wild-center.JPGTupper Lake, N.Y. - Think that you have already seen The Wild Center?  This summer, the Center is adding more than a dozen new experiences that will give you a whole new Center to see and do. Planet Adirondack On Thursday, June 14th at 7pm, Dr. Curt Stager of Paul Smith's College will be participating in PlanetCast, a live webcast, featuring The Wild Center's new visitor experience Planet Adirondack.  Curt and Wild Center Exhibits and Interpretive Programs Manager, Rob Carr, will unveil Planet Adirondack which will officially open the following day.  Send your questions to Curt and Rob via Facebook and Twitter.   Find it at www.wildcenter.org/live. (This is an online event only.) On June 15th The Wild Center will unveil Planet Adirondack to the public.  The new feature fills its own hall and is the first major exhibit expansion since the Center opened in 2006. Planet Adirondack features an interactive Earth, where Wild Center visitors will be able to see how the world really works. The guided experience will let visitors ask questions about everything from population to animal migration and watch the Earth answer in an amazing display of images and ideas. This addition to the Wild Center's current experience will let visitors watch world events, as quickly as 24 hours after they happen. From tsunamis and weather events to seeing the spread of Facebook relationships across the world to exploring the mysteries of the solar system, Planet Adirondack continues The Wild Center's tradition of revealing the Adirondacks and its place in the world from a broad range of vantage points.  This is the first installation of its kind in New York State. See more at www.wildcenter.org/planet. Canoe Trips on the Raquette River Every day from June 27th until September 3rd join a Wild Center Naturalist and NY S licensed guide at 2pm for a guided trip exploring the wildlife and wild places of the scenic Raquette River.   The Center provides all of the equipment you need for this adventure.  The guides will help you discover the Oxbow, an excellent place to see waterfowl, wetland plants, beavers, otters and more.  The trip is rated easy, with paddlers from age 5 and up welcome.  Children ages 5-15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Boats are $18 for members or $20 for non-members.  Canoes may carry up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.  Register online at www.wildcenter.org or (518) 359 7800. Behind the Scenes Tours Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at The Wild Center?  Where do the animals sleep?  What sort of systems need to be in place to run a 54,000 square foot facility?  Explore behind the curtain where practices and ideas combine to bring The Wild Center experience to life.  Take a closer look at our green energy system, learn how our life support system keeps the trout and otters happy and visit with our wild animal ambassadors behind the scenes.  Between June 26th and September 1st, Behind the Scenes tours will be offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 3pm.  Until June 25th and between Labor Day and October 31st these tours will be offered only on Thursdays at 3pm. Behind the Scenes tours are free for Members.  Non-members can participate for $10 per adult and $7 for children, ages 7-14.  There is no charge for children 3 and under.  Members and non-members can register for a Behind the Scenes tour at the Admissions Desk on the day of the tour.


Contact: Tracey Legat tlegat@wildcenter.org