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August 2019

Mushroom Hunt for Youngsters

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5
VT mushrooms

A walk and search for families with children. Families should bring baskets to gather mushrooms in.   Please preregister here for the Mushroom Hunt Program.

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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 Identifying mushrooms: mycologist Sue Hook will have mushrooms to ID, and participants may bring in their own mushrooms as well.   Preregister here for the Mushroom ID Program.

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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.   Preregister HERE for the Creek Exploration Program.

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Volunteer Workparty Saturday

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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Free
trailwork, maintenance, safety

On the last Saturday of the month: work with great people in the great big beautiful out-of-doors. Come join the crew!   Click HERE to Register for the Volunteer Workparty  

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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.   Please preregister HERE for the Journalling Workshop.

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Second Saturday Hike

September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5

This hike will be of moderate difficulty; participants must have appropriate footgear, water and snacks. Reservations are requested; fee: $5 per person. Held weather-permitting.   Please preregister for the hike HERE.

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Harvest Festival

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$3
saphouse, autum, fall foliage

Celebrate the harvest with food and games and lots to see!

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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).   Space is limited and preregistration is required: click HERE to register, or contact Chris at christine@merckforest.org . Bring a bag lunch. Housing in the Barn Cabins is available…

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Volunteer Workparty Saturday

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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Free
volunteers vermont farm

One Saturday a month, in the woods and on the farm: work with great people in the great big beautiful out-of-doors. Come join the crew!   Please Preregister HERE for the Volunteer WorkParty.

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October 2019

Second Saturday Hike

October 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Merck Forest & Farmland, 3270 Route 315
Rupert, Vermont 05768
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$5
hiking spots VT

This staff-guided hike will be of moderate difficulty and will take place even if it's raining. Participants must be dressed appropriately for the weather with sturdy footwear, water & snacks.   Please Preregister for the hike here.

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