TUPPER LAKE - The Wild Center's Winter Wildays continues on Feb. 27 and 28.
On Saturday Feb. 27 at 1 p.m., join Ken Visser at the Wild Center as he provides an introduction to small wind turbine technology and takes a closer look at the fundamentals of wind, current technology and ongoing research in 'Windpower in the Adirondacks.'
Three areas of interest will be presented: 1) fundamentals of wind energy including power and energy in the wind, factors affecting turbine performance and behavior, and various turbine concepts, 2) current technologies for the consumer, such as what is available and what to look out for and be aware of; costs; and expectations, and 3) wind research at Clarkson University on new concepts for the future.
On Sunday, Feb. 28, Family Art and Nature day begins at 1 p.m. Bring the entire family and explore this week's theme, 'Become a Track Detective.' Come prepared to go outside and use your detective skills to track down some of our critter friends. Participants will then head inside to create their own track stamps and track story. Snowshoes will be provided.
As always, there are hikes on free snowshoes, animal encounters, movies and great food offerings. Winter Wildays are free for members or with paid admission. Admission for non-members is $15 for adults, $9 for youth age 4-14, $13 for seniors 65 and older, and free for age three and under.
For additional information on The Wild Center and Winter Wildays, visit www.wildcenter.org or call 359-7800.