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June 2020

LIVE Online: An Artist in the Arctic

June 10 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Arctic sea ice is melting and it’s not just affecting polar bears. Artist and Field Naturalist Chelsea Clarke will explore how changing sea ice conditions are impacting the plankton at the foundation of the Arctic food web, and discuss why artists are an important part of the research effort. We’ll also get a glimpse into life on a Coast Guard icebreaker above the Arctic Circle. In 2014, Chelsea spent spent six weeks at sea as a resident artist on a scientific research expedition in the Pacific Arctic.

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LIVE Online: Grow Your Own Pollinator Garden with Charlie Nardozzi

June 17 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Learn about all aspects of growing and maintaining a pollinator garden. We'll start with the essential aspects pollinators need such as shelter, nesting sites, water and habitat. then I'll spend time discussing the best trees shrubs and flowers to attract and sustain pollinators in your yard. Co-hosted by the University of Vermont Extension Master Gardener Program.

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LIVE Online: Monitoring Rabies in Vermont

June 24 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

This presentation will provide a broad overview of USDA Wildlife Services' activities concerning rabies in Vermont. Wildlife Biologist Owen Montgomery will outline Vermont's Oral Ravies Vaccination (ORV) program, Enhanced Rabies Surveillance (ERS) program, and discuss plans to eliminate terrestrial rabies in Vermont.

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July 2020

Wetland and Rivershore Plants with Aaron Marcus and Native Plant Trust

July 9 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
$40

Spend an afternoon with Vermont Assistant State Botanist, Aaron Marcus, exploring wetland habitats, some of the most botanically diverse and biologically productive landscapes in New England. We will learn about numerous plants that have adapted to the rivershores, floodplains, beaver meadows, marshes, and forested seeps of central Vermont.

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