Event Series K&C M&W

Kits & Cubs M&W

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join Merck Forest’s education team for Kits and Cubs, our preschool/toddler and caregiver meet-up group on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-11:30 am. Meet at the Visitor Center for themed nature […]

$5
Event Series Maple Meet-Up

Maple Meet-Up

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join us for an afternoon for a 1.5 hour sugaring tour. You'll get a chance to see and experience our maple sugaring operations, from the trees in the sugarbush to […]

$10

Apple Tree Release and Pruning: Setting the Table for Wildlife

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Apple trees offer a wonderful food source for wildlife but require a little help from us. Proper pruning is important to ensure the long-term structural integrity and health of your […]

Free

Vermont’s Merino Miracle: Lessons from a Landscape of Lambs

Manchester Community Library 138 Cemetery Avenue, Manchester Center, VT

LECTURE AT THE MANCHESTER COMMUNITY LIBRARY At the dawn of the 19th Century, Vermont was a patchwork of subsistence farms, slowly creeping along the valleys and climbing to the tops […]

$22
Event Series Sunrise Hikes

Sunrise Hike

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

The sun will be rising in the east and hopefully skies will be clear -- join the MFFC education staff for a little exercise on a wintery morning! Our morning […]

$10

Vermont Forest Bird Stewardship 101

Manchester Community Library 138 Cemetery Avenue, Manchester Center, VT

LECTURE AT THE MANCHESTER COMMUNITY LIBRARY Join us for a presentation focused on Vermont’s forest birds. Learn the basic concepts that any landowner can apply on their property to become […]

$22

Maple Open House

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Spring is showing itself, as sweet sap drips from our tapped maple trees and sugaring begins. Come and celebrate this time-honored Vermont tradition with us during our Maple Open House […]

$5
Event Series Full Moon Hike

Full Moon Hike

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

The moon will be rising in the east tonight, and hopefully skies will be clear! Join us for a guided moon-lit hike on our trails on a wintery evening. Meet […]

$10

Vermont Forest Bird Habitat Field Walk and Owl Prowl

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

LECTURE AND OWL PROWL AT MERCK FOREST Join us for an in-person excursion into the woods to explore, in real life, resident birds and their habitats. March is owl-breeding season, […]

$22

Event Series K&C W&F

Kits & Cubs W&F

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join Merck Forest’s education team for Kits and Cubs, our preschool/toddler and caregiver meet-up group on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10-11:30 am. Meet at the Visitor Center for themed nature […]

$5

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join us on the Mountain for a viewing party of the Solar Eclipse. Viewing glasses are available to the first 50 people who attend. A donation of $5pp is suggested […]

$5

Women’s Basic Chainsaw Safety

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

For women who have no little to no prior saw experience, Basic Chainsaw Safety is useful preparation for Game Of Logging Level 1 (it is not a prerequisite, however). Topics […]

$250
Event Series Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness First Aid

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

SOLO will teach a 2-day Wilderness First Aid course focusing on emergency backcountry skills, with the option of a CPR component for an additional fee and hours. Recertification for Wilderness […]

$200

Basic Chainsaw Safety (Coed)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

For students with no little to no prior saw experience, Basic Chainsaw Safety is useful preparation for Game Of Logging Level 1 (it is not a prerequisite, however). Topics covered […]

$250

Vermont’s Natural World in a Changing Climate

Manchester Community Library 138 Cemetery Avenue, Manchester Center, VT

LECTURE AT THE MANCHESTER COMMUNITY LIBRARY Vermont -- like the rest of the planet -- is facing the dual crises of climate change and the rapid loss of biodiversity. What […]

$22

Meet the Lambs

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Spring is bursting from all corners of Merck Forest -- from the farm to the fields to the forest. Come join us for our springtime open house as we welcome […]

$5

Photographing Fall (Southern Vermont Arts Center Workshop)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Celebrate the begining of summer with photographer Thom Williams. Explore Merck’s barns, pastures, wetlands, woodlands and vistas during this one-day photography workshop. Our farm manager will allow photographers special access […]

Summer Explore-a-thon

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

For families and friends of all ages, we'll spend the day celebrating different ways to explore and experience the outdoors. Join us as we use art, movement, outdoor skill building, […]

Requested 5

Harvest Festival

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join us for an autumn celebration of forests and timber at MFFC! Explore the woods, see our timber processing equipment, and learn about all the ways that trees and forests […]

Requested 5

Event Series Wreath Workshop

Wreath Workshops, 2024

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Create a holiday wreath from greens sourced at Merck Forest with a friend!  Ribbons for bows and some natural materials are provided, and feel free to bring along your own […]

$30