Hamilton’s proximity to the Adirondacks enabled Professor Ernest Williams to hold an on-site lesson for the students in Environmental Studies 220, Forever Wild: The Cultural and Natural Histories of the Adirondack Park on Feb. 4.
Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology Emeritus, took the class snowshoeing near the town of Old Forge, a busy western gateway to the Adirondack Park. The purpose of the trip was to let the students experience the Adirondack forest, identify common tree species, and see the mid-winter snowmobile economy that supports Old Forge.
The group snowshoed in over two feet of snow and stopped in the town of Old Forge.
Associate Professor of Biology Bill Pfitsch and former Writing Center director Sharon Williams accompanied the class.