Pop-Up Farm Exploration

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

A 2 hour pop-up farm experience where families will have the opportunity to help with caring for our chickens, sheep, and horses; start some seeds to take home, and help prune our apple trees. Bring a snack and water, dress in layers and wear warm, waterproof footwear. To be held, rain or shine, please dress …

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$5

Pop-up Aquatic Exploration

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

A 2-hour pop-up aquatic experience where families will have the opportunity to trace a raindrop from our watershed to the pond, where we'll scoop for frogs and salamanders. Bring a snack and water, dress in layers and wear warm, waterproof footwear. To be held, rain or shine, please dress appropriately - temperatures are cooler on …

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$5

Pop-Up Woods Eploration

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

A 2-hour pop-up woods exploration where we'll start off with a hike, followed a exploration of where all the leaves go from the fall, and fairy house construction. Bring a snack and water, dress in layers and wear warm, waterproof footwear. To be held, rain or shine, please dress appropriately - temperatures are cooler on …

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$5
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Wilderness Wednesdays for 4-6 Graders

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

A weekly "pop-up" 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. Each day will have activities aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. We'll explore forests and woodland, dip in the pond, do some citizen …

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$30

Ag Camp: Inquiry & Exploration on the Farm (Grades 4-6)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Campers will explore the biology of various animals that are found on the farm and in the fields, and their interdependencies. Through inquiry and observation, they will deepen their understanding of the intertwining communities using nature journals to document their explorations. Campers will probe into pollinators, track chickens, and ruminate with sheep as they engage …

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$250

Trail Crew Camp1 (Grades 7-8)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Trail crew members will trek through field and forest, learning how to steward working lands. Through hands-on explorations and projects, they’ll develop practical backcountry and primitive skills, engage in citizen science, and participate in service learning projects. Crew members will navigate with map and compass, construct shelters, lop invasives, and tackle trail work as they …

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$250

Wilderness Day Camp for Rising 4-6th Graders

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

7/19 - 7/23. $250/child Campers will explore the biology of various mammals that live in the Northern Taconic forests and how these mammals and their environment are interdependent. Through inquiry and observation, they will deepen their knowledge of natural communities, as they use nature journals to document their explorations. Campers will sketch squirrels, investigate skulls, …

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$250