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June 8 | At North Branch Nature Center

FREE (donations welcome at the door)
Tickets required for keynote program

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Back again by popular demand, the Vermont Center for Ecostudies and North Branch Nature Center present a summer nature festival for all ages! Celebrate birds, bugs, plants, pollinators in a day of outings, workshops, exhibits, kids activities, live birds, music, food, art, presentations, and more! Find out what you can do to protect biodiversity in your own backyard and in your community.

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Keynote Program: Amy Sheldon
Biodiversity in Vermont: what’s on the table and why it matters

4:30 - 5:30 pm presentation
5:30 - 7:00 happy hour (at NBNC)
Tickets required: GET TICKETS HERE

ASL Interpretation Provided

How is Vermont's biodiversity doing? What's in danger? And what are our leaders doing about it? Amy will share a number of examples of recently enacted biodiversity policies and how you can engage with them. Since becoming Chair of the House Environment and Energy Committee, Vermont’s biodiversity has been a major priority for her work in the legislature. Amy supports values-based policies that are grounded in a long-term vision and work within today’s reality.


About Representative Amy Sheldon: Amy holds a BA in economics from Middlebury College and an MS in Natural Resource Planning from the University of Vermont. In addition to being a State Legislator, she is a consulting conservation planner at Landslide LLC. Past work includes: Senior Faculty member at the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS); first Executive Director of the White River Partnership and the Middlebury Area Land Trust; and a Natural Resource Planner for the City of Eugene, OR.  Past volunteer commitments include: Founding member of the Climate Economy Action Center of Addison County; 10 years on the Middlebury Planning Commission; District Commissioner for the Natural Resources Board; and Board member of the Middlebury Area Land Trust. Currently, she serves on the Middlebury Conservation Commission. Amy is chair of the Vermont Legislature’s House Environment and Energy Committee.  Amy is happiest being in wild nature – hiking, skiing, biking, gardening and observing.

North Branch Nature Center

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

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