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The Forever Wild Class with Professors Onno Oerlemans and Robin Kinnel at Jim Schoff's '68  Camp Wenonah.
The Forever Wild Class with Professors Onno Oerlemans and Robin Kinnel at Jim Schoff's '68 Camp Wenonah.

Forever Wild Class Visits Adirondack Park

By Holly Foster
Posted October 9, 2013
Tags 1968 Adirondacks Environmentalism Hamilton Headlines Onno Oerlemans

Professor of English Onno Oerlemans and his Adirondack seminar (ES 220: Forever Wild: The Cultural and Natural Histories of the Adirondack Park) visited sites in the Adirondacks on Oct. 5-6. The class of 17 sophomores and juniors traveled to Asgaard Farm near Jay, N.Y., Whiteface Mountain and Great Camp Wenonah, and to the two museums in the park.

Camp Wenonah is owned by Hamilton alumnus Jim Schoff ’68, P’94. A highlight of the visit there was a talk exploring the complexity of environmental law by Dennis Phillips, a long-time friend of Schoff’s. Phillips was presented with a Josh Simpson’72 planet in recognition of all he has done for the Adirondack seminar over the years in providing educational programming.

Asgaard Farm was built by the famous painter Rockwell Kent, and is now owned by David Brunner and Rhonda Butler, who have lovingly restored it, and have turned it into a highly successful goat dairy.

Comments

Looks like a gorgeous locus for a new sky-watching program, , Tracking the Chem-Trails. How far away from (the late) Tom Colby's Adirondack League Club, around Lake Honnedaga? Joe Strezepek ran the athletic program for grandchildren; I learned to cook for 12 staff members (3 meals a day) and 2 elderly aunts (3 meals also). My heart leaped up/when I beheld/Joy of Cooking on the shelf.

Cupola