GRAFTON, Vt.—The Nature Museum and The Windham Foundation announce a celebratory event in honor of Earth Day entitled: “Vermont Wildlife: The Working Landscape Edition.” This special occasion will take place on Saturday, April 15, at 10:00 a.m. at the Phelps Barn, The Grafton Inn, Grafton, Vermont.
Musician and singer Will Danforth will get the show started with songs of nature before introducing the main event. Then enjoy a multi-media presentation with renowned wildlife expert Mike Clough complete with live wild animal guests from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum. Discover how the history of farming and forestry has changed the landscape and the species that live on it. Stick around to enjoy a piece of Earth Day cake with Mike Clough, who will stay to answer questions. Then take a short walk to explore and enjoy The Nature Museum’s exhibits and interactive displays.
“We’re thrilled that The Windham Foundation is our sponsor for this Earth Day Celebration. The Windham Foundation’s dedication to preserving the vitality of our rural communities directly aligns with our mission to engage and enlighten audiences of all ages, and inspire stewardship of our natural world,” explains Laurie Danforth, president of the board of The Nature Museum.
The Nature Museum is dedicated to providing programs and speakers for adults related to biology, earth science and natural history. Most importantly, the museum fosters discovery-learning programs to engage youth in the wonders of nature to develop the next generation of earth stewards. The museum is delighted to offer free admission to youth aged 5 and up. This program is not geared to younger children. Pre-register at www.nature-museum.org and let us know how many children will accompany you. This is a popular program, participants are encouraged to register in advance to guarantee spots.
The Phelps Barn at Grafton Inn is located at 92 Main Street and The Nature Museum is located at 186 Townshend Road in Grafton, Vt.
In honor of Earth Day, The Nature Museum will be open to the public during Spring Break from Tuesday, April 18, through Friday, April 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Museum’s Environmental Educator will be on hand from 11:00 a.m. to Noon each day for eco-education, hands-on activities, nature games and creative art activities.