Nature Lab

It’s time to put on your lab coat because The Wild Center’s School Programs Nature Lab is here to turn you into a scientist. Each video below includes accompanying activities meant to get you thinking like a scientist.

Adirondack Birds: Hunt or Be Hunted (Or Don’t)

Let’s talk the roles birds can play in an ecosystem. Some are predators, prey, and even scavengers.  Learn how different special have evolved to fill these important roles

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Adaptations of Adirondack Waterfowl

Join Cori and Morgan to examine the amazing ways that waterfowl have adapted to thrive in the Adirondack waterways they call home.

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Observing Adirondack Birds

Head outside with Cori to meet some of our local bird residents here in the Adirondacks. Apply what you learn to do some bird watching of your own!

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Intro to Birds

Join us in exploring the world of feathered creatures, from how they are defined to how they evolved into the species we know and love today.

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The Power of Water

Explore how the power of water carved mountains and influenced the Adirondacks we know today!

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Animals and Ice

This week we will explore another form of frozen water –  ice! We’ll take a look at some ways that humans and animals use this form of solid water in the Adirondack winter.

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Animals and Snow

Explore how small rodents, snowshoe hares, and North American river otters use snow to their advantage as we continue our examination of water in the Adirondack winter.

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Let’s Explore Water

Hit lakes, streams, ponds, tanks and everything in-between with naturalist Derek to get an introduction to water and they rolls they play in shaping and supporting Adirondack ecosystems.

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Tree Defenses

Join Kayleigh to explore how trees protect themselves from challenges such as wind, drought, and predators.

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Tree Ecosystem

Join Derek to explore how a single tree can support many animals and plants as its own ecosystem!

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Forest Detectives

Ready to be a forest detective? Hit the trail with Kayleigh to learn some common clues you can use to identify trees.

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Intro to Forests

Hit the trails with naturalist Morgan to get an introduction to forests while hiking through the Adirondacks.

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Marsh Animals

Head out to the marsh to learn more about animals that call these amazing ecosystems home.

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Beavers

Beavers are amazing ecosystem engineers. Join Morgan for a trip along the Raquette River to discover how beavers use mud, sticks, leaves, grasses and a number of other materials to create dams.

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Intro to Marshes

Explore the Raquette River Oxbow with Derek and Kayleigh to discover the plants and animals that thrive in marshes.

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Slime!

It’s slime time. Discover some slimy animals in the Adirondacks, then learn to make your own slime.

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Doing Science

Use the scientific method to create a neutrally buoyant object.

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Asking Questions

Practice asking questions to start thinking more about everything we see, smell, taste, touch around us.

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