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Birding Boot Camp Talk with the Bird Diva
Jun
8
5:00 PM17:00

Birding Boot Camp Talk with the Bird Diva

Join us at the Grafton Inn to kick off the Birding Boot Camp with a presentation by Bird Diva, Bridget Butler. She’ll take us through a number of fun skill-building exercises, quizzes and drills to prepare us for the spring migration. She'll focus each bird workout on a different area - strength training for our eyes and ears as well as critical thinking to help us on our birding adventures – or just learning to enjoy our backyard birds more. She promises that we'll walk away better, stronger, savvier birders!

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Birding Boot Camp Walk with the Bird Diva
Jun
9
7:00 AM07:00

Birding Boot Camp Walk with the Bird Diva

The Bird Diva leads an "in the field" Birding Bootcamp walk beginning at The Grafton Trails and Outdoor Center and wherever else the birds call us to explore. This program will help the attendee slow down and develop a deeper connection to birds, a deeper observation skill set, and build a foundation for deeper citizen science. Register early as this will be a small group!

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Birding Boot Camp Breakfast with the Bird Diva
Jun
9
9:15 AM09:15

Birding Boot Camp Breakfast with the Bird Diva

Breakfast with the Bird Diva at the Grafton Inn following the bird walk. The Bird Diva will be joining guests for breakfast in the Inn’s Garden Room. Breakfast reservations are made directly with the Grafton Inn (802-843-2248). Participants are responsible for purchasing their own meals/drinks. Breakfast is not included in the price of the Birding Boot Camp program on Saturday or bird walk on Sunday morning.

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Wild World of Mushrooms: Morning Session
Aug
24
9:30 AM09:30

Wild World of Mushrooms: Morning Session

Summer rains summon an astounding variety of gourmet and medicinal mushrooms. Join us on a wild edible mushrooming adventure with The Mushroom Forager, Ari Rockland-Miller. Ari will give a colorful presentation introducing the region’s most distinctive and delicious species, followed by a guided foray in the rich woods nearby conserved by the Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association.

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Wild World of Mushrooms: Afternoon Session
Aug
24
1:00 PM13:00

Wild World of Mushrooms: Afternoon Session

Summer rains summon an astounding variety of gourmet and medicinal mushrooms. Join us on a wild edible mushrooming adventure with The Mushroom Forager, Ari Rockland-Miller. Ari will give a colorful presentation introducing the region’s most distinctive and delicious species, followed by a guided foray in the rich woods nearby conserved by the Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association.

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Wild Eyes Guided Hike with Chris Bernier
Mar
9
9:00 AM09:00

Wild Eyes Guided Hike with Chris Bernier

This program is full; please join our waitlist should a space open.

On Saturday, March 9th join us and Chris Bernier, wildlife biologist with the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife, for an unique outdoor exploration. Bernier, who will be accompanied by Jay DeGregorio, Senior Environmental Educator at The Nature Museum, will lead a 4-hour nature immersion for a small group of participants. Space is limited for this exclusive winter exploration opportunity. Be sure to register early to avoid disappointment.

We will begin at the Grafton Trails and Outdoor Center. After an introduction indoors, we will caravan in vehicles to a nearby access point for the Turner Hill Wildlife Management Area, which is home to numerous beaver-influenced wetlands and unique forest communities. Chris Bernier will lead our educational snowshoe trek stopping along the way to discuss types of habitats, animal tracking tips and tricks, forest management, and land conservation.  Some of the common mammals seen during the year at Turner Hill are bear, moose, otter, beaver, muskrat, coyote, red and gray fox. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy this incredible area under the guidance of a marvelous nature interpreter and biologist.

Participants can expect a moderately strenuous hike. Snowshoes and winter gear are required. Don’t have snowshoes? Reserve a pair from The Nature Museum when registering.

Please note that the group will be outdoors in a remote location for several hours with no available facilities. Be sure to bring snacks/lunch and water. In case of inclement weather, the snow date for the workshop will be Sunday, March 10th. Space is limited- buy your ticket early for this one-of-a-kind winter exploration!

Questions? Please contact Jay DeGregorio at jay@nature-museum.org.

Ages: Adults and children over 13
Cost: $20


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Wild World of Mushrooms: Afternoon Session
Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

Wild World of Mushrooms: Afternoon Session

Summer rains summon an astounding variety of gourmet and medicinal mushrooms. Join us on a wild edible mushrooming adventure with The Mushroom Forager, Ari Rockland-Miller. Ari will give a colorful presentation introducing the region’s most distinctive and delicious species, followed by a guided foray in the rich woods nearby conserved by the Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association.

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Wild World of Mushrooms: Morning Session
Aug
25
9:30 AM09:30

Wild World of Mushrooms: Morning Session

Summer rains summon an astounding variety of gourmet and medicinal mushrooms. Join us on a wild edible mushrooming adventure with The Mushroom Forager, Ari Rockland-Miller. Ari will give a colorful presentation introducing the region’s most distinctive and delicious species, followed by a guided foray in the rich woods nearby conserved by the Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association.

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Grand Opening of the Bellows Falls Fish Ladder and Visitor Center with Annette Spaulding
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Grand Opening of the Bellows Falls Fish Ladder and Visitor Center with Annette Spaulding

Join The Nature Museum and diver Annette Spaulding, who has been diving in the Connecticut River for over 30 years, for the grand re-opening of the Bellows Falls Fish Ladder and Visitor Center on Saturday, June 23! From 10 AM to 4 PM, Annette will be sharing stories and showing artifacts she has found on her dives. Meet with Annette and ask her about her life as a diver: What’s it like to find a shipwreck underwater? How did she get trained as a search-and-rescue diver? Which artifact intrigues her the most? Which animals has she seen swimming near the fish ladder?

In addition to Annette’s sharing of her knowledge and artifacts, The Nature Museum’s environmental educator, Jay DeGregorio, will be leading an interactive program at 10 AM for free! The public is invited to stop by for Jay’s program, meet with Annette and ask about her diving adventures, and then take their time perusing the Visitor Center exhibits, which guide visitors of all ages through the ecology of this amazing river and its habitats. Learn about the fish, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and birds who live here. Walk below the water level and watch the water rush past- you may see a sea lamprey suctioned onto the window. Discover the history of the fish ladder, and be sure to meet the newest member of the fish ladder team: Bernie, a full-size, historic diving suit used in the 1970s by technicians at the fish ladder!

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Slow Birding with Bird Diva Bridget Butler
Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

Slow Birding with Bird Diva Bridget Butler

For some, birding is an adventure to seek out and document as many bird species as possible. We chase, we check-off our lists, and we move on to to the next exciting sighting. In this evening presentation, Bird Diva, Bridget Butler, will introduce another birding approach that will help us slow down and develop a deeper connection to birds.

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Afternoon Walk: Spring Wildcrafting: Medicinal Mushrooms & Edibles with Ari Rockland-Miller
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Afternoon Walk: Spring Wildcrafting: Medicinal Mushrooms & Edibles with Ari Rockland-Miller

Spring rains summon an astounding variety of wild edibles and medicinal mushrooms. Join The Nature Museum at Grafton on a wild edible and mushrooming adventure: "Spring Wildcrafting: Medicinal Mushrooms and Greens,” on Saturday, May 19. This event is focused on the medicinal and edible treasures of springtime.

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Morning Walk: Spring Wildcrafting - Medicinal Mushrooms & Edibles with Ari Rockland-Miller
May
19
9:30 AM09:30

Morning Walk: Spring Wildcrafting - Medicinal Mushrooms & Edibles with Ari Rockland-Miller

Spring rains summon an astounding variety of wild edibles and medicinal mushrooms. Join The Nature Museum at Grafton on a wild edible and mushrooming adventure: "Spring Wildcrafting: Medicinal Mushrooms and Greens,” on Saturday, May 19. This event is focused on the medicinal and edible treasures of springtime.

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Celebrate Earth Day + Abenaki Nature Program
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Celebrate Earth Day + Abenaki Nature Program

We are all fortunate to live on this pale blue dot that we call Earth. Come celebrate the natural world and learn more about it! Come for the "The Abenaki and Nature" Kindred Spirits Program and stay for a piece of Earth Day cake, delve into the museum, explore the outdoors with an exploration kit, grab a trail map to hike the Grafton Village Trails, or go on a scavenger hunt!

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