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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.

July
19

Thursday

Lecture - The Deserted Village Revisited

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY | calendar of events | Local author and historian Don Seauvageau will explore the history of the Hudson Headwaters. The presentation is based on the 1978 Historic American Engineering Record, “Adirondack Iron and Steel Company: “New Furnace”, 1849-1854”. Don will also give an updated ... Read More | Sponsor: Adirondack Park Institute | 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


July
26

Thursday

Lecture - Hope is the Thing with Feathers: What Birds Tell us about the Adirondack Landscape

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY | Event Website | Adirondack Ecological Center associate director and ecologist Stacy McNulty will present an overview of avian research on the Huntington Wildlife Forest. Point counts of birds have been conducted on the Forest since the 1960s and results from this and other ... Read More | Sponsor: Adirondack Park Institute | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


August
2

Thursday

Lecture - Paradise Lost? The Search for Adirondack Heritage Lakes

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY | calendar of events | Join ecologist and paleoclimatologist, Dr. Curt Stager, for a presentation on his quest to locate pristine lakes in the Adirondack Park. | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


August
9

Thursday

Lecture - Tiny Gardeners: Adirondack Ants and Their Role in Seed Dispersal

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY | Event Website | SUNY ESF graduate student Mariano Arias will talk about the ecological importance of ants. These tiny creatures are often overlooked, but for certain plants, they are critical for seed dispersal. So critical that some plants create special structures just to ... Read More | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


August
11

Saturday

Full Day Adult Bird Journaling Workshop

9:00 am - 3:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY | calendar of events | Enrich your experience with the natural world! Using both classroom and field components, our Artist-in-Residence Neil Rizos will teach you a proven method to help you observe and record the information necessary to create field sketches with confidence. Preregistration ... Read More | Sponsor: Adirondack Park Institute | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5185822000


August
16

Thursday

Lecture - Natural History and Status of Spruce Grouse in the Adirondacks

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY | Event Website | Dr. Angelena Ross will present on her research into the life history of the Spruce Grouse and the State of New York's efforts to stabilize the population in the Adirondacks with re-introduction efforts. | 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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