Heron Marsh at the Paul Smiths VIC (20 May 2012)

VIC Environmental Education Programs for Children:
No School Days

Nature Programs for CHildren at the Paul Smiths VIC: Exploring Adirondack WetlandsNature Programs for Children at the VIC: Exploring Adirondack wetlands.

The No School Days programs are offered on days when neighboring schools are closed on planned holidays or spring break. The program provides half-day and full-day environmental education sessions to teach children in Grades 3-5 to become VIC eco-explorers, learning about the natural world in the Adirondack Mountains. Activities include: hiking, exploring the marsh, playing games, and making arts and crafts. Fun is number one, while we develop sensory awareness, creative thinking, listening comprehension, and empathy. No School Days are offered on the following dates:

No School Day programming is led by VIC Educator Deb Paradis and supported by Friends of the VIC.


Explore the VIC

The Paul Smiths VIC offers a wide variety of programs throughout the year to educate and inform Adirondack Park residents and visitors about the natural wonders of the Adirondack Mountains. You can help support these programs by joining the Friends of the VIC. More information on Friends of the VIC memberships

Explore the Trails

The VIC trails are free and open to the public, from dawn to dusk, spring through fall. In winter, the trails are open to cross-country skiers and snowshoers for a fee. Day or season passes may be purchased.