Human factors often prevent progress around a particular scientific issue even when the scientific consensus is strong. For vaccines, it’s irrational fear. For human evolution, it’s religious objections. For climate change, it’s frequently misunderstanding of the concepts of climate and weather.
Forget the Chautauqua Institution Archives. The real record keeper of any community, Courtney Wigdahl-Perry said, is its closest body of water.
There is a saying that Chautauqua would be nothing without its lake, which is perhaps the heart of the Institution. As biologist Rick Constantino points out, that heart would be nothing without its kidneys.
MATT BURKHARTT File Photo Chautauqua Institution has implemented a Sustainable Shoreline Action Plan to guide ongoing efforts to maintain and improve…
Landscape architect Dean Gowen will present “A New Vision for the Shoreline of Chautauqua Institution” for tonight’s Lake Walk, which begins at 6:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Bird, Tree & Garden Club in cooperation with the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy.
“Is there a view of the lake through the trees?” is the topic for today’s Lake Walk. Meet Rick Constantino at 6:30 p.m. at the Heinz Fitness Center on South Lake Drive, below the Youth Activities Center.
At 6:30 p.m. today, Dr. Anton “Twan” Leenders will present “Life in Two Worlds: The Biology of Local Amphibians” for the Bird, Tree & Garden Club’s Lake Walk.
At 6:30 p.m. today, Deb Naybor will present “How Special is Chautauqua Lake” at the Lake Walk, discussing the gift of fresh water. Meet at the covered porch of the Heinz Fitness Center, located on South Lake Drive at the corner of South Avenue (below the Youth Activities Center). This event is sponsored by the Bird, Tree & Garden Club in cooperation with the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy.
John Rappole leads the final Lake Walk presentation of the season, titled “Bird Migration on and around Chautauqua Lake,” at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the covered porch at the Heinz Fitness Center, below the Youth Activities Center, on South Lake Drive at the corner of South.
The event is sponsored by the Bird, Tree & Garden Club in partnership with the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy.
Rappole said his talk will begin on the Heinz porch before he leads the group on a lake walk in search of birds.
“Contemplative Photography” is the theme for Jennifer Schlick’s Lake Walk today. Schlick is program director at the Jamestown Audubon Center and Sanctuary. She has exhibited photographs in several group shows, and her spring wildflower photos were presented in a solo show in 2011 at the James Prendergast Library in Jamestown.
Schlick said that individuals should bring a camera, beginner or advance — even an iPhone — and let their creativity flow. The group will first consider the differences between a conceptual and a perceptual approach to photography. The conceptual approach has its place, but during the walk, ideas will be discarded, and attention will be directed to pure perception.
The walk begins at 6:30 p.m. today on the covered porch at the Heinz Fitness Center (below the YAC) on South Lake Drive at the corner of South. The Bird, Tree & Garden Club sponsors the program in partnership with the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy. A portable sound system is used so people can hear the speaker.