• +1 802 394 7836
  • info@merckforest.org

Place-Based Learning

School Programs

We offer age-appropriate and adaptable farm/forest programs and service-learning opportunities for Pre-K through college. We are able to accommodate teacher-defined-objectives, aligned with Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core State Standards, and New York State Learning Standards for Science.
Topics Include But Aren't Limited To:

Syrup • Livestock • Nutrient Cycles • Forest Management

Contact us with questions on programming, tuition, or scheduling.

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Additional Offerings

We also offer workshops and classes not affiliated with schools. Offerings are based on interest & staff availability. Please contact us in advance to inquire and sign up. 

Animal Workshops:
  • “Chicks & Eggs”
  • “Baa Baa Black Sheep” (wool-carding workshop)
Craft-y Workshops:
  • Fairy-House/Gnome Home construction
Natural-World-Related Workshops:
  • Pond Explorations
Natural-World Related Workshops:
  • Mushroom Foraging
  • Birding/Owl Walks
  • Animal Tracking
Craft-y Workshops:
  • FairyHouse/Gnome Home Construction
  • Holiday Ornaments & Wreath-making
  • Basketry, Fiber & other traditional crafts
Skill-Developing Workshops:
  • Orchard Pruning
  • Mushroom Identification
  • Game of Logging (Chainsaw training)
  • Sheep Shearing
  • Wilderness First-Responder training

Watch and learn – great for most ages.

  • Sheep Shearing
  • Blacksmithing
  • Crosscut-saw use

Staff-guided night hikes are a favorite way people experience and learn about our solar system. Click here to view upcoming hikes.

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