The VIC

13th Annual Great Adiorndack Birding Celebration

Date:
Friday, June 5, 2015 - 12:00am - Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 12:00am

Celebrate the boreal birds that make the Adirondack Mountains their summer home.  This is a chance to see the Bicknell’s Thrush, Black-backed Woodpecker, Gray Jay, Boreal Chickadee, Gold-winged Warbler and more.  Beginning birders welcome.

*Two all-day birding field trips on Friday: “Birding Across the Adirondacks” and “Birding the Saint Lawrence Valley”

*Saturday and Sunday morning field trips to boreal birding hot spots

*Keynote lecture featuring: Chris Rimmer from the Vermont Center for Ecostudies

*Friday and Saturday afternoon activities

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Jenkins Mountain Scramble

Date:
Saturday, May 23, 2015 (All day)

Paul Smith’s College is hosting the fifth annual Paul Smith’s Jenkins Mountain Scramble on Saturday, 23 May 2015. This trail run will take place on the network of wooded trails at the Paul Smith’s College VIC. All proceeds from the race will be used to support the VIC, a vital community resource for environmental education, recreation, and the arts.  Part of the Adirondack Trail Running Race series hosted by High Peaks Cyclery and the VIC.

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SAM FEST at the VIC

Date:
Saturday, April 18, 2015 (All day)

Join us for our second annual day-long celebration of Science, Art, and Music in the Mountains!  Enjoy performances by North Country musicians; environmental art on display; presentations and panel discussions on climate change in the Adirondack. Great food will be available for a fee!

Cost: $5 for the Public – Friends of the VIC and Paul Smith’s College Students are free.

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Mile-a-Minute Quilting Workshop with Karen LiVecchi

Date:
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Quilts are fun and fast to make when you create your own fabric out of scraps! Bring all your scrap fabric and learn this easy method to quickly sew them into blocks. Then use these blocks to create a tote bag in class. A great way to use up scraps!  Cost: $25 *Preregistration required

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Maple Sap Run - 5K

Date:
Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 10:00am

Participants will walk or run out to the VIC sugar bush “collect” a quart of sap and return to “process” it in the VIC sugar house.  All participants take home some “sweet stuff.”  Entry fee $25 or $20 for FOV and season pass holders.  Prizes furnished by Adirondack Life.

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The Wildlife Society Student Conclave

Date:
Friday, March 27, 2015 - 3:00pm - Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 3:00pm

The Wildlife Society Student Conclave Hosted by Paul Smith’s College

Students from regional colleges will converge on the VIC for a variety of educational sessions, presentations and competitions. Events include photography contests, obstacle courses, and radio telemetry demonstrations.  Student Chapters of the Wildlife Society are encouraged to attend conclaves not only to learn, but also to network and share experiences.

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Owl Prowl

Date:
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 7:00pm

Come and snowshoe in the woods and see whooo’s calling.  Participants will learn owl natural history, call notes, and listen for calling owls.  Bring snowshoes and a flashlight or headlamp to help guide your way and please dress appropriately for being outdoors at night.  Cost: $10/person or $5 for Friends of the VIC *Snowshoes available for rent.  Preregistration required by 5PM the day before.

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Birding Trip to the St. Lawrence Valley

Date:
Saturday, March 14, 2015 (All day)

Join the director of the Adirondack Birding Center, Brian McAllister, on a trip to the shoreline of the St. Lawrence River and surrounding agricultural fields near Massena. Transportation provided. Cost: $60 per person and a 25% discount for Friends of the VIC.

Preregistration is required by March 12 at 5pm - Please call 518-327-6241 to register

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X Marks the Spot Ski and Snowshoe Party

Date:
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

VIC staff will be mailing out an invitation and map to a “secret” location on the VIC trails for a Friends of the VIC party!  Bonfire, hot dogs, marshmallows and you!  Look for your map in the mail and bring friends along to the party!

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NYSSRA Nordic Championship Ski Orienteering

Date:
Sunday, March 8, 2015 (All day)

For more information go to http://nyssranordic.org/

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