Event Series K&C M&W

Kits & Cubs M&W

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join Merck Forest’s education team for Kits and Cubs, our preschool/toddler and caregiver meet-up group on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-11:30 am. Meet at the Visitor Center for themed nature exploration and activities, songs, story time, and take-home crafts. Weather/Season-appropriate clothing is strongly recommended. Email us HERE with any questions. Pre-registration is required for each […]

$5
Event Series K&C M&W

Kits & Cubs M&W

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join Merck Forest’s education team for Kits and Cubs, our preschool/toddler and caregiver meet-up group on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-11:30 am. Meet at the Visitor Center for themed nature exploration and activities, songs, story time, and take-home crafts. Weather/Season-appropriate clothing is strongly recommended. Email us HERE with any questions. Pre-registration is required for each […]

$5
Event Series Maple Meet-Up

Maple Meet-Up

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join us for an afternoon for a 1.5 hour sugaring tour. You'll get a chance to see and experience our maple sugaring operations, from the trees in the sugarbush to the evaporator, where we draw off the finished syrup. Meet at the Visitor Center with warm, waterproof layers and footwear 15 minutes before the tour […]

$10

Apple Tree Release and Pruning: Setting the Table for Wildlife

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Apple trees offer a wonderful food source for wildlife but require a little help from us. Proper pruning is important to ensure the long-term structural integrity and health of your apple trees. Properly pruned trees are not only stronger but will maximize healthy fruit production. Rutland County Forestry Advisor Tessa McGann and Bleecker Wheeler of […]

Free
Event Series Maple Meet-Up

Maple Meet-Up

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join us for an afternoon for a 1.5 hour sugaring tour. You'll get a chance to see and experience our maple sugaring operations, from the trees in the sugarbush to the evaporator, where we draw off the finished syrup. Meet at the Visitor Center with warm, waterproof layers and footwear 15 minutes before the tour […]

$10
Event Series K&C M&W

Kits & Cubs M&W

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join Merck Forest’s education team for Kits and Cubs, our preschool/toddler and caregiver meet-up group on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-11:30 am. Meet at the Visitor Center for themed nature exploration and activities, songs, story time, and take-home crafts. Weather/Season-appropriate clothing is strongly recommended. Email us HERE with any questions. Pre-registration is required for each […]

$5

Vermont’s Merino Miracle: Lessons from a Landscape of Lambs

Manchester Community Library 138 Cemetery Avenue, Manchester Center, VT

LECTURE AT THE MANCHESTER COMMUNITY LIBRARY At the dawn of the 19th Century, Vermont was a patchwork of subsistence farms, slowly creeping along the valleys and climbing to the tops of the highest hills. There was development, but no specialty was bringing in big capital. That would change after 1811, when diplomat William Jarvis brought […]

$22
Event Series K&C M&W

Kits & Cubs M&W

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join Merck Forest’s education team for Kits and Cubs, our preschool/toddler and caregiver meet-up group on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-11:30 am. Meet at the Visitor Center for themed nature exploration and activities, songs, story time, and take-home crafts. Weather/Season-appropriate clothing is strongly recommended. Email us HERE with any questions. Pre-registration is required for each […]

$5
Event Series Maple Meet-Up

Maple Meet-Up

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join us for an afternoon for a 1.5 hour sugaring tour. You'll get a chance to see and experience our maple sugaring operations, from the trees in the sugarbush to the evaporator, where we draw off the finished syrup. Meet at the Visitor Center with warm, waterproof layers and footwear 15 minutes before the tour […]

$10
Event Series Sunrise Hikes

Sunrise Hike

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

The sun will be rising in the east and hopefully skies will be clear -- join the MFFC education staff for a little exercise on a wintery morning! Our morning hike will begin at the Visitor Center; please arrive 15 minutes before our start at 8:30am. Bring a headlamp and dress warmly, with proper footwear, […]

$10
Event Series Maple Meet-Up

Maple Meet-Up

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join us for an afternoon for a 1.5 hour sugaring tour. You'll get a chance to see and experience our maple sugaring operations, from the trees in the sugarbush to the evaporator, where we draw off the finished syrup. Meet at the Visitor Center with warm, waterproof layers and footwear 15 minutes before the tour […]

$10
Event Series K&C M&W

Kits & Cubs M&W

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join Merck Forest’s education team for Kits and Cubs, our preschool/toddler and caregiver meet-up group on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-11:30 am. Meet at the Visitor Center for themed nature exploration and activities, songs, story time, and take-home crafts. Weather/Season-appropriate clothing is strongly recommended. Email us HERE with any questions. Pre-registration is required for each […]

$5

Vermont Forest Bird Stewardship 101

Manchester Community Library 138 Cemetery Avenue, Manchester Center, VT

LECTURE AT THE MANCHESTER COMMUNITY LIBRARY Join us for a presentation focused on Vermont’s forest birds. Learn the basic concepts that any landowner can apply on their property to become more familiar with the bird community, as well as the big and small ways to help out our feathered friends as stewards of our own […]

$22
Event Series K&C M&W

Kits & Cubs M&W

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join Merck Forest’s education team for Kits and Cubs, our preschool/toddler and caregiver meet-up group on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-11:30 am. Meet at the Visitor Center for themed nature exploration and activities, songs, story time, and take-home crafts. Weather/Season-appropriate clothing is strongly recommended. Email us HERE with any questions. Pre-registration is required for each […]

$5
Event Series Maple Meet-Up

Maple Meet-Up

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join us for an afternoon for a 1.5 hour sugaring tour. You'll get a chance to see and experience our maple sugaring operations, from the trees in the sugarbush to the evaporator, where we draw off the finished syrup. Meet at the Visitor Center with warm, waterproof layers and footwear 15 minutes before the tour […]

$10

Maple Open House

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Spring is showing itself, as sweet sap drips from our tapped maple trees and sugaring begins. Come and celebrate this time-honored Vermont tradition with us during our Maple Open House on Saturday, March 23, from 11a - 3p. Tapping and boiling demonstrations, storytelling, children's activities, farm animals, and more await. Food available. $5 pp suggested […]

$5
Event Series K&C M&W

Kits & Cubs M&W

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join Merck Forest’s education team for Kits and Cubs, our preschool/toddler and caregiver meet-up group on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-11:30 am. Meet at the Visitor Center for themed nature exploration and activities, songs, story time, and take-home crafts. Weather/Season-appropriate clothing is strongly recommended. Email us HERE with any questions. Pre-registration is required for each […]

$5
Event Series Full Moon Hike

Full Moon Hike

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

The moon will be rising in the east tonight, and hopefully skies will be clear! Join us for a guided moon-lit hike on our trails on a wintery evening. Meet up at the Visitor Center at our main campus from 5:30p until 7:00p. Bring a headlamp and dress warmly, with proper footwear, including Microspikes or […]

$10
Event Series K&C M&W

Kits & Cubs M&W

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join Merck Forest’s education team for Kits and Cubs, our preschool/toddler and caregiver meet-up group on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-11:30 am. Meet at the Visitor Center for themed nature exploration and activities, songs, story time, and take-home crafts. Weather/Season-appropriate clothing is strongly recommended. Email us HERE with any questions. Pre-registration is required for each […]

$5
Event Series Maple Meet-Up

Maple Meet-Up

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join us for an afternoon for a 1.5 hour sugaring tour. You'll get a chance to see and experience our maple sugaring operations, from the trees in the sugarbush to the evaporator, where we draw off the finished syrup. Meet at the Visitor Center with warm, waterproof layers and footwear 15 minutes before the tour […]

$10
Event Series Sunrise Hikes

Sunrise Hike

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

The sun will be rising in the east and hopefully skies will be clear -- join the MFFC education staff for a little exercise on a wintery morning! Our morning hike will begin at the Visitor Center; please arrive 15 minutes before our start at 8:30am. Bring a headlamp and dress warmly, with proper footwear, […]

$10
Event Series Maple Meet-Up

Maple Meet-Up

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join us for an afternoon for a 1.5 hour sugaring tour. You'll get a chance to see and experience our maple sugaring operations, from the trees in the sugarbush to the evaporator, where we draw off the finished syrup. Meet at the Visitor Center with warm, waterproof layers and footwear 15 minutes before the tour […]

$10

Vermont Forest Bird Habitat Field Walk and Owl Prowl

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

LECTURE AND OWL PROWL AT MERCK FOREST Join us for an in-person excursion into the woods to explore, in real life, resident birds and their habitats. March is owl-breeding season, so the late-day timing of this walk is designed to increase our chances of encountering an owl, as elusive as they are. Participants should bring […]

$22

Event Series K&C W&F

Kits & Cubs W&F

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join Merck Forest’s education team for Kits and Cubs, our preschool/toddler and caregiver meet-up group on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10-11:30 am. Meet at the Visitor Center for themed nature exploration and activities, songs, story time, and take-home crafts. Weather/Season-appropriate clothing is strongly recommended. Email us HERE with any questions. Pre-registration is required for each […]

$5
Event Series Maple Meet-Up

Maple Meet-Up

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join us for an afternoon for a 1.5 hour sugaring tour. You'll get a chance to see and experience our maple sugaring operations, from the trees in the sugarbush to the evaporator, where we draw off the finished syrup. Meet at the Visitor Center with warm, waterproof layers and footwear 15 minutes before the tour […]

$10
Event Series K&C W&F

Kits & Cubs W&F

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join Merck Forest’s education team for Kits and Cubs, our preschool/toddler and caregiver meet-up group on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10-11:30 am. Meet at the Visitor Center for themed nature exploration and activities, songs, story time, and take-home crafts. Weather/Season-appropriate clothing is strongly recommended. Email us HERE with any questions. Pre-registration is required for each […]

$5
Event Series Maple Meet-Up

Maple Meet-Up

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join us for an afternoon for a 1.5 hour sugaring tour. You'll get a chance to see and experience our maple sugaring operations, from the trees in the sugarbush to the evaporator, where we draw off the finished syrup. Meet at the Visitor Center with warm, waterproof layers and footwear 15 minutes before the tour […]

$10

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join us on the Mountain for a viewing party of the Solar Eclipse. Viewing glasses are available to the first 50 people who attend. A donation of $5pp is suggested at the door.  

$5
Event Series K&C W&F

Kits & Cubs W&F

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join Merck Forest’s education team for Kits and Cubs, our preschool/toddler and caregiver meet-up group on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10-11:30 am. Meet at the Visitor Center for themed nature exploration and activities, songs, story time, and take-home crafts. Weather/Season-appropriate clothing is strongly recommended. Email us HERE with any questions. Pre-registration is required for each […]

$5
Event Series Maple Meet-Up

Maple Meet-Up

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join us for an afternoon for a 1.5 hour sugaring tour. You'll get a chance to see and experience our maple sugaring operations, from the trees in the sugarbush to the evaporator, where we draw off the finished syrup. Meet at the Visitor Center with warm, waterproof layers and footwear 15 minutes before the tour […]

$10
Event Series K&C W&F

Kits & Cubs W&F

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join Merck Forest’s education team for Kits and Cubs, our preschool/toddler and caregiver meet-up group on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10-11:30 am. Meet at the Visitor Center for themed nature exploration and activities, songs, story time, and take-home crafts. Weather/Season-appropriate clothing is strongly recommended. Email us HERE with any questions. Pre-registration is required for each […]

$5
Event Series Maple Meet-Up

Maple Meet-Up

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join us for an afternoon for a 1.5 hour sugaring tour. You'll get a chance to see and experience our maple sugaring operations, from the trees in the sugarbush to the evaporator, where we draw off the finished syrup. Meet at the Visitor Center with warm, waterproof layers and footwear 15 minutes before the tour […]

$10
Event Series Spring Break Camp (Grades 3-4-5)

Spring Break Camp (Grades 3-4-5)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

It’s spring time, and the farm is waking up just in time for Spring Break! Join us for a week of camp for 3rd-5th graders, as we meet new lambs and hatching chicks, play games, help get the farm ready for spring, learn about the sugaring season, and explore and experience Merck Forest during this […]

$275
Event Series K&C W&F

Kits & Cubs W&F

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join Merck Forest’s education team for Kits and Cubs, our preschool/toddler and caregiver meet-up group on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10-11:30 am. Meet at the Visitor Center for themed nature exploration and activities, songs, story time, and take-home crafts. Weather/Season-appropriate clothing is strongly recommended. Email us HERE with any questions. Pre-registration is required for each […]

$5
Event Series Maple Meet-Up

Maple Meet-Up

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join us for an afternoon for a 1.5 hour sugaring tour. You'll get a chance to see and experience our maple sugaring operations, from the trees in the sugarbush to the evaporator, where we draw off the finished syrup. Meet at the Visitor Center with warm, waterproof layers and footwear 15 minutes before the tour […]

$10
Event Series K&C W&F

Kits & Cubs W&F

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join Merck Forest’s education team for Kits and Cubs, our preschool/toddler and caregiver meet-up group on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10-11:30 am. Meet at the Visitor Center for themed nature exploration and activities, songs, story time, and take-home crafts. Weather/Season-appropriate clothing is strongly recommended. Email us HERE with any questions. Pre-registration is required for each […]

$5
Event Series K&C W&F

Kits & Cubs W&F

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join Merck Forest’s education team for Kits and Cubs, our preschool/toddler and caregiver meet-up group on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10-11:30 am. Meet at the Visitor Center for themed nature exploration and activities, songs, story time, and take-home crafts. Weather/Season-appropriate clothing is strongly recommended. Email us HERE with any questions. Pre-registration is required for each […]

$5
Event Series Maple Meet-Up

Maple Meet-Up

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join us for an afternoon for a 1.5 hour sugaring tour. You'll get a chance to see and experience our maple sugaring operations, from the trees in the sugarbush to the evaporator, where we draw off the finished syrup. Meet at the Visitor Center with warm, waterproof layers and footwear 15 minutes before the tour […]

$10
Event Series K&C W&F

Kits & Cubs W&F

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join Merck Forest’s education team for Kits and Cubs, our preschool/toddler and caregiver meet-up group on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10-11:30 am. Meet at the Visitor Center for themed nature exploration and activities, songs, story time, and take-home crafts. Weather/Season-appropriate clothing is strongly recommended. Email us HERE with any questions. Pre-registration is required for each […]

$5

Event Series K&C W&F

Kits & Cubs W&F

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join Merck Forest’s education team for Kits and Cubs, our preschool/toddler and caregiver meet-up group on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10-11:30 am. Meet at the Visitor Center for themed nature exploration and activities, songs, story time, and take-home crafts. Weather/Season-appropriate clothing is strongly recommended. Email us HERE with any questions. Pre-registration is required for each […]

$5
Event Series Maple Meet-Up

Maple Meet-Up

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join us for an afternoon for a 1.5 hour sugaring tour. You'll get a chance to see and experience our maple sugaring operations, from the trees in the sugarbush to the evaporator, where we draw off the finished syrup. Meet at the Visitor Center with warm, waterproof layers and footwear 15 minutes before the tour […]

$10
Event Series K&C W&F

Kits & Cubs W&F

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join Merck Forest’s education team for Kits and Cubs, our preschool/toddler and caregiver meet-up group on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10-11:30 am. Meet at the Visitor Center for themed nature exploration and activities, songs, story time, and take-home crafts. Weather/Season-appropriate clothing is strongly recommended. Email us HERE with any questions. Pre-registration is required for each […]

$5

Women’s Basic Chainsaw Safety

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

For women who have no little to no prior saw experience, Basic Chainsaw Safety is useful preparation for Game Of Logging Level 1 (it is not a prerequisite, however). Topics covered include the parts of a chainsaw, safety, and basic maintenance. There will be no tree-felling at this level and chainsaw use is limited to bucking logs. […]

$250
Event Series Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness First Aid

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

SOLO will teach a 2-day Wilderness First Aid course focusing on emergency backcountry skills, with the option of a CPR component for an additional fee and hours. Recertification for Wilderness First Responder (through SOLO only) is also possible through this course. Certification for WFA is valid for 2 years. Preregistration is required. Minimum age 16. […]

$200

Basic Chainsaw Safety (Coed)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

For students with no little to no prior saw experience, Basic Chainsaw Safety is useful preparation for Game Of Logging Level 1 (it is not a prerequisite, however). Topics covered include the parts of a chainsaw, safety, and basic maintenance. There will be no tree-felling at this level and chainsaw use is limited to bucking logs. Participants […]

$250
Event Series Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness First Aid

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

SOLO will teach a 2-day Wilderness First Aid course focusing on emergency backcountry skills, with the option of a CPR component for an additional fee and hours. Recertification for Wilderness First Responder (through SOLO only) is also possible through this course. Certification for WFA is valid for 2 years. Preregistration is required. Minimum age 16. […]

$200
Event Series K&C W&F

Kits & Cubs W&F

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join Merck Forest’s education team for Kits and Cubs, our preschool/toddler and caregiver meet-up group on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10-11:30 am. Meet at the Visitor Center for themed nature exploration and activities, songs, story time, and take-home crafts. Weather/Season-appropriate clothing is strongly recommended. Email us HERE with any questions. Pre-registration is required for each […]

$5
Event Series Maple Meet-Up

Maple Meet-Up

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join us for an afternoon for a 1.5 hour sugaring tour. You'll get a chance to see and experience our maple sugaring operations, from the trees in the sugarbush to the evaporator, where we draw off the finished syrup. Meet at the Visitor Center with warm, waterproof layers and footwear 15 minutes before the tour […]

$10
Event Series K&C W&F

Kits & Cubs W&F

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join Merck Forest’s education team for Kits and Cubs, our preschool/toddler and caregiver meet-up group on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10-11:30 am. Meet at the Visitor Center for themed nature exploration and activities, songs, story time, and take-home crafts. Weather/Season-appropriate clothing is strongly recommended. Email us HERE with any questions. Pre-registration is required for each […]

$5

Game of Logging, Levels 1 & 2

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Game of Logging chainsaw safety courses: Levels 1 & 2. Level 1 (Saturday, May 5, 8am - 4pm) focuses on precision felling techniques and is a pre-requisite for taking Level 2. Level 2 (Sunday, May 6, 8am - 4pm) focuses on maximizing saw performance. Participants must bring their own chainsaw, PPE, including a safety helmet […]

$500