Nature Programs for All Ages - From events for preschoolers to overnight retreats for adult
naturalists, we connect people of all ages to the
natural world. See our programs listing for details.
Summer Nature Camps - The North Branch Nature Center has been offering fun, exciting
and educational nature camps for children for more than 10 years.
Catching frogs, watching hawks, following grasshoppers, making new
friends - isn’t this just what a child’s summer should
Forest Schools - The Forest School is an outdoor-based early education program for students aged 3.5 to 7 years old. We are guided by the belief that children should spend a large portion of the day outside, use the natural environment as our classroom, engage students with “hands-on” experiential education, and celebrate and capitalize on the countless opportunities in the day to sing, dance, imagine, explore and play!
Trails - Walk our trail along the North Branch of the Winooski or extend
your hike into Hubbard Park or North Branch River Park. You can
even hook up with the East Montpelier trail network.
Naturalist Journeys Winter
Lecture Series - The line-up for our fourth annual lecture and slideshow series has been announced.
Youth Naturalist/Birding Program - Are you under age 20 with an interest in birds? Join us and other teens
for birding adventures near and far! Apply to join our World Series
of Birding youth team.
Amphibian Monitoring Program - Become a citizen scientist and volunteer salamander crossing guard.
This coming spring we'll be looking for volunteers to help monitor
and protect migrating amphibians.
Educating Children Outdoors (ECO) - The ECO program is a new project that helps reconnect children with the natural world and foster stewardship in their communities. Through collaboration with public schools, preschools, and daycare facilities, ECO helps to open the doors to the joy of learning outside in all kinds of weather.
Field Trips for Schools - Teachers can check out options for visiting school groups. It's
a great opportunity to get your class out of the classroom! Or inquire
about having a naturalist/educator visit your school.
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