what should i pack?
What time Do We Meet to Leave for Black Rock (and when do we come HOme)?
Meet @ 7 am on Monday.
We'll leave Black Rock Forest on Thursday @ 4pm (arrive AMNH at 6pm)
What is THE PHOne NUmber for THE FOREST LODGE?
Telephone: 845-534-4517 (this number will ring in the Main office and in the Lodge kitchen. It is an outside land-line connection.)
WHat is the Address for the Forest LoDge?
Lodge address: 239 Reservoir Road
and building location Cornwall, New York 12518
Do CELL PHONES WORK AT BLACK ROCK FOREST
Yes and No. Reception in the forest is very poor. We encourage students to leave their phones on airplane mode to save battery. There is cell service at the lodge but it is spotty and signal strength depends on what service provider you have and where in the lodge you are standing.
Do I Need HiKing BootS?
No. You need closed-toe sneakers that are comfortable. (Remember, they may get dirty, so don't bring your favorite pair).
Is there A CuRFEW?
Yes, At 10 pm everyone needs to leave the common hall for their bedrooms. Lights out at 11pm.
Do I pick my Roommates?
Nope. They are randomly assigned
Can I go hiking or jogging alone?
No. You must always have an instructor with you if you leave the lodge grounds
In 2022, SRMP begins with a 4 week Summer Institute in August: Aug 8-Sept 2. The first two weeks are spent in hands-on classes and activities at AMNH focused on data science, statistics, and an introduction to SRMP research. In the third week, all students attend a 4 day overnight field course at Black Rock Forest in Cornwall, NY (Aug 22-25). We will then return to the Museum for one more week of Summer Institute.
Black Rock Forest is a living laboratory for field-based research and education, encompassing native terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems that are increasingly rare in the region. The 3,838-acre Forest features dramatic topography, more than 1,000 feet of relief, numerous lakes and streams, and high species and habitat diversity.
At Black Rock, you will have the opportunity to participate on a variety of projects including turtle trapping, collecting insects, botanical surveys, hiking, campfires, and more. Remember:
Created by one of our SRMPers Class of 2018:
Created by one of our SRMPers Class of 2016: