Thursday, May 17, 2018

Wild Center’s 2018 Summer Events

The Wild Center in Tupper Lake has issued the following 2018 summer schedule of events, including scenic tours, paddling trips, documentary showings, presentations, and more:

Tuesday, May 29th – Saturday, October 6th, 3 pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays
Behind the Scenes Tours
Cost: Members $5, Non-members: adults $10, youth $7
Explore behind the curtain where practices and ideas combine to bring The Wild Center experience to life. Take a closer look at the Wild Center’s green energy system, learn how it’s life support system keeps the trout and otters happy, and visit with wild animal ambassadors behind the scenes.

Members are $5 per participant, age 5 and older. For non-members with paid admission, Adults are $10 and Youth are $7 (ages 5-17). Participants under 18 years old need to be accompanied by an adult. Each Behind the Scenes tour can accommodate up to twelve guests; pre-registration is encouraged. Check in at the admission desk when you arrive.

The tour involves a half-mile of walking and lasts one hour. Guests will walk up and down 36 stairs and pass through corridors with a minimum width of 32 inches. Be prepared to spend 15-20 minutes outside. The tour takes place in a dynamic working environment and highlights may change. If you require special arrangements, contact The Wild Center at accessibility@wildcenter.org.

Every Thursday from June 14th until September 13th, 10 am to 2 pm
Farmers Market
Cost: Free
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. The Wild Center has joined with The Adirondack Farmers Market Cooperative, Inc. which promotes and manages farmers markets. All related Farmers Market outdoor programming is free and open to the public. Admission to The Wild Center exhibits and additional programming is not included.

Daily starting Sunday, July 1st through Friday, August 31st, 2 to 4 pm
Canoeing the Raquette River
Cost per Boat: $30/boat for members, $40/boat for non-members.
Join a NYS Licensed Guide and Wild Center Naturalist on a daily interpretive paddle along the Raquette River. Catch a glimpse of the local wildlife and explore different marsh habitats as you wind around the many curves and turns of our oxbow, a unique, natural formation found in rivers around the world. This trip is geared to novice paddlers ages 5 and up. Paddling instruction and all equipment including life jackets will be provided. A ½ mile walk is required to reach our launch site. Children ages 5 through 15 must have at least 1 parent or guardian present for every 2 children. Museum admission is not included. Register soon as space is limited.

Daily starting Sunday, July 1st through Friday, August 31st, Noon 2 pm
Stand-up Paddleboard on the Raquette River
Cost per Person: $35/person for 1-2 people, $30/person for 3-5 people, $25/person for 6-8 people
Join a NYS Licensed Guide and Wild Center Naturalist on a daily interpretive Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) trip along the Raquette River. Explore different habitats and catch a glimpse of local wildlife as you gain a new perspective from a standing, kneeling, or sitting position. This trip is geared to novice paddlers ages 10 and up. Paddling instruction and all equipment, including life jackets will be provided. A ½ mile walk is required to reach our launch site. Children ages 10-15 must have at least 1 parent or guardian for every 2 children. No experience is necessary, but to make the trip more enjoyable we recommend being able to stand up from a sitting position with ease. The chance of getting wet is high for beginners, so come prepared with a towel, bathing suit, or change of clothes. Museum admission is not included. Register soon as space is limited.

Mondays in July & August, 10 am to 1 pm (beginning July 16th)
Art in the Park
Cost: $30 members/$40 non-members (pre-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. In each three-hour class you will grow your art skills and learn new art techniques in areas such as watercolor, pastels, and mixed media. Every week features a different focus and offers new skills, so sign up for one or more. Museum admission is not included. Space is limited to twelve people per class, so register soon. Basic materials are included.

Sunday, May 27th, 4:30 to 6:30 pm
The 2nd Wild Center Contra Dance
Cost: A suggested donation of $5 per person
It doesn’t matter if you’ve got two left feet, or if you’re a prima ballerina, everyone is welcome at The Wild Center Contra. Not sure what contra dancing is? All the necessary moves are taught and called; just follow along and you’ll do fine. Come to dance or just to watch and enjoy the company. And when you start feeling tired from the allemandes and swings, Take a walk on our trails as the sun sets. The live tunes will be provided by a cadre of local musical talent. All ages welcome to join the fun. No partner or dance experience needed. A beginner’s lesson will be taught from 4:30 to 5pm.

Every Saturday afternoon in June, 2 to 4 pm.
June 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30
Relax on the Raquette
Cost per Boat: $30/boat for members, $40/boat for non-members.
Spend a relaxing afternoon on the Raquette River with a NYS Licensed Guide and Wild Center Naturalist. Meet at Admissions, then head down to the serene banks of the Raquette River, where we’ll go over safety and paddling before we embark on a relaxing and reflective trip around the Oxbow, a unique, natural formation found in rivers around the world. Catch a glimpse of native wildlife and learn about the natural history of the Adirondacks. This trip is geared to all paddling skill levels. A ½ mile walk is required to reach our launch site. Children ages 5 through 15 must have at least 1 parent or guardian present for every 2 children. Museum admission is not included. Register soon as space is limited.

Tuesday, June 12th, Lecture at 6 pm, Reception at 7 pm
The Adirondack Pollinator Project presents: The Pollinator Victory Garden – winning the war on pollinator decline
Cost: Free
The Adirondack Pollinator Project is proud to sponsor a free public lecture by Kim Eierman, an Environmental Horticulturist specializing in ecological landscapes and native plants. In her talk, “The Pollinator Victory Garden – winning the war on pollinator decline,” attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to create habitat for pollinators in their own backyards. After the lecture, a one-hour reception will give guests the chance to ask questions and even begin planning their own pollinator gardens. For more information about Kim Eierman, visit ecobeneficial.com. Registration is appreciated, but not required.

Saturday, June 23rd, 10 am to 4 pm
Empire State Native Pollinator Survey – Volunteer Training
Cost: Free
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.

NYNHP is looking for people to make insect observations and/or do scientific surveys to help the Empire State Native Pollinator Survey. The goal of the Survey is to determine the conservation status of native insect pollinators in nonagricultural habitats. This survey will focus efforts on important at-risk pollinator species that are native to the Northeastern US. By doing surveys and sending in your data, you will help gather much more information on these important organisms. For more information, click here.

If you would like to participate in the survey, join this training and sign-up for a spot in the workshop there (limited to 20 participants).

Saturday, June 30th, 9 am to 5 pm
Traditional Paddle Making with Caleb Davis
Cost: $125 for members, $140 for non-members
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. This workshop goes from 9-5 with 45 minutes for lunch (bring your own or purchase from the cafe). After some history and explanation of the shapes, pick your blank and begin carving. No previous skills are needed. For more information, click here. Note this is a physically demanding workshop.

July 7th, 10 am to 6 pm
Celebrating “Ways of Knowing”
Cost: Free for members or with paid admission
Indigenous voices come together to bring you Ways of Knowing – a new experience at The Wild Center. Working in partnership, the Akwesasne Cultural Center, The Six Nations Indian Museum, and The Wild Center unite to broaden and heighten our understanding and appreciation of the natural world. Special experiences will be happening all day, including a social dance with the Native North American Travelling College (NNATC) and a sweetgrass bookmark making workshop with weaver Robin Lazore. Akwesasne artisan vendors will be displaying authentic crafts all day. Explore The Wild Center’s newly reinterpreted living wetland exhibit through the lens of the Thanksgiving Address, a Haudenosaunee (Six Nations/Iroquois) greeting. Discover We are From Akwesasne, an interactive traveling exhibit of Mohawk art, artifacts, songs, stories, beliefs and craftsmanship. Take an intimate look into the past with Sacred Foods from NNATC, showcasing the resilience and survival of Traditional Haudenosaunee Food. Experience Roots of Wisdom, an interactive exhibit highlighting the experiences of four indigenous communities as brought to life through the voices of elders and youth community members.

Saturday, July 14th, 11 am to 3 pm
Adirondack Invaders
Cost: Free for members or with paid admission
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. Invasive species pose an imminent threat to the health of native organisms and the integrity of our ecosystems. The power to put a halt to these invasions in in your hands. The Wild Center will feature these ecological space-invaders with special experiences, microscopic exploration, and invasive-themed crafts.

Saturday, July 14th 1 pm to 4 pm
Learn 10 Trees: Identifying Adirondack Trees with Dan Spada
Cost: Free for members or with paid admission; pre-registration required
Join botanist Dan Spada at The Wild Center for this excursion to identify 10 native tree species in the field. Instruction will be provided on the use of keys and guides to be able to identify trees and other plants. This program includes a short lab inside to introduce the program and some terminology. Most of our time will be spent outside on our trails and in the woods. This is a great opportunity to learn plant identification in the field and to get familiar with the keys and other tools used to identify trees. Participants will also create their own identification keys using specimens or field sketches.

Friday, July 13th 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Talley’s Folly – Play performance by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts
Cost: $20 for Members of The Wild Center or the Arts Center, $25 for non-members, $15 for students & youth 17 and under. All ticketing is through the Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake. Tickets will be available online starting in May at the Arts Center website. Contact them at (877) 752-7715 or info@adirondackarts.org. Tickets will also be available at the door.

“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.

Sunday, July 22nd, 8:30 to 9:45 am
Family Yoga on Wild Walk
Cost: $10 member (ages 12 and up); $7 member child (ages 5-11), $15 non-member (ages 12 and up); $10 non-member child (ages 5-11)
Create family memories as you experience yoga on Wild Walk, our pathway through the forest canopy. Family yoga is taught by Elizabeth Capozzi and Helene Gibbens, certified and registered yoga teachers with many years of teaching experience. Elizabeth specializes in teaching children’s yoga while Helene specializes in outdoor yoga that helps participants experience their interconnection with nature.

Their practice is inspired by nature and adapted for the varied ages of family members. After a collective opening practice, children 5 to 12 will be led through a yoga practice inspired by the animals and natural beings of the Adirondacks. Youth 12 and up will join adults in another area of Wild Walk for a practice that integrates an opening of our senses, conscious breathing and simple stretches for greater vitality and a deeper sense of our interrelationship with nature. The whole group will come together again for a mindful closing practice.

Bring a mat or towel, and any refreshments you need. Note that children must be accompanied by a guardian participating in this program on Wild Walk. In case of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors.

Thursday, July 26th, 1 to 9 pm
Grasse River Waterfalls and Full Moon Photo Tour
Cost: $150 members/$175 non-members (pre-registration required)
Waterfalls offer so many options for a photographer, and every waterfall has a rather unique character. While there are lots of waterfalls scattered across the Adirondacks, there is only one location in the Park where there are several major falls within a short driving and hiking distance. 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. To make the most of the afternoon for photography we will meet at the Lampson Falls parking area, starting the afternoon with a brief introduction and Q & A, before spending the rest of the day photographing at several of the beautiful Grasse River waterfalls. The photography day will end with a photo shoot of the full moon rising in evening light over a beautiful waterscape.

The Grasse River falls are along the Tooley Road about an hour west of Tupper Lake. There are wonderful shooting options at the different falls, plus great locations for sunset clouds and the full moon over Tooley Pond or the Oswegatchie River flow. Attendees will walk short distances on easy trails to a most of the locations (from about .25 to .75 miles one way) and we will be outdoors the full 8 hours.

This nature photography tour is designed for those who are already comfortable with camera basics such as the relationship between aperture, shutter, and ISO settings. During this 8-hour day we will start with a brief introduction / discussion and then will have the rest of the afternoon and evening to experiment with photo techniques in the field. For anyone wanting to car pool from Tupper Lake, we will meet in the Conference Room of the Wild Center and leave from there just before noon. We will meet as a group at Lampson Falls at 1PM. Since we will be in the field most of the day, and there are no nearby services, be sure to bring along food, snacks, water, and any extra clothing for the day. An umbrella and / or camera cover can be helpful if there are showers. Also be sure to have at least one extra fully charged battery, the camera manual, and extra memory cards. One of the goals of the day is photographing the full moon in the evening sky, so we’ll also find a nice location to do moonrise / twilight photos. The moon will rise at 7:49 and sunset is 8:29 pm. The moon is rising at a low angle and should be just above the horizon about the time the sun goes down. If conditions are good, we could be photographing until 9 pm or later.

Sunday, July 29th, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
NOLS Northeast presents: An American Ascent – a documentary film and Q&A session
Cost: Free
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. The film addresses often overlooked issues of race and the outdoors as it follows the team up the mountain, chronicling the many challenges of climbing one of the world’s most iconic peaks. For more information, click here.

Stay for a Q&A with NOLS instructor and accomplished outdoor educator and mountaineer James Kagambi (KG). He joined NOLS as a field instructor in 1987, and has worked in Africa, Chile, Alaska, India, and the United States as a backpacking, climbing, and mountaineering instructor. He has also completed three of the Seven Summits and in 1992 represented Africa in the U.N Peace Climb for the world on the Eiger. KG has summited the Eiger three times, was the first black African to summit Denali in 1989, and was the first black African to summit Aconcagua in 1994. He has led other climbs including Expedition Denali – First African American expedition to Denali.

In his home country of Kenya, KG has guided on Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro since the 1990s and today trains search and rescue teams on Mount Kenya, Kilimanjaro, and Rwenzoris. KG’s contributions to the field of rock climbing and mountaineering in Kenya have led to recognition and honors in his country. KG is the founder and owner of KG Mountain Expeditions in Kenya. While not enjoying his favorite activity — high altitude mountaineering — KG enjoys spending time with his family and three children in Naromoru, Kenya.

Thursday, August 2nd, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Lake Placid Sinfonietta Concert, with optional Dinner
Concert: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Buffet Dinner: 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm.
Cost: Member concert tickets $17, non-member tickets $20 (age 15 and older, no charge for children 14 and under).
Optional buffet dinner in the Esplanade Tent is an additional $35 per Member, $40 for non-members. Menu includes Caesar salad, chicken cordon bleu, rice pilaf, vegetable medley, artisan rolls, and carrot cake. Wine, beer or other beverage is included. Reservations required.

Saturday, August 4th, 8:30 to 11 am
Forest Bathing: Slow Down, Unplug and Immerse Your Senses in Nature
Cost: $35 Adult, $30 Adult member, $25 youth, $20 youth member, $20 discount on the total price when you register 4 or more people (discount applied at checkout)
Forest Bathing, translated from the Japanese Shinrin-Yoku, means bathing your senses in a forest. 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.

Certified Forest Therapy Guide Suzanne Weirich will lead attendees on this relaxing journey. Forest Bathing is a wellness practice. Research studies have shown that it can lower blood pressure and levels of the stress hormone cortisol, as well as improve our immune system’s ability to fight infection and cancer. Find more information about Forest Bathing here.

Come prepared for a modest walk in the woods. The walk will begin from The Wild Center parking area, where you will shuttle to the trailhead about five minutes away. This trip runs rain or shine; if weather poses a safety issue, tickets will be refunded.

Saturday, August 4th, 9 am to 5 pm
Traditional Paddle Making with Caleb Davis
Cost: $125 for members, $140 for non-members
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. This workshop goes from 9-5 with 45 minutes for lunch (bring your own or purchase from the cafe). After some history and explanation of the shapes, pick your blank and begin carving. No previous skills are needed. For more information, click here. Note this is a physically demanding workshop.

Sunday, August 5th, 8:30 to 9:45 am
Yoga and Mindfulness on Wild Walk
Cost: $10 members, $15 non-members
Start your day with yoga and mindfulness with exclusive access to Wild Walk, our pathway through the forest canopy. You will be guided to open your senses more fully so you can experience the joy of moving your body in simple stretches, with conscious breathing, immersed in nature. Embark on a relaxing and rejuvenating journey from a unique vantage point into the natural world. Bring a mat, towel, and any refreshments you need. Led by certified yoga teacher and Forest Therapy Guide Helene Gibbens, E-RYT500

Friday, August 10th, Lecture at 6 pm, Reception at 7 pm
The Adirondack Pollinator Project presents: Dr. Karen Oberhauser – Monarchs in a Changing World
Cost: Free
The Adirondack Pollinator project is proud to present this free lecture by Dr. Karen Oberhauser. Monarchs, like many other organisms, are facing the challenges of a rapidly changing climate. Their capacity to cope with these changes remains uncertain. Climate can also affect monarchs indirectly, by altering the habitats and plant species on which they depend, or the distribution and abundance of their predators and parasites. Join Dr. Karen Oberhauser and learn about her work using climate models to understand how these direct and indirect inputs might affect monarch in the future. Finally, Dr. Oberhauser will explore the fact that climate change is occurring in concert with other environmental change, before ending on a more hopeful note: monarchs are very resilient insects.

Karen Oberhauser is the Director of the UW-Madison Arboretum. Before coming to Madison, she and her students at the University of Minnesota conducted research on several aspects of monarch butterfly ecology. This work addressed reproductive biology, effects of food quality on larval growth, interactions with parasites and predators, migration, overwintering biology, and impacts of climate change. Most recently, she has focused on using monitoring data to inform continent-level conservation goals. Her research depends on traditional lab and field techniques, as well as the contributions of a variety of audiences through citizen science. Her strong interest in promoting a citizenry with a high degree of scientific and environmental literacy led to the development of a science education program that involves courses for teachers, and opportunities for youth to engage in research and share their findings with broad audiences. In 1996, she and graduate student Michelle Prysby started a nationwide Citizen Science project called the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project, which continues to engage hundreds of volunteers throughout North America. Karen has authored over 90 papers on her research on monarchs, insect conservation, and citizen science.

Karen is passionate about the conservation of the world’s biodiversity, and believes that the connections her projects promote between monarchs, humans, and the natural world promote meaningful conservation action. She is the chair of the Monarch Joint Venture, and a founding officer of the Monarch Butterfly Fund. In 2013, Karen received a White House Champion of Change award for her work with Citizen Science.

Saturday, August 11th, 1 to 3 pm
Mushroom Growing Workshop with Birch Boys Chaga
Cost: $30 for members, $35 for non-members, 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. Participants will learn how to create ideal environments for mushroom cultivation, how to identify and utilize wild mushrooms in a safe and sustainable manner, sample some mushroom based treats, and leave with their very own Blue Oyster cultivation kit.

Saturday, August 11th 4 pm to midnight
Night time photo tour with Carl Heilman, featuring the Perseid Meteor Shower
Cost: $150 members, $175 non-members
Night time photo tour featuring the Perseid Meteor Shower.
Carl brings over 40 years of photo experience and enthusiasm for many different aspects of photography to each workshop. A maximum of 8 participants, allows plenty of opportunities for individual interaction throughout the day on the different photo shoots.

The workshop fee includes all instruction and any handouts – but does not include lodging or additional meals. Bring along whatever you would like for food and drink through the day. The workshop begins in the conference room at The Wild Center. Attendees will carpool as needed to photo locations.

Saturday, August 11th, 8 to 9:30 pm
Wait Till It Gets Dark: A Kid’s Guide to Exploring the Night
Cost: Free, pre-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. Start with an indoor session with a few short readings from the book. Then on into the night for a walk where you will call for owls and explore your senses. Pre-registration required. Come prepared to spend one-hour outdoors.

Saturday, August 18th, 8:30 to 11 am
Forest Bathing: Slow Down, Unplug and Immerse Your Senses in Nature
Cost: $35 Adult, $30 Adult member, $25 youth, $20 youth member, $20 discount on the total price when you register 4 or more people (discount applied at checkout)
Forest Bathing, translated from the Japanese Shinrin-Yoku, means bathing your senses in a forest. 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.

Picture it now: you are walking through an evergreen forest on a summer day, the aroma of pine needles and earth are all around you, sunlight is casting moving shadows as you listen to the bird songs and the breeze rustling the leaves. Feel the mystery of the forest. Experience nature in a new way.

Certified Forest Therapy Guide Suzanne Weirich will lead you on this relaxing journey, inviting you to recover from the stress of daily life. Forest Bathing is a wellness practice. Research studies have shown that it can lower blood pressure and levels of the stress hormone cortisol, as well as improve our immune system’s ability to fight infection and cancer.

Come prepared for a modest walk in the woods. The walk will begin from The Wild Center parking area, where you will shuttle to the trailhead about five minutes away. This trip runs rain or shine; if weather poses a safety issue, tickets will be refunded.

Sunday, August 19th, 8:30 to 9:45 am
Family Yoga on Wild Walk
Cost: $10 member (ages 12 and up); $7 member child (ages 5-11), $15 non-member (ages 12 and up); $10 non-member child (ages 5-11)
Create family memories as you experience yoga on Wild Walk, our pathway through the forest canopy. Family yoga is taught by Elizabeth Capozzi and Helene Gibbens, certified and registered yoga teachers with many years of teaching experience. Elizabeth specializes in teaching children’s yoga while Helene specializes in outdoor yoga that helps participants experience their interconnection with nature.

Their practice is inspired by nature and adapted for the varied ages of family members. After a collective opening practice, children 5 to 12 will be led through a yoga practice inspired by the animals and natural beings of the Adirondacks. Youth 12 and up will join adults in another area of Wild Walk for a practice that integrates an opening of our senses, conscious breathing and simple stretches for greater vitality and a deeper sense of our interrelationship with nature. The whole group will come together again for a mindful closing practice.

Bring a mat or towel, and any refreshments you need. Note that children must be accompanied by a guardian participating in this program on Wild Walk. In case of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors.

Saturday, August 25th, Canoe trip from 4 to 6 pm, public talk at 7 pm
The Reservoir that Nearly Changed Tupper Lake Forever, with Mike Prescott
Cost: Canoe trip: $15/person for members, $20/person for non-members; Public talk: free
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.

Mike will lead a canoe trip from 4 to 6 pm. Registration is limited to twelve people. The trip will meet at The Wild Center admissions desk. All paddling equipment is supplied. This trip is geared to novice paddlers with some canoe experience, ages 5 and up. Children ages 5 through 15 must have at least 1 parent or guardian present for every 2 children.

At 7 pm Mike will give a talk about the proposed dams on Tupper Lake. The talk is free and open to the public.

Mike is a retired educator, after 34 years of secondary school teaching and administration. He is a Licensed New York State Adirondack Guide and an avid flatwater paddler spring, summer, and fall. Mike has authored articles on the lesser-known history of some of the Adirondacks most beautiful waterways.

Saturday, August 25th, 6 to 7 pm
Structural Pruning of Young Trees with Peter R. Landau, ASCA Consulting Arborist
Cost: $10 adult, $7 member (18+ only)
Learn the principles and practice of pruning young trees to help them develop good structure. Trees with good structure provide more benefits longer with less risks associated with them. The workshop will focus on corrective pruning, proper tools and their use, and making proper cuts. Attendees will discuss structural defects and the consequences of these defects. The workshop will touch on tree biology, wound response, and soil/tree root relationships. Learn how trees grow and how to improve their benefits and longevity.

To register for an event, visit the Wild Center’s website or call (518) 359-7800.

The Wild Center is located at 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake. For more information, visit their website.

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