North Branch Nature Center
"Connecting People of All Ages with the Natural World"


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.

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AmeriCorps Educator Wanted

AmeriCorps logoWe are seeking qualified individuals to teach and lead campers ages 4 to 14 during our 2017 summer camp season. Interested candidates must apply by May 23rd, 2017.

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Join us for our 6th annual celebration of Birds!


Saturday, May 27, 2017

» Bird Walks and Workshops
» Live Raptors
» Kids Activities
» Bird Banding Demo
» Bird House Building
» Photo Contest & More!

Forest Preschool

Forest Preschool

NBNC is proud to announce that we will be offering a Full-time Forest Preschool
for the 2017-18 school year.

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To register, click here

Teaching Math Outdoors


Monday June 5, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

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

Open Monday - Friday, 9am to 4pm
Trails open every day
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