Special Senior-only Event: Private Exhibit Opening at The Caterpillar Lab at North Branch Nature Center (NBNC)
Thursday, September 2nd, 9 - 10:30 am (FREE to MSAC members, but no transportation provided)
You must sign up by calling 223-2518 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to be included on this adventure. Numbers are limited. There is limited parking at NBNC on Elm Street so please consider carpooling with a friend.
Caterpillars will be taking over NBNC this September! The Caterpillar Lab is a traveling, world-class science education organization that turns nature centers and museums into a spectacular caterpillar circus, research lab, incubator, art studio, classroom, and all-around nature party. Join us on this private exhibit opening just for MSAC. The Caterpillar Lab's expert staff will take you on a journey into the incredible world of New England’s native caterpillars and their habitats. This hands-on exhibition features open-air displays showcasing rare moments of metamorphosis, mimicry, symbiosis, birth, death, deception, and wonder in a program unlike anything else. More info: https://northbranchnaturecenter.org/event/the-caterpillar-lab/. Contact MSAC to register for this special senior time at the lab!
Trips are open to all! Registration forms and flyers are available at the office and by clicking on the links below. Payment is due prior to a seat being reserved in your name. Bus trips leave promptly from the Dept. of Labor parking lot on Memorial Drive at the start time listed below each trip title. Remember to read our updated trip policies for 2021 on the registration form and flyers!Thank you to volunteer Tina Muncy for spearheading the return of MSAC trips by planning these two for August! Call MSAC with questions at 223-2518 or email Norma at email@example.com.
TRIP REPORT by Tina Muncy, Volunteer Trip Leader, and MSAC Staff, 8/12/21 (Update on our leased van, why we're doing fewer trips this year, and how we're responding to this month's COVID developments in VT).
Report and photos from Tina on August 19 Cruise on the Lake: A great group of seniors went on a wet but enjoyable trip to Lake Memphremagog on Thursday. Through the mist we saw beautiful homes, bald eagles and loons. We had a lovely lunch as we heard about some of the history of this amazing lake.
Lake Memphremagog Brunch Cruise | Thursday, August 19 FLYER
The first trip in over a year and a half is now being offered. Join us for an idyllic brunch cruise and enjoy the historical tales of Lake Memphremagog while gazing at the mountains surrounding these pristine waters. Our two-hour scenic cruise on the Northern Star will begin in Newport, Vt and take you north along the eastern edge of this magnificent lake right up to the border of Quebec. During your trip, areas of interest will be pointed out as the boat travels along the lake. Using locally sourced ingredients, chefs will delight you with a brunch (and Mimosas available at a cash bar) as you take in panoramic views of Newport City, the islands of the lake and Owl’s Head in Canada. The boat, built in 2002, is 65 feet long and handicapped accessible. We will travel from Montpelier on a large coach bus with air conditioning and restrooms and have 38 spots.
Cascades Walk by the River | Monday, August 23 FLYER Cancelled due to forecast and van issues, but contact office if you'd like to carpool or get a ride to this destination in September
The Cascades is a remarkable 1 mile stretch along the North Branch of the Winooski River beside Route 12. It is characterized by stunning cascading waterfalls, boasting an unprecedented wheelchair accessible trail. There are also six stone stairways to provide easy access to the river.