Programs & Events

 

 

Field Day

 

Summer 2015

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

 


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.

Bug Walks
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
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.

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 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.

Forest Preschool
Tuesdays through Fridays, starting Sep. 1
Fee: $480 for one day, $910 for two days, for 12 weeks.
Forest Preschool is an outdoor, exploratory, play-based program for children ages 3.5 to 6 that empowers children to be active in their own learning process, while providing them the means to connect to one another and the natural world in a caring way. Learn more.

North Branch Trekkers Afterschool Program
Thursdays, September 17th to December 10th3pm to 5:30pm.
Total Payment: $410 ($200 Deposit) for 12 weeks

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, scholarships available.

Please call 229-6206 for more info and to register

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Forest Preschool

ECO

Forest Preschool is an outdoor, exploratory, play-based program for children ages 3.5 to 6 that empowers children to be active in their own learning process, while providing them the means to connect to one another and the natural world in a caring way. Learn more and register.

Fall session begins
September 1


Summer Camp 2015

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.


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Chestnut-sided WarblerBuy "Bird-Friendly"

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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