Performers and Programs

Performer Information  
Stage name: Dr. Andrew J. Smith
Performer name: Dr. Andrew J. Smith
Phone: 845-942-5063
Mailing address: 61 Central Highway
Stony Point, NY 10980
E-mail address: as10984@aol.com
Previous appearances at: Nanuet Library, Newburgh Library, American Canoe Assn., Hudson River Masonic Lodge, Cornwall Library
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Information last updated: 04/29/2014

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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Issues in Archaeology History,
Multicultural- Native American
This is a slide show and lecture explaining and illustrating Native American sites and artifacts common to the Hudson Valley and elsewhere. Typical rock shelters are shown as well as some common artifacts and their purposes. Explanation of the growing problem if vandalism and theft of Antie American sites and artifacts and the efforts to control the problem is discussed.
$201- $350
Legendary Critters of the Hudson Valley History,
Nature- Animals,
Other
The colonists of the Hudson Valley and the Indians of the area believed that the nearby woodlands and waterways were the home of some very fascinating creatures. The Jersey Devil was the most famous of these, but there were others such as serpents, trolls, and giants. Local examples are compared with similar legends from around the world.
$201- $350
Schoolhouses of the Hudson Valley History,
Visual Arts- Other
Prior to 1950 there were over 40 school districts in Rockland County while today, hardly 50 years later, there are only seven. This program addresses the history of these schools, including some which still physically exist, although none function as schools, but usually as offices, residences, and community centers.
$201- $350
The World of Fungi Nature- Environment,
Nature- Gardening,
Science
A lecture and slide show about fungi identification and usage. Includes edible and toxic fungi and how to distinguish thema part, the different roles in anture played by fungi, and an overview to field guides and texts on the subject.
$201- $350
Curious Rocks: Manmade or Acts of Nature? History,
Multicultural- Native American,
Science
A lecture and slide show on peculiar rocks and rock formations throughout North America and how they bear striking resemblances to rock formations and structures in Europe and elsewhere such as dolmen, calendar sites, and the like. By themsleves they are just curious-looking rocks, but when viewed collectively patterns merge such as nature may not have created by sheer accident.
$201- $350
Environmental Careers Life Skills- Other,
Nature- Other,
Science
This program describes and discusses environmental careers as a career path. It delves into the variety of careers available, education requirements, expectations and opportunities, income and advancement, study programs available, etc. Presented by retired person from an environmental career.
$201- $350
Iona Island: A Forgotten Piece of History History
Iona Island served the nation's as a munitions depot for over half a century, it employed many local people, and was even a place at one time which served as an experiment for a wealthy and eccentric man's interests in botany and faming. Today it lies a dormant remnant and is off limits to the public - the secrecy of it ahs invited and inspired some interesting and fascinating rumors and legends of what can be found there.
$201- $350
Bring in the Seasons Nature- Environment,
Nature- Other,
Science
This program is held preferably in the beginning of each season and will involve a hands-on field trip into a nearby woodland. Attention will be directed to the various natural changes which are harbingers of each season such as plantlife, animals, weather patterns, some of which are obvious and some of which are subtle.
$201- $350
Common Sense Introduction and Guide to Hiking and Camping Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other
A discussion of equipment, echniques, safety practices, wild food foraging, and planning for he enjoyment and success of hiking, camping, and generally the enjoyment of the outdoor experience. Designed for the beginner, but also helpful for the seasoned outdoors person who wants to know more and network with others.
$201- $350
Specters of a Bygone Era: Mansions and Castles of the Hudson Valley Part 1 History
Slide show and lecture illustrating some of the great estates and buildings and the powerful people who built them. Featured architecture varies from Tudor, neo-Gothic, Greek Revival, Moorish, and others.
$201- $350
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