@theVIC Tuesday, April 8, Through Monday, April 14

Friends of the VIC

Help support the Paul Smith's College VIC by joining the Friends of the VIC. Membership is available at a range of levels, starting with a $45 annual contribution. 

Skiing and Snowshoeing at the VIC

Check out the most recent trail conditions. Skiers and snowshoers must purchase a season pass, or a day pass, to use the trails during the winter months. The VIC is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., seven days a week. 

Saturday, April 12 – Volunteers and Friends of the VIC Natural-History Training Session: Citizen-Science Projects

Learn all about the citizen-science projects available to folks living in the Adirondacks. We will look at bird, mammal, insect, wild flower, amphibian and tree citizen-science projects that you can use to track your own outdoor experiences and help scientists answer big questions. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Free to all volunteers and Friends of the VIC. 

Sunday, April 13 – Nori's Village Market Second Sunday Hosts the VIC

On the second Sunday of every month, Nori's Village Market in Saranac Lake, N.Y., supports local organizations by donating 10 percent of its daily profits. On Sunday, April 13, Nori's is hosting the Paul Smith's College VIC, so be sure to visit and show your support. You’ll get some delicious, sustainable, socially responsible and locally produced food in the process. 

Monday-Friday, April 14-18 – No-School Days: Spring Break

Children ages 7-11 are invited to learn and play during spring break. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. We will visit a variety of subjects related to the season, as plants and animals wake up and claim territory. We will listen to the sounds of the forest, find tracks in the mud, smell the spring flowers, touch tree bark and create adventures together. Preregistration is required for each day. Reserve a spot before 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, by calling (518) 327-6241, or emailing Michelle Berrus at mberrus@paulsmiths.edu. Minimum class size is four. $35/person, $25 for Friends of the VIC. 

Adopt a Sugar Maple

Support the development of maple sugaring at the VIC by adopting a tree for $50. We'll do the tapping, and you'll be investing in the education of an intern and the equipment to take care of your tree. You'll also get a quart of maple syrup from the tree when it's ready. (Shipping not included) Adoption papers are available at the VIC front desk. Makes a great gift! You can also adopt by mail: Just send a check for $50 (plus $15 for shipping for 1-2 quarts). Make checks payable to the PSCVIC: Paul Smith’s College VIC, 8023 Route 30, Paul Smiths, NY 12970.   

Purchase Some VIC Maple Syrup

The students are hard at work collecting and boiling maple sap to make syrup. We have a limited supply of VIC handcrafted, wood-fired syrup available. Pint, $10; quart, $18; and half-gallon, $30 (plus shipping). 

New Moon Art Show: The SAM Fest Exhibition: Art About the Land, the People and the Climate

Regional artists Sandra Hildreth, Lee Ann Sporn, Meg Bernstein, Tim Fortune, Burdette Parks and others will exhibit their art during the run-up to SAM Fest on Saturday, April 26. The exhibit will hang until Sunday, April 27. Free admission. Underwritten by Friends of the VIC.


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7833 New York 30
Paul Smiths, NY 12970

(518) 327-6227
(800) 421-2605



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