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September 2020

Wilderness Wednesdays

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$200

A weekly exploration of the natural world for students in grades 4 – 6. Students will explore the landscape and document their journey through drawing and writing in nature journals. We’ll explore forests and woodland, dip in the pond, do some citizen science and collect data, all while having fun in the great outdoors. Activities align with the Next Generation Science Standards curricula. Enrollment is limited to 10 students. SESSION 1 DATES: September 23 & 30 and October 7 & 14, from…

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Game of Logging: Levels 1 & 2

September 26 @ 8:00 am - September 27 @ 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$400
vermont logging

Level 1 (9/26, 8am-4pm) focuses on introducing the participant to precision felling techniques. Registration for this course is available to adults and to teenagers aged 16 and up (with parental permission). Level 2 (9/27, 8am-4pm) focuses on maximizing chainsaw performance. These are field-based workshops and will be conducted in any weather conditions except for heavy snows, thunderstorms or high-wind conditions. Bring snacks, a bag lunch, water and a construction-type hard hat; be dressed for any weather conditions and wear sturdy work-boots. PLEASE…

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Volunteer Work Party, 9/26

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 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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Second Saturday Hike, 10/10/2020

October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

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

Second Saturday Hike, 11/14/2020

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

A jaunt through the landscape with a knowledgeable guide -- what a great way to spend the afternoon!   Register HERE.

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December 2020

Second Saturday Hike, 12/12/2020

December 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5
winter, snow, Vermont, snowshoeing

It might be nippy out there, but a brisk pace set by a knowledgeable guide will keep you going!   Register HERE.

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