Jul 21- Teatown: Summer Saturday Adventures: Bailey Brook Stream Stomp

Jul 20- Cary IES: The Biggest Oil Spill You’ve Never Heard Of: Catastrophe and Recovery in the Kalamazoo River

Jul 19- Huyck: Thursday Night Lecture Series: Carrion Beetle Habitat Utilization

Jul 17- Huyck: Tuesday Morning Family Wildlife Hour

Jul 15- Mianus: Volunteer Work Day

Jul 14- Cary IES: Forest Invaders: Learn about the tiny invaders killing our trees in a guided walk by Gary Lovett. 

Jul 14- Mianus: Invasives ID Walk

Jul 12- Huyck: Thursday Night Lecture Series: Remote Sensing of White Spruce Phenology

Jul 10- Huyck: Tuesday Morning Family Wildlife Hour

Jul 7- Mohonk: Early Morning Bird Walk

Jul 7- Teatown: Butterfly Count

Jul 7- Teatown: Summer Saturday Adventures: Life in Teatown Lake

Jul 5- Huyck: Thursday Night Lecture Series: Prioritising Invasive Specie Management in the Region

Jun 30- Huyck: Birding Hike

Jun 29- Vassar: Tree Identification Walk

Jun 29- Cary IES: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity 

Jun 25- Vassar: iMap Invasives Training

Jun 16- Mianus: Trail Crew

Jun 14- Cary IES: Ticked Off: Panel discussion on Lyme & other tick-borne diseases

Jun 10- Cary IES: Birding at Cary

Jun 9- Teatown: Family Nature Adventures: Creepy Crawly Hunt

Jun 9- Teatown: Breeding Birds of Putnam

Jun 8- Teatown: A Little Moth Magic

Jun 3- Teatown: Beachcombing at the Riverwalk Center

Jun 2- Mianus: Bird Walk

Jun 2- Mohonk: Early Morning Bird Walk

May 27- Cary IES: Birding at Cary

May 26- Huyck: Spotlight on Science: Slave-making Ants 

May 22- Teatown: Flipping the Switch on Light Pollution 

May 20- Cary IES: Geology & Ecology of the Cary Institute

May- NYBG: Native Plant Garden Tours

Mar 29 – Teatown: Reuse and Redevelopment: The Ever Changing Landscape of Westchester

Feb 24 – Teatown: General Interest Meeting: Hudson River Eel Project

Feb 20 – Teatown: Climate Change and Our Food System

Feb 13 – Cary: Road Salt: Reducing Impacts to the Environment and Human Health

Feb 10 – Teatown: Eagle Fest (snow date Feb 11)



Oct 21 – Vassar: Assessing Deer Populations with Camera Traps


April 30 – Westchester County Center: Strategies for Deer Management in Westchester Suburban Communities: Understanding Opportunities and Challenges for your Municipality

April 18 – Teatown: Beaver in the Hudson Valley: Their Benefits and Challenges (Dr. Clive Jones & Mike Callahan)

April 1 – Vassar: Journalist/author Jim Sterba to discuss his book “Wildlife in a Changing Environment”

Centered in the Hudson Valley, EMMA brings together organizations and individuals to develop a regionally-coordinated ecological monitoring network that informs sustainable management practices and natural resource conservation through scientific research while engaging the public in environmental protection.

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