Press Contact: Trish Palao, Marketing and Communications Manager
Montshire Museum of Science, One Montshire Road, Norwich, VT 05055 

802-649-2200 x222 | trish.palao@montshire.org

Two Upper Valley Organizations Partner to Provide Exceptional Outdoor Experiences

Jan 22, 2015
For Immediate Release

NORWICH, Vt. (January 22, 2015—Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont and L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery School in West Lebanon, New Hampshire are working together to provide wonderful opportunities to explore the outdoors this winter. Twice a day on Saturdays and Sundays this winter (weather permitting) L.L. Bean's experienced instructors will demonstrate and explain all the snowshoeing basics needed to enjoy this relaxing winter activity. Then, they'll lead a guided trek along Montshire Museum's trails and explore the trailside exhibits, while sharing their knowledge of the plants and wildlife that thrive in this wintry environment.

Registration is handled through L.L. Bean. Participants also receive admission to the Montshire Museum's galleries and trails, expert instruction, and use of snowshoes, poles and gaiters.

"As a part of the Museum experience, the outdoor trails and exhibits are often overlooked during the winter,” comments Beth Krusi, Montshire Museum's Director of Marketing.  "We are delighted to work with L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery School to provide visitors an opportunity to explore the Museum's 100-acres on snowshoes."  

"Snowshoeing is a fun and healthy sport that allows you to easily enjoy the outdoors and further explore the untouched wilderness in the winter," says Scott Ellis, L.L. Bean's Director of Outdoor Discovery Schools in West Lebanon, New Hampshire store. “We’re very excited to be partnering with the Montshire Montshire for our snowshoeing programs. Not only does the Museum have this remarkable natural resource, but people here have a huge proclivity for the outdoors and we’re really excited to be sharing this passion with the folks from the Upper Valley area and beyond.”  

About the Montshire: The Montshire Museum of Science is a hands-on science center located on 110 acres in Norwich, Vermont. Visitors enjoy more than 125 interactive exhibits relating to the natural and physical sciences, technology, and more. The Montshire is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day).

About L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools:  Since 1979, the L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools have been offering a variety of courses, trips, tours, seminars and clinics for activities such as kayaking, cycling, fly fishing, camping, hiking, stand-up paddleboarding and much more. The guiding principals have always remained the same: to promote an enjoyment of the outdoors by making it as easy as possible for people to engage in outdoor activities and to foster an appreciation and respect for our natural environment. These foundations are inherent in every program offered, whether it is a two-hour fly-casting lesson, a half-day tour or a three-day trip. Last year, over 100,000 people participated in L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery School programs.