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5K Fun Run and Environmental Fair at Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve, September 17, 2017

The Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve is ushering in fall with a 5K Fun Run and Environmental Fair on Sunday, September 17, 11:30am-1:30pm. This event is free and open to the public.

The fair will feature activities for children, including coloring and a plant pressing station; tours of the Farm and Preserve; and an exhibition of native wildlife photography in Vassar’s mobile exhibition space, The Collaboratory. Several Hudson Valley environmental organizations will be present as well, including the Waterman Bird Club, Solarize the Hudson, and Dutchess Land Conservancy. Select items from the college’s natural history and Earth science collections will also be on view.

The 5K Fun Run through the farm will begin promptly at 12:15pm. Runners are encourage to register from 11:30am-12:00pm. The run is free, but donations to support the Farm and Preserve are greatly appreciated.

This event is co-sponsored by the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve and the Environmental Cooperative at the Vassar Barns. Additional collaborators include Sustainability at Vassar, The Poughkeepsie Farm Project, VCNature, and Creative Arts Across Disciplines.

Vassar College strives to make its events, performances, and facilities accessible to all. Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact the Office of Campus Activities at least 48 hours in advance of an event, Mondays-Fridays, at (845) 437-5370. Without sufficient notice, appropriate space/and or assistance may not be available. For detailed information about accessibility to specific campus facilities, search for “campus accessibility information” on the Vassar homepage (

The Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve is located at 50 Vassar Farm Lane in Poughkeepsie. The entrance is across from the light at the intersection of Route 376, Hooker Avenue, and Raymond Avenue.

Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Posted by Office of Communications Thursday, September 7, 2017