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Programs & ActivitiesAdirondack Interpretive Center

Learn about the programs at the AIC and ESF's Newcomb Campus.

The AIC is your one-stop source for outstanding learning experiences in the central Adirondacks!

We offer some great opportunities to supplement your Adirondack experience:

  • Fly Fishing Workshops
    There are two fly fishing offerings at the AIC. A one day Introduction to Fly Fishing Workshop and a Fly Fishing Weekend Workshop where you delve deeper into the art and sport of this wonderful pastime. Both are great for the begining fly fisherman or someone who wants to enhance their skills.
  • Huntington Lecture Series
    Join us Thursday nights in July and August for presentations that range in topic from ecology to history to philosophy.
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  • Artist in Residence Program
    ...designed to enrich the experiences of Adirondack Park residents and visitors and to demonstrate our commitment to conversations and programs that bridge science and the arts.

AIC Events Calendar

All AIC events are supported by ESF’s Northern Forest Institute (NFI) unless otherwise noted.

February
25

Sunday

The Mountains Will Wait For You 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb NY | AIC Calendar of Events
Spring/Winter Film Series - The story of Grace Hudowalski, the 1st woman to become an Adirondack 46er. (44 minutes
Sponsor: Adirondack Park Institute | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


March
3

Saturday

Full Moon Snowshoe 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY | AIC Calendar of Events
Explore the AIC trails by the light of the full moon. ESF staff will lead an interactive snowshoe hike highlighting the unique adaptations of nocturnal animals. If we’re lucky, we might even hear an owl. Snowshoes and headlamps will be provided. We will enjoy ... Read More
Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


March
10

Saturday

Seed Exchange 11:00 am - 1:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY | AIC Calendar of Events
Have too many carrot seeds but not enough beans or peas? Whether you have seeds or not, join interested gardeners to share gardening tips and ideas. If possible, include some information on your seeds: height, special needs and other noteworthy facts. Hosted ... Read More
Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


March
18

Sunday

Seed: The Untold Story 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb NY | Event Website
Spring/Winter Film Series - In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. This film follows the passionate seed keepers trying to protect our 12,000 year-old food legacy.  (94 minutes)
Sponsor: Adirondack Park Institute | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


March
24

Saturday

Paint with Me Workshop 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY | calendar of events
In this guided painting workshop with Jackie LaCourse, you will create an 11” x 14” acrylic painting on canvas of a lovely Adirondack scene. Materials are provided and all experience levels are welcome. Registration Fee $30. (Register by March 17th)
Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518-582-2000


March
25

Sunday

Queen of the Sun: What the Bees are Telling Us 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb NY | Event Website
Spring/Winter Film Series - This award winning film will tell the tale of the catastrophic decline of bees and the dramatic story of the beekeepers, scientists and philosophers who try to understand why. (82 minutes)
Sponsor: Adirondack Park Institute | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


April
15

Sunday

America's First Forest 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb NY | Event Website
Spring/Winter Film Series - The story of Carl Schenck, a German forester, manger of the forests at the Biltmore Estate and pioneer of the American conservation movement. (55 minutes)
Sponsor: Adirondack Park Institute and NY Society of American Foresters | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


April
29

Sunday

Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb NY | Event Website
This film explores Leopold’s extraordinary career and his enduring influence on the modern conservation movement. (73 minutes)
Sponsor: Adirondack Park Institute | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


May
5

Saturday

Early Migrant Bird Walk I 8:30 am - 11:30 am | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY | AIC Calendar of Events
Join us to look for our early arriving avian migrants. Depending on the road and trail conditions we will either travel over to the Huntington Wildlife Forest to walk along the Rich Lake Marsh or we will hike the trails at the AIC to see which resident and migrant ... Read More
Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


May
6

Sunday

Field Biologist 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb NY | Event Website
Spring/Winter Film Series - The story of a 22-year-old high school graduate from NJ who decides to drop everything and travel to Costa Rica to start doing his own conservation-oriented research on birds in the tropics. (92 minutes)
Sponsor: Adirondack Park Institute | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


May
12

Saturday

Early Migrant Bird Walk II 8:30 am - 11:30 am | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY | Event Website
Join us to look for our early arriving avian migrants. Depending on the road and trail conditions we will either travel over to the Huntington Wildlife Forest to walk along the Rich Lake Marsh or we will hike the trails at the AIC to see which resident and migrant ... Read More
Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000

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Contact the AIC

5922 State Route 28N
Newcomb, NY 12852
518-582-2000
aic@esf.edu

NFI Outreach

Educational programming and nature-based outreach led by the Northern Forest Institute (NFI) includes, but is not limited to, public events at the AIC.

Visit NFI's website for more information on their programs, projects and initiatives, including:

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