Calendar Highlights

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

Perfect Pictures Every Time photography workshop with Carl Heilman

When? Saturday, May 13th
What time? 10am–6pm
*Registration required

This comprehensive 'Perfect Pictures Every Time' Photo Workshop for beginning and intermediate photographers features instruction on many facets of digital and film photography.

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Wake up on the Raquette

When? Saturdays, June 3, 10, 17 & 24
*Registration required

Wake up on the Raquette River by joining a NYS Licensed Guide and Wild Center Naturalist on an early morning paddle.

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Symphony of the Forest

When? Saturday, June 10th
What time? 4–8am
*Registration required

When dawn breaks, the Adirondack forest comes to life. In the early hours the air fills with the sound of birds, a sure sign that the day has begun. Join us for an exclusive Wild Walk event to experience nature’s symphony like you never have before.

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Pollinator Week

When? June 19th - 25th

Take a moment and join The Wild Center as we delve deeper into the story of these creatures, whose fate is connected with our own.

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Wild Walk Full Moon photo tour with Carl Heilman

When? Saturday, July 8th
What time? 3–11pm
*Registration required

Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to photograph alongside acclaimed wilderness photographer, Carl Heilman, on The Wild Center’s newest experience, Wild Walk.

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Book signing: “In Praise of Poison Ivy” and “leaflets three, let it be!” by Anita Sanchez

When? Saturday, July 15th
What time? 1–3pm

Deadly. Powerful. Beautiful. The much-hated plant called poison ivy is all of these things and more. Find out more about the many roles of poison ivy in both human and natural history with author, Anita Sanchez. Book signing to follow.

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The Global Pollinator Crisis with Dr. Christine Grozinger

When? Wednesday, July 19th
What time? 7–8pm
*Registration required

Look closely at a flower, and inevitably you will find visitors dropping by. Bees, hummingbirds, moths, butterflies, and many other creatures alight upon the fragile blooms, and as they do so they perform the essential work of pollination. Yet our pollinators are in dire straits, and as the pollinators fair so fairs our ecosystem. What are the threats to these industrious creatures, and how can we work to build a world that supports our pollinators and ourselves?

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From Dusk to Dawn: Stars, Moonlight, and Meteors with photographer Carl Heilman

When? Friday, August 11th, 4:00 pm – Sunday, August 13th ,12:00 pm
*Registration required

Capture the magical wonder and beauty of the night skies during this weekend workshop with one of the Adirondacks most prolific photographers. This mid-August weekend coincides with the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower.

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Learn 10: Identifying Adirondack Shrubs

When? Saturday, August 19th
What time? 1–5pm
*Registration required

Join botanist Dan Spada at The Wild Center for this excursion to identify 10 shrub species in the field. Instruction will be provided on the use of keys and guides to be able to identify shrubs and other plants.

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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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