Kits and Cubs Program for Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join Merck Forest’s education team for Kits and Cubs, a new preschool/toddler and parent meet-up group, on Wednesday mornings in December and January, from 10:00a to 11:30a. Meet at the Visitor Center for a themed outdoor nature exploration, songs, story time, and take-home craft or project. Warm, water-proof or water-resistant clothing is strongly recommended. Drop …

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$10

Full Moon Hike – 2/4

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 up at the Visitor Center at our main campus, at 3270 Route 315, on Saturday, February 4, from 5:30p until 7:00p. Bring a headlamp and …

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$10

Kid’s Owl Workshop 2/11

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

KIds will learn about owls and their special adaptations through hands-on exploration. Starting with a short story, we'll take a hike through our woods to see if we can hear one calling. Then we'll warm up inside as we explore what they eat, as we dissect owl pellets and explore what makes an owl an …

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$10

Mid-Winter Breakout

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

It's a mid-winter break-out. We'll have a bonfire with s'mores and some games and activities to chase away the winter chill. A fun day to get outside and enjoy the winter air! $5 suggested donation at the door.

$5

Pop-Up Winter Break — Thursday 2/23

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

We'll be on an exploration during what winter has to offer, from snowflakes to who's active in winter, with more details to come. $5pp, Space is limited, registration is required. Click HERE to register.

$5

Pop-Up Winter Break — Friday 2/24

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

We'll be on an exploration during what winter has to offer, from snowflakes to who's active in winter, with more details to come. $5pp, Space is limited, registration is required. Click HERE to register.

$5

Owl Workshop — Saturday, 2/25

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Get a brief primer on the owls in our area, and then head out for a hike to see if we can see or hear any owls that may be out and about. $10.00 per person, space is limited, and reservations are required. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the program. Covid protocols will be …

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$10

Maple Meet-Up — Sunday Afternoons

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Join us on Sunday afternoons for a 2 hour sugaring tour from 1:00p -3:00pm. You'll get a chance to see and experience our maple sugaring operations, from the trees in the sugarbush to the evaporator, where we draw off the finished syrup. Meet at the Visitor Center wearing warm, waterproof layers and footwear 15 minutes …

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$5

Full Moon Hike — Tuesday, 3/7

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 up at the Visitor Center at our main campus, at 3270 Route 315, on Tuesday, March 7, from 5:30p until 7:00p. Bring a headlamp and …

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$10

Maple Open House

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Spring is showing itself, as sweet sap drips from our maple trees and sugaring begins. Come and celebrate this time-honored Vermont tradition with us during our Maple Open House on Saturday, March 25, from 10a - 2p. Tapping and boiling demonstrations, storytelling, children's activities, farm animals, and more await. Food available. $5 pp suggested donation.

$5

SPRING BREAK CAMP — Grades 2, 3, 4 & 5

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

SPRING BREAK CAMP 4/17 TO 4/20, 9am to 3pm. Click HERE for details and registration information.

$220

Game of Logging: Basic Chainsaw Use & Safety (Women Only)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Women's Basic Chainsaw Safety is a chainsaw safety course for women who have no little to no prior saw experience. It leads into GOL Level 1 and Level 2, but is not a prerequisite for Level 1. Topics covered include the parts of a chainsaw, safety, and basic maintenence. Chainsaw use is limited to bucking, …

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$220

Game of Logging: Basic Chainsaw Use & Safety (Coed)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Co-ed Basic Chainsaw Safety is a chainsaw safety course for people who have no little to no prior saw experience. It leads into GOL Level 1 and Level 2, but is not a prerequisite for Level 1. Topics covered include the parts of a chainsaw, safety, and basic maintenence. Chainsaw use is limited to bucking, …

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$220

Game of Logging: Levels 1 & 2 (Women Only)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Women's only, Game of Logging Chainsaw Safety courses: Levels 1 & 2. Level 1 focuses on precision felling techniques, Level 2 focuses on maximizing saw performance. Level 1 is required before taking Level 2. Preference will be given to those registering for both Level 1 & 2 together. Participants must bring their own PPE, including …

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$440

Game of Logging: Levels 1 & 2 (Coed)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Game of Logging Chainsaw Safety courses: Levels 1 & 2 Level 1 focuses on precision felling techniques, Level 2 focuses on maximizing saw performance. Level 1 is required before taking Level 2. Preference will be given to those registering for both Level 1 & 2 together. Participants must bring their own PPE, including a safety …

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$420

Game of Logging: Level 3 (Coed)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Level 3 focuses on Limbing, Bucking, and Difficult Trees. Courses must be taken in consecutive order (e.g. You must have Levels 1 and 2 before taking Level 3.). Participants must bring their own PPE, including a safety helmet with face shield, eye and ear protection, and chaps, as well as lunch, water, and snacks for …

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$220

Game of Logging: Level 4 (Coed)

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

Level 4 focuses on storm damage cleanup. Courses must be taken in consecutive order (e.g. You must have Levels 1 through 3 before taking Level 4). Participants must bring their own PPE, including a safety helmet with face shield, eye and ear protection, and chaps, as well as lunch, water, and snacks for the day. …

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TRAIL CREW CAMP

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

TRAIL CREW CAMP 7th & 8th Graders. 6/26 TO 6/30, 9am to 3pm. Click HERE for Details & Registration Information.

$275

FIELD AND FOREST CAMP: Rising 4th, 5th, 6th Graders

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

For children entering Grades 4, 5 or 6. Limited to 10 campers. One-Week Sessions For complete details and registration information, click HERE.  

$275

FARM CAMP: Rising 1st, 2nd, 3rd Graders

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

For children entering Grades 1, 2 or 3. Limited to 10 campers. One-Week Sessions For complete details and registration information, click HERE.  

$275

FIELD AND FOREST CAMP: Rising 1st, 2nd, 3rd Graders

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

For children entering Grades 1, 2 or 3. Limited to 10 campers. One-Week Sessions For complete details and registration information, click HERE.  

$275

FIELD AND FOREST CAMP: Rising 4th, 5th, 6th Graders

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

For children entering Grades 4, 5 or 6. Limited to 10 campers. One-Week Sessions For complete details and registration information, click HERE.  

$275

FIELD AND FOREST CAMP: Rising 1st, 2nd, 3rd Graders

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

For children entering Grades 1, 2 or 3. Limited to 10 campers. One-Week Sessions For complete details and registration information, click HERE.  

$275

FIELD AND FOREST CAMP: Rising 4th, 5th, 6th Graders

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

For children entering Grades 4, 5 or 6. Limited to 10 campers. One-Week Sessions For complete details and registration information, click HERE.  

$275

FIELD AND FOREST CAMP: Rising 1st, 2nd, 3rd Graders

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

For children entering Grades 1, 2 or 3. Limited to 10 campers. One-Week Sessions For complete details and registration information, click HERE.  

$275

FARM CREW CAMP: Rising 7th & 8th Graders

Merck Forest & Farmland 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont

For young people entering Grades 7 or 8. Limited to 10 campers. One-Week Session For complete details and registration information, click HERE.  

$275

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