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Creek Exploration Program

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.

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Eco Day Camp

Oh joy! Five days to explore farm, fields, forests, ponds, pools and streams, play games, and do craft projects! In our Eco-Camp for rising first, second and third graders, we will explore, observe, splash around in, and learn about the ecosystems here. Children should be dressed for outdoor adventures and wet environments. They should bring …

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Bats! Bats! Bats!

Learn about bats with a 45 minute presentation by Alyssa Bennett, Vermont’s Fish and Wildlife state bat biologist, then  walk up to farm to observe these spectacular animals perform their nightly acrobatics on the farm.

Explore Page Pond

What’s splashing about in Page Pond? We’ll find in this interesting (and a little damp!) program. Open to all ages.

Vernal Pool Monitoring Workshop

Vernal pools are unique, ephemeral wetlands that provide critical habitat for many species, particularly pool-breeding amphibians and invertebrates. Landowners and private citizens have the opportunity to make a big difference in vernal pool conservation by protecting a single pool or complex of pools on their property or in their local community. Alex Wells of the …

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