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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
16

Saturday

Great Backyard Bird Count

10:00 am - 4:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb, NY 12852 | ONGOING —continues through Sunday, February 17, 2019 | AIC Events | The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy event. Sponsored by the Audubon Society, the 21st GBBC runs for four days during which participants watch for birds and record the species and number of birds that they saw. The checklists create ... Read More | Sponsor: Audubon | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000

Full Moon Snowshoe

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb NY | AIC Events | Explore the AIC trails by the light of the (almost) 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. After our evening excursion, we will enjoy hot ... Read More | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000


March
2

Saturday

Paint with Me Workshop

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb, NY | Event Website | 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 February 23rd) | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518-582-2000


March
9

Saturday

Seed Exchange

11:00 am - 1:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb NY | AIC Events | Have too many carrot seeds but not enough beans or peas? Want to try a heritage tomato or curious isf eggplant will grown in your garden? Whether you have seeds or not, join interested gardeners to share gardening tips and ideas. Hosted by Lorraine Miga, Master ... Read More | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000


April
14

Sunday

Film - Chasing Coral

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb NY | AIC Events | What happens to our oceans has far reaching effects; even into the heart of the Adirondacks. Join us for a screening of Chasing Coral, a film that shows us the beauty of the seas, the challenges they are facing and provides inspiration and insight on how to ... Read More | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000


April
20

Saturday

Adult Needle Felting Workshop

9:30 am - 12:30 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb NY | AIC Events | Participants will enjoy this hands-on needle felting workshop with Ruth Olbert. You will be creating a lovely felted beehive mobile that will hang from its own small branch and include the hive and its buzzing, busy bees. Perfect for a gift or to adorn your ... Read More | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000


May
4

Saturday

Introduction to Fly Fishing

9:00 am - 3:00 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 Kovacs will be your instructor for this event. No equipment or experiences ... Read More | Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000

Early Migrant Bird Walk I

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm | 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


May
11

Saturday

Early Migrant Bird Walk II

10:00 am - 12:30 pm | 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

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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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