North Branch Nature Center’s
2018 Naturalist Journeys Slideshow and Presentation Series

All programs start at 7:00 pm at North Branch Nature Center
(Note: After years at the Unitarian Church, we are now hosting our series at our expanded home at NBNC)

Admission by Donation
Food and beverages will be available
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bigyearFriday, January 12, 2018
Thunder Beasts and Swamp Donkeys: wild faces and places of Yellowstone country

Bison, moose, wolves, and bears are entangled in a delicate dance of ecology and conservation in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Witness grand migrations, life, death, struggle, and survival in this photographic odyssey to the wildest of the west with NBNC Staff Naturalist Sean Beckett.


NorwayFriday, January 26, 2018
Seasonal Changes of Vermont Flora 

The timing of budbreak in the spring and development of fall color are highly dependent on light and temperature. As our world warms this timing is likely to change, and we have already seen the impacts in Vermont. This talk will present findings from over 25 years of monitoring forest trees and plant life in the state. Presented by Josh Halman, Forest Health Specialist with Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks and Recreation.

Friday, February 2, 2018
Great White Sharks in our Backyard 

Spend an evening with Shark Biologist, Lindsay Graff as she discusses the re-emerging population of Great White Sharks that are returning to our New England waters. Learn about their vital importance to our marine ecosystems, and why we need to be supporting shark science and conservation efforts. Go beyond the misguided portrayals, and learn why we should be excited to welcome these apex predators to the neighborhood!

thrasherFriday, February 9, 2018
Arctic Lessons: 
Images From a Polar Frontier 

Montpelier teacher and Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Susan Koch will share her images and experiences from a journey to Arctic Svalbard on National Geographic’s “Explorer.” Join Susan as she offers impressions and lessons about Arctic wildlife and sea-life, polar ice, and the impact of climate change on this remote area. All ages are welcome!

CJFriday March 2, 2018
Geology of the Winooski Valley 

Norwich University geologist George Springston takes us on an illustrated journey through the Winooski River valley, exploring how ancient oceans, continental collisions, rivers, and glaciers have all led to the landscape that we live in today.


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For more information about these and other programs and events contact NBNC at

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

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