Pollinator WeekTupper Lake, N.Y. – Things are buzzing at The Wild Center, with Pollinator Week, Wake Up on the Raquette, iForest and much more!

Pollinator Week. June 19-25. Flowers bob and wave as bees alight on their petals. They are busy about the slow, steady work of pollination. This effort does more than provide beautiful floral scenery; the work being done by these creatures contributes to our food security and survival. Take a moment and join The Wild Center as we delve deeper into the story of these creatures, whose fate is connected with our own.

On Saturday June 24th learn about bee-ing kind to pollinators with Cornell Extension Master Gardeners in the Great Hall throughout the day or register for a workshop to learn more about backyard beekeeping with Local Living Venture and The Wild Center.

Wake Up on the Raquette. Saturdays in June. Wake up on the Raquette River by joining a NYS Licensed Guide and Wild Center Naturalist on an early morning paddle. First, get a sneak peak of Wild Walk and salute the sun from the eagle’s nest. Then head down to the misty banks of the Raquette River, where we’ll embark on a quiet and reflective trip to watch the river come to life.

iForest: An Immersive Sound ExperienceYou’ve seen the world from a new perspective on Wild Walk. Now, experience and connect with the natural world through music in iForest: One of the first immersive sound installations of its kind on The Wild Center’s campus in Tupper Lake.

iForest is the brainchild of British composer Pete M. Wyer and features the place-based musical composition “I Walk Towards Myself,” created by Wyer for this specific space and land in the Adirondack forest. The composition features voices from members of The Crossing, the renowned Philadelphia-based chamber choir, which are individually broadcast via twenty four hidden speakers in the surrounding woods.

iForest, The Wild Center's newest outdoor exhibit, is scheduled to remain open until Columbus Day.

And there’s more … 

FOREST AND THE TREES VOl 2. Multi-media artwork from jury-selected artists will give you new perspectives on the forest AND the trees that give forests their essence and structure. Engaging exhibits, videos and an interactive art studio where visitors can make their own nature-based art, will add another level of excitement and fun to the experience.

FARMERS MARKETS. The Wild Center hosts Farmers Markets every Thursday where you can meet farmers and take home some of the good local food grown in the Adirondack region. 

MEMBERS.  Member-only events are planned throughout the summer, including an opportunity to meet some of the artists in Forest and the Trees Vol 2. and special early mornings on Wild Walk.  Not a member yet? Join today.

SHOP. Browse through the Wild Supply Co. online. Find some unique gifts and support the Center at the same time. Members receive a 10% discount, use the discount code Mem10.

SMILE. When you shop through the Amazon Smile program and designate The Wild Center as your charity of choice, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Center.