You can experience Wild Walk starting this summer. A trail across the treetops. Member previews begin in June.
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Join us for an informational webinar on Earth Day to learn how to host a Youth Climate Summit and engage high school students in a dialogue on Climate Change!
On April 22, 2015 please join us for a live webinar on showcasing The Wild Center’s Youth Climate Summit – designed by and for high school students. The Association for Science Technology Centers (ASTC) and The Wild Center has teamed up to share a successful Youth Climate Summit format designed to engage high school students in climate literacy, through meaningful dialogue and action planning on climate change. We will highlight this program through a two-hour webinar that will provide an overview of the Youth Climate Summit concept, impacts and outcomes for schools and students, and the planning resources available for free through our Youth Climate Summit Toolkit. Project Director Jen Kretser, science teacher Tammy Morgan, along with two summit students – Erin Weaver and Meadow Hackett – will be sharing their experiences.
Encouraged by US government leaders and interest by other science centers, our collective goal is to share this convening program format at no cost and support the development of at least 10 Youth Climate Summits across the international science museum community in 2015. We will offer all the organizational tools you will need along with connections to scientific experts in your region.
Climate literacy education continues to be an urgent issue and this program format allows for informal science institutions such as science centers, zoos, aquariums and non-profits to join in the international effort. Youth Climate Summits have been found to be powerful vehicles for inspiration, learning, community engagement and youth leadership development. Climate literacy with a focus on local climate impacts and solutions is a key component of the Youth Climate Summit. The project-based learning surrounding the creation of a unique, student driven, sustainability and Climate Action Plan promotes leadership skills applicable and the tools necessary for a 21st Century workforce. This effort was highlighted as a commitment in support of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy’s Climate Education and Literacy Initiative, with the goal of connecting American students and citizens with the best-available, science-based information about climate change. The meeting is being hosted by the Department of Energy office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in support of their efforts to support Climate and Energy Literacy.
In 2013 Mountain Lake PBS and Bright Blue EcoMedia created a documentary – The Resilient Ones: A Generation Takes on Climate Change - about the Adirondack Youth Climate Summit. View the film.
How to participate:
Wed, Apr 22, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Eastern Standard Time
Youth Climate Summit
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States +1 (872) 240-3312 Access Code: 327-254-349
For anyone in the Washington DC area, we invite you to attend in person at the US Department of Energy.
Please RSVP to:
Joshua Sneideman, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
w:202 586 5695
There's a day's worth of things to see and do at the 54,000-square-foot Center and on our 81-acre campus.
Come explore the exhibit halls, create your own work of art, meet one of our many animals at an animal encounter, take a woodland snowshoe down to the Raquette River, join us for a live show, or watch one of many amazing films produced by The Wild Center. It's all covered by your single admission.
The Wild Center's movie, A Matter of Degrees, narrated by Sigourney Weaver, was a finalist at the Banff Mountain Film Festival and first prize winner at the National Association for Interpretation. Filmed exclusively for The Wild Center's wide screen, it's screened each day. Additional shows include the breathtaking images of Carl Heilman’s Wild Adirondacks.
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The Institute of Museum and Library Services named The Wild Center as one of this year's 30 finalists for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The Center was named one of 15 museum finalists. The medal is the nation's highest honor for museums, recognizing institutions for their extraordinary public service and remarkable contributions to their communities.
We have an entire hall dedicated to this giant globe experience where you can see the whole planet, and tons of stories that you can only really see from a space-age view.
Throughout the year there are eXpeditions, snowshoe hikes, guided birding walks, BYOB (boat!) trips, talks and more. Find out more.
May 6th, 2015
10am - 3:30 pm
Join us for this day designed exclusively for homeschoolers when the Center will offer programs normally available to school groups. Live Animal Encounters, Otter Enrichments and an assortment of feature films, perfect for all ages, are scheduled. Special programs featuring Planet Adirondack are planned for Pre-K to 4th grade (Owl Moon) and 5th grade and up (What in the World?).
Each student is $6, one teacher per family is free. Other adults are $8.
For more information or to RSVP, please call (518) 359-7800 x 116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.