Monday, August 2, 2021

Upcoming Events at the Wild Center

wild center offers canoeing on the raquette river

Tupper Lake, NY – The Wild Center is offering a wide variety of events this summer. Here are a few of the many activities available:

Help Build A Stickwork Sculpture

stickwork sculpture by patrick doughertyBe a part of an exclusive opportunity to work with artist Patrick Dougherty as you help create a 30 foot woven sapling sculpture. Tasks include bundling branches, stripping leaves, and weaving the saplings. We’re looking for enthusiastic people who can follow direction and enjoy working outside in various weather conditions.

When: Volunteers need daily through August 21
From 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm
Where: The Wild Center’s Outdoor Campus
To Sign Up Contact: Leanne Favreau, 518-359-7800 ext 143 or

Youth Climate Leadership Recharge
youth climate leadership recharge

The Wild Center’s Youth Climate Program invites all high school students interested in increasing their climate literacy and leadership skills to participate in a Leadership Recharge day held at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY. This skill-building and educational experience is designed for high school students to develop valuable skills to learn about climate science, connect with other youth leaders, reboot an environmental club and lead on solutions in their schools and communities.

Each day will feature small-group, outdoor programming that will adhere to New York State and CDC social distancing and safety guidelines. Unvaccinated students must wear a mask at all times and show proof of a negative COVID test within three days of attending. All students must follow social distancing and safety guidelines. Learn More

When: August 5 or August 7 from 12-8pm

Summer Landscapes & Full Moon Rising Adventure Photography Tour with Carl Heilman

Summer in the Adirondacks can be quite beautiful as well as challenging. Spend an afternoon and early evening photographing Adirondack landscapes, with Carl Heilman as your guide and mentor. This hike could be up to 3.5 miles one way with an elevation gain of 1200 to 1800 feet. Summit possibilities include Blue Mountain, Ampersand, Saint Regis, or Panther Mountains. A bonus for this photo tour is the timing coincides with a once a month opportunity to photograph the rising full moon with the last light of day in the eastern sky, just as sunset colors are starting to glow in the west. Learn More

When: August 21 at 2pm

Canoe on the Raquette River

wild center offers canoeing on the raquette riverA canoe trip will bring you even closer to the real nature of the Adirondacks. Every trip is led by a NYS Licensed Guide and Wild Center naturalist, ready to take you on an amazing trip through the Raquette River’s Oxbow as you explore different marsh habitats and catch a glimpse of native wildlife. You can paddle as a family, with up to 2 adults and 2 children per boat. The cost per boat is $30/members, $45/non-members. Learn More

When: Everyday at 1pm

Barry Bellinger Steel Sculpture Exhibit

barney bellinger steel sculptor exhibit at the wild centerEntering his 51st year as a full-time artist, Barney Bellinger’s Welded Steel: Shape, Form and Light is the Adirondack Artist’s first exhibition of large-scale steel sculpture. Barney is a self-taught artist, gaining his knowledge from books, inherited wisdom and immersing himself in the beauty of the Adirondacks. He has been exploring forests since he was 4 years old, when his grandfather would take him into the wilderness and teach him about trees and forest lore. These trips instilled in him a lifelong love for the outdoors. Learn More

Member Mornings on Wild Walk

The Wild CenterOn Friday mornings in July and August, Members can enjoy Wild Walk from 8:00 am to 10:00 am, before it opens to the public. Pre-registration is required. Learn More

Becoming a member of The Wild Center means being a part of something vitally important – a community of people who are dedicated to strengthening our ties to the natural world. Members support everything we do at The Wild Center, and receive free admission as well as discounts in the store and café. Become a Member Today

When: Fridays from 8-10am

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