Family Owl Workshop

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Kids (ages 5 and up) will learn about owls and their special adaptations through hands-on exploration: we'll start indoors with a short story about owl life, then we'll hike through the woods to listen for owls calling. Then we'll warm up inside, talk about what makes an owl an owl. Meet up at the Visitor Center …

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$10

Kids’ Tracking Workshop

Mettawee Campus 5788 VT-Route 153, West Pawlet, VT

Join us for a family-friendly tracking workshop, as we see who’s been out and about at our Mettawee Community School campus. We'll meet up at the Mettawee Community School northern parking lot, located at 5788 VT-Route 153 in West Pawlet, on Thursday, February 24, from 1:00 pm to 3. Be sure to dress in layers, with warm …

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$10

Earth Day Kids’ Program

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

April is sheep shearing season at Merck Forest, and in the spirit of Earth Day we'll be using our own sheep's wool to create blue and green felted Earth balls in this hands-on crafty program. We'll meet at the Visitor Center and then start out with a visit to our flock and new lambs, then …

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$10

Meet the Lambs

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Green grass and gamboling lambs are abundant, and you're invited to come and visit our newest farm members, with plenty of activities for the family. Join us as we celebrate the new season. $3pp requested donation at the door. More details available soon -- check back periodically.

$3
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Meet & Feed Sundays

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Bring your family to 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. Admission is $5 per person (except babes in arms); due to the low cost of the program, refunds are not available, unless event …

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$5

FIELD & FOREST CAMP: Rising 1st, 2nd, 3rd Graders (6/27-7/1)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

For children entering Grades 1, 2 and 3. Limited to 10 campers. June 27 – July 1, 9am – 3pm. Tuition: $250. Join us as we explore and experience ponds and streams, pastures and berry patches, and trails and woods. We’ll spend time on creative crafting projects, daily hikes and excursions, hands-on experiences, cooperative games …

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$250
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Meet and Feed Thursdays

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Bring your family to join Merck staff on Thursday afternoons as they go about afternoon chores feeding our animals. Get to know our sheep, horses, chickens, and pigs during our daily routine. Admission is $5 per person (except babes in arms); due to the low cost of the program, refunds are not available, unless event …

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$5

DRAGONFLIES & CATTAILS CAMP (July 11-15)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Children entering Grades 1, 2, 3. Limited to 10 campers July 11 to 15, 9am – 3pm Tuition: $250 Come along with us for a week of discovery and exploration in Merck Forest’s ponds, streams, puddles, and other worlds of water. Through games and imaginative play, campers will discover the qualities of water, the creatures …

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$250

FIELD & FOREST CAMP: Rising 4th, 5th, 6th Graders (7/11)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

For children entering Grades 4, 5 & 6. Limited to 10 campers. July 11 – July 15, 9am – 3pm. Tuition: $250 Join us as we explore and experience the highlights of MFFC: from ponds and streams, to pastures and berry patches, to trails and woods. We’ll spend time on creative crafting projects, daily hikes …

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$250

FIELD AND FOREST CAMP: Rising 1st, 2nd, 3rd Graders (July 18-22)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

For children entering Grades 1, 2 & 3. Limited to 10 campers. July 18 – 22, 9am – 3pm. Tuition: $250. Join us as we explore and experience ponds and streams, pastures and berry patches, and trails and woods. We’ll spend time on creative crafting projects, daily hikes and excursions, hands-on experiences, cooperative games and …

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$250

Aqua Camp: Rising 4th, 5th, 6th Graders (July 18 – 22)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Limited to 10 campers. July 18 – 22, 9:00am – 3:00pm. Tuition: $250 Campers will explore the inhabitants of the streams and ponds of Merck Forest and how they are interdependent. Through inquiry and observation, they will deepen their knowledge of the importance of mountain streams, pond ecosystems, and the interdependence of aquatic life. Campers …

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$250

Mushroom Workshop for Kids

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

A walk and search for families with kids. Families should bring baskets to gather mushrooms in. Due to the low cost of the program, refunds are not available, unless event is cancelled by MFFC. Register your family members HERE.

$10

Mushroom Workshop for Kids

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

A walk and search for families with kids. Families should bring baskets to gather mushrooms in. Due to the low cost of the program, refunds are not available, unless event is cancelled by MFFC. Register your family members HERE.

$10

Harvest Festival

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join us for an autumn celebration of forests and timber at MFFC! Explore the woods, see our timber processing equipment, and learn about all the ways that trees and forests are part of our lives. The day will include forest-focused activities for the whole family. Keep an eye on merckforest.org or our Facebook page for …

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$3