Town and Village

Boys & Girls Club, BEEC team up for winter 'hike and seek' series

BRATTLEBORO — The Vermont Children's Trust Foundation is funding a collaboration between Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro (BGCB) and Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center (BEEC) to provide guided, outdoor, free family adventures

On designated Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to noon, families are invited to partake in short walks with naturalists and educators from both organizations to local spots. These excursions are themed and are designed to inspire families to have fun together outdoors, even when it is cold. There is a spring series being planned as well.

All ages are invited, though it is designed primarily for parents/caregivers and their children ages 5-11.

Here is the schedule of upcoming programs:

• Nov. 18 - Guilford Playscape and Weeks Forest: Animals Preparing for Winter

• Dec. 2 - BEEC: Nature's Treasures and Spray/Wreath Making

• Dec. 16 - Retreat Farm: Fort Building

• Jan. 6 - Retreat Farm: Fire Skills

• Jan. 20 - BEEC: Winter Animals Track & Sign

• Jan. 27 - make up date

Pre-registration is required. Transportation is available, as is some outdoor gear. Each walk will include basic trail safety instruction and a snack. To register, or to learn more, contact [email protected], 802-254-5990, or visit and

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