Tales & Trails

Hear a tale and hike a trail with your preschooler to discover the natural wonders around you together! Children and their caregiver(s) gather for a short story that incites curiosity before exploring different places around Merry Lea. This is a 1.5-hour monthly program designed for children ages 3-5, with younger siblings welcome to join, led by a Merry Lea educator. This program is free and registration is not required. Please dress to be outside for the program time.

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Nature Fest

It’s time to get outside and celebrate the beautiful spring weather! This fun-filled festival is a great experience for the whole family. A variety of activities will be happening on Saturday that you, your friends and your family won’t want to miss. There will be canoeing, hiking, engaging with the farm’s animals and plants, community science activities and so much more!

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Conservation Leadership School

Upcoming high school juniors and seniors can make Merry Lea their home for a week this summer at Conservation Leadership School. Camp and stay overnight, and explore the world of natural resources and conservation. Canoe across the top of the watershed, sample wetlands for aquatic macroinvertebrates and get a taste of careers like botany, land management or sustainable farming. Enjoy an educational and rejuvenating week with peers and professionals passionate about the natural world.

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