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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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Astronomy Day

Sat., Jan. 25, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
802-649-2200
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What's up in the night sky? A full day of celestial activities for all starry-eyed ages includes making a scale model of the solar system, discovering what's in the night sky and an up-close examination of meteorites. regular museum admission, $13-16; free for children under 2.
Montshire Museum of Science 1 Montshire Rd., Norwich Windsor (map)
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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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Horse-Drawn Rides

Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Continues through Feb. 29
802-985-8442
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Giddy-up! Families have open-air fun sailing over farm fields. First-come, first-served; rides leave every half hour. $8-10; free for children under 3.
Shelburne Farms 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne Chittenden (map)
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January Weekends

Mondays, Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Jan. 26
802-457-2355
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Farm-loving families meet the Jersey cows, pigs, hens and sheep — sheltered in the barn for the winter — and tour the restored and furnished 1890 farmhouse and educational exhibits. regular museum admission, $4-16; free for children under 3.
Billings Farm & Museum Rt 12 & Old River Rd, Woodstock Windsor (map)
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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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