Science Lecture Series: Science in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve

50 registrations allowed.
21 people currently registered.


5/17/2018 → 6:30pm–8:30pm


Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center
195 New Karner Road
Albany NY, 12205

Event Type:

Conservation Program

Event Description:

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve contains 76 wildlife Species of Greatest Conservation Need, several rare wetlands, and the best remaining global example of an inland pitch pine-scrub oak barrens; a globally rare, fire-dependent ecological community. The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission (APBPC) staff and its academic partners use a variety of scientific disciplines (ecology, ornithology, botany, entomology, soils science, glacial geomorphology, hydrology, mammalogy and sociology) to meet the mandate for creating and managing a preserve consistent with NYS Environmental Conservation Law Article 46. Please join us for an evening lecture with Conservation Director Neil Gifford as he describes the science we use to understand what we need to do to restore a fully functional pine barrens and how we know if our conservation work is not only successful, but also understood and supported by the surrounding human community. Join us for snacks and discussion at 6:30pm, the lecture will begin at 7:00pm. Ages 15+. Free!

Pre-registration is required for all events.

Fee: Free! Registration required. Please sign up by calling 518-456-0655 or visit and click on “Events Calendar”.

Please plan to arrive at least 5-10 minutes before the start of the program. Registration can also be made in advance of the program at the Discovery Center reception desk.

Groups with 8 or more people, please call us for special accommodations.

Note: Programs begin promptly at times listed. Please notify us if you need to cancel your registration so we can open your spot up to the waiting list.

While leashed pets are permitted on marked trails, we ask that visitors not bring pets to our educational programs.

CANCELLATION POLICY: No refunds. It is, however, permissible to send or designate another person to use your program registration.

DIRECTIONS TO APB DISCOVERY CENTER: From I-87 take exit 2W (Rt 5 West, Central Avenue). Follow Rt 5 for about 2 miles then turn left onto Rt 155 (New Karner Rd). Continue on Rt 155 for about 1.2 miles. The Discovery Center is located on the left at 195 New Karner Road. (518)456-0655