Calendar Highlights

Major upcoming events are highlighted below. See the full slate of planned activities at the Wild Center on our online calendar.

Autumn Outing on the Raquette River

When? Saturdays and Sundays throughout September and October
*Registration required

Join a NYS Licensed Guide and Wild Center Naturalist on an interpretive canoe paddle along the Raquette River’s oxbow this autumn.

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Art in the Park Fall Open Studio Series with Carol Marie Vossler and John LaFalce

When? Mondays in September

Join Adirondack Artists Carol Marie Vossler (September 4th, 18th, and 25th) and John LaFalce (September 11th) for our Art in the Park Fall Open Studio Series. Carol and John will be in the Art Studio at The Wild Center from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm for drop in art lessons.

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Night Owls - A Wine Painting Party

When? Friday, September 29th
What time? 5:30–8:30pm

Join The Wild Center this fall to relax and ​​explore your artistic talents in celebration of art and nature in the Adirondacks.

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Forest Bathing - A Sensory Immersion in The Woods

When? Saturday, September 30th
What time? 8:30–11am
*Registration required

Discover the joy of being present, fully present, to yourself and to the natural world, with all your senses engaged, during a Forest Bathing experience.

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Science Saturday: Death and Decay - Fungi in the Forest, with Susan Hopkins

When? Saturday, September 30th
What time? 10:30am–1pm

Death. Decay. Destruction. Fungi do all these things. Underneath their dainty caps and stalks is a vast network of threads, connecting the forest in a cycle of give and take; life and death. Fungi play a crucial role in the ecosystem, recycling matter and boosting life. Join amateur mycologist Susan Hopkins as she sheds light on these fascinating forest residents.

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Fall Landscapes and Waterfalls photo tour with Carl Heilman

When? Sunday, October 1st
What time? 11am–7pm
*Registration required

Spend a day photographing the west central Adirondacks during the peak of fall color in the area, with Carl Heilman as your guide and instructor.

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Science on Tap with Dr. Heidi Kretser: Let’s keep it batty around here!

When? Tuesday, October 3rd
What time? 7–8pm

The Wild Center is taking science to the people. Science on Tap brings experts into the bars and breweries of the North Country to let you know about what’s happening in your backyard. Drop in for your beverage of choice and hear local scientists talk about cutting edge research in the Adirondacks. Come out and learn something new and exciting about this beautiful place we call home.

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Forest Bathing - A Sensory Immersion in The Woods

When? Saturday, October 7th
What time? 8:30–11am
*Registration required

Discover the joy of being present, fully present, to yourself and to the natural world, with all your senses engaged, during a Forest Bathing experience.

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Forest Bathing - A Sensory Immersion in The Woods

When? Saturday, October 14th
What time? 8:30–11am
*Registration required

Discover the joy of being present, fully present, to yourself and to the natural world, with all your senses engaged, during a Forest Bathing experience.

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Science Saturday: Creepy Crawlers, with Simon Schreier

When? Saturday, October 14th
What time? 11am–1pm

Beneath the surface of the forest, there is a world of creeping and crawling things. Bugs and other creatures devour leaves, and sometimes each other. Staff Naturalist Simon Schreier needs your help to find these critters. After a brief introduction to the world of invertebrates, venture outside to get your hands dirty and find insects, spiders, and so much more.

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The Wild Center’s 2017 Homeschool Day

When? Wednesday, October 18th
What time? 10am–3pm

Curiosity opens up a world of possibilities—it’s what pushes us to keep learning, keep moving forward, and keep trying. Spend the day around the exhibits and trails looking beneath the surface to discover mysterious unknowns.

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How to Navigate for Success in Working with the (FIT) International Travel Trade Seminar

When? Thursday, November 2nd
What time? 9am–2pm
*Registration required

GoNorth is excited to present the following program to assist you in attaining more international visitors to your tourism business and the Adirondacks.

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Adirondack Youth Climate Summit

When? Wednesday, November 8th & Thursday, November 9th
*Registration required

Join us for the 9th Adirondack Youth Climate Summit.

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Free Day at The Wild Center

When? Saturday, November 11th
What time? 10am–5pm

Admission to The Wild Center is free today!

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Artisan Fair featuring local Adirondack Artisans and Crafters

When? Saturday, November 25th
What time? 10am–5pm

Get started on your holiday gift shopping early with local Adirondack products. Interested in becoming a vendor?

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