45 minutes to one hour
These interactive programs offer an in-depth look into the natural history of the Adirondacks. Please choose one program from the list for your group. Students of any age will dig deeper into Adirondacks while interacting with a trained staff naturalist. The school group coordinator will work with you to plan group sizes and a program rotation.
Take a walk into the wild! Learn about the Adirondack woods as students get a chance to explore our 31 acre site on one of these naturalist-guided walks.
- Sensory Exploration Pre-K to 3rd Grade
- Natural History Walk 3rd Grade and up
- Winter Adaptations (winter only*) 3rd Grade and up
*Snowshoes are available for winter walks at no extra charge. Inquire when reserving your trip. Please note that snowshoe walks will take longer than regular walks while students are outfitted and taught the basics of snowshoe use.
New Path Walk 9th through 12th grade
What makes our site “green”? Explore innovative technology and environmental design on a tour of our outdoor green exhibits. Try our solar fountain, see what a reclaimed gravel pit looks like, and learn about restrooms that don’t use water.
Radio Telemetry 9th through 12th grade
Can you track an animal to its home in the Adirondacks? Learn how wildlife scientists use maps, compasses, and angles to find out more about animal behaviors and how they survive. Students will work as a group outside on The Wild Center trails and use the same equipment used by scientists in the field to locate a critter (stuffed) hiding on our site.