The Wild Center has received a $1,500 grant in support of its “Junior Naturalist Program” from the International Paper Foundation, based in part on recommendations from the Ticonderoga-based mill. The program is offered to all young visitors and will provide a memorable experience for those wishing to learn about the Adirondacks.
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School groups from all around New York State enroll in the program and use it as a vehicle to learn more about nature and have fun while doing it! Students enjoy and appreciate the age-appropriate questions that require them to look beyond the landscapes and animals that inhabit them. After completing the questions, every student is awarded with a patch and the title of “Junior Naturalist.” The grant will also help cover the cost of materials for a newly published and illustrated activity book, as well as a re-created achievement patch.
“We are pleased to support The Wild Center’s ‘Junior Naturalist Program’ which fosters children’s curiosity about nature and the world around them. We are proud to partner with The Wild Center on this educational and fun program where young people can experience the outdoors, enjoy hands-on exhibits and discover the natural history of the Adirondacks,” Donna Wadsworth, the Ticonderoga facility Communication Director stated in regards to the grant.
We are very excited for The Wild Center and their reception of this incredible grant! We can’t wait to see what will be accomplished with the additional support from the International Paper Foundation.