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Winter Tree ID

Sat., Jan. 25, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
802-457-3368, ext. 226
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Curious naturalists learn from an expert how to identify common Vermont trees and shrubs during the winter months, focusing on twig, bud, needle and bark characteristics. Ages 10 and up. preregister; optional bagged lunch discussion from 12-1 p.m.; tea, hot cocoa and coffee provided
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Bird-Monitoring Walk

Last Saturday of every month, 8-9 a.m. Continues through March 28
802-434-2167
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Eagle-eyed participants bring binoculars to search the museum's property for fluttering feathers. Best for adults and older children. Bring binoculars. Ages 10 and up. preregister.
Birds of Vermont Museum 900 Sherman Hollow Road, Huntington Chittenden (map)
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Creating With Littlebits

Wed., Jan. 29, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
802-244-7036

Curious kids explore science through magnetic kits. Ages 6-11. preregister.
Waterbury Public Library 28 North Main Street, Suite 2, Waterbury Washington (map)
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Fairbanks Museum Opening Celebration

Sat., Feb. 1, 3-5 p.m.
802-748-2372
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The Museum and Planetarium swing their doors open to the public after a deep winter cleaning, with gallery tours and light refreshments for all.
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium 1302 Main St., St. Johnsbury Caledonia (map)
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Wednesday Maker Series

Wednesdays, 3:15-4:15 p.m. Continues through Feb. 19
802-244-7036

Imaginative kiddos dig into different projects using the library's materials and mentoring. Ages 6-11. preregister.
Waterbury Public Library 28 North Main Street, Suite 2, Waterbury Washington (map)
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Craftsbury Full Moon Snowshoe

Sat., Feb. 8, 5:30-7 p.m.
802-533-9370
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Lunar lovers trek along snowy trails, then relish a bonfire and hot cider, courtesy of WonderArts and the Craftsbury Rec Committee. All ages. RSVP; snowshoes available by prearrangement.
Craftsbury Academy Craftsbury Rd., Craftsbury Common Orleans (map)
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Charlotte's Bones & World Whale Day

Sat., Feb. 15, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
802-872-7111
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Author Erin Rounds shares her picture book about Vermont's state fossil — an ancient beluga whale — with an admiring audience, followed by an art activity. All ages.
Phoenix Books 2 Carmichael St., Essex Junction Chittenden (map)
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Pioneers in Engineering

Sun., Feb. 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
802-674-5781
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Curious families re-imagine early Americans days and, in their practical spirit, get hands-on designing and building a miniature house from LEGOs, a bridge from toothpicks and marshmallows, a water wheel from a soda bottle or chairs made of newspapers. Ages 5 and up.
American Precision Museum 196 Main Street, Windsor Windham (map)
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Cold Comfort: Winter Wildlife Adaptations

Sat., Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
802-457-3368, ext. 226
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Expert Ed Sharron leads an indoor discussion about how animals meet their basic winter needs for food, water and shelter, then eager naturalists strap on snowshoes and investigate different habitats. Ages 5 and up. preregister.
Cold Comfort: Winter Wildlife Adaptations

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Snowshoe Storywalk

Wed., Feb. 26, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
802-846-4108
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Families have winter fun with an outdoor trek and a story. Free snowshoes available. Weather dependent.
Wheeler Homestead and Garden Park 1100 Dorset Street, South Burlington Chittenden (map)
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'Cool' Snow Sculptures

Sat., Feb. 29, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
802-457-3368
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Inspired by the National Park's sculptures, families fashion their own snowy creations and refuel with light refreshments. preregistration recommended.
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site 139 Saint-Gaudens Rd., Cornish New Hampshire (map)
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Maple Open House

Sat., March 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Sun., March 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
802-985-8686
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Families trek into the sugarbush, collect sap, tap a tree, try a taste of new syrup and sugar-on-snow, discover wildlife and — on Sunday only — gather around the fire circle to discover Abenaki sugaring traditions and enjoy storytelling with Chief Don Stevens and members of the Abenaki community.
Shelburne Farms 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne Chittenden (map)
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Plainfield, VT

Does your child like to learn nature skills, make crafts, share stories, and sing songs? Within a vibrant multigenerational community guided by skillful mentors, EarthWalk summer camp participants learn about one another and the land as they engage in hands-on outdoor activities. EarthWalk also offers school-year programs for children and…(more)

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