Thursday, January 6, 2011

Wild Center’s Winter Weekends Events Announced

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the winter season you’ll be able to come in from the cold at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake to explore our natural world. Visitors can learn about North American carnivores and tracking them from naturalist Susan Morse; join Adirondack naturalist Peter O’Shea for a nature walk on “The Wild” side; watch “The Legend of Pale Male” the infamous Red-tailed Hawk of Central Park and explore the “Return of the Wild”.

Sunday Family Art and Nature features special programs with a naturalist – a walk outside, an animal encounter or a story and a family art project related to the theme of the day. Themes include Hibernation Fascination, Outrageous Raptors, All About Bears and Otter Birthday Party. Visitors can use free snowshoes on the Wild Center’s trails during their visit, watch feature films, and the regularly scheduled otter encounters.

The Wild Center also has unveiled a new Winter Season Pass for residents and frequent visitors to the Adirondacks. With something happening every weekend during the winter months, the season pass is valid for unlimited visits from January until Memorial Day weekend. There are over 50 days that you can use the Season Pass. Pass holders can also take advantage of regular special sale discounts at the Center’s store. Please visit www.wildcenter.org/pass to purchase a Winter Season Pass at a special online today.

The Wild Center is open throughout the winter on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm and during the entire week of President’s Day. The Wild Center is closed during the month of April.

What follows is the Winters Weekends schedule. For more information, visit www.wildcenter.org or call (518) 359-7800.

January 8, 2011
Kick start your winter season with a whole day of family fun at The Wild Center, plus kids 16 and under can visit for FREE! The day will be filled with live animal programs, craft projects, story time, face painting and snowshoe treks.

January 9, 2011
Marvelous Mammals, at 1pm at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake. Free with paid admission.

January 16, 2011
Turtle Time, at 1pm at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake. Free with paid admission.

January 21, 2011
Join Susan Morse, nationally recognized naturalist and the founder of Keeping Track, for a lecture on North American carnivores at 7pm at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake. Free and open to the public.

January 23, 2011
Join author, Adirondack naturalist and conservationist Peter O’Shea for a nature walk on “The Wild” side at 12:30pm at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake.

As part of Wild Winter Weekends, there will be a Family Art and Nature project, Nature Detectives, at 1pm at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake. Free with paid admission.

January 30, 2011
Hibernation Fascination, at 1pm at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake. Free with paid admission.

February 6, 2011
Outrageous Raptors, at 1pm at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake. Free with paid admission.

February 13, 2011
Creatures of the Deep, at 1pm at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake. Free with paid admission.

February 19, 2011
Learn about Adirondack winter birds during live raptor programs and expert-guided bird hikes for the whole family at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake. At 1pm, enjoy the Adirondack film premiere of “The Legend of Pale Male”, the true story of love and life about a Red-tailed Hawk’s claim to Central Park.

February 20, 2011
The Mighty Moose, at 1pm at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake. Free with paid admission.

February 27, 2011
Owl Wisdom, at 1pm at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake. Free with paid admission.

March 6, 2011
Join author, Adirondack naturalist and conservationist Peter O’Shea for a nature walk on “The Wild” side at 12:30pm at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake.

All About Bears, at 1pm at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake. Free with paid admission.

March 13, 2011
Rattlesnakes, at 1pm at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake. Free with paid admission.

March 19, 2011
Spend a day learning from the experts about all of the wild Adirondack carnivores that are here and were once here during ‘Return of the Wild’ at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake. The day will include a discussion on wolves and an opportunity to meet a red fox.

March 20, 2011
Creatures of the Night, at 1pm at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake. Free with paid admission.

March 27, 2011
Otter Birthday Party, at 1pm at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake. Free with paid admission.

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