Saturday, April 20th 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Bring your entire family to celebrate Earth Day!
Bird Walk 8 a.m. Join TWC’s Bird Club for a walk around the Pond Trail to look for birds. All ages. Free and open to the public.
Earth Day Clean-Up 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Help clean up the TWC environment! Everyone is welcome! You, your family, or your group can adopt a trail or area to clean. We’ll provide gloves, trash bags, and refreshments. Free. Also help remove invasive species plants. Please contact Vicki at email@example.com if you can help.
Foto Fest 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sun., Apr. 22, 1-4:30 p.m. Head on down to the 18th Annual Foto Fest at the Wilderness Center! The beautiful photographs, entered in nine different categories (plus a special youth division), are sure to brighten your spirits and you can even have a little fun helping us pick the winners. Pick up a ballot at the door and then take your time meandering through the exhibit and voting for your favorites.
Backpacking/Hiking Demonstation 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Stop by and chat with members of TWC’s Backpackers & Dayhikers Club. Gather information at the Prairie Shelter for your next dayhike or backpacking trip. Some of the subjects include backpacks and how to pack them, meals and water, tents, first aid and personal care, clothing, and Ultra-lite backpacking. Come and view various pieces of equipment and find out what is right for you. Free and open to the public.
Story Walk 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Walk a trail, read a story, and (maybe) meet a salamander! Pages from The Salamander Room by Anne Mazer will be posted along the Wilderness Walk. Follow the signs, read the book, and end at our salamander pond. Enjoy the story and the walk.
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Go Green-Natural Burials in a Nature Cemetery Learn about natural burials. An economical alternative to modern burials. Walk a cemetery with prairie and woodland trails intead of a lawn and make your last act on earth a “green one.” Visit The Wilderness Center’s nature cemetery, Foxfield Preserve.
What’s Up? Planetarium Show, 2 p.m. Take a half-hour tour of major constellations, planets, the Moon, and other things you can see in the evening sky next month. Optional, stay after the program to make your own star chart to use year-round. Free.