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Winter Tracking Workshop — in a New Format!

Learn about winter ecology and find out what animals are active in the winter and how to identify them by the signs they leave behind. In a pre-recorded presentation, Conservation Manager Tim Duclos will discuss basic techniques of tracking forest wildlife in winter, and will introduce registrants to the use of the iNaturalist smart-phone application to record and share …

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$10
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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
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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

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

Mushroom Id Workshop (Teens/Adults)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

THE MUSHROOM WORKSHOP IS FULLY ENROLLED. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE WAITLISTED, PLEASE CONTACT: christine@merckforest.org   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

Project Learning Tree Workshop

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

We will offer a Project Learning Tree workshop on Saturday, October 2, from 9am to 3pm. Project Learning Tree, an award-winning environmental education program, uses trees and forests in activities and resources to engage children in learning about the environment. The workshop is designed for teachers and other educators, parents, and community leaders working with youth from …

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Connected Taconics Block Gathering

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Do you live in the Northern Taconic mountains of Vermont between Rupert, Dorset, Manchester, Sunderland, Arlington, and Sandgate? What do you feel when you think of your lands and those around you? What is your vision for the future; what challenges do you see and what resources are needed to help achieve your vision? These questions and …

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