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August 2019

Creek Exploration Program

August 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5
vermont hiking trail

What's splashing about in backcountry creeks? Find out with Merck staff. We'll meet up at the South Gate, and discuss &  explore the water cycle and how it relates to the creek. Be prepared to get wet.   Preregister here for the Creek Exploration Program.

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Volunteer Workparty Saturday

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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Free
trailwork, maintenance, safety

On the last Saturday of the month: work with great people in the great big beautiful out-of-doors. Come join the crew!   Click Here to Register for the Volunteer Workparty  

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September 2019

Nature Journalling Workshop

September 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

Participants will first learn to create their own nature journals, and then learn how to create entries for their journals, making observations and "making marks on paper" - whether by writing about or by drawing what is seen.   Please preregister here for the Journalling Workshop.

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Second Saturday Hike

September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

This hike will be of moderate difficulty; participants must have appropriate footgear, water and snacks. Reservations are requested; fee: $5 per person. Held weather-permitting.   Please preregister for the hike here.

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Harvest Festival

September 21 @ 9:00 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!

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Game of Logging: Chainsaw Safety Training for Women

September 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$180
Forest health in Vermont

Level 1 (9/28, 8am-5pm, tuition $180 pp) focuses on introducing women to chainsaw safety and precision-felling techniques. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To enroll, click HERE or contact Chris at christine@merckforest.org. Housing is available Friday night at the Barn Cabins at the rate of $10/person/night; this accommodation is very rustic -- click HERE for a description of the Barn Cabins.

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Solo Wilderness First Aid Classes

September 28 @ 8:30 am - September 29 @ 5:00 pm
$200 – $240
VT survival course

Participants successfully completing this SOLO Wilderness program will receive certification in Wilderness First Aid (or re-certification for Wilderness First Responders). The CPR Module is available for an additional cost of $40 (runs a little later that the First Aid course). September 28-29, 8:30am to 5pm each day, $200 ($240 with optional CPR Module).   Space is limited and preregistration is required: click HERE to register, or contact Chris at christine@merckforest.org . Bring a bag lunch. Housing in the Barn Cabins is available…

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Volunteer Workparty Saturday

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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Free
volunteers vermont farm

One Saturday a month, in the woods and on the farm: work with great people in the great big beautiful out-of-doors. Come join the crew!   Please Preregister Here for the Party.

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Game of Logging: Chainsaw Safety Training

September 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$180
vermont logging

Game of Logging Level 1 (9/29, 8am-5pm, tuition $180 pp) Chainsaw safety and precision-felling techniques. Participants must be prepared for moderately vigorous outdoor activity with gloves, sturdy footgear, water, snacks and a bag lunch. This workshop is weather-dependent: light rainfall will not cancel the workshop, but we will not fell trees in thunderstorms or in high-wind situations. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To enroll, please click HERE or contact Chris at christine@merckforest.org. As an added convenience, we offer…

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October 2019

Who Lives in our Woods?

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

Who do you think lives on a wild hillside in Vermont? Come find out!   Please preregister here for the Who Lives in Our Woods Program.

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