Upcoming events from our MBA members:
Friday, May 19 at 7 p.m. The Crowd and the Cloud - A Documentary about Citizen Science. Learn how citizens are helping to advance science and speed up new discoveries by observing the environment, collecting information, and sharing data on everything from the movement of monarchs to the timing of bud burst. Cary Institute auditorium, 2801 Sharon Tpk., Millbrook, NY. Seating is first come first served. www.caryinstitute.org (845) 677-5343. Free and open to the public.
Sunday, May 21 at 10:30 a.m.- 12 noon. Blessing our Sacred Places - An Interfaith Celebration. The celebration will include music, readings, and a blessing of the fields. Speakers include Dr. Joshua Ginsberg, Cary Institute president; Rev. Dr. Matthew Calkins, Grace Church Millbrook; Dr. Umar M. Ahmad and Imam Hafiz Badar Usman, Mid-Hudson Islamic Center, Wappingers Falls; Shamu Sadeh, Adamah Farm and Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT; Donna Coane (Ohstonha Ohskennonoton), Leader and Healer, Schaghticoke First Nation, Kent CT; and Lama Depa and Lama Lhadron, Kagyu Thubten Choling Monastery, Wappingers Falls. Free and open to the public. Innisfree Garden, 362 Tyrrel Road, Millbrook, NY. http://www.innisfreegarden.org/events.html
Friday, June 9 at 7 p.m. The Songs of Trees - lecture by Pulitzer Prize finalist David George Haskell. Haskell’s work integrates scientific, literary, and contemplative studies of the natural world. His book, The Songs of Trees, explores the biological networks that surround all species, including humans. Cary Institute auditorium, 2801 Sharon Tpk., Millbrook, NY. Seating is first come first served. www.caryinstitute.org (845) 677-5343. Free and open to the public.
Saturday, June 17 at 8 a.m.- 10 a.m. Watershed Bird Walk - join visiting scientist Dr. Kenneth Schmidt for a journey on the grounds of the Cary Institute. Learn how songbirds use environmental cues to avoid predators, select habitats, and make breeding decisions.
Cary Institute, 2801 Sharon Tpk., Millbrook, NY. (845) 677-5343. Free and open to the public. Space is limited, registration is required at www.caryinstitute.org/events.