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January 2020

Winter Wildlife Celebration

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
VINS, 149 Natures Way
Quechee, VT United States
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Free – $16.50

Celebrate the wildlife of winter with a fun-filled day of family activities. In the morning, explore the exhibits and trails with interactive guided tours and talks. In the afternoon, enjoy outdoor and indoor games, crafts, and activities that challenge your winter adaptation skills. A warm campfire and yummy refreshments wrap up the festivities.

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Miniatures and Models

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
American Precision Museum, 196 Main St
Windsor, VT 05089 United States
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Free

Be sure to catch this special exhibit featuring a variety of working model machines and miniatures. From tiny steam engines to a scale-model logging mill, these precision wonders are fascinating! Featuring works by John Aschauer, Maxfield Parrish and others.

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Astronomy Day

January 25 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Montshire Museum of Science, 1 Montshire Road
Norwich, VT
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Free – $16

While winters in New England mean shorter days, they also mean longer periods of time for star-gazing. Learn about the heavenly bodies visible in the night sky — and even the rarely-seen wonders. Enjoy a full day of activities for learners of all ages.

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Ice Day

January 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Muster Field Farm Museum, Harvey Road
North Sutton, NH
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Free

Gather the family, bundle up and share a New England tradition! Ice cutting by gas powered saw and finished by hand will be demonstrated by volunteers. Ryder Corner School House will be warm and welcoming with hot beverages, homemade baked goods and hot soups available to purchase.

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Touch a Truck with the Enfield Police Department

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Whaleback Mountain, 160 Whaleback Mountain Road
Enfield, NH
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See what police cruisers and other vehicles look like up close. Other fun activities will provide kids the opportunity to interact with police and emergency personnel. You might even catch a glimpse of some first responders in uniform flying down the mountain!

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February 2020

19th Annual Youth Ice Fishing Derby and Clinic

February 1 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Dewey’s Pond Hartford, Vermont + Google Map
Free

Youth anglers will be placed in age appropriate divisions based on the number of registered participants. Prizes will be awarded. Food and refreshments, fishing holes, bait and limited equipment will be available. Preregister at the Hartford Recreation Office or online.

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Great Backyard Bird Count

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
VINS, 149 Natures Way
Quechee, VT United States
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Free – $16.50

Enjoy watching birds at your feeders? Want to learn more about helping the birds in your community? Enjoy activities for all ages and learn ways to improve your birding skills.

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Pioneers in Engineering

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
American Precision Museum, 196 Main St
Windsor, VT 05089 United States
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Free

The American pioneers were the early practical engineers solving basic problems of survival like how to build a sturdy house and make their own tools, how to build a strong bridge to cross a river, or how to design a water wheel to harness the power of the river to grind wheat and grain. Re-imagine those days at the American Precision Museum and try your modern hand at designing and building these things in the Learning Lab. On the first…

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Cold Comfort: Winter Wildlife Adaptations

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Forest Center at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Nat. Hist. Park, 54 Elm Street
Woodstock, VT 05091 United States
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Free

Vermont wildlife knows how to get creative when it comes to the winter months. Join us for this two-hour workshop to learn who is active and who is hibernating during these harsh winter months. NPS Science Communication Specialist Ed Sharron will begin with an indoor discussion that explores how animals meet their basic winter needs for food, water, and shelter. Then, head outside for a snowshoe hike investigating different habitats. Event open to all ages! Space is limited, please preregister.…

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Girls’ Engineering Day

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
American Precision Museum, 196 Main St
Windsor, VT 05089 United States
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Free

Celebrate Women in Engineering at the American Precision Museum! Girls and young women will have an opportunity to meet with women professional engineers and learn about the world of engineering and making things better. Bring your daughters, nieces, granddaughters and their girlfriends to explore the world of engineering as a future career. Here’s a chance to talk one-on-one with professional women for career and education advice. The day will be filled with engineering and maker activities guided by museum staff…

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