The Laurentian Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club is offering four outdoors-indoors program presentations this year.
The program is designed to counteract the winter “blahs” and has been organized by Chapter Vice-Chair for Education Betsy Tisdale.
All presentations are free and open to the public. They will be held on Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. in the community room at the Potsdam Civic Center. The room has enhanced accessibility for the handicapped.
• Jan. 24: An evening with Jeanne Robert Foster. Readings from the work of an Adirondacker who worked with the literary elite in Boston, New York, London and Paris was also a model, a journalist, an editor, and later a poet.
• Feb. 28: Restoring the Spruce Grouse, with Glenn Johnson, professor and chair of the SUNY Potsdam Department of Biology, on his plans to bring the “fool chicken” back on the newly acquired Finch Pruyn state lands.
• March 21: Newfoundland Extended Outing. Jeff Miller has assembled an illustrated report on this week-long outing by chapter members to Blair Madore’s native region of Blow-Me-Down, western Newfoundland.
• April 18: Eagles, Hawks, and Owls. Back by popular demand, Mary Beth Warburton will fill us in on how raptors have been doing in St. Lawrence County and the Adirondacks.