Programs & Events

 

 

Field Day

 

Spring 2015


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

 

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!

Summer Bird Walk Series
Fridays, 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Fee: $10, free for members
As spring migration winds down, nesting activity is picking up and we’ll focus effort on our summer walks towards
observing the fascinating behaviors of our breeding birds. Join us for walks at a variety of local hot spots.
    Friday, June 5 - Sparrow Farm - Carpool from NBNC
    Friday, June 19 - Berlin Pond

Birds and Botany at Moose Bog
Saturday, June 13, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. (includes travel)
Fee: $45 members, $55 nonmembers
We’ll explore the unique assemblage of birds and plants that inhabit this very special place. We’ll investigate the boreal species of birds and highly specialized plants as well as discuss the fascinating natural history of bogs. Pre-registration required, transportation provided, bug protection recommended!

Blue Sky Boys at American Flatbread
A benefit for NBNC’s “Kids Need Nature” programs
Saturday, June 20, 6pm
Fee:  $18 adults, $9 children
American Flatbread at Lareau Farm, Waitsfield
Enjoy music by the Blue Sky Boys, great food by American Flatbread, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and a silent auction all to benefit the programs of NBNC.

Birding the Groton State Forest Rail Trail
Friday, July 10, 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Fee: $15 members, $25 nonmembers
Target species will include a variety or warblers as well as Olive-sided Flycatcher and the Peregrine Falcons that nest on Marshfield Mtn. Pre-registration required.

Bug Walks
Wednesday, July 22, and Thursday, August 13
Arrive any time between 3:30 and 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $5 nonmembers, $3 for members and kids
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!

Moth Night
Wednesday, July 22, 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. and
Thursday, August 13, 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Fee: $5 nonmembers, $3 for members and kids
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.

Bird Banding Demonstration
Saturday, August 1, anytime from 6:30 to 11 a.m.
Fee: Donations welcomed
Get a behind the scenes glimpse of banding in action. We catch, measure and band a variety of songbirds to study their survivorship and reproductive success. A rare chance to see beautiful birds up close.

Starry, Starry Night

Tuesday, August 18, 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $10 nonmembers, $5 members
Enjoy an evening of stargazing and moon watching. The summer constellations are a treasure trove of star clusters, galaxies and nebulas. We’ll also check out craters on the moon and the rings of Saturn. Bring a lawn chair, binoculars and bug repellent.

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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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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