Yurt Dedication & Juneteenth Celebration

North Branch Nature Center 713 Elm Street, Montpelier, Vermont

Please join us to dedicate “Dot’s Place” and to celebrate Juneteenth in a ceremony featuring drumming and dancing by Shidaa, and music by the New Alpha Choir. Then enjoy a community potluck/picnic – bring your picnic dinner and/or a dish to share. Beverages and dessert will be provided. 

Songs and S’mores

North Branch Nature Center 713 Elm Street, Montpelier, Vermont

Come join us for an evening of songs and s’mores as we gather around the campfire to share each other's company and revel in the joy of summer! This is a family friendly event and we welcome people of all ages!

Moth Lighting With The Caterpillar Lab

North Branch Nature Center 713 Elm Street, Montpelier, Vermont

The Caterpillar Lab will guide us on an investigation of our awe-inspiring nocturnal neighbors: the huge, tiny, regal, absurd, furry, shiny, gorgeous, perplexing, audacious and outrageous moths that Vermont has to offer!

Nature’s Rainbow Family Art Workshop

North Branch Nature Center 713 Elm Street, Montpelier, Vermont

Many mushrooms and lichens can be used to make paints! Learn a few paint-making processes for both plants and fungi, then make your own artwork with the colors. For ages 6 and up with a caregiver.

$20

Pride Hike with Audubon Vermont at NBNC

North Branch Nature Center 713 Elm Street, Montpelier, Vermont

LGBTQIA2S+ hikers are invited for a leisurely summer walk at North Branch Nature Center this July!

Nature’s Rainbow Natural Paint Workshop

North Branch Nature Center 713 Elm Street, Montpelier, Vermont

Many mushrooms and lichens can be used to make paints in a spectrum of earthy reds, oranges, and browns, while plants round out the spectrum with blues and purples. Learn a few paint-making processes for both plants and fungi, then make your own artwork with the colors!

$20

Songs and S’mores

North Branch Nature Center 713 Elm Street, Montpelier, Vermont

Come join us for an evening of songs and s’mores as we gather around the campfire to share each other's company and revel in the joy of summer! This is a family friendly event and we welcome people of all ages!

Nature Night Hike

North Branch Nature Center 713 Elm Street, Montpelier, Vermont

Discover nature in the dark! Come catch moths, uncover caterpillars under UV light, and learn all about what local critters are up to at night. We'll let our eyes naturally adjust to the moonlight as we hike, play games, and explore the nature center after dark.

But Why?: Signs of Summer

North Branch Nature Center 713 Elm Street, Montpelier, Vermont

Podcast host and author Jane Lindholm and our naturalist special guest will be front and center to discuss woodland creatures - big and small, and summer time ecology.

Songs and S’mores

North Branch Nature Center 713 Elm Street, Montpelier, Vermont

Come join us for an evening of songs and s’mores as we gather around the campfire to share each other's company and revel in the joy of summer! This is a family friendly event and we welcome people of all ages!