Revisiting Animal Behavior 

This week we take a look at some behavioral observations with one of The Wild Center’s own feathered Animal Ambassadors. We will explore answers to questions including: What are behaviors? What can an animal’s behaviors tell us about them? Afterward embark on your own behavioral study! Watch the archived program here.

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Predators & Prey 

Join us for an exploration of what makes a fisher a successful Adirondack predator. See the archived program here.

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Fish Dissection: Bullhead 

We’re expanding our April 2nd Digital Drop-in program to examine another species of fish inside and out! Tune in to explore bullhead and their habitat in our exhibit hall and one that has been wild caught in an interactive virtual fish dissection. Use your newfound knowledge to build your own fish in today’s anatomical challenge. Watch the archived program here.

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Crustaceans: Exploring Exoskeletons with Craymond 

Join Field Correspondent Shyia for an introduction to crustaceans, as we learn about various types and their notable characteristics. We will be joined by one of our animal ambassadors, Craymond the Crayfish, to learn more about crayfish and their adaptations for life in the water. Dig deeper into crustaceans in today’s challenges by exploring the world of isopods in your own backyard, and comparing incredible internal and external skeletons. Watch the archived program here.

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Backyard Bugs: Insects of the Adirondacks 

Examine the incredible life cycle of some of our smallest Adirondack neighbors! Join Field Correspondent Derek to get up close to explore some amazing Adirondack insects. Are you up to the challenge of creating your own species of insect with it’s own unique life cycle?! Watch the archived program here.

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Life Underwater: Exploring Brook Trout 

Head to The Wild Center with Field Correspondent Nicole as we dive into the world of brook trout. Learn about what makes them an important aquatic species here in the Adirondacks. Put your knowledge to the test and evaluate real Adirondack water chemistry data to determine where you might be able to find this incredible species. Watch the archived program here.

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Get Outside with iNaturalist 

Join Field Correspondent Erin to connect with nature and become a naturalist in your own backyard. Venture out to explore the world right outside your doorstep and learn how to classify your discoveries using iNaturalist. How many organisms can you identify? Watch the archived program here.

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Dive In: Stream Life with the Wild Center 

Join Field Correspondent Mike and become fly fishermen, exploring the world of stream ecology. We will be diving into aquatic food webs examining organisms from caddis flies to brook trout. Try the Camouflage Challenge to hide your own (model) caddis fly larvae in your home. Watch archived program here.

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Otters: Wolves of the River 

Join field correspondent Nick at The Wild Center to explore the unique adaptations of otters that make them top predators in the Adirondacks. Learn about the history of otters in New York State including their incredible comeback. Watch the archived program here.

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Nature Journaling: Get into the Groove with a Grove Snail 

Join our Naturalist Correspondent, Leanne along with Wilson the snail to explore the wonderful world of grove snails. Learn how to observe the natural world more deeply by merging art and science in nature journaling.  Check out archived program here.

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Composting: Let's Break it Down 

Join Field Correspondent, Kali to dive into the world of composting. Kali will talk about how composting fits into our food system and share her story about composting at home. Learn how to build your own mini-composter. See the archived program here.

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Adaptations: Innovative Insects 

Learn about some of our smallest neighbors, kicking off a week of investigating incredible invertebrates. Get up close to explore some amazing Adirondack insects. Are you up to the challenge of creating your own species of insect? Watch the archived program here.

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Animal Behavior 

Join a member of our Animal Care staff to learn how to make observations to better understand how animals interact with their world. See the archived program here.

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Dive In: Fish Dissection 

Check out an Adirondack fish up close! See the archived program here.

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