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Programs for Adults | ages 15 and up

We are constantly striving to expand our offerings for adults who are keen to pursue a passion and love for nature with other like-minded individuals. Many of our classes and workshops are led by experienced professional naturalists eager to share their expertise with participants. You will learn new things and in many cases have the opportunity to exercise your new knowledge. It is our hope that these shared experiences serve to deepen your connection to nature and aid in keeping this passion "alive" within you even in the midst of life's daily hubbub.

Workshops, Talks, & Walks


There are no events planned at this time, but we always have something up our sleeve. Please sign up below to receive e-mail updates specific to the addition of any new events or workshops for adults. 

Have an idea for a future event, workshop, or talk? E-mail us! 

Past Events           

The Wild World of Mushrooms with Ari Rockland-Miller
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Summer rains summon an astounding variety of gourmet and medicinal mushrooms. Our mycological tour guide, Ari Rockland-Miller, gave a colorful presentation introducing the region’s most distinctive and delicious species, followed by a guided foray in nearby woods.

Birding By Ear with Bridget Butler, The Bird Diva
Friday, May 15, 2015
This free public talk at the Newsbank Conference Center featured Bridget Butler, the Bird Diva. Bridget led bird lovers of all expertise levels through an interactive adventure in listening to and identifying our avian friends! This spring tune up helped ustrain our ears to the differences in bird song. 

Guided Bird Walk with Bridget Butler, The Bird Diva
Saturday, May 16, 2015
This bird walk was 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.  Bridget led the group through this special birding area and helped us spot and identify our feathered friends! 

Owls in Vermont with Mike Clough
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Phelps Barn at Grafton Inn, 92 Main St, Grafton VT
Kids attended for free at this family program. Owl expert Mike Clough of the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum brought live owls, touchable artifacts, and interactive demonstrations to make this an unforgettable experience for owl lovers of all ages. 

Organic Beekeeping Workshop with Ross Conrad
Saturday, March 14th, 2015
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
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
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
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! 

Have an idea for a great workshop or class? Please send it to us!