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July 2020

Second Saturday Hike, 7/11

July 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

It’s sure to be a lovely day for a moderate staff-guided hike through Merck Forest’s landscape. Bring water and snacks. $5pp. Register for July 11 Hike HERE.  

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Meet and Feed, 7/12/2020

July 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

Sunday afternoons, June 7 through October 11 Join Merck staff on Sunday afternoons as they go about afternoon chores feeding our animals. Get to know our sheep, horses, chickens, and pigs during our daily routine. $5pp. Your registration must indicate how many people -- children AND adults -- are in your party.  Children must be accompanied by at least one paid adult (except for day camp), and registration count and fee(s) must include EACH member of your party. Click HERE…

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Farm Chores for Children, 7/16/2020

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

$5 per person. Your registration must indicate how many people -- children AND adults -- are in your party.  Children must be accompanied by at least one paid adult (except for day camp), and registration count and fee(s) must include EACH member of your party. Register HERE.

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Meet and Feed, 7/19/2020

July 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

Sunday afternoons, June 7 through October 11 Join Merck staff on Sunday afternoons as they go about afternoon chores feeding our animals. Get to know our sheep, horses, chickens, and pigs during our daily routine. $5pp. Your registration must indicate how many people -- children AND adults -- are in your party.  Children must be accompanied by at least one paid adult (except for day camp), and registration count and fee(s) must include EACH member of your party. Click HERE…

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Farm Chores for Children, 7/23/2020

July 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5
VT farm chores

On Thursday afternoons through the summer, children (and their adult companion) may join the farm staff at Merck Forest & Farmland Center for daily chores. Youngsters may feed the horses, pick berries, collect eggs and perform other tasks. These farm-centered "workshops" are designed to introduce children to simple farm routines and products, and to meet our animals under expert supervision. These hands-on/hands-dirty activities are suitable for children ages 3 and up. Your registration must indicate how many people -- children…

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Merck Forest BioBlitz 2020

July 25 - July 26
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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FREE

Join fellow naturalists of all experience levels at Merck Forest & Farmland Center for two days of exploration of everything natural across any of 3167 acres of forests, fields, and waters. From experts to novices, all curious minds are welcome. The goal of this BioBlitz is to document as much natural life as possible on Merck Forest property over the weekend. Participation is as easy as taking a photo and recording date, time, and location, and uploading to iNaturalist.org via…

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Meet and Feed, 7/26/2020

July 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

Sunday afternoons, June 7 through October 11 Join Merck staff on Sunday afternoons as they go about afternoon chores feeding our animals. Get to know our sheep, horses, chickens, and pigs during our daily routine. $5pp. Your registration must indicate how many people -- children AND adults -- are in your party.  Children must be accompanied by at least one paid adult (except for day camp), and registration count and fee(s) must include EACH member of your party. Click HERE…

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Farm Chores for Children, 7/30/2020

July 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

$5 per person. Your registration must indicate how many people -- children AND adults -- are in your party.  Children must be accompanied by at least one paid adult (except for day camp), and registration count and fee(s) must include EACH member of your party. Register HERE.

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August 2020

Meet and Feed, 8/2/2020

August 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

Sunday afternoons, June 7 through October 11 Join Merck staff on Sunday afternoons as they go about afternoon chores feeding our animals. Get to know our sheep, horses, chickens, and pigs during our daily routine. $5pp. Your registration must indicate how many people -- children AND adults -- are in your party.  Children must be accompanied by at least one paid adult (except for day camp), and registration count and fee(s) must include EACH member of your party. Click HERE…

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Forest Day Camp (Session 2) for Rising 1st to 3rd Graders

August 3 @ 9:00 am - August 7 @ 3:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$250
children activities, kids, pond, fun

Oh joy! Five days to explore farm, fields, forests, ponds, pools and streams, play games, and do craft projects! In our Forest Camp for rising first, second and third graders, we will explore, observe, splash around in, and learn about the ecosystems here. Children should be dressed for outdoor adventures and wet environments. They should bring a bag lunch (and perhaps a change of clothes?). Our woodland classroom -- the new yurt -- will be our forest base camp, and a…

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Farm Chores for Children, 8/6/2020

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

$5 per person. Your registration must indicate how many people -- children AND adults -- are in your party.  Children must be accompanied by at least one paid adult (except for day camp), and registration count and fee(s) must include EACH member of your party. Register HERE.

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Second Saturday Hike, 8/08

August 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5
hiking Manchester VT

A hike in the woods, with a staff member to point out special features of the terrain and habitat. Fabulous!   Register Here.

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Meet and Feed, 8/9/2020

August 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

Sunday afternoons, June 7 through October 11 Join Merck staff on Sunday afternoons as they go about afternoon chores feeding our animals. Get to know our sheep, horses, chickens, and pigs during our daily routine. $5pp. Your registration must indicate how many people -- children AND adults -- are in your party.  Children must be accompanied by at least one paid adult (except for day camp), and registration count and fee(s) must include EACH member of your party. Click HERE…

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Farm Chores for Children, 8/13/2020

August 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

$5 per person. Your registration must indicate how many people -- children AND adults -- are in your party.  Children must be accompanied by at least one paid adult (except for day camp), and registration count and fee(s) must include EACH member of your party. Register HERE.

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Meet and Feed, 8/16/2020

August 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

Sunday afternoons, June 7 through October 11 Join Merck staff on Sunday afternoons as they go about afternoon chores feeding our animals. Get to know our sheep, horses, chickens, and pigs during our daily routine. $5pp. Your registration must indicate how many people -- children AND adults -- are in your party.  Children must be accompanied by at least one paid adult (except for day camp), and registration count and fee(s) must include EACH member of your party. Click HERE…

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Mushroom Hunt for Youngsters

August 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5
VT mushrooms

A walk and search for families with children. Families should bring baskets to gather mushrooms in. Your registration must indicate how many people -- children AND adults -- are in your party.  Children must be accompanied by at least one paid adult (except for day camp), and registration count and fee(s) must include EACH member of your party.   Please preregister here for the Mushroom Hunt Program.

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Mushroom ID

August 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$10
VT mushroom

An ADULT workshop focusing on Identifying mushrooms: mycologist Sue Hook will have mushrooms to ID, and participants may bring in their own mushrooms as well.   Preregister here for the Mushroom ID Program.

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Meet and Feed, 8/23/2020

August 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

Sunday afternoons, June 7 through October 11 Join Merck staff on Sunday afternoons as they go about afternoon chores feeding our animals. Get to know our sheep, horses, chickens, and pigs during our daily routine. $5pp. Your registration must indicate how many people -- children AND adults -- are in your party.  Children must be accompanied by at least one paid adult (except for day camp), and registration count and fee(s) must include EACH member of your party. Click HERE…

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Meet and Feed, 8/30/2020

August 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

Sunday afternoons, June 7 through October 11 Join Merck staff on Sunday afternoons as they go about afternoon chores feeding our animals. Get to know our sheep, horses, chickens, and pigs during our daily routine. $5pp. Your registration must indicate how many people -- children AND adults -- are in your party.  Children must be accompanied by at least one paid adult (except for day camp), and registration count and fee(s) must include EACH member of your party. Click HERE…

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September 2020

Meet and Feed 9/6/2020

September 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

Sunday afternoons, June 7 through October 11 Join Merck staff on Sunday afternoons as they go about afternoon chores feeding our animals. Get to know our sheep, horses, chickens, and pigs during our daily routine. $5pp. Your registration must indicate how many people -- children AND adults -- are in your party.  Children must be accompanied by at least one paid adult (except for day camp), and registration count and fee(s) must include EACH member of your party. Click HERE…

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Second Saturday Hike, 9/12

September 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5
vermont mountain view

The air is crisp, the leaves starting to signal autumn's approach -- wouldn't a staff-guided hike through the woods suit you this afternoon? Register HERE.

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Meet and Feed, 9/13/2020

September 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

Sunday afternoons, June 7 through October 11 Join Merck staff on Sunday afternoons as they go about afternoon chores feeding our animals. Get to know our sheep, horses, chickens, and pigs during our daily routine. $5pp. Your registration must indicate how many people -- children AND adults -- are in your party.  Children must be accompanied by at least one paid adult (except for day camp), and registration count and fee(s) must include EACH member of your party. Click HERE…

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Harvest Festival

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$3
saphouse, autum, fall foliage

Celebrate the harvest with food and games and lots to see! $3pp suggested donation.

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Meet and Feed, 9/20/2020

September 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

Sunday afternoons, June 7 through October 11 Join Merck staff on Sunday afternoons as they go about afternoon chores feeding our animals. Get to know our sheep, horses, chickens, and pigs during our daily routine. $5pp. Your registration must indicate how many people -- children AND adults -- are in your party.  Children must be accompanied by at least one paid adult (except for day camp), and registration count and fee(s) must include EACH member of your party. Click HERE…

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Volunteer Work Party, 9/26

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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Free
trailwork, maintenance, safety

A work party in the woods or on the farm -- what a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon! Register HERE.  

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Meet and Feed, 9/27/2020

September 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

Sunday afternoons, June 7 through October 11 Join Merck staff on Sunday afternoons as they go about afternoon chores feeding our animals. Get to know our sheep, horses, chickens, and pigs during our daily routine. $5pp. Your registration must indicate how many people -- children AND adults -- are in your party.  Children must be accompanied by at least one paid adult (except for day camp), and registration count and fee(s) must include EACH member of your party. Click HERE…

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October 2020

Meet and Feed, 10/04/2020

October 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

Sunday afternoons, June 7 through October 11 Join Merck staff on Sunday afternoons as they go about afternoon chores feeding our animals. Get to know our sheep, horses, chickens, and pigs during our daily routine. $5pp. Your registration must indicate how many people -- children AND adults -- are in your party.  Children must be accompanied by at least one paid adult (except for day camp), and registration count and fee(s) must include EACH member of your party. Click HERE…

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Meet and Feed, 10/11/2020

October 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

Sunday afternoons, June 7 through October 11 Join Merck staff on Sunday afternoons as they go about afternoon chores feeding our animals. Get to know our sheep, horses, chickens, and pigs during our daily routine. $5pp. Your registration must indicate how many people -- children AND adults -- are in your party.  Children must be accompanied by at least one paid adult (except for day camp), and registration count and fee(s) must include EACH member of your party. Click HERE…

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November 2020

Fairy House Morning Workshop

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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VT fairy house

Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes: tiny houses for wee creatures. Tools are provided, but your construction crew will hike through the woods to collect construction  materials, and you may bring additional materials from home to embellish the creation. Your registration must indicate how many people -- children AND adults -- are in your party.  Children must be accompanied by at least one paid adult, and registration count and fee(s) must include EACH member of your party.   Please register HERE…

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