Save the Date for Astronomy Day: Black Holes

January 11th, 2020

  Be sure to mark your calendars for Astronomy Day at The Wilderness Center on April 4th. This year’s topic will center on some of the strangest and most fascinating objects in the universe – black holes. By definition a black hole is a region of space-time exhibiting gravitational acceleration so strong that nothing – […]

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 […]

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