Calendar Highlights

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

Sensory Friendly Day

When? Thursday, May 10th
What time? 10am–3pm
*Registration required

For individuals and families who prefer a quiet, less stimulating environment The Wild Center will be offering a low sensory day.

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Science and exploration with Miss Adirondack, Brianna Lockwood

When? Friday, May 11th
What time? 3–4pm

Join Miss Adirondack 2018 - Brianna Lockwood - as she explores nature at The Wild Center.

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Salamander and Amphibian Saturday

When? Saturday, May 12th
What time? 10am–5pm

A day celebrating the slimy and mysterious salamander. Come to The Wild Center and learn about these overlooked creatures.

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Perfect Pictures Every Time photography workshop with Carl Heilman

When? Saturday, May 12th
What time? 10am–6pm

This enjoyable, comprehensive ‘Perfect Pictures Every Time’ Photo Workshop for beginning and intermediate photographers features instruction on many different facets of digital photography.

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Adirondack Student Film Festival

When? Friday, May 18th
What time? 5:30–8pm

AdkAction's Adirondack Student Film Festival gives students the opportunity to reflect on the unique opportunities associated with living in the Adirondacks through its theme, “Making it here.”

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Contra Dance at The Wild Center

The 2nd Annual Wild Center Contra Dance

When? Sunday, May 27th
What time? 4:30–6:30pm

It doesn’t matter if you’ve got two left feet, or if you’re a prima ballerina, everyone is welcome at The Wild Center Contra.

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Relax on the Raquette

When? Saturdays in June, 2-4pm
*Registration required

Spend a relaxing afternoon on the Raquette River with a NYS Licensed Guide and Wild Center Naturalist.

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The Adirondack Pollinator Project presents: The Pollinator Victory Garden – winning the war on pollinator decline

When? Tuesday, June 12th
What time? 6–8pm

The Adirondack Pollinator Project is proud to sponsor a free public lecture by Kim Eierman, an Environmental Horticulturist specializing in ecological landscapes and native plants.

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Farmers Market

When? Every Thursday from June 14th until September 13th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Wild Center hosts weekly Farmers Markets where you can meet local farmers and take home some of the wonderful local food grown in the Adirondack region.

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Empire State Native Pollinator Survey - Volunteer Training

When? Saturday, June 23rd
What time? 10am–4pm
*Registration required

This is a training for people who want to get involved in the Empire State Native Pollinator Survey, coordinated by The New York Natural Heritage Program (NYNHP). This is a great chance to expand your knowledge about native bees, flies, beetles, butterflies, and moths, and spend time outdoors observing them with friends and family.

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Traditional Paddle Making with Caleb Davis

When? Saturday, June 30th
What time? 9am–5pm
*Registration required

Carve your own traditionally-shaped paddle (canoe paddle, native double kayak/ sit in the bottom double canoe paddle, or a SUP paddle) using only hand tools.

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Stand-up Paddleboard on the Raquette River

When? Daily from July 1 - August 31, noon - 2pm
*Registration required

Join a NYS Licensed Guide and Wild Center Naturalist on a daily interpretive Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) trip along the Raquette River.

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Canoeing the Raquette River

When? Daily from July 1 - August 31, 2-4pm
*Registration required

Join a NYS Licensed Guide and Wild Center Naturalist on a daily interpretive paddle along the Raquette River.

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Member Mornings on Wild Walk

When? Thursdays in July and August, 8:00 am - 10:00 am
*Members Only

On Thursday mornings in July and August, Members can enjoy Wild Walk from 8:00 am to 10:00 am, before it opens to the public.

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Celebrating “Ways of Knowing”

When? Saturday, July 7th
What time? 10am–6pm

Indigenous voices come together to bring you Ways of Knowing - a new experience at The Wild Center.

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Talley's Folly - Play performance by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts

When? Friday, July 13th
What time? 7:30–9:30pm
*Registration required

"Talley's Folly" is a sweet, romantic comedy by Lanford Wilson that takes place in a boathouse, and will be performed in the style of theater-in-the-round, in the Big Wolf Great Hall.

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Adirondack Invaders

When? Saturday, July 14th
What time? 11am–3pm

Invaders from around the world are stealthily making their way to the Adirondacks, hidden in the bottom of your boat, or hitching a ride on plants from the store. The Wild Center will feature these ecological space-invaders with special experiences, microscopic exploration, and invasive-themed crafts.

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Learn 10 Trees: Identifying Adirondack Trees with Dan Spada

When? Saturday, July 14th
What time? 1–4pm
*Registration required

Join botanist Dan Spada at The Wild Center for this excursion to identify 10 native tree species in the field.

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Family Yoga on Wild Walk

When? Sundays, July 22nd & August 19th
*Registration required

Create family memories as you experience yoga on Wild Walk, our pathway through the forest canopy.

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Grasse River Waterfalls and Full Moon Photo Tour

When? Thursday, July 26th
What time? 1–9pm
*Registration required

Enjoy an afternoon and evening photographing the Grasse River waterfalls, followed by a full moon rising over the Oswegatchie River flow, with Carl Heilman as your guide and mentor.

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Wild Pops Evening Member Event on Wild Walk

When? Thursday, July 26th
What time? 6–8pm
*Registration required *Members Only

Soda Pop, Popcorn, Popsicles and Pop music by Jim & Eric, for a fun evening on Wild Walk.

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NOLS Northeast presents: An American Ascent - a documentary film and Q&A session

When? Sunday, July 29th
What time? 6:30–8:30pm

NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) Northeast is proud to present An American Ascent, a documentary film about the first African-American expedition to tackle North America's highest peak, Denali.

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Lake Placid Sinfonietta Concert, with optional Dinner

When? Thursday, August 2nd
What time? 7:30–9:30pm
*Registration required

Enjoy the music of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta in the Big Wolf Great Hall.

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Forest Bathing: Slow Down, Unplug and Immerse Your Senses in Nature

When? Saturdays, August 4 & 18, September 1st, and October 6th, 8:30 - 11am
*Registration required

Let us take you on a unique two and half hour eco-trip, and invite you, through a series of brief sensory activities, to open yourself to all the sights, sounds, smells and textures of an Adirondack forest.

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Traditional Paddle Making with Caleb Davis

When? Saturday, August 4th
What time? 9am–5pm
*Registration required

Carve your own traditionally-shaped paddle (canoe paddle, native double kayak/ sit in the bottom double canoe paddle, or a SUP paddle) using only hand tools.

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Yoga and Mindfulness on Wild Walk

When? Sunday, August 5th
What time? 8:30–9:45am
*Registration required

Start your day with yoga and mindfulness with exclusive access to Wild Walk, our pathway through the forest canopy.

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The Adirondack Pollinator Project presents: Dr. Karen Oberhauser - Monarchs in a Changing World

When? Friday, August 10th
What time? 6–8pm

The Adirondack Pollinator project is proud to present this free lecture by Dr. Karen Oberhauser.

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Mushroom Growing Workshop with Birch Boys Chaga

When? Saturday, August 11th
What time? 1–3pm
*Registration required

Garrett Kopp, the founder of Birch Boys Adirondack Chaga and a NYS certified mushroom identification expert, hosts this interactive Blue Oyster mushroom growing workshop.

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Wait Till It Gets Dark: A Kid’s Guide to Exploring the Night

When? Saturday, August 11th
What time? 8–9:30pm
*Registration required

Get ready for an evening of exploring the night. Environmental educator and author George Steele leads this adventure, guided by his new book, "Wait Till It Gets Dark: A Kid's Guide to Exploring the Night".

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The Reservoir that Nearly Changed Tupper Lake Forever, Canoe Trip with Mike Prescott

When? Saturday, August 25th
What time? 4–6pm
*Registration required

Mike Prescott has always been interested in knowing the history of the areas that he paddles. A few years ago a friend told him of a proposed dam at Tupper Lake that was never constructed. And with that Mike began years of exploration into the story of the dams that almost changed the fate of this community.

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Structural Pruning of Young Trees with Peter R. Landau, ASCA Consulting Arborist

When? Saturday, August 25th
What time? 6–7pm
*Registration required

Learn the principles and practice of pruning young trees to help them develop good structure. 

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The Reservoir that Nearly Changed Tupper Lake Forever, Talk by Mike Prescott

When? Saturday, August 25th
What time? 7–9pm
*Registration required

Mike Prescott has always been interested in knowing the history of the areas that he paddles. A few years ago a friend told him of a proposed dam at Tupper Lake that was never constructed. And with that Mike began years of exploration into the story of the dams that almost changed the fate of this community.

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Yoga and Mindfulness on Wild Walk

When? Sunday, September 2nd
What time? 8:30–9:45am
*Registration required

Start your day with yoga and mindfulness with exclusive access to Wild Walk, our pathway through the forest canopy.

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