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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:

  • Summer Science Squad
    This program is designed for children 7-12 years old. Explorers will spend the day (9am-4pm) investigating the natural environment with hands-on learning.
  • Huntington Lecture Series
    Join us Thursday nights in July and August for presentations that range in topic from ecology to history to philosophy.
  • 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

Saturday, April 8, 2017

· Family Saturday: Predator & Prey

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb, NY 12852 | Event Website
Spend the morning exploring Adirondack predators and their prey. Families will learn how predator and prey are unique and will have the chance to interact with many different animal artifacts. We’ll complete the program with an adventure on the AIC trails in ... Read More
Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000

Saturday, April 22, 2017

· Introduction to Fly Fishing

9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb, NY 12852 | Event Website
At this one-day workshop, you will be introduced to the art and science of fly fishing. Instruction will focus on the basics of fly casting, gear, and technique. Licensed Fishing Guide Rick Kovac will be your instructor for this event. No equipment or experiences ... Read More
Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000

Saturday, May 6, 2017

· Early Migrant Bird Walk

8:30 am - 11:00 am | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb, NY 12852 | Event Website
Join us to look for our early arriving avian migrants. We will either travel walk along the Rich Lake Marsh or hike the trails at the AIC to see which resident and migrant birds are in the area. Both walks are easy rambles and great for beginning birders.
Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000

Saturday, May 13, 2017

· Spring Wildflower Walk

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb, NY 12852 | Event Website
Guest Naturalist Peter O’Shea will take you on the AIC trails to look for some of the beautiful blooms of spring. Trout lily, Two-leaved Toothwort, Trillium and Canada Mayflower are just a few of the species you can expect to see and learn to identify. 
Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000

Saturday, May 20, 2017

· Early Migrant Bird Walks

8:30 am - 11:00 am | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb, NY 12852 | Event Website
Join us to look for our early arriving avian migrants. We will either travel walk along the Rich Lake Marsh or hike the trails at the AIC to see which resident and migrant birds are in the area. Both walks are easy rambles and great for beginning birders.
Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000

Friday, June 2, 2017

· Fly Fishing Weekend Workshop

6:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb, NY 12852 | ONGOING —continues through Sunday, June 4, 2017 | Event Website
Spend a weekend in the beautiful Adirondacks while developing this unique, rewarding skill with the help of licensed guides! This workshop is geared toward beginners and will focus on fly casting and fly fishing while emphasizing the natural science of the sport. ... Read More
Sponsor: Adirondack Park Institute & the Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000

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

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

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