Mellon Initiative

Bee Week: Honeybee Hive Demonstration

Location: 
Greenhouse side lawn -70 Park St.
Date: 
April 13, 2011 3:30pm - 5:00pm

A Hive demonstration with local beekeeper Greg Kalicin  

What goes on behind the scenes of the honeybee hive? Greg and Deb Kalicin are the owners of Harmoney Farm in Lisbon, NY. Greg is also the president of the Empire State Honey Producers Association. With real demonstration hives, Greg will go over the fascinating basics of inside the hive and allow participants to have a better understanding of bees. No experience necessary, all are welcome! 

We will meet at 3:30pm on the Greenhouse (70 park street) lawn if weather permits. If not, we'll go inside. Baked goods provided. :)

  Sponsered by the Greenhouse and the Mellon Fund

Bee Week: Documentary Night

Location: 
Giffiths 123 auditorium
Date: 
April 14, 2011 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Two Honeybee documentaries showing in Griffiths 123  auditorium (down the hall from the new perfomance hall)

Silence of the Bees
7:00pm-9:00pm
"Silence of the Bees explores one of nature's most baffling mysteries: the disappearance of the honeybee. Join researchers as they scramble to discover why honeybees are dying in record numbers and to stop the epidemic before it spreads further."

Tales From the Hive
9:15pm-10:15pm
"This documentary captures rarely seen images from the life of a bee: the queen's "wedding flight," a struggle between rivals for the queenship, and the "waggle" dance (in which the scout bees convey the exact location of nectar to a group of attentive bees). The highly social world of bees is revealed, as they share in the gathering of food, communication, shelter construction, and defense."


Come to either or stay for a night of bees! Hope to see you there! 

Bee Week: Keynote speaker Ross Conrad

Location: 
Winston Room
Date: 
April 12, 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm

 Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and the current state of Beekeeping-

  Learn why bees all over the world are dying and how each of us influences their survival

by Ross Conrad, Winston Room at 7pm

 

Ross Conrad learned his craft from world-renowned beekeeper and apitherapist, Charles Mraz, and Charlie's son Bill. Conrad is a former president of the Vermont Beekeepers Association, a regular contributor to Bee Culture - The Magazine of American Beekeeping, and author of Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches To Modern Apiculture. Ross has given bee related presentations and led organic beekeeping workshops and classes throughout North America for many years. His human-scale beekeeping business, Dancing Bee Gardens, supplies friends and neighbors with honey and candles among other bee related products.

Sponsered by the Greenhouse and the Mellon Fund

 

A festival of films by producer Sarah Johnson Redlich

Location: 
Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall
Date: 
March 25, 2011 1:30pm - 9:30pm

Associated with the week of climate : CHANGE events, films dealing with social and environmental issues produced by University Trustee Sarah Johnson Redlich will be shown. The film festival will culminate with the North Country premiere of ‘The Last Mountain,’ which highlights the destruction of mountaintop coal removal and features the work of Bobby Kennedy Jr.

1:30       ‘Secrets of the Tribe' - 97 minutes

3:30       ‘Living in Emergency' - 93 minutes

5:30       ‘Connected: A declaration of Interdependance'

7:30       ‘The Last Mountain' - 95 minutes

See the full schedule of events for the week or print a PDF copy of the schedule.

The event is being supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation. 

'Global and Local: Updates from the Climate Fight'

Location: 
Eben Holden Center
Date: 
March 24, 2011 7:30pm

As part of the week of climate : CHANGE events, guest Bill McKibben will give a talk on ‘Global and Local: Updates from the Climate Fight.'

Bill McKibben has been called "probably the nation's leading environmentalist" by the Boston GlobeTime magazine called him "the world's best green journalist."  Foreign Policy magazine named him to its inaugural list of the "100 most important global thinkers."  McKibben's "The End of Nature" (1989) was the first book for a general audience warning of the threat of climate change.  He is the author of twelve books and numerous articles in America's leading magazines.  His most recent book, "Eaarth." contends that our planet is forever changed by man-made carbon emissions, and that we must learn to adjust to the consequences.  In 2007 Bill McKibben, working with students at Middlebury College, initiated demonstrations against global warming in all fifty states- the largest day of protest in the nation's history.  In 2009 he launched 350.org, which has coordinated 5,200 demonstrations in 181 countries aimed at urging legislative bodies to curb carbon emissions.  McKibben is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College.

See the full schedule of events for the week or print a PDF copy of the schedule.

The event is being supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation.

PATCH-YOUR-JEANS, DON'T SCRATCH 'EM

Location: 
Sullivan Student Center, Ground Floor
Date: 
March 24, 2011 12:00pm - 5:00pm

As part of the week of climate : CHANGE events our student volunteers will patch your favorite worn-out jeans while you wait and make them as good as new!

See the full schedule of events for the week or print a PDF copy of the schedule.

The event is being supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation. 

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