Wild Walk

October 1st, 2014 - September 30th, 2015 | PROJECT

The Wild Center will design and implement an innovative learning experience through new installations on Wild Walk, an elevated walkway that runs through the Adirondack forest. The museum will also design and lead interpretive training for staff, interns and volunteers, and draft and test interpretive programs. Exhibits will include a thirty-foot-high rope net "Spiders Web" suspended above the ground; "Squirrel Run," a series of suspended bridges that lead from the main walk; a two-story Tree House which will house multiple exhibits on wildlife and people-nature relationships; and a model Tree Snag that is 40 feet high and 12 feet in diameter. The museum aims to enhance audiences' understanding of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through dynamic learning experiences and interactive exhibits offered through an elevated view of the forest. The learning experiences and resources will foster an appreciation of being active in nature and promote the philosophy that spending time outdoors is a valuable part of our lives.

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Team Members

Stephanie Ratcliff, Principal Investigator, Natural History Museum of the Adirondack


Funding Source: IMLS
Funding Program: Museums for America
Award Number: MA-10-14-0352-14
Funding Amount: $144,736


Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | General STEM | Life science
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Park | Outdoor | Garden Programs | Parks | Outdoor | Garden Exhibits | Public Programs