Our Future in Nature

“Who is to make sure that our children’s sense of wonder grows indestructible with the years? We are. You and I. Because we believe that the North Branch Nature Center can play a vital part in our children’s lives and, if we are wise, in our own lives as well.”

—Katherine Paterson, award-winning author

You Can Make A Difference


With a new addition and renovated preschool classroom, we have accomplished so much already! But we still need your support to complete the final phase of this capital campaign. With your help, we can realize our vision for a welcoming, modernized and energy-efficient community nature center.

Our campaign goal of $1.6 million covers everything from property acquisition to building and renovation costs to landscaping. Since the summer of 2014, when we began the quiet phase of our campaign, we have received gifts and pledges totaling over $1,268,326. With just under $331,674 left to raise, your gift will help complete NBNC’s renovations and outdoor improvements so that we can offer even more and better programs.

Please support the campaign and our community with your gift to the Our Future in Nature capital campaign today!

“From the staff and the earth at this modest nature center, countless Vermonters have discovered birds and butterflies, orchids and otters, relaxation and contemplation. And now, with a vision to connect even more of us to wildlife and wild places, NBNC will move from greatness to virtuosity — not only here in Montpelier but far beyond as well.”

—Bryan Pfeiffer, writer, naturalist, educator, nature guide

One Time Gift: Please support our vision with your gift to the Our Future in Nature capital campaign today by using the form below.


A Pledge Over Time: Please use the form below to pledge a donation over time (monthly or annually in 2020 and 2021).


Give Your Time and Talent: There are many ways to volunteer for the campaign. If you might like to get involved and have time, a talent, or labor you think might be helpful, please email Capital Campaign Coordinator Emily Seiffert, she’ll be delighted to hear from you!

Capital Campaign Giving Form

Naming Opportunities

For 24 years North Branch Nature Center has been connecting people of all ages with the natural world, here on our 28-acre preserve, in partnership with area public schools, and by leading programs around Vermont and beyond.  Learn more about our staff and programs.


We have a passionate, experienced staff, a fabulous site, and an inspired vision for the future of learning outdoors in central Vermont, but our buildings need renovation and expansion in order to meet the community’s demand for our programs. Check out the plans!

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To support our mission and vision, we launched Our Future in Nature capital campaign in 2014; to date we have raised $1,268,326. To reach our goal of $1.6 million, we need you. Here's how to get involved!

North Branch Nature Center

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

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