North Branch Nature Center
We're a small preserve with a big heart at a gentle bend in the North Branch of the Winooski River.
For more than a decade North Branch Nature Center has put people in touch with the sights, sounds and sensations of the wild within our capital.
North Branch is firefly light sparkling in a child's eye. It is a lecture hall where we learn the secrets of warblers and willows and weather. And it is a quiet place to walk or ski, swim or sit, or simply to do nothing beside the river.
Family Bird Quest has Begun!
Complete birding-related activities to earn points, and points can be redeemed for prizes. This new, innovative program makes birding exciting and gets families outside together to discover the joy of birds. Visit the FBQ website and to get started today!
Woods and water explorations, games, hikes, live animals, nature study, crafts, friends and fun! The North Branch Nature Center has been offering fun, exciting and educational nature camps for children for nearly 15 years. Catching frogs, watching hawks, following grasshoppers, making new friends - isn’t this just what a child’s summer should be?
Bird walks, bird banding demos, Kid's Activity Tent, bird carving demos and workshop, traveling watershed exhibit, storytelling... and more!
Plus, two great keynote presentations:
Vermont's Peregrine Falcons with Margaret Fowle
"Naturally Curious" with Mary Holland
For a full schedule, visit the BirdFest page!
Summer Programs Now Posted!
Summer camp, bug walks, "Nature at Night", Live Caterpillars, wild edibles, birding field trips, and more are all part of the Nature Center's summer programs line-up! Check out everything that is being offered at our programs page.
See NBNC's Summer Offerings.
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