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August 2019

Mushroom ID

August 18 @ 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 ID'ing mushrooms: mycologist Sue Hook will have mushrooms to ID, and participants may bring in their own mushrooms as well.

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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.

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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.

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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 precision-felling techniques. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To enroll, 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). Pre-registration is required (contact Chris at christine@merckforest.org) and space is limited; bring a bag lunch. Housing in the Barn Cabins is available for participants (Friday and Saturday…

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Game of Logging: Chainsaw Safety Training

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

Level 1 (9/29, 8am-5pm, tuition $180 pp)  Precision-felling techniques. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To enroll, contact Chris at christine@merckforest.org. Housing is available Saturday 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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