The Private Life of an Unloved Bird
Katie Fallon will present a lecture entitled “Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird” at Penn State Altoona’s Edith Davis Eve Chapel. Her lecture is based on her recent book of the same title, published this year by the University Press of New England. Fallon is also the author of Cerulean Blues: A Personal Search for a Vanishing Songbird, published by Ruka Press in 2011, which was a finalist for the Reed Award for Outstanding Writing on the Southern Environment. She has also written two children’s books, Look, See the Bird! (2017) and Look, See the Farm! (2018), both from Hatherleigh Press. Katie’s essays have appeared in a variety of literary journals and magazines, including Fourth Genre, River Teeth, Ecotone. Appalachian Heritage, Isotope, Fourth River, and the Minnesota review.
Her presentation is sponsored by Environmental Studies and Sustainability Council. Admission to the presentation is free and open to the public.
Canal-era Music and Entertainment Summit
September 23, 2017 ~ 9am – 5pm at the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site Gallitzin, PA
Gather for musicians, storytellers, and entertainment performed in the “port towns” of Pennsylvania Main Line Canal, c. 1832-1889. Guest Artists • Grammy-winning folk musician and poet Dom Flemons • Bill Hullfish and the Golden Eagle String Band • Dearest Home • Jerry Zolten and Richard Sleigh • Steve Sherrill
Summit and park admission is FREE. Registered participants will be treated to a light smorgasbord of period-inspired, locally sourced foods. Register by Thursday, September 21, 2017 by contacting Tom Shaffer at 814-949-5789 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 23 2017 ~ 6-9pm at the Railroaders Memorial Museum
Hosted by the Blair County Conservation District and sponsored by the Sustainability Council, amongst other local partners, the night’s festivities will include Guest speaker Mr. Robert Junk, Director of Marketing with Republic Food Enterprise Center • Locally sourced Tapas-Style Dinner • Clay Cup Coffee • Wine sold by glass or bottle from Woody Lodge and Oak Spring Wineries • Music by Mama Corn • Food prepared by Mandisa Horn of Horn O Plenty.
Menu • Rabbit Pastry Pie • Heirloom Tomato & Feta Tartlet (vegetarian) • Chicken & Eggplant Rollout (gluten-free) • Potato & Butternut Squash Gratin – (gluten free and vegetarian) • Cucumber & Cantaloupe Canapés with Goat Chèvre • Berry Jam & Lemon Curd Tart
Tickets are available by contacting Beth Futrick, email@example.com. Registration deadline is September 8, 2017.
Deer Tick Abatement
At the Seminar Forest
September 1, 2017
When you visit the Seminar Forest at Penn State Altoona, we always recommend using caution and be sure to check for ticks every time you leave. This year the Sustainability Council took extra measures to try to control the tick population by placement of homemade “tick tubes”. You may see these tubes placed indiscriminately along the major red and yellow trails. These tubes are not harmful to humans or pets, however we ask you use caution and leave the tubes where you spot them as they are a part of a pilot abatement program this season.
If you have further questions on how these tubes were made or their placement you may contact Erin Nachtman, firstname.lastname@example.org.