Winter Bird Ecology Program Online

Join conservation manager Tim Duclos on for an online workshop on our feathered winter residents. Tim is a published ecologist with expertise on the effects of climate change upon avian ecology and in this presentation, he will cover species which overwinter in the southern Vermont region, exploring the who, where, why, and how to this particular …

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$10

Owl Program NEW FORMAT!!

We have a new ONLINE format for our popular Owl Presentation and Hike: Join Conservation manager Tim Duclos for a pre-recorded presentation focused on the various owls in our region. Tim is a published ecologist whose expertise includes the effects of climate change upon avian ecology.  He will describe the owl species whooo occupy our region, their adaptive strategies, …

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$10

Trail Crew Camp1 (Grades 7-8)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert

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

Aqua Camp: Inquiry & Exploration in Ponds and Streams (Grades 4-6)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert

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, of pond ecosystems, and the interdependence of aquatic life using nature journals to document their explorations. Campers will monitor waterways, inventory invertebrates, …

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$250

Dragonfiles & Cattails Camp (Grades 1-3)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert

Campers will explore life in our ponds and streams, as they learn about the plants and animals that live in and around these watery worlds. Through games and imaginative play, they’ll discover the qualities of water, the creatures that live in watery environs and how those animals are adapted to live in an aquatic world. …

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$250

Trail Crew Camp 2 (Grades 7-8)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert

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

Woods & Wildlife Camp (Grades 1-3)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert

Campers will explore life in our forests as they learn about the animals and trees that call the northern Taconic Mountains home. Through games and imaginative play, they’ll discover what animals live in Merck Forest’s woods, how those animals meet their needs and how they are adapted to living in the forest as well as …

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$250