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July 2019

Art Gallery Reception – Botanical Art by Susan Sawyer

July 11, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Join us for an exhibition and celebration of artist and naturalist Susan Sawyer's wonderful botanical artwork, on display at North Branch Nature Center from July through September. 

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September 2019

BirdFest!

September 7, 2019 @ 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
By Donation

A summer nature festival for all ages featuring all of our feathered friends! Live birds of prey, kids and families activity tent, bird walks, workshops, presentations, and much more!

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Presentation by Rachel Larimore: Guided by the “Why?” — Making Intentional Decisions in the Nature-based Early Childhood Classrooms

September 27, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Guided by the “Why?” — Making Intentional Decisions in the Nature-based Early Childhood Classrooms Presented by Rachel Larimore | Admission by donation Educators make thousands of decisions every day that influence children’s learning. It’s important to consider the overall goals of nature-based programs and whether or not our teaching and administrative practices reflect those goals. Rachel will challenge attendees to consider how well program structures, physical spaces, and teacher-child interactions align with the “Why?” of nature-based early childhood education. No…

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October 2019

Gallery Reception – “Anatomy of a Pond” by Adelaide Murphy Tyrol

October 3, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Please join us for an exhibition and celebration of artist Adelaide Murphy Tyrol's exhibit, "Anatomy of a Pond," on display at North Branch Nature Center from October through December. This show will be a combination of acrylic paintings and drawings, including larger fine art paintings, and small natural history armature illustrations. Gallery Opens at 5:30 pm Artist Remarks at 6 pm Refreshments provided. About the Artist Adelaide Murphy Tyrol works out of her studios in Vermont and New York City.…

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Northern Saw-whet Owl Public Banding Demo

October 25, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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One event on October 25, 2019 at 7:30 PM

North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Demonstrations 7:30 – 9 pm on October 9, 10, 16, 24, and 25. Join NBNC biologists as they capture, tag, and release these pint-sized owls. After the birds are released, NBNC naturalists and educators will discuss the highlights of recent research at NBNC and across the country, then share what’s been discovered about this mysterious little predator. RSVP is required. Open to all ages.

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November 2019

Sea Turtle Conservation Presentation by Elliot Burg

November 6, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
Free

Middlesex photographer Elliot Burg shares his images and experiences documenting the sea turtle conservation work of Javier Mayo Huerta and Lucy Carmona Liborio along Mexico's Pacific Coast.

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December 2019

Wetland, Woodland, Wildland: Book Launch and Presentation

December 18, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
Free

This new second edition, co-authored by Elizabeth Thompson of the Vermont Land Trust, and Eric Sorenson and Robert Zaino of the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, incorporates recent scientific research about the state’s natural communities and includes descriptions of newly recognized natural community types. To celebrate the publication of this new edition, the authors will present a slide show entitled “Wetland, Woodland, Wildland: A Tour of Vermont’s Natural Communities.”

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January 2020

Naturalist Journeys: Raising Whales by Joe Roman

January 10 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

North Branch Nature Center's annual presentation series featuring the breathtaking travels and fascinating research of naturalists around the world. Fridays at 7 pm at North Branch Nature Center. Admission by donation.

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Naturalist Journeys: The Birds at the End of the World – Kerstin Lange

January 24 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

North Branch Nature Center's annual presentation series featuring the breathtaking travels and fascinating research of naturalists around the world. Fridays at 7 pm at North Branch Nature Center. Admission by donation.

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February 2020

Naturalist Journeys: 7,000 Miles to a Wilderness Ethic by Tyler Socash

February 21 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

North Branch Nature Center's annual presentation series featuring the breathtaking travels and fascinating research of naturalists around the world. Fridays at 7 pm at North Branch Nature Center. Admission by donation.

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Naturalist Journeys: The Real Eastern Coyote by Chris Schadler (rescheduled to 2/28)

February 28 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

North Branch Nature Center's annual presentation series featuring the breathtaking travels and fascinating research of naturalists around the world. Fridays at 7 pm at North Branch Nature Center. Admission by donation.

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March 2020

Naturalist Journeys: Pre-settlement Forests of the Northeast by Charlie Cogbill

March 6 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

North Branch Nature Center's annual presentation series featuring the breathtaking travels and fascinating research of naturalists around the world. Fridays at 7 pm at North Branch Nature Center. Admission by donation.

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LIVE Online: Amphibian Conservation with NBNC | Presented for Inside-Outside: Nature Based Educators of New England

March 26 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Inside-Outside is a network of educators and institutions that are committed to the practices of nature based education for all students. NBNC Teacher-Naturalist, Zac Cota, will reveal the science and wonder of our amazing amphibians, showcase citizen science opportunities, and highlight curriculum connections. Come prepared with your slimy and slippery salamander questions, and your best frog call imitation!

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LIVE Online: Wildlife Trail Cam Footage Party with NBNC Staff

March 27 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Join NBNC's Dave Muska and Sean Beckett as we unveil a winter's worth of footage from the game cameras around the property. Mink, beaver, fox, and many great surprises await! Dave and Sean will discuss mammal ecology and behavior, and answer your questions about who is wandering in our winter woods after dark.

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LIVE Online: Amphibian Road Crossing Q & A

March 29 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Join NBNC naturalists to learn more about our Amphibian Road Crossing program. Each April, amphibians migrate by the millions from upland forests to wetland breeding grounds, often crossing roadways at their peril. NBNC's ARC program trains volunteers to survey migration sites to help amphibians across the road while collecting valuable data that informs local conservation and transportation planning efforts. In this Q & A, NBNC Staff will discuss amphibian ecology, and tips for participating in this great, COVID-compatible Citizen Science program for all ages!

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April 2020

LIVE Online: The History and Ecology of the Poultney River: How a Bay Became a River

April 1 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

The lower Poultney River is one of the most ecologically diverse rivers in New England. However, this landscape has changed over time-- the river that we see today is a product of dramatic geological changes that occurred 240 years ago. We bring together human history and geology to tell a remarkable story of change: how what we now know as an ecologically valuable small river was once the head of a navigable bay of Lake Champlain.

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LIVE Online (For Parents and Teachers): Sense of Place through the Sense of Taste

April 2 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

As outdoor educators, we have long known the importance of engaging the senses of our students and the role that plays in building a sense of place. However, there is one sense that is often left out of the equation: taste. Every landscape has its own cast of characters that work together to form a unique identity. This includes a unique palate of flavors. Becoming aware of the edible landscape around us adds a whole new layer to how we can interact with and perceive our environment...

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LIVE Online: Bee Biodiversity in Vermont with Spencer Hardy and Vermont Center for Ecostudies

April 3 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Vermont is home to over 300 species of wild bees, and though they are crucial members of our pollinator diversity, most are unknown or overlooked. Join Spencer Hardy, biologist with the Vermont Center for Ecostudies, in a presentation and Q & A covering the life history, ecology, and diversity of Vermont bees, including activities to promote bee conservation in your backyard.

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