Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

Botanical pigments process
10/24/2017 - 06/05/2018 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
4-6 pm every Tuesday, October 24 - June 5 NATURE Lab Gallery, 3334 6th Ave. This fall, stop by the NATURE (North Troy Art, Technology and Urban Research in Ecology) [...]
old-troy-map-pin
05/23/2018 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An introduction to modern digital cartography. Map your neighborhood! Own your data, untether from Google Maps and reconnect with your block. Share your map with friends using mesh networks! Meeting [...]
05/27/2018 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Help support our garden by growing your own! We have been maniacally planting seeds and dividing perennials in hopes to spread the bounty of Collard City Growers into your yards. [...]

Past Workshops

05/17/2018 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Audacity is a free digital audio editor and recording application that runs on almost any Mac or PC. Learn how to use it to make radio! Audio editing is an invaluable [...]
05/10/2018 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The key to quality audio production is getting a good recording in the first place. Learn useful recording techniques and discover how you can produce radio segments for the Sanctuary's [...]
04/29/2018 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Prepare and tidy garden beds that have been resting all winter, to get them ready to receive this year’s plantings. If soil permits, learn to turn one plant into many [...]
04/22/2018 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Prepare test patches for a new generation of wild plants whose seeds are dormant beneath lawns and sidewalks, in artist Ellie Irons’ art-science project “(Re)disturbance Laboratory: Unearthing to Rewild, Remember, [...]
04/13/2018 - 04/15/2018 - 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Register here. This event is free and open to the public, with donations encouraged  to build the NATURE Lab Environmental Education Center.   This symposium marks the last weekend for our NATURE [...]
Shu-Lea-Cheang
03/20/2018 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  On Tuesday (3/20), internationally recognized bio-artist Shu Lea Cheang is helping us kick-off our crowdfunding campaign to build the NATURE Lab Environmental Education Center!   Come celebrate the first day [...]
12/09/2017 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Come take part in our last Be the Media! workshop of the season. "Quest" director, Jon Olshefski, and producer, Sabrina Schmidt Gordon, will head an in-depth discussion of the art [...]
12/05/2017 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Explore your performing capabilities for radio with longtime instructor at the New School of Radio and Television, Tom Hawn! Learn to harness the power of your voice through professional broadcasting [...]
12/03/2017 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Learn to propagate fruiting shrubs from cuttings as we plant an edible property line of currants for community consumption at Collard City Growers. Register at: http://www.mediasanctuary.org/workshopregistration/ Sliding scale, depending on what [...]
11/28/2017 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Audacity is a free digital audio editor and recording application that runs on almost any Mac or PC. Learn how to use it to make radio! Lead by experienced media [...]
11/13/2017 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join Ellen Rocco, manager of North Country Public Radio, to learn the secrets of covering community news from a national perspective at a time when local journalism is in decline. [...]
10/29/2017 - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  Live footage from Nano Stern's workshop:  ***************************************************************************************************** Come take part in a Be the Media workshop taught by award-winning musician Nano Stern. If you haven't yet heard of him, [...]
10/29/2017 - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join Ellie Irons of the Next Epoch Seed Library and Azuré Keahi of Collard City Growers for an urban seed gathering hike in North Troy, followed by an afternoon of [...]
05/14/2017 - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In his talk and workshop, ecological artist, writer, and activist Oliver Kellhammer will frame post-industrial ecologies as sites of renewal and the emergence of novel processes. Together, we will bio-map [...]
05/10/2017 - 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
An intimate discussion with filmmaker Brett Story on the relationship between art and politics, cinema and activism, and how to use film more expansively (ie. outside the usual “advocacy” documentary) [...]
05/06/2017 - 05/07/2017 - 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
5-6 PM Bees and the Cooperative Communitywith CCG gardeners Azure Keahi and Christian GrigoraskosAn introduction to urban beekeeping. Reflect upon the importance of cooperative action!6-7 PM Community Potluck 7-9 PM [...]
05/06/2017 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A NATURE Lab workshop with Collard City Growers gardener and coordinator Christian Grigoraskos As environmental stewards in our community, water security is at the forefront of our consciousness. We are [...]
04/29/2017 - 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
PRESENTATION POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Presented by youth from Hoosick Falls High School with Ken Facin, Hoosick Falls Superintendent of Schools, and Geomicrobiologist Yuri Gorby, Professor, RPI. Youth Skillshare on [...]
04/17/2017 - 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
This workshop offers a general overview exploring the ethics and challenges of investigating and documenting high-stakes, dangerous and traumatic situations and events. Sonya will share strategies for preparing for a [...]
04/01/2017 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rensselaer Land Trust’s STREAM TEAM needs help to find out if wading in the streams of Rensselaer County might make you sick. This project will recruit and train citizen scientists [...]
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