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Tim Messner and his archaeology students craft a canoe
Spring 2015 SOAR presenter Tim Messner and his archaeology students created a dugout canoe this summer "using nothing but fire, handmade tools and one giant pine log."

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Course Updates

May 01, 2019 - The Spring Luncheon Flyer is now online...view upper right corner of the home page. Please RSVP by Monday May 6. Mail in a check, or pay at the door.
February 28, 2019 - CLOSED COURSES: [1]Adirondack History...; AND (repeat course)[67] Adirondack History... [7]Art of the Ancient World. [12]Country Schools... [14]Digital Photography... [15]Drawing... [20]Fitness...New Participants... [23]Fungi & Trees. [28]Honey Bees for Dummies. [31]Interpreting Bird Language... [33]Lais of Marie de France. [42]Mysteries of the Round Towers... [45]Our Amish Neighbors. [61]Watercolor/mixed Media... [62]What did I miss?
April 11, 2019 - Understanding Political Polls: Real or Fake News? "Understanding Political Polls..." has been canceled for this semester.
February 11, 2019 - Umwelt in Newspapers: How we appeal to a divided readership CHANGE IN VENUE for #[58] Umwelt in Newspapers..." this class is now scheduled to be in the Community Room of the Potsdam Town Hall, 18 Elm St. (not in Silas Wright). It will still be on May 16, at 1:00 pm.
February 27, 2019 - NOTE: If you have to withdraw from a course, please email ( or call the SOAR office: 315-267-2690 (if no one is picks up, please leave a message). This might allow another person to join that course.
March 20, 2019 - Spring 2019 classes started on March 11 and end on May 16, 2019.

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SUNY Potsdam
44 Pierrepont Ave.
Potsdam, New York 13676

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Phone: 315-267-2690


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