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Tree Planting Day

Sun., May 19, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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Community members get their hands dirty planting bird-friendly native trees and shrubs to restore the wetlands, help provide climate resilience and increase the urban tree canopy.
Oakledge Park Flynn Ave., Burlington Chittenden (map)
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Fairfax Maker Mondays

Mondays, 3-4:30 p.m., Mon., June 3, 3-4:30 p.m. and Mon., June 10, 3-4:30 p.m. Continues through May 20
802-849-2420

Afterschool kids drop in and ignite their imaginations with the library's materials and tools. Ages 10 and up.
Fairfax Community Library 75 Hunt Street, Fairfax Franklin (map)
Fairfax Maker Mondays

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Steve's STEM Club

Thursdays, 3-4 p.m. Continues through May 30
802-482-2878

Curious kids investigate hands-on projects with rotating experts. Preregister and inquire for specific themes and recommended ages. preregister.
Carpenter-Carse Library 64 Ballards Corner, Hinesburg Chittenden (map)
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Sheep Shearing & Herding

Sat., May 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., May 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Young farmhands watch as Southdown ewes get haircuts and border collies herd sheep in the fields. Fiber and hands-on carding demos and tours of the operating dairy farm round out the day. 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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Bird-Monitoring Walk

Last Saturday of every month, 7:30 a.m. Continues through Aug. 31
802-434-2167
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Eagle-eyed participants bring binoculars to search the museum's property for fluttering feathers, followed by coffee. Best for adults and older children. donations welcome; preregistration encouraged.
Birds of Vermont Museum 900 Sherman Hollow Road, Huntington Chittenden (map)
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Raptors in Residence

Saturdays, 1-1:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, Thursdays, 1-1:30 p.m. Continues through Sept. 19
802-985-8686
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The mysteries surrounding birds of prey are revealed as visitors come face-to-face with live feathered creatures. regular museum admission, $5-8; free for children under 3.
Shelburne Farms 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne Chittenden (map)
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STEM Club Science Fair

Wed., May 29, 3-4 p.m.
802-849-2420

Junior scientists who attended the prep day show off their learning from STEM Club with local inventor Ralph Lemnah. Open to parents and the public at 3:30 p.m.
Fairfax Community Library 75 Hunt Street, Fairfax Franklin (map)
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Family Science Play Day

Sat., June 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
802-864-1848
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ECHO teams up with Let's Grow Kids for a hands-on discovery day for all, including giant blocks, an enormous wind tunnel, bubble play and Kibo programmable robots. regular museum admission, $11.50-14.50; free for members and children under 3.
ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain 1 College Street, Burlington Chittenden (map)
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National Trails Day

Sat., June 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Get off the beaten path! On this national day of advocacy and trail service, hikers of all ages take guided treks with a naturalist at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., meet animal ambassadors and enjoy the nature center's exhibits. regular museum admission, $14.50-16.50; free for children under 4.
Vermont Institute of Natural Science 149 Natures Way, Quechee Windsor (map)
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Grand Isle Family Fishing Festival

Sat., June 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
802-372-3171
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Kids and adults alike get "hooked" on the joys of angling and have a chance to reel in a trout. The Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife offers instruction on knot tying, fish ID, casting, cleaning fish and lure-making — and satisfies hungry anglers with a fish cookout.
Ed Weed Fish Culture Station 14 Bell Hill Rd., Grand Isle Grand Isle (map)
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Vermont Days

Sat., June 8 and Sun., June 9
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Green Mountain State parks and historic sites kick off summer with two days of free admission and on-site activities. No license required for fishing on Saturday.
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Nestlings Find Nature

Second Tuesday of every month, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Continues through Oct. 8
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What is pollination? Junior naturalists explore the world of these tiny working creatures through observation, crafts and hands-on activities. Ages 4-8. regular museum admission, $3.50-7; free for children under 3.
Birds of Vermont Museum 900 Sherman Hollow Road, Huntington Chittenden (map)
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Monthly Home School Program

Second Thursday of every month, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through June 13
802-434-3068
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Home learners soak up nature-related studies in an outdoor classroom. Parent participation optional. Ages 9-12. $20-25 per child; preregister.
Audubon Vermont 255 Sherman Hollow Rd., Huntington Chittenden (map)
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Father's Day Fishing Derby

Sun., June 16
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Anglers and their pops aim for trophies after a morning by the water. Lunch available for a minimal fee. Arrive by 8 a.m. to register. Ages 5-14.
Chittenden County Fish and Game Club 1397 Wes White Rd., Jonesville Chittenden (map)
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Summer Campfire with Outreach for Earth Stewardship

Mon., June 17, 6:30-8 p.m.
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Families have fun around flickering flames and meet a special winged guest. Ages 5 and up. $5-6; preregister.
Shelburne Farms 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne Chittenden (map)
Summer Campfire with Outreach for Earth Stewardship

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Family STEAM Night

Thu., June 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
802-849-2420

Moms, dads and kids team up for activities around science, technology, engineering, art and/or math, with varying themes. preregister.
Fairfax Community Library 75 Hunt Street, Fairfax Franklin (map)
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Dairy Celebration Days

Sat., June 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., June 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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In celebration of dairy month, farm visitors learn about all things milk, through demonstrations and programs around cows, sheep and goats. 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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Gardening at the Library

Mondays, 10-11:30 a.m. Continues through Aug. 12
802-893-4644

Junior green thumbs dig in the dirt and sample their harvest. Ages 8-11. preregister.
Milton Public Library 39 Bombardier Road, Milton Chittenden (map)
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Nature Walk with Mark Ferguson

Tue., June 25, 1-2 p.m.
802-244-7036

The state biologists heads up a hunt for winged creatures and helps junior naturalists with identification. Rain date Thursday, June 27. Grades 1 and up. preregister.
Waterbury Public Library 28 North Main Street, Suite 2, Waterbury Washington (map)
Nature Walk with Mark Ferguson

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Animals in Myth and Legend

Fri., June 28, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
802-482-2878

Why do owls fly at night? The Vermont Institute of Natural Science shares stories of wildlife adaptations, and an eager audience greets live animal ambassadors. preregister.
Carpenter-Carse Library 64 Ballards Corner, Hinesburg Chittenden (map)
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Summer Campfire with Abenaki Chief Don Stevens

Fri., June 28, 6:30-8 p.m.
802-985-8686

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Families gather around flickering flames with Abenaki Culture with Chief Don Stevens of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki Nation, who shares stories, artifacts, drumming, songs and culture of the Abenaki people. $5-6; preregister.
Shelburne Farms 1611 Harbor Rd., Shelburne Chittenden (map)
Summer Campfire with Abenaki Chief Don Stevens

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BugFest!

Sun., June 30, 2-10 p.m.
802-229-6206
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This summer shindig celebrates the tiny world in all its amazing forms — witness weird and wacky caterpillars, build homes for native bees, learn about pollinator gardening from the Vermont Garden Journal's Charie Nardozzi, chase fireflies in the moonlight and enjoy a wide range of kid-centered activities. All ages. donations accepted; Jamaican food available for purchase.
North Branch Nature Center 713 Elm St., Montpelier Washington (map)
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Incredible Insect Festival

Sat., July 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Nature fans navigate the lives of these amazing creatures through hands-on activities, demonstrations, story and crafts. In the Caterpillar Lab, expert Sam Jaffe introduces eager guests to multiple live critters. regular museum admission $14.50-16.50; free for children under 4.
Vermont Institute of Natural Science 149 Natures Way, Quechee Windsor (map)
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Botanical Investigation Day

Sat., July 6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
802-649-2200
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Amateur naturalists dig deep into our wild world, with a day of dissecting flowers, reading tree rings, identifying ferns and more. regular museum admission, $15-18; free for children under 3.
Montshire Museum of Science 1 Montshire Rd., Norwich Windsor (map)
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The Eagle has Landed: 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Sat., July 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Stellar science activities celebrate this milestone in space exploration. Curious families investigate technology used to send a person to the moon and admire astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin taking their first lunar steps. regular museum admission, $15-18; free for children under age 3.
Montshire Museum of Science 1 Montshire Rd., Norwich Windsor (map)
The Eagle has Landed: 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

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