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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.

April
21

Saturday

Needle Felting 101 with Ruth Olbert 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY | calendar of events
Learn the basics of needle felting by creating a wool dryer ball. Dryer balls used in the dryer to help laundry dry more quickly and help control static. Materials are provided. Registration Fee $10 donation to the Adirondack Park Institute.Register by April ... Read More
Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


April
29

Sunday

Leopold Bench Building Workshop 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY | Events Calendar
Participants will build the iconic Leopold bench. This simple garden bench is a timeless classic and easy to construct. Registration includes materials and refreshments. Tools provided. The film "Green Fire: Aldo Leopold And A Land Ethic For Our Time" will ... Read More
Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000

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 Leopoldís 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

Introduction to Fly Fishing 9:00 am - 3:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb, NY 12852 | AIC Events
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 Kovacs will be your instructor for this event. No equipment or experiences ... Read More
Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000


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


May
20

Sunday

America's First Forest 1:30 am - 3:00 am | 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


May
26

Saturday

Spring Wildflower Walk with Peter O'Shea 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY | Events Calendar
Join guest naturalist Peter O'Shea for a jaunt around the Adirondack Interpretive Centerís trails to look for spring and early summer wildflowers. Please call or email to register.
Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


July
21

Saturday

Annual Rubber Loon Race 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb, NY 12852 | AIC Events
Our Annual Rubber Loon Race will be on July 21st at 3:00 PM. Come and join the fun as we release our rubber loons to race down the outlet of Rich Lake. There are great prizes available to the top loon athletes. You can sponsor a loon for $10 and all proceeds ... Read More
Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000

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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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