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Coming Back Home: Turning Towards Uncertainty, Wonder and Connection with Amy Butler (IN-PERSON)

February 1 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Coming Back Home: Turning Towards Uncertainty, Wonder and Connection
Thursday, February 1 | 6:30 – 8 pm | FREE | IN-PERSON at NBNC
Part of the Naturalist Journeys 2024 Winter Presentation Series

Tickets Required – Register Here

Every day we have opportunities to create experiences that help us connect with the natural world. From the bus stop to the mountaintops, nature invites us to wonder about patterns and seasonal rhythms that are constantly unfolding around us. These simple moments out of doors can cultivate stories of curiosity and awe that help us to rediscover our deep love for the world. In a time of compounded stress and anxiety about our current climate crisis, nature is our guide to restoring a healthy and balanced dynamic between ourselves, one another and the earth.

About Amy Butler: Amy is the author of Educating Children Outdoors – Lessons in Nature-Based Learning and was the former Director of Education at NBNC for fifteen years. Amy has committed to connecting with nature in her role as teacher, ski lift operator, gardener, mother, and backcountry explorer. Through metaphors, storytelling, photographs, and selected readings from her book, Amy will share nourishing practices that help turn us towards regenerating connection in our communities.

About Naturalist Journeys 2024: This year’s series focuses on climate change — but not in the ways you might expect. From beavers to sheep, forestry to fires, and music to mental health, we’ll explore unconventional approaches to safeguarding our planet, our landscapes, and ourselves in this climate crisis. The series runs January through March, with a mix of virtual and in-person presentations.

Tickets Required – Register Here

In-person presentations require free tickets. In-person events will also be livestreamed on our YouTube page.
No registration required for virtual events. All online events will be held via Zoom.

Naturalist Journeys is made possible by our sponsors:



Hunger Mountain Coop
802 Coffee
Onion River Outdoors

Washington Electric Co-op
Waite-Heindel Environmental
The Manghis’ Bread


February 1
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
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