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Field Day


Summer 2014

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Call 802-229-6206 for more info and to pre-register

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Tuesday, August 19, 6:00 - 10:30 p.m.
Fee: Donate to this fundraiser event!
How many types of organisms could you identify given 24 hours? Join us to find out at the North Branch Nature Center’s Biothon! It’s part fundraiser, part celebration of biodiversity. And we need your help to make it a success.

Like walk-a-thons that raise money by having donors pledge per mile walked, Biothon is seeking donors to pledge per-species found and participants to help us identify flora and fauna at NBNC. All proceeds raised will benefit NBNC’s educational programs, helping raise awareness about the importance and wonder of biodiversity and connecting people to the natural places where they live, work, and play.

To register, please call us at 229-6206 or emailing Larry and please consider making a pledge.

Mesmerizing Moths
Tuesday, August 19, 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Fee: $5 nonmembers, $3 members
As soon as the sun goes down, an incredibly diverse group of insects fill the night with color: the moths. Emeralds, loopers, underwings, darts, owlets, and so many more miraculous moths will visit our light station as we dazzle in the dizzying variety of species in celebration of National Moth Week.

Summer Bug Walks
Tuesday, August 26, arrive any time between 3:30 and 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $5 nonmembers, $3 members
Our most abundant group of animals at NBNC are the insects. They’re fun to catch, easy to observe, and offer endless opportunities for new discovery. Bring your net and join us for a bug walk at NBNC!

Monarch Butterfly Tagging
Wednesdays, starting August 27, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Fee: $5 nonmembers, $3 members
Drop by any time between from 3:30 on to catch, tag
and release some migrating monarchs. We’ll look for other butterflies and bugs as well! We have nets to share, but bring a net if you have one.

North Branch Trekkers Afterschool Program
Thursdays, September 18th to December 11th, 3pm to 5:30pm.
Total Payment: $410 ($200 Deposit)
North Branch Nature Center is pleased to offer the North Branch Trekkers outdoor-based after school program.  Students in grades 4 through 7 can join teacher-naturalist Ken Benton every Thursday afternoon as we explore the magnificent green spaces of Montpelier while practicing outdoor living skills, tracking, and wildlife monitoring.  We’ll make frequent hikes into both Hubbard and North Branch River Parks as we explore the woods to develop a sense of place and play games that will enhance our powers of observation as well as lay the groundwork for a positive relationship with the outdoors. Learn more.

Please call 229-6206 for more info and to register

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North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street, Montpelier VT 05602
(802) 229-6206

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