The Nature Museum at Grafton     PO Box 38 / 186 Townshend Road     Grafton, Vermont 05146     802.843.2111   
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Welcome to Look Up!, our exciting public programs schedule for 2015! 

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Stay tuned as we add more information about these adult and family events in 2015.
Questions? E-mail Executive Director Carrie King at

Upcoming programs: 

Owls in Vermont with Mike Clough
Saturday, April 25, 2015
10:30 AM
Phelps Barn at Grafton Inn, 92 Main St, Grafton VT
Kids attend for free at this family program, in which we'll explore the many owl species that live in Vermont and examine the adaptations that make these owls the supreme hunters of the night. Owl expert Mike Clough of the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum will bring live owls, touchable artifacts, and interactive demonstrations to make this an unforgettable experience for owl lovers of all ages. Register today!

Birding By Ear with Bridget Butler, The Bird Diva
Friday, May 15, 2015
7 PM
Newsbank Conference Center, 351 Main St, Grafton VT
This free public talk is appropriate for ages 8 and up. Bridget Butler, the Bird Diva, will lead bird lovers of all expertise levels through an interactive adventure in listening to and identifying our avian friends! Join us for a spring tune up as we learn to train our ears to the differences in bird song. This is a lively program full of gorgeous bird song and useful tips which will have you tuned in to the world around you like never before! Learn more.

Guided Bird Walk with Bridget Butler, The Bird Diva
Saturday, May 16, 2015
7 AM to 10 AM
Herrick's Cove
This bird walk will take place at Herrick's Cove, a river delta and riparian habitat along the Connecticut River. Listed as one of Vermont Audubon's “Very Important Bird Areas,” this migratory stopover boasts more than 220 bird species. Important species include a large diversity of migratory landbirds, shorebirds, and waterfowl. Join us as Bridget leads the group through this special birding area and helps us spot and identify our feathered friends! Register today!

The Wild World of Mushrooms with Ari-Rockland Miller
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Morning and Afternoon Walks Available
Summer rains summon an astounding variety of gourmet and medicinal mushrooms. Join us on a wild edible mushrooming adventure on Saturday, August 22. Your mycological tour guide, Ari Rockland-Miller, will give a colorful presentation introducing the region’s most distinctive and delicious species, followed by a guided foray in nearby woods.
Registration has not yet opened for our 2015 Mushroom Walk.
Click here for more information.

​Past Programs:

Organic Beekeeping Workshop with Ross Conrad
Saturday, March 14th, 2015
9 AM to 1 PM
News Bank Conference Center, 352 Main St, Chester VT
This workshop covered two important and highly-requested topics by local beekeepers: Overwintering Bees and Spring Management and Beeswax: Production, Collection, Processing, and Uses. 

An Introduction to the Night Sky with Bob Dudley
Friday, March 20th, 2015
6 PM to 8 PM
Grafton Ponds Ski Hut, 783 Townshe​nd Rd, Grafton, VT
Hosted by The Nature Museum and the Southern Vermont Astronomy Group, this family program at Grafton Ponds explored space science and helped participants develop practical sky watching skills. 

Tracks and Trees with Lynn Levine
Saturday, February 7th, 2015
9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Author, forester, and tracking expert Lynn Levine led participants on an exciting and educational tree identification and tracking hike in the snow.  

For the Love of Apples: An Interactive Workshop with Zeke and Diana Goodband
Saturday, February 14th, 2015
10AM to 11:30 AM
News Bank Conference Center, 352 Main St, Chester VT
We enjoyed a unique Valentine’s Day celebration with our families: For the Love of Apples, an interactive and educational celebration for apple lovers of all ages! 

Nature in the Community: Programs for Adults