It’s that time of year again! The Adirondack Interpretive Center is gearing up for their annual rubber loon race to be held on Saturday May 25, 2013! This year marks the 2nd year they are using rubber loons (custom designed and made by CelebriDucks) instead of traditional rubber ducks! Loons (for those of you not familiar) are waterfowl cousins of the duck from northern regions. They have short tails, webbed feet, and a laugh-like cry. Why rubber loons instead if the tradition duck? Because, loons are prevalent and very popular in the Adirondacks!
Last year, a flock of floating rubber loons splashed into water on May 26, 2012 for a race along the Rich Lake Outlet, part of the AIC’s celebration of its first anniversary under the leadership of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF). The loon race was the centerpiece of a day dedicated to programming about Adirondack loons and logging, celebrating the inaugural year of ESF’s programing at the AIC, and simultaneously raising funds to support programming throughout 2012.
Any member of the public who wishes to participate may sponsor an individual loon. Proceeds from loon sponsorships will support educational programs at the AIC. And, sponsors of the top finishers in the race will receive fabulous prizes! If you are interested in sponsoring a loon in this year’s race held on Saturday May 25, 2013, please stay in touch with the AIC on their homepage, Facebook and Twitter. You can also call them at 518.582.2000 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And click here to visit their page to see video of the race! There are a lot of duck races out there, but this is a one of a kind event! Now go sponsor a loon!