Ever since The Wild Center opened in Tupper Lake in 2006, people have flocked there to check out the exhibits, see the otters, and walk across the treetops on an elevated trail. The Wild Center aims to re-connect adults and children to nature, and this goal will become easier thanks Community Bank’s recent $2,500 grant to the Center’s Junior Naturalist Program.
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The Wild Center’s Junior Naturalist Program is available to all children who visit the Center, and it was established to create a connection between children and the natural world through fun and engaging ways. Children who take part in the program follow an illustrated guidebook as they explore the Center’s exhibits, living specimens, and natural sites. As they learn more about the Adirondacks, they’ll be able to answer age-specific questions found in the guidebook.
Since the Junior Naturalist Program is a self-guided educational activity, it’s also a great way for parents to work and learn with their children. Over 1,100 kids participate in the program each year, and it’s especially popular with members of the community, local school districts, youth and church groups, summer campers, and museum visitors year round.
The program is a part of The Wild Center’s “no child left inside” programming. By providing children an enriching experience, the Center hopes even the youngest visitor will become even more curious about the Adirondacks and the rest of the natural world.
Located in Tupper Lake, Community Bank is a supporter of educational and community-focused programs available to Tri-Lakes residents. The bank’s $2,500 grant will help the Center to continue to offer the Junior Naturalist Program.
The Wild Center is open daily from 10:00AM – 6:00PM, May 27 – October 11. The Center is only open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from October 11 – 30. Ticket prices vary based on age group.
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