Winter Wildlife Tracking Intensive

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Winter Wildlife Tracking Intensive

Learn how to identify the tracks and signs of the many critters that share your backyard and national parks on Saturday, February 1st, 9am-1pm. We’ll start with a 1 hour indoor presentation exploring tracks and animal movements, then head out into the park for several hours to explore. Please dress appropriately for outdoor activity, and

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Winter Tree ID

Join us on Saturday, January 25th, 10am – 12pm for a workshop with Jon Bouton to learn how to identify common Vermont trees and shrubs during the winter months, focusing on their twig, bud, needle, and bark characteristics. An indoor discussion will be followed by an outdoor trek through the park and a brown bag

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Climate Change: Past, Present and Possible Futures of Global Climate

Join NPS Science Communication Specialist Ed Sharron on Saturday, January 11th, 9-11am for a 2-hour presentation that explores Earth’s past, current, and possible future climate. Also learn about the latest findings and most promising ways being explored to drastically reduce our climate changing greenhouse gas emissions. Questions encouraged and welcomed. Location – Forest Center, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller

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Public Hearing on Rural Economic Development

The Rural Economic Development Working Group (REDWnG) of the Vermont House of Representatives invites Vermonters to share thoughts on how to sustain and grow the economy in rural areas of the state. In 2017 RDWnG hosted a public hearing before the start of the 2018 legislative session. As a result of the hearing, members of RDWnG proposed

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Emerald Ash Borer in Vermont

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a nonnative invasive forest pest first discovered in the United States in 2002. EAB has been confirmed in Vermont and it is important to prepare for and manage the impacts of EAB and loss of Ash trees. Join Windsor County Forester Hannah Dallas for this 2-hour workshop to learn

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Draft Animal-Power Field Days

The Draft Animal-Power Network is excited to announce their 7th Draft Animal-Power Field Days event at Shelburne Farms from October 4-6, 2019. It provides opportunities for draft-animal professionals and enthusiasts alike to participate in educational sessions and workshops, watch demonstrations, visit with equipment suppliers and exhibitors, and connect with mentors. Field days is also a

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A 19th Century Photographer

A 21st century podcaster explains how 19th century photographer helped create America’s national parks Award-winning art historian, critic, author and podcaster Tyler Green will be speaking about groundbreaking 19th century photographer Carleton Watkins on Saturday, September 14, 7pm at the Billings Farm & Museum Visitor Center. Green’s talk explores the surprising relationships between Carleton Watkins,

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The Insects of Summer

Hosted by Emily Meacham (Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation). We wouldn’t have birds without insects! People often associate summer in the woods with black flies, mosquitos, and deer flies, but there are many more (and much more interesting) insects that can be found in our forests, fields, and waterways. Learn about the diversity

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The Birds of Summer

Hosted by Bridget Butler AKA The Bird Diva. Ahhh the birds of summer! Who are they and what are they up to during the summer? Bird Diva Bridget Butler will show us how to take a look at interesting bird behaviors, family dynamics, and the transition into fall. Her presentation will feature photos and stories

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Vital Signs Tracking Soil Health: Working Woodlands Workshop

Restoration of soil health positively impacts water quality, reduces the impacts of flooding and drought, improves nutrient density of foods, and can mitigate climate change; sequestering carbon and restoring land water cycles that can cool the planet. Learn about the soil health principles and simple ways to implement them in the backyard and beyond. We’ll

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