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

Stand-up Paddleboard on the Raquette River

When? Daily until 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 until 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 August, 8:00 am - 10:00 am
*Members Only

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

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Farmers Market

When? Every Thursday until September 20th, 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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Make your own Terrarium with Sally Hart

When? Thursday, August 23rd
What time? 11am–1pm
*Registration required

Terrariums are suddenly the new hot thing. How cool would it be to learn how to make one yourself?

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

When? August 18, September 1st, and October 8th, 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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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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Wild Center One-Day Field Trip

When? Saturday, September 8th
What time? 8am–6pm
*Registration required

Join The Wild Center as we board a charter bus and travel to the Akwesasne International Pow-Wow.  The annual event is held at the A'nowara'ko:wa Arena on Cornwall Island in Ontario, Canada. This is a great family-friendly event that brings together the best Native artisans, food, drummers and dancers from the region.

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AdkAction's Adirondack Pollinator Project Presents: The Guardians

When? Sunday, September 9th
What time? 1–2:30pm

A visually dazzling meditation on the delicate balance between human and nature, The Guardians elegantly interweaves the lives of the iconic monarch butterfly with an indigenous communityMexico. 

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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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The Wild Center Homeschool Day

When? Wednesday, October 17th
What time? 10am–5pm
*Registration required

Spend the day exploring The Wild Center’s exhibits and trails, engaging with hands-on activities and getting up-close with Adirondack wildlife.  We invite all homeschool students to delve into the natural world and awaken curiosity for all things untamed.

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Traditional Haudenosaunee Pottery Workshop with artisan Natasha Smoke Santiago

When? Saturday, October 20th
What time? 1–4pm
*Registration required

Natasha Smoke Santiago will explore the history of Haudenosaunee pottery, including the structure of a pot, demonstration of building techniques, the utilitarian purpose of pottery, and interpretation of designs.

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Sensory Friendly Day

When? Thursday, October 25th
What time? 10am–3pm
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