TUPPER LAKE - The Wild Center, situated in the heart of the Adirondacks in Tupper Lake, has received a grant of $1,250 from the Stewart's Holiday Match program for the Junior Naturalist Program for children, strengthening the Center's ability to offer this special program to children who visit.
The Wild Center's mission is to reconnect adults and children to the natural world in innovative ways. The Junior Naturalist program is a self-guided environmental education activity fitting into the "no child left inside" programming, focused on getting children engaged in the natural world. Children learn about the outdoors and animals while examining the exhibits and trails.
The program is among the Center's most popular self-led activities for visitors coming from the community, local and regional schools, youth groups, church groups, summer camp and seasonal museum visitors.
Stewart's Holiday Match's underwriting support is meant to ensure that all children will be exposed to the natural world of the Adirondacks.
The Stewart's Holiday Match program has collected and matched donations in their shops between Thanksgiving and Christmas since 1986. Half of the grant comes from Stewart's customers.
For more information, contact The Wild Center at 518-359-7800 or visit it online atwww.wildcenter.org.