Science Lecture Series: The Ecology of Tick-borne Diseases

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4/25/2019 → Gather and refreshments at 6:30pm, Lecture begins at 7:00pm


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

Event Type:

Discovery Center Program

Event Description:

Suitable for adults

The incidence of tick-borne diseases in the United States has been rising rapidly. In this talk, Dr. Keesing, Professor of Biology at Bard College, will describe the ecology of tick-borne diseases in the northeast, exploring how changes to our landscapes affect the abundance of ticks and also the probability that they'll be carrying infections. Integrating results from decades of research in the Hudson Valley, Dr. Keesing will explore the roles of predators, biodiversity, and other ecological factors in determining your risk of contracting a tick-borne illness. Dr. Keesing will also briefly describe the Tick Project, a new study testing whether environmental interventions can prevent cases of tick-borne illness.

Reservations are required for all public programs.

Fee: Free! Reservations required for all attendees (regardless of age). Make reservations by calling 518-456-0655 or visit

Please plan to arrive at least 5-10 minutes before the start of the program to check in.
Groups with 8 or more people, please call us for special accommodations.

Note: Programs begin promptly at times listed. If you make a reservation for a program and then decide you will not be able to attend please call us or cancel your reservation online to open up those spaces to others.

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

CANCELLATION POLICY: No refunds for programs with fees. It is, however, permissible to send or designate another person to use your program reservation.

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

Registration for this event is full.