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Support NBNC

"NBNC's ECO Homeschool and Summer Camp programs instilled in my children a deep love for Vermont's landscape and taught them to engage, delight, and steward. We can't wait to return next summer for walks and swims in the woods and river and fields we all love and know so well."

— Hannah Miller, NBNC supporter

 Support NBNC


On behalf of all of us at North Branch Nature Center, thank you for your support!
You help us connect people to nature in enriching, inspiring ways. Here's how to contribute:



Your membership supports everything we do, from Community Science to nature outings to ecological stewardship. Support your local nature center while also receiving great member benefits!

(or renew your membership)

Make a Donation


Your gift helps maintain NBNC's trails and buildings, pay our amazing staff, keep our programs affordable and accessible to all, and support our mission of Connecting People with the Natural World.

Other Ways to Support NBNC

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Business Support

We appreciate the many businesses and organizations that support us. We offer flexible options for business giving including membership, event sponsorship, in-kind contributions, and team volunteer opportunities.



If you have time to give, please consider volunteering at NBNC! We rely on volunteers -- individuals, families, and other groups -- to help us maintain our trails and buildings, rescue amphibians, stuff envelopes, and so much more.


Wish List

 North Branch Nature Center is always looking for household items, technology, equipment, and services. Visit our Wish List to see what we are looking for.


Planned Gifts and Other Ways to Give

 NBNC gratefully receives gifts of stock or property, planned gifts, and bequests. Click here for detailed information.

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Adopt an Owl

Support Community Science at NBNC with a fun and unique gift for friends and family. Our owl research program is an extraordinary opportunity to connect with charismatic wildlife while discovering new information about avian ecology. This research requires specialized equipment and intensive data analysis that would not be possible without your support. Adopt an Owl here.


Help Others Benefit from NBNC

Gifts to The Chip and Alisa Darmstadt Education Fund will provide financial support for NBNC programs to anyone for whom finances are a barrier. Help us make sure everyone has access to high-quality nature-based education programs!


Buy Coffee

We now have two ways for you to support us by buying delicious coffee! Bird-friendly Birds & Beans coffee lets you support both NBNC and migratory birds while saving on shipping. Learn more and download an order form here. Or if you prefer a local option, purchases of 802Coffee's Monarch Blend medium roast support our monarch-tagging and other programs. Pick up a bag at NBNC, at Capitol Grounds, or online here.


Gift Certificates

Give a friend or family member a birding outing, a BioU class, or any other NBNC program with a gift certificate


So I tell you this not to scare you,
But to prepare you, to dare you
To dream a different reality,

Where despite disparities
We all care to protect this world,
This riddled blue marble, this little true marvel
To muster the verve and the nerve
To see how we can serve
Our planet.

— Amanda Gorman, US Inaugural Poet, Earthrise

North Branch Nature Center

713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
(802) 229-6206

Hours: Center Open Monday-Friday 9-4
Trails Open 24/7