Calendar Highlights

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

 

Printable Summer Events Brochure 2018

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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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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Farmers Market

When? Every Thursday 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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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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Art in the Park - Scientific Illustration with Lee Ann Sporn

When? Monday, July 16th
What time? 10am–1pm
*Registration required

Join The Wild Center this summer to awaken your talents in celebration of art and nature in the Adirondacks. Monday mornings in July and August, come explore the natural world with experienced Adirondack artists.

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Cornhusk Doll Workshop

When? Saturday, July 21st - 11am and 1pm
*Registration required

In this workshop you will explore the importance of corn to the Seneca people and craft a cornhusk doll of your own to take home.

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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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Art in the Park - Pastels with Susan Whiteman

When? Monday, July 23rd
What time? 10am–1pm
*Registration required

Join The Wild Center this summer to awaken your talents in celebration of art and nature in the Adirondacks. Monday mornings in July and August, come explore the natural world with experienced Adirondack artists.

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In the Light of the Forest: An Oika First Encounter

When? Wednesday, July 25th
What time? 1–2pm

In the Light of the Forest is a scientific journey through the cosmos on a light beam. In this fun, multimedia presentation, Dr. Rich Blundell tells the story of light as a 13.8 billion-year journey from the Big Bang to your own backyard.

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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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Art in the Park - Experimenting with Color & Form on Paper with Carol Vossler

When? Monday, July 30th
What time? 10am–1pm
*Registration required

Join The Wild Center this summer to awaken your talents in celebration of art and nature in the Adirondacks. Monday mornings in July and August, come explore the natural world with experienced Adirondack artists.

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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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Art in the Park - Acrylic Paints with Holly Friesen

When? Monday, August 6th
What time? 10am–1pm
*Registration required

Join The Wild Center this summer to awaken your talents in celebration of art and nature in the Adirondacks. Monday mornings in July and August, come explore the natural world with experienced Adirondack artists.

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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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Night time photo tour with Carl Heilman, featuring the Perseid Meteor Shower

When? Saturday, August 11th
What time? 4pm–12am
*Registration required

Night time photo tour featuring the Perseid Meteor Shower.

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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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Art in the Park - Natural Compositions with Anne T. Hughes

When? Monday, August 13th
What time? 10am–1pm
*Registration required

Join The Wild Center this summer to awaken your talents in celebration of art and nature in the Adirondacks. Monday mornings in July and August, come explore the natural world with experienced Adirondack artists.

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Art in the Park - Creating an Adirondack Landscape with Patrick McPhee

When? Monday, August 20th
What time? 10am–1pm
*Registration required

Join The Wild Center this summer to awaken your talents in celebration of art and nature in the Adirondacks. Monday mornings in July and August, come explore the natural world with experienced Adirondack artists.

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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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Art in the Park - Japanese 4-hole Stab Stitch Binding with Carol Vossler

When? Monday, August 27th
What time? 10am–1pm
*Registration required

Join The Wild Center this summer to awaken your talents in celebration of art and nature in the Adirondacks. Monday mornings in July and August, come explore the natural world with experienced Adirondack artists.

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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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Fall Landscapes and Waterfalls photo tour with Carl Heilman

When? Saturday, October 6th
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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