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Preschooling Outside

By North Branch Nature Center | Dec 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Preschooling Outside

By Mary Zentara, Forest Preschool Director & Co-Teacher Article from the winter edition of our “Field Marks” newsletter   When you take a walk at North Branch Nature Center, you’re…

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Montpelier BioBlitz on the Natural Curiosity Podcast

By North Branch Nature Center | Dec 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Montpelier BioBlitz on the Natural Curiosity Podcast

At a BioBlitz, conservation meets community, and nature takes center stage. We invited Dr. Steven Shepard of the Natural Curiosity Podcast to NBNC back in July, and we are delighted…

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Creating Community by Learning With Nature

By North Branch Nature Center | Oct 29, 2018 | Comments Off on Creating Community by Learning With Nature

By Amy Butler * This post was written on October 28 for the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Blog On a cold and blustery October morning in northern Vermont,…

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Lessons from a Left-handed Leaf

By North Branch Nature Center | Oct 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Lessons from a Left-handed Leaf

By Zac Cota It was the soggy sort of autumn day that we adults sometimes call “gloomy,” but the first graders at Union Elementary were completely undeterred. After studying the…

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Youth Birding in the Northeast Kingdom

By North Branch Nature Center | Sep 26, 2018 | Comments Off on Youth Birding in the Northeast Kingdom

Last weekend a group of young naturalists traveled with NBNC naturalists Zac Cota and Sean Beckett to the Northeast Kingdom to explore Vermont’s boreal zone. We spent time birding, catching…

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Travel the World with NBNC

By North Branch Nature Center | Sep 26, 2018 | Comments Off on Travel the World with NBNC

North Branch Nature Center has a rich history of leading world-class expeditions to the planet’s wildest destinations. In 2019, join NBNC on life-changing adventures to Ecuador,Costa Rica, and Yellowstone. Whether…

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Montpelier BioBlitz – The Results!

By North Branch Nature Center | Sep 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Montpelier BioBlitz – The Results!

After two months of dissecting micro-moths, mailing vials of plant bits, and convening experts to hem and haw over stranger specimens, we bring you the exciting results of the Montpelier…

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Caterpillars abound at NBNC

By North Branch Nature Center | Aug 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Caterpillars abound at NBNC

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly caterpillars are all over the nature center trails this week! With two beady eye spots, these thumb-sized caterpillars avoid depredation by mimicking the head of a snake.…

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Montpelier BioBlitz 2018 – Thank you!

By North Branch Nature Center | Aug 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Montpelier BioBlitz 2018 – Thank you!

Results are pouring in from the Montpelier BioBlitz 2018, with over 1,500 species documented and a few more to come! Even in the beginning stages of data review, we have…

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ECO Iron Chef

By North Branch Nature Center | Aug 1, 2018 | Comments Off on ECO Iron Chef

Last week our ECO Institute (Level 2) participants spent five days with NBNC Teacher/Naturalist Ken Benton and NBNC Staff Naturalist Sean Beckett in a natural history immersion for educators.  The…

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Montpelier, Vermont 05602
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