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Spring Amphibian Walk
with Jeff Briggs and Camille Warner
, Apri
l 14, 2024, 10am-noon

Poestenkill Community Forest

Averill Park, NY 12018

Pre-registration required - space is limited, so register early. To register, click on the link below. $10 suggested donation; any amount is welcome. 

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About this outing
Come take a walk in the woods to observe the spring activities at Poestenkill Community Forest's vernal pools, where frogs and salamanders are awakening from their winter hibernation to meet for their annual mating rituals. Youth and families welcome!

What to expect & what to bring
family-friendly outing will include approximately two and a half hours of walking in the woods over fairly easy terrain and exploring Poestenkill Community Forest's vernal pools. Please bring water and a snack and wear weather-appropriate layers and footwear. 

About the outing leaders
Jeff Briggs, who spent his childhood in Washington State, moved back to his family roots in Massachusetts for high school. He earned a BA in zoology from the University of Denver and MS and Ph.D. in ecology and herpetology from Oregon State University. After 14 years of teaching and research at the university level Jeff began a new career in environmental consulting with SCS Engineers, a solid waste management consulting firm in Reston, Virginia. In 1993 he moved to Earth Tech in Alexandria, Virginia as senior ecologist and ecological risk assessor. There he was involved with the ecological aspects of environmental permitting and ecological risk assessment for Superfund sites. The Briggs family moved to Poestenkill, NY to be closer to family in 2005. Jeff continued on as senior ecologist with AECOM after it acquired Earth Tech in 2008. He has become more active in local environmental conservation since his retirement from AECOM in 2017. 

Camille Warner is an accomplished environmentalist, wetland scientist, educator, explorer, speaker and naturalist. She graduated with her Bachelors in Biological Sciences from SUNY College at Old Westbury and received her Master’s in Plant Science and Biotechnology from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. She lives in Saratoga County and works for a renewable energy development firm where she is responsible for the environmental risk analysis and permitting for community-scale solar projects. She cherishes opportunities to educate and inspire the minds of future generations so they may also develop a love for the outdoors.


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