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Adirondack 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

Sunday, July 23, 2017

· Science Sunday - Soils

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb NY | AIC events
Join AIC summer intern, Andrew Coulter, for a walk and talk about the importance of soils. You will visit a soil pit and learn what makes for a healthy soil and how this impacts our Adirondack forests.
Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000

Thursday, July 27, 2017

· The Hudson River inhabitants before Henry Hudson

Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY | Event Website
The Hudson River inhabitants before Henry Hudson. Specieal presentation by guest lecturer Tom Lake of the NYS DEC.
Sponsor: SUNY ESF Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Charlotte Demers, 5185822000

Sunday, July 30, 2017

· Science Sunday - American Beech

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb NY | Event Website
Newocmb Campus Ecologist Stacy McNulty will discuss the importance of the American Beech tree in the Adirondack forests. Beech is critical to our forests but has been in decline as a result of the Beech Bark Disease. Learn to identify this common tree and the ... Read More
Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000

Thursday, August 3, 2017

· Rich Lake Canoe Excursion

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb, NY 12852 | Event Website
Want to know more about lake ecology, loons, and the human history of Rich Lake? Then be part of our guided lake excursions. Meet at the Rich Lake Boat Access site and paddle on this beautiful 342 acre lake. Bring your own canoe/kayak , rent one of our canoes ... Read More
Sponsor: Adirondack Park Institute & the Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000

· A sharp dressed mammal: the porcupine

7:00 pm - 12:00 am | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY | Event Website
A sharp dressed mammal: the porcupine. Presentation by special guest lecturer Dr. Erika Barthelmess from St. Lawrence University.
Sponsor: SUNY ESF Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Charlotte Demers, 5185822000

Saturday, August 5, 2017

· Mushroom ID Foray

10:00 am - 12:00 am | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY | Event Website
With the guidance of mushroom expert Susan Hopkins, head out for a morning of mushroom hunting along the AIC trails. Bring a lunch for after the walk if you would like to discuss and explore the collected specimens.
Sponsor: SUNY ESF Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Charlotte Demers, 5185822000

· Full Moon Rambles

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb, NY 12852 | Event Website
Night hikes are always an adventure, especially when they coincide with a full moon. Learn about nocturnal wildlife like the flying squirrel, barred owl, and little brown bat. Weather permitting we will point out some well known summer constellations. We may ... Read More
Sponsor: Adirondack Park Institute & the Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000

Sunday, August 6, 2017

· Science Sunday - Birds

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb NY | Event Website
Songbird populations have been studied on the Huntington Wildlife Forest for 85 years. Join wildlife biologist Charlotte Demers for a walk in the woods to hear some of these wonderful birds and learn how their numbers have changed as a result of forest management, ... Read More
Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000

Thursday, August 10, 2017

· The life and art of Anna Hyatt Huntington

7:00 pm - 12:00 am | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY | Event Website
The life and art of Anna Hyatt Huntington. Special presentation by Paul B. Hai, SUNY ESF.
Sponsor: SUNY ESF Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Charlotte Demers, 5185822000

Friday, August 11, 2017

· Primitive Skill: Natural Cordage

1:00 pm - 12:00 am | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY | Event Website
Use cedar bark to make multipurpose rope or a beaded bracelet! (family friendly)
Sponsor: SUNY ESF Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Charlotte Demers, 5185822000

Sunday, August 13, 2017

· Science Sunday - Mosses

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb NY | Event Website
Dr. Gregg McGee of SUNY-ESF will lead a walk to identify and discuss the wide variety of mosses found on our campus. Research into where they grow and why will be reviewed as well as their ecological importance.
Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000

Thursday, August 17, 2017

· Rich Lake Canoe Excursion

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb, NY 12852 | Event Website
Want to know more about lake ecology, loons, and the human history of Rich Lake? Then be part of our guided lake excursions. Meet at the Rich Lake Boat Access site and paddle on this beautiful 342 acre lake. Bring your own canoe/kayak , rent one of our canoes ... Read More
Sponsor: Adirondack Park Institute & the Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000

· Ecological role of coyotes in northeastern forests

7:00 pm - 12:00 am | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY | Event Website
Ecological role of coyotes in northeastern forests. Presentation by special guest lecturer Dr. Jacqueline Frair, SUNY ESF.
Sponsor: SUNY ESF Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Charlotte Demers, 5185822000

Sunday, August 20, 2017

· Science Sunday - Logging

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb NY | Event Website
Paul Hai of SUNY ESF will lead a walk and discussion on the history of logging in the region and on the Newcomb Campus. Learn about the importance of Rich Lake during the river driving days and how the Newcomb Campus continues to mange the forests for both timber ... Read More
Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000

Sunday, September 17, 2017

· Mushroom ID Foray

10:00 am - 12:00 am | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY | Event Website
With the guidance of mushroom expert Susan Hopkins, head out for a morning of mushroom hunting along the AIC trails. Bring a lunch for after the walk if you would like to discuss and explore the collected specimens.
Sponsor: SUNY ESF Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Charlotte Demers, 5185822000

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

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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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