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Learn about ethnobotany and new ALS & Alzheimer’s treatments at SUNY-Ulster

Learn about ethnobotany and new ALS & Alzheimer’s treatments at SUNY-Ulster

Tuesday, April 10: Among the researchers racing to find cures for deadly diseases within the world’s threatened ecosystems is renowned ethnobotanist Dr. Paul Alan Cox, director of the Brain Chemistry Labs in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Dr. Cox’s current focus is on finding new treatments for ALS and Alzheimer’s disease. Aside from common concerns about ecological issues, that makes his work of especial relevance to Northeasterners, considering recent indications that ALS may be connected to late-stage Lyme disease.

How to get started kayaking talk in Gardiner

How to get started kayaking talk in Gardiner

The Gardiner Library will host a talk: “Kayaking: How to Get Started” on Sunday, April 8 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Adirondack Mountain Club trip leader and ACA instructor, Don Urmston will tell you how to get started, what gear you’ll need, where to go paddling, where to meet other paddlers and where to get instruction on your technique.

Rambling season

Rambling season

Hikers sometimes call it “shoulder season,” that awkward stretch of winter-adjacent weather that can’t seem to make up its mind. In the Catskills we tend to call it like it is: mud season.