About the Adirondack Park Institute

The Adirondack Park Institute, Inc., (API) is a not-for-profit organization formed in 1989 for the purpose of funding environmental education and interpretive programs in the Adirondacks.  The API receives its funding through annual memberships, individual donations, and grants. 

As the friends group for the Paul Smith's College VIC and SUNY ESF's Adirondack Interpretive Center (AIC) in Newcomb, we support participatory and enriching educational programs and experiences throughout the Adirondacks.  These programs teach the young and inspire all generations to care about the natural and cultural environments of the Adirondacks. 

For nearly 30-Years, the API has raised and spent well over one-million dollars for educational programs for children, families, and visitors in the Adirondacks. Most of these programs are free and open to the public.  In 2017, some of the programs we have funded include the "Summer Naturalist Program" and the "Artist-in-Residence Program" at the AIC, as well as, support for programming at the Breck Chapin Native Species Butterfly House at the VIC.  We believe we have made a difference in the lives we have touched as generation after generation return to experience the wonders of the natural world.

To learn more about some of the programs and events the API funds with the generous support of our members and friends, see the NEWSLETTERS on our Home page.

 

Summer Butterfly Program at the Paul Smith's College VIC. Photo by Paul Smith's College.

2018 Lepidopterist-in-Residence Danielle Urich, Paul Smith's College VIC

2018 Artist-in-Residence Reception Neil Rizos, SUNY ESF's AIC

 

 

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