Wilderness Wednesdays for 4-6 Graders

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert

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

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

Wilderness Day Camp for Rising 4-6th Graders

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert

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

Merck Forest BioBlitz 2021

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert

Join fellow naturalists of all experience levels at Merck Forest & Farmland Center for two days of exploration of everything natural across any of 3167 acres of forests, fields, and waters. From experts to novices, all curious minds are welcome. The goal of this BioBlitz is to document as much natural life as possible on …

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FREE

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

Mushroom Hunt for Children

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert

A walk and search for families with kids. Families should bring baskets to gather mushrooms in. Register your family members HERE.

$10

Mushroom Id Workshop (Teens/Adults)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert

An adult workshop on mushroom identification. Mycologist Sue VanHook will bring mushrooms in to be identifed, but participants are invited to forage and bring in their own samples as well. Fee: $10pp Register for this workshop HERE.

$10