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Celebrate the Winter Solstice at TWC

December 1st, 2019

Astronomical winter officially begins with the winter solstice on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at 11:19 p.m. EST.  The word solstice comes from the Latin word solstitium with “sol” meaning “sun” and the past participle stem of “sistere” meaning “to make stand.”  This came from the observation that the sun’s position relative to the horizon at […]

Mercury Transit

October 27th, 2019

Join with the Wilderness Center Astronomy Club on the morning of Monday, November 11, to watch Mercury transit or pass directly between the Earth and the Sun for the first time since May 2016 – a sight that will not occur again until November 2032. We will be watching the transit with people from across […]

Seed Hunt!

October 16th, 2019

          Try a seed hunt this fall! These life-sustaining little packages are fun to find at this time of year and come in all shapes and sizes. Help kids find examples of the five ways that seeds are dispersed: 1. Gravity — seeds drop to the ground 2. Animals — sticky […]

Announcing TWC’s New Executive Director

September 30th, 2019

The Wilderness Center (TWC) today announced that it has named Jeanne M. Gural as its next executive director, effective Nov. 18, 2019. Gural will be responsible for direction of TWC’s many education, conservation and community programs, reporting to the Board of Directors. Gural joins TWC from the Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge in Medford, New […]

International Observe the Moon Night

September 26th, 2019

Saturday, October 5 is International Observe the Moon Night. This night is a worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration held annually since 2010. One day each year, everyone on Earth is invited to observe and learn about the Moon together, and to celebrate the cultural and personal connections we have with our nearest neighbor […]


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