The VIC

Butterfly Fun! (Grades 3-5)

Date:
Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Come join us at the VIC and spend some time with in the butterfly house as summer starts to wind down.  We will be playing games, talking about the beautiful colors we see, completing a craft project and more. Group limited:  12   Cost: $25 and $20 for Friends of the VIC.

Preregistration required by 5PM the day before.

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Mushroom Walk

Date:
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:30pm

Join mushroom expert, Susan Hopkins for a casual walk in the woods to look at all mushrooms and fungi. We will identify and discuss poisonous and edible species and learn about medicinal value, too. This walk will take at least 2-2 ½ hours and be held rain or shine. Bring a lunch if you want to stay longer to use books and reference materials provided by Susan for more study after the foray. Cost: $20/session, $15 for Friends of the VIC, FOV Warblers – free. Other date: August 31.  Preregistration required by 5PM the day before.  

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Woodland Writer's Workshop

Date:
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Discover how essays and poems are used as compelling forms of expressing our relationship to landscapes and people, and of sharing the journey and transformation through direct personal experience.  Exercises include: detailed description of natural objects, writing, the practice of taking field notes to capture the sensory power of ecological patterns and processes, trail-side reading of select essays and poems that exemplify the use of ecology to convey our relationship to land, and more writing.

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Teddy Roosevelt Bird Walk

Date:
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 9:00am - 11:00am

Search with Brian McAllister, Adirondack Birding Center Director, for VIC summer birds.  Cost: $20/session, $15 for Friends of the VIC Warblers – free.  Preregistration required by 5PM the day before.

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Plein Air Festival: "Paint the VIC"

Date:
Friday, August 22, 2014 - 9:00am - 8:00pm

Participants of the Plein Air Festival will be spending the day painting the sights and scenes of the Paul Smith's College VIC. Miles of trails, scenic views - mountains, old growth forest, bogs, streams, marsh, beaver lodges, Adirondack lean-tos, etc.

For more information:  http://saranaclakeartworks.com/pleinair/

Location: Paul Smith's College VIC
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Primitive Skills for Teens

Date:
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

There will be an afternoon of learning primitive skills that will include learning how start a fire with flint and steel, make cordage out of natural materials, craft a walking stick, and experience a bow drill friction fire. Group limited to 12 teenagers.  Cost: $25 and $20 for Friends of the VIC.

Preregistration required by 5PM the day before.

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Plein Air Workshop "Paint the Adirondacks"

Date:
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 9:00am - Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 5:00pm

Internationally acclaimed artist/instructor Gayle Levée will be hosting a workshop at the VIC on “Paint the Adirondacks.”  She will demonstrate and teach you the most important concepts of painting this challenging subject. With an emphasis on color, brushwork and composition, Levée will teach you how to understand the mountains and the way light plays on their forms.  The cost of this two-day workshop is $200 with a $50 deposit due two weeks in advance.

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Mushroom Walk

Date:
Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:30pm

Join mushroom expert, Susan Hopkins for a casual walk in the woods to look at all mushrooms and fungi. We will identify and discuss poisonous and edible species and learn about medicinal value, too. This walk will take at least 2-2 ½ hours and be held rain or shine. Bring a lunch if you want to stay longer to use books and reference materials provided by Susan for more study after the foray. Cost: $20/session, $15 for Friends of the VIC, FOV Warblers – free. Other dates: August 27 and August 31.  Preregistration required by 5PM the day before.  

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Wild Edibles Walk

Date:
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Identify wild edibles and learn about the historic medicinal uses for many of the plants common to the Adirondacks with “Truly Wild” instructor Pat Banker from Cornell Cooperative Extension Franklin County.  Walks will be informal and will happen rain or shine. $10 per person for Friends of the VIC; $20 for non-members. Bring a bagged lunch and join Pat for ”wild everything recipe swapping”  and peruse through her collection of wild edible plant ID books.

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Teddy Roosevelt Bird Walk

Date:
Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 9:00am - 11:00am

Search with Brian McAllister, Adirondack Birding Center Director, for VIC summer birds.  Cost: $20/session, $15 for Friends of the VIC Warblers – free.  Preregistration required by 5PM the day before.

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