GRAFTON -- Registration is now open for February break camps at The Nature Museum. This year’s offerings include a wilderness camp for ages 10 to 14, a winter tracking and snow tubing adventure for ages 6 to 9, and a snowflake exploration program for ages 3 to 5.
The Nature Museum has formed a new partnership with the Vermont Wilderness School, leading to the creation of a program called Wild Walkers for ages 10 to 14. At Wild Walkers, kids build self-confidence and resiliency outdoors while learning ancient wilderness skills. The first Wild Walkers program will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the woods and fields around The Nature Museum.
On Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Nature Museum naturalist Lynn Morgan will lead 6- to 9-year-olds in Snowy Adventures at Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center. Campers will experience Grafton Ponds’ 600-foot tubing hill, discover how snowflakes come to be and why no two are alike, and explore the snowshoe trails in search of signs of woodland animals.
Snowflake Fantasy, a program for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers, will take place on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The group will scrutinize snowflakes, find out how they form, and enjoy games, crafts, and outdoor fun in the snow.
Wild Walkers and Snowflake Fantasy will take place at The Nature Museum at 186 Townshend Road. Snowy Adventures will be held at Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center, at 783 Townshend Road.
Children should come dressed for a day spent outdoors and should bring a bag lunch and a water bottle to the day-long programs. Early-bird registration rates are available through Feb. 3 at www.nature-museum.org or by calling 802-843-2111.