Programs & Events

 

 

Field Day

 

Spring 2015


Help us to accomodate you!
Call 802-229-6206 for more info and to pre-register

 

Spring Migration Bird Walks
Fridays, May 22, 7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Fee: $10, free for members
Explore NBNC for spring migrants, such as warblers, vireos, thrushes and waterfowl.  Learn birding basics, expand your birding ear and discover more about the birds that inhabit the fields and forests of NBNC. These walks are led by our teacher naturalist staff and are a great way to meet other local birders!

Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup
Fridays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., May 22 and 29
Fee: FREE!
This is an outdoor playgroup for parents, caregivers, and children ages 0 - 5. Join us for 2 hours of spontaneous play, exploration, discovery, song, nature inspired crafts, and oral story telling. Come learn about the benefits of nature connection and enjoy the community experience of time immersed in nature with your young ones. NBNC thanks The Vermont Community Foundation for making Robin's Nest possible. Learn more.

YEWABirdFest 2015!
Saturday, May 30, 7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

  • Early morning bird walks
  • Bird banding demonstrations
  • Bird drawing and photography contests
  • Bird carving demonstrations

Learn more about our 4th annual festival celebrating birds at NBNC!

 

ECO Teacher Training
Level 1: July 13-17
Level 2: July 27-31

Join us in learning specific daily core routines and field technical skills to apply as the structure for your own outdoor classroom. We will experience NGSS and Common Core standardized lessons and written reflection on these lessons. The week will be spent entirely outdoors on the beautiful landscape at North Branch Nature Center! Learn more.

 

Please call 229-6206 for more info and to register

What's Next


BirdFest 2015!
Saturday, May 30

This spring, explore the fascinating world of birds. 

  • yellow warblerWalks with expert birders
  • Live raptor demos
  • Bluebird box making
  • Bird banding demos
  • Birding in Kazakhstan presentation
  • Kid's Activity Tent
  • ...and more!
See the full schedule

Summer Camp 2015
Registration NOW OPEN!

summerWoods 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 katydids, making new friends - isn’t this just what a child’s summer should be?

Visit our summer camps page to learn more.


ECO Teacher Training

ECOLevel 1: July 13-17
Level 2: July 27-31
Join us in learning specific daily core routines and field technical skills to apply as the structure for your own outdoor classroom. We will experience NGSS and Common Core standardized lessons and written reflection on these lessons. The week will be spent entirely outdoors on the beautiful landscape at North Branch Nature Center! Learn more.


North Branch Trekkers
Afterschool Program

Students in grades 4 through 7 can join teacher-naturalist Ken Benton for the winter/spring session of the winter/spring sxession of the North Branch Trekkers outdoor-based after school program. We'll explore the magnificent green spaces of Montpelier while practicing outdoor living skills, tracking, and wildlife monitoring. North Branch Trekkers runs for 12 sessions with a week off for both winter and spring break. Space is limited so sign up soon! See the trekkers page for more info and registration form.


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Chestnut-sided WarblerBuy "Bird-Friendly"

Order your bird-friendly coffee through NBNC and save on shipping! You'll be supporting the Nature Center, the birds, and the farmers who grow this sustainably produced product. All orders can be picked up from the Nature Center. Click here to download an order form.


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North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street, Montpelier VT 05602
(802) 229-6206
info@northbranchnaturecenter.org

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