One of the great things about this place is that we take advantage of the living laboratory of the wild surroundings that we're in, where the animals, and plants, and ecosystems, the climate change, all these things are happening. So we tailor our courses to give you specific examples from right here, where you can experience them yourself or actually take you out in the field to show them to you.
I have a course called Paleo Ecology that's mostly for seniors, and that's basically studying long term climate change and environmental change by going out on the frozen lakes in the winter, including this one. We drill a hole through the ice and lower a sediment sampler down to the bottom.
Our work's been covered in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and other things like that, with students involved.
So the Adirondack Watershed Institute, we historically work with water resources. But we are a Watershed Institute, which means we also care about the land and what's happening on the land in terms of development, in terms of wildlife, and all these things together are very important for us to work with and understand. So a lot of our work has actually been very important in terms of informing policy and management of the resources of the state of New York.