Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning Presents “Double-talk on Doubleday”

Double-talk on Doubleday: How a Civil War General Invented Baseball Without His Permission Tuesday, July 21  5:30 - 7:00 pm via Zoom Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Rowland Brucken, Professor of History at Norwich University, to talk about the origins of baseball. Why, how, and when did Abner Doubleday become the imagined inventor of America’s pastime? It...

Southern Vermont Arts Center Opening July 4th with Outdoor Reception!

YESTER HOUSE 2020 SOLO EXHIBITIONS Exhibition on view: July 4 – August 16 Outdoor Opening Reception: July 4 • 3-5 p.m. SVAC’s annual Solo Exhibitions take place in our historic Yester House and is comprised of current and new artist members. Each artist is assigned a gallery to display their work. The art work selected for these shows varies from...

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning Presents “SuperDuo Beaded Wrap Bracelet”

Wednesday, July 15  6:30 - 8:00 pm via Zoom Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes arts educator Stacy Gates to lead this bead wrap bracelet workshop. Double the fun in this beading workshop by using the new Superduo two-hole Czech glass beads to create a multiple wrap bracelet. Beautiful in its visual complexity, you will be pleasantly surprised...

Forest Camp, for rising 1, 2, and 3 graders, will run in two sessions

After careful consideration and planning, Merck Forest and Farmland Center will offer three summer camp experiences for area kids in 2020. These camps will all reinforce MFFC’s mission to inspire curiosity, love and responsibility for natural and working lands.  Campers will be based out of our Yurt, tucked in the woods close to the Visitor Center, as we explore the...

Forest Camp, for rising 1, 2, and 3 graders, will run in two sessions

After careful consideration and planning, Merck Forest and Farmland Center will offer three summer camp experiences for area kids in 2020. These camps will all reinforce MFFC’s mission to inspire curiosity, love and responsibility for natural and working lands. Campers will be based out of our Yurt, tucked in the woods close to the Visitor Center, as we explore the...

Wilderness Camp, for rising 4, 5, and 6 graders

After careful consideration and planning, Merck Forest and Farmland Center will offer three summer camp experiences for area kids in 2020. These camps will all reinforce MFFC’s mission to inspire curiosity, love and responsibility for natural and working lands. Using the Yurt as our base camp, we'll take a deep dive and explore the biology and conservation of Vermont wildlife...

Nor’easter Merck Forest Ultra

Do you have what it takes to finish the toughest sanctioned snowshoe race in the world? The Nor'easter Merck Forest Ultra presented by Dion Snowshoes will begin March 1 at Merck Forest & Farmland Center in Rupert. The event includes 25k or 50k options, or a walker-friendly option with an 8-hour cutoff. Find more information and register for the Nor'easter...

Second Saturday Hike CANCELLED (due to Covid-19)

This staff-guided Second Saturday Hike at Merck Forest & Farmland Center is a tossup. Will wintry conditions prevail, or will balmy breezes wake up the sleeping earth? Free your winter-bound spirit with this moderate-level hike. The hike will begin at 2 p.m. and will last two hours. The cost is $5 per person. Register for Merck Forest & Farmland Center's...

Full Cold Moon Hike

Explore Merck Forest & Farmland Center with this staff-guided Full Cold Moon Hike of moderate difficulty. Participants must be dressed appropriately for the weather – keep in mind it's not called the "Cold Moon" for nothing! Wear sturdy footwear, micro-spikes, and bring a headlamp or flashlight. The Full Cold Moon Hike begins at 4 and will take approximately two hours....

Full Wolf Moon Hike

Explore Merck Forest & Farmland Center at the Full Wolf Moon Hike, a moderate hike (or snowshoe, depending on the snow cover), on moonlit trails. Dress for the cold and bring sturdy footwear, micro-spikes/snowshoes, water and snacks, and a headlamp or flashlight. The Full Wolf Moon Hike begins at 4 p.m. and lasts approximately 1.5 hours. The cost is $5...