The 2014 Biodiversity Education program begins with a 6-month Biodiversity Assessment Training Course starting in April. To see the types of programs we offer in a typical year, view our Education Brochure or continue reading below. To be informed of programs as they become available, join our Biodiversity Education email list.
Click here for the flyer for the 6-month Biodiversity Assessment course.
Participation in these workshops is by application only and preregistration is required.
Postponed Hudsonia professional workshops:
- Friday 14 June, Shale gas development impacts on biodiversity, Ashokan Center, Olivebridge, NY – POSTPONED – WATCH FOR ANNOUNCEMENT
- Friday 26 July, Common reed (Phragmites) ecology and management, Bard College Field Station, Annandale, NY – CANCELLED – WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR FALL 2013 OR NEXT YEAR
- Friday 16 August, Conservation of urban biodiversity, a location in northeastern New Jersey (TBA) – CANCELLED – WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR NEXT YEAR
We hope to find underwriting for these workshops so we can offer them at a lower fee.
November 15 & 19, 2012, “Hudson River Wetlands” by Erik Kiviat, Ph.D.
Workshops and presentations on Hudson River Wetlands covered the basic character of tidal wetlands and the natural and human influences on them; the habitats and typical plants and animals of the wetlands; and the implications of change due to sea level rise, ecotourism, management of nonnative species, wastewater treatment, and land use. Two public presentations were for anyone interested in the wetlands and their inhabitants. Two longer workshops were intended for members of municipal agencies (Planning Boards, Conservation Advisory Councils, etc.), and others involved in decision making about land use and natural resource management. These educational programs were supported by a grant from the Hudson River Improvement Fund.
Friday, 8 April 2011, “Biological Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Natural Gas,” a session convened by Hudsonia and Hickory Creek Consulting at the Northeast Natural History Conference, New York State Museum, Albany. 3:45-5:15 pm, Room 5
Workshops we have offered recently include:
- Woody Plant Identification and Natural History in Winter
- Reptile and Amphibian Survey Methods
- Wetland Habitat Creation and Turtle Conservation Science
- Phragmites Ecology and Management
- Site Plan Design and Biodiversity Conservation
Donor Field Trips
Please check back for information on future walks we will be offering.
Saturday June 13*
Jenny Lane Foot Path – Minnewaska State Park, New Paltz, NY – 10am to 2pm
The 3100 acre fire on the Shawangunk Mountains in 2008 was the largest fire the area had seen in 60 years and has provided scientists a rare opportunity to study ridge top fire ecology. Join Hudsonia Biologist, Jamie Deppen, and Mohonk Preserve Natural Resources Specialist, John Thompson, on a walk along Jenny Lane in Minnewaska State Park Preserve to explore the burn area and examine vegetation development. Come learn about the important role of fire in ridge top ecosystems and species adaptations to fire. We will meet at 10:00 am at the Jenny Lane parking lot (small brown sign on north side of road, no toll booth) on Route 44/55 about 1 mile west of the main park entrance. Please keep in mind that the trail is rocky in some areas and some charred twigs will mark up clothing. Please wear sturdy hiking boots/shoes. Bring a hat or sun block, plenty of water and lunch if you like. The walk may last up to 4 hours depending on how participants are feeling.
Hudsonia, a tax-exempt not-for-profit corporation of the State of New York, classified 501(c)(3) by the Internal Revenue Service, relies on the generous, tax-deductible contributions from members of our community to sustain our research and education. We appreciate your support of our work.