ADK offers a wide variety of educational and cultural topics intended to increase awareness and appreciation of the environment, including presentations on natural history, backcountry recreation, Adirondack art, music, and history.
The evening lectures at the HPIC begin at 8 p.m. All programs are free and open to the public.
Meet author and veteran Adirondack explorer Erik Schlimmer and enjoy readings from his new book My Adirondacks sharing his experiences of 20 years in the backcountry of the Adirondack Park.
How to Hike like Bigfoot
Join Adirondack Mountain Club’s Outdoor Leadership Coordinator Ryan Doyle and Senior Naturalist Tamarack Tom in an activity based presentation on how to leave less of an impact while recreating in the places we love. Bigfoot’s been doing it for years!
Annie and Jonny Duet
Join us for an evening of beautiful vocals and harmonies that are blended into an eclectic mix of acoustic folk, torchy blues, bluegrass, gospel, early jazz and more!
Hip Hop for the Planet
He’s back! Come experience the inspirational blend of strong rhythms and powerful lyrics straight from the heart of artist Larry Montague’s environmental and socially conscious hip hop.
Join the Rustic Riders for an evening of great music and good times! Music they call "Rock and Soul” this blend of Blues, Rock, Traditional, Gospel, Folk, and Jazz traditions will be blended together for a unique experience.
The Boreas Ponds Tract
Accompany ADK’s Advocacy staff Cathy Pedler and Paul Gallery in discussion on the recent addition of the Boreas Pond Tract to the Adirondack Forest Preserve. This land purchase instantly added almost 21,000 acres of state land to the Adirondack Park!
It’s a Weasel Thing
Learn how to identify, understand and protect Adirondack weasels from NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s Wildlife Technician and weasel expert Tim Watson.
Islands in the Sky
Meet a Summit Steward in their rare habitat…indoors! Join a Summit Steward for a presentation on alpine vegetation, the summit steward program and how you can have a part in protecting the summits you love!
What Would a Woodpecker do?
Explore your curiosity through an interactive presentation with ADK’s Senior Naturalist Tamarack Tom. Learn how to protect, identify and understand the many woodpeckers that call the Adirondacks home.
Impacts of Road Salt on our Lakes and Rivers
Road salt can have a large impact on our watersheds, and Brendan Wiltse can tell you why. Brendan is the Science & Stewardship Director for the Ausable River Association and is an expert the ecological history of lakes and their historical response to climate change.