Posts Tagged ‘The Wild Center’

Saturday, June 15, 2024

The future of cycling

Man stands in front of bikes on wall

Justin Oliver recently took over ownership of Human Power Planet Earth Bike Shop in Saranac Lake. Oliver began selling and servicing bikes at the store, renamed Silver Birch Cycles, about three years ago. He’s enthusiastic about promoting more biking access and opportunities in the greater Adirondack region.

He points to the arrival and growth of electric bicycles in the U.S. could also contribute to the expansion of the sport. Around 1 million e-bikes were sold in 2022, data from the Department of Energy shows.

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Sunday, May 26, 2024

From canoe to climate

Man in water near waterfall

Meet Garrett Marino, the youth climate leadership coordinator for The Wild Center in Tupper Lake. With a love for literature and the outdoors, Marino uses communication and science to teach others about climate change.

Here’s what he said about his philosophy on climate action:

“It’s not that we need to be afraid of this, so we should be inspired to action. It’s that we love our planet and we love nature and we love the critters and the bugs and everything on it. And it’s worth protecting.”

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Wild Center awarded climate education grant

Adirondack Youth Climate SummitTupper Lake, NY – The Wild Center has been awarded a significant grant from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership to support its Empowering Youth for Climate Action project in the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Network (CABN) and the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Region (FABN) in southern Ontario. 

The Empowering Youth for Climate Action Project aims to increase climate education among high school students in both biosphere regions through youth summits and youth climate leadership training. The initiative will focus on climate science, biodiversity, sustainability, and solutions, empowering young people to take meaningful action in their communities. The initiative will also deepen the partnership and connections between youth living in the two biospheres in the US and Canada. 

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

The Wild Center to unveil new trail and attraction, art installation

The Wild Center building.

Tupper Lake, NY – The Wild Center opened for its 2024 season on Friday, May 3. Off the heels of the USA Today Readers’ Choice Awards, where it was voted the Best Science Museum in the U.S., The Wild Center is expanding its offerings and activities with exciting exhibits and experiences. Among this season’s offerings is the unveiling of Raquette River Roll, a ball run experience along the Fen Trail, a new half-mile trail down to the Raquette River fen, and The Clothesline: Food, Fiber, Air, and Soil exhibit, an installation dedicated to the world of agriculture.

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Thursday, March 7, 2024

The Wild Center Celebrates New York Maple Weekends

maple weekends at The Wild Center

Tupper Lake, NY – The Wild Center is happy to announce its participation in New York Maple Weekends, a beloved regional tradition celebrating the art of maple sugaring. Taking place on Mar. 16-17 and 23-24, this annual event invites locals and visitors to immerse themselves in the practice of maple syrup production amidst the backdrop of the Adirondacks.

The highlight of the celebration will be the Pancake Brunch on Sat., Mar. 16 at 10 a.m., offering visitors a feast of fluffy pancakes curated by talented pancake artists and adorned with fresh, locally sourced maple syrup. Watch as artists pour, flip, and create intricate designs that turn simple pancake batter into edible masterpieces. The Great Hall takeover includes choose-your-own pancakes, maple trivia giveaways, and pancake art competitions. Artist-designed pancakes are included with admission (1 per person as time and supplies last). The Pancake Brunch will take place inside The Wild Center’s cafe and will be available to ticketed visitors for an additional charge of $13.25, with a lighter option available for $8.50. » Continue Reading.


Monday, February 19, 2024

Regional Food Justice Summit Gives Everyone a Seat at the Table

Food Justice Summit poster
The 6th annual Food Justice Summit for the Adirondacks will take place on Thursday, Feb. 29 at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY. Individuals from all twelve counties of the Adirondack Park will gather at this event to discuss pressing topics related to equitable food systems. Its purpose is to empower those in attendance to become advocates for food justice and to create lasting, positive change in their communities.  » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Wild Center in the running for ‘best science museum’

Adirondack Youth Climate Summit

Tickets on sale for total solar eclipse event

For the second year in a row, The Wild Center is honored to be nominated as “Best Science Museum” in USA TODAY’s 2024 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Friends and fans of the museum are encouraged to support The Wild Center by voting online, now until Feb. 12. Winners will be announced on Fri., Feb. 23. Readers are allowed one online vote per day.

The Wild Center was also nominated in 2023, where they finished second in a list of the top ten museums, alongside The Museum of Flight in Seattle and the Michigan Science Center in Detroit.

As anticipation mounts for the upcoming total solar eclipse, The Wild Center announces a weekend of celestial celebrations Apr. 6-8. Tickets for the Total Solar Eclipse weekend are available to the public at wildcenter.org/eclipse.

Positioned directly in the path of totality, guests can enjoy “The Wildest View in the World” through a variety of themed activities, including solar-powered maple tastings and tapping demos, a solar-powered silent disco, and glass blowing demonstrations from the Corning Museum of Glass Mobile Hot Shop. Visitors can also make pinhole viewers and permanently commemorate the once-in-a-lifetime event with an eclipse tattoo from Plain Jane Tattoos.

Admission is complimentary on Apr. 8, with advanced tickets required for all days. Each ticket includes a pair of eclipse-viewing glasses. Admission fees for Apr. 6-7 are:

Adults aged 18-64: $23, $24 at the door
Senior citizens (65+) and military personnel: $21, $22 at the door
Children aged 5-17, $13, $14 at the door
Children aged 4: Free admissionThe Wild Center’s celebration is part of Totality in Tupper, a community-wide event co-hosted by the Adirondack Sky Center and Observatory.


Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Food Justice Summit proposals due by Jan. 15

2024 Food Justice Summit Announcement

The Adirondack Food System Network is pleased to announce the 6th annual Food Justice Summit. “Stronger Together” is the theme of the full-day conference, and with fifteen organizations now a part of the network, regional collaboration around this topic has never been stronger.

The Adirondack Food System Network is a coalition of multiple organizations working together as equal partners to better understand system-wide issues, identify gaps and develop realistic solutions to help strengthen and promote a more resilient food system. It includes representatives from production, consumption, distribution, processing, and food waste management for a comprehensive approach to problems facing our region.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Aaron Mair Brings Adirondack Climate Message To Dubai Summit

Adirondack Council logo.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Highlighting the global impacts of climate change on large iconic park landscapes, the Adirondack Council’s Aaron Mair is participating in the United Nations Climate Change Council of Parties gathering in Dubai. Mair, the Forever Adirondacks Campaign Director, is there advocating for global investments in the protection of large-scale ecosystems such as the Adirondack Park in New York State and federal climate impact mitigation strategies.

“Both here and around the globe, we need new investments in wilderness protection and we need to scale-up the science of climate protection,” said Mair.  “We have the potential to create an entirely new segment of the economy based on stabilizing and protecting the natural systems that support all life on earth. The Adirondacks are also living proof that careful protection can re-create wilderness where it had been lost to industrial impacts. That is a strong message of hope.”

Mair is at COP28 to represent the Adirondack Council, with assistance from The Wild Center, in Tupper Lake.

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Sunday, November 12, 2023

Tickets Now Available for The Wild Center’s Wild Lights

lights wrapping trees at Tupper Lake's Wild Center, Wild Lights exhibit

Tupper Lake, N.Y. – The Wild Center is excited to announce that Wild Lights presented by Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. will be returning for its fourth season. The evening experience transforms The Wild Center’s 115-acre campus into a winter wonderland with a variety of activities and lit displays. Wild Lights will run on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. beginning Fri., Nov. 24 with tickets on sale now. » Continue Reading.


Friday, November 3, 2023

The Wild Center to host 160 students for Adirondack Youth Climate Summit, Nov. 8 & 9

Adirondack Youth Climate Summit

Tupper Lake, NY – On Nov. 8 and 9, the annual Adirondack Youth Climate Summit (AYCS) will bring approximately 160 students from 27 schools and community groups across Northern New York State to The Wild Center. The Summit includes fun, informative speeches and workshop sessions that will assist students in developing a climate action plan that they can use to implement climate solutions in their own communities.

 

Speakers include:

  • Keynote, Alexia Leclerq: award-winning educator, artist, and grassroots organizer in advancing environmental justice
  • David Yang, Julia Dworetzky, Leila Tevlin: interviewers of climate leaders from Roadtrip Nation: Empowered State
  • Rob Breen: climate policy analyst for New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Office of Climate Change
  • Shauna Potocky: Education Strategist for the National Park Service

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Sunday, May 28, 2023

Enjoying the Trails Safely 

Silver Lake

At more than 6-million-acres, the Adirondack Park is the largest publicly protected expanse of wilderness in the continental United States. Within its boundaries are approximately 2.6 million acres of public land, containing more than 3,000 lakes and ponds, over 1,500 miles of rivers, hundreds of mountain peaks (42 of them at elevations over 4,000 feet) and more than 2,000 miles of  clearly marked and maintained hiking trails.

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Sunday, May 7, 2023

Tupper Lake: The Wild Center opens for 2023 season with new exhibits, experiences

The Wild Center building.

Tupper Lake, NY – The Wild Center opened for its 2023 season on May 5. Off the heels of a USA Today Readers’ Award where it was voted Second Best Science Museum in the U.S., The Wild Center has expanded its offerings and activities with new exhibits and experiences. Among these are Backyard Wilderness – a film that captures the beauty and complexity of the natural world that exists just beyond your doorstep and Birdly – a state-of-the-art virtual reality (VR) flying simulator.

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Saturday, April 22, 2023

The Wild Center kicks off 2023 season on May 5

The Wild Center in Tupper Lake.

Tupper Lake, NY – The Wild Center is opening for its 2023 season on Friday, May 5. Off the heels of a USA Today Readers’ Award where it was voted Second Best Science Museum in the U.S., The Wild Center is expanding its offerings and activities with new exhibits and experiences. Among these offerings is Backyard Wilderness – a film that captures the beauty and complexity of the natural world that exists just beyond your doorstep and Birdly – a state-of-the-art virtual reality (VR) flying simulator.

 

Produced by the award-winning SK Films, Backyard Wilderness offers a stunning cinematic experience that transports viewers into the hidden world of nature in their own backyard. Through breathtaking visuals and engaging storytelling, the film reveals the extraordinary lifecycles and relationships of the plants and animals that surround us every day. The film will be shown daily in The Wild Center’s Flammer Theater, a state-of-the-art cinema with 50-foot screen and advanced sound system, and included with general admission. On-site programming will complement the movie’s content, inspiring visitors to engage and appreciate the natural world in their own backyard.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

The Wild Center: Free Nature-Based Learning Conference for Teachers, May 20

Free nature-based learning conference for teachers

Tupper Lake, NY – The Wild Center is partnering with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to offer a free conference “Supporting Students in Naturebased Learning” onsite at The Wild Center on Saturday, May 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This conference has a total of 9 different organizations contributing workshops, tools, and information to connect children and education with the great outdoors.  Registration closes May 5 or as seats are filled. Register at this link.



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