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September 2019

Trekkers and Explorers Afterschool Program – Fall 2019

September 18, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
$415

Let your kids be kids on Wednesday afternoons at NBNC. Our Explorers and Trekkers programs offer kids time to explore the woods and fields, play stealth and awareness games, and learn outdoor skills with their peers. 

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Trekkers and Explorers Afterschool Program – Fall 2019

September 25, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
$415

Let your kids be kids on Wednesday afternoons at NBNC. Our Explorers and Trekkers programs offer kids time to explore the woods and fields, play stealth and awareness games, and learn outdoor skills with their peers. 

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October 2019

Trekkers and Explorers Afterschool Program – Fall 2019

October 2, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
$415

Let your kids be kids on Wednesday afternoons at NBNC. Our Explorers and Trekkers programs offer kids time to explore the woods and fields, play stealth and awareness games, and learn outdoor skills with their peers. 

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Trekkers and Explorers Afterschool Program – Fall 2019

October 9, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
$415

Let your kids be kids on Wednesday afternoons at NBNC. Our Explorers and Trekkers programs offer kids time to explore the woods and fields, play stealth and awareness games, and learn outdoor skills with their peers. 

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Trekkers and Explorers Afterschool Program – Fall 2019

October 16, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
$415

Let your kids be kids on Wednesday afternoons at NBNC. Our Explorers and Trekkers programs offer kids time to explore the woods and fields, play stealth and awareness games, and learn outdoor skills with their peers. 

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Northern Saw-whet Owl Youth Overnight

October 18, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - October 19, 2019 @ 7:00 AM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Stay up late with NBNC educators and naturalists as we capture, tag, and release these charismatic, pint-sized predators. We’ll keep the nets open from dusk until the wee hours of the morning, using the Nature Center as our home base for catching some shut-eye before breakfast. Owls and pizza included! A fundraiser for NBNC's Young Naturalist programs.

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Trekkers and Explorers Afterschool Program – Fall 2019

October 23, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
$415

Let your kids be kids on Wednesday afternoons at NBNC. Our Explorers and Trekkers programs offer kids time to explore the woods and fields, play stealth and awareness games, and learn outdoor skills with their peers. 

Find out more »

Trekkers and Explorers Afterschool Program – Fall 2019

October 30, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
$415

Let your kids be kids on Wednesday afternoons at NBNC. Our Explorers and Trekkers programs offer kids time to explore the woods and fields, play stealth and awareness games, and learn outdoor skills with their peers. 

Find out more »

November 2019

Trekkers and Explorers Afterschool Program – Fall 2019

November 6, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
$415

Let your kids be kids on Wednesday afternoons at NBNC. Our Explorers and Trekkers programs offer kids time to explore the woods and fields, play stealth and awareness games, and learn outdoor skills with their peers. 

Find out more »

Trekkers and Explorers Afterschool Program – Fall 2019

November 13, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
$415

Let your kids be kids on Wednesday afternoons at NBNC. Our Explorers and Trekkers programs offer kids time to explore the woods and fields, play stealth and awareness games, and learn outdoor skills with their peers. 

Find out more »

Trekkers and Explorers Afterschool Program – Fall 2019

November 20, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
$415

Let your kids be kids on Wednesday afternoons at NBNC. Our Explorers and Trekkers programs offer kids time to explore the woods and fields, play stealth and awareness games, and learn outdoor skills with their peers. 

Find out more »

December 2019

Trekkers and Explorers Afterschool Program – Fall 2019

December 4, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
$415

Let your kids be kids on Wednesday afternoons at NBNC. Our Explorers and Trekkers programs offer kids time to explore the woods and fields, play stealth and awareness games, and learn outdoor skills with their peers. 

Find out more »

Trekkers and Explorers Afterschool Program – Fall 2019

December 11, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
$415

Let your kids be kids on Wednesday afternoons at NBNC. Our Explorers and Trekkers programs offer kids time to explore the woods and fields, play stealth and awareness games, and learn outdoor skills with their peers. 

Find out more »

January 2020

Full Moon Family Snowshoe

January 11, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on February 8, 2020 at 6:30 PM

One event on January 11, 2020 at 6:30 PM

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

Under a full moon and surrounded by sparkling snow, let’s snowshoe by lunar light! Nighttime naturalist activities for families will illuminate how wildlife survives the long winter nights while meandering the North Branch Nature Center fields and forests. Snowshoes and hot chocolate provided. FREE for NBNC members or $10 for non-members paid at the start of the program. ***UPDATE: The 1/11 SNOWSHOE PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO POOR WEATHER*** REGISTER HERE

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Superbowl of Birding XVII – Youth Overnight

January 24, 2020 @ 4:00 PM - January 25, 2020 @ 9:00 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
$150

Join our NBNC youth and teen birding team on our annual migration to New England's premier winter birding compedition! In this 12-hour race to identify as many species as possible, we'll scour the coastlines of New Hampshire and Massachusetts searching for rare birds like Razorbill, King Eider, and Snowy Owl. This competition, hosted by Mass Audubon's Joppa Flatts Education Center, ranks species based on difficulty and assigns points accordingly (i.e. one point for a chickadee and five points for an…

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February 2020

Full Moon Family Snowshoe

February 8, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on February 8, 2020 at 6:30 PM

One event on January 11, 2020 at 6:30 PM

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

Under a full moon and surrounded by sparkling snow, let’s snowshoe by lunar light! Nighttime naturalist activities for families will illuminate how wildlife survives the long winter nights while meandering the North Branch Nature Center fields and forests. Snowshoes and hot chocolate provided. FREE for NBNC members or $10 for non-members paid at the start of the program. ***UPDATE: The 1/11 SNOWSHOE PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO POOR WEATHER*** REGISTER HERE

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Winter Willows: Nature Retreat for Girls

February 14, 2020 @ 3:00 PM - February 16, 2020 @ 3:00 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
$175

A youth naturalist retreat just for 4th-8th grade girls! Join us in exploring the wintery world of the Northeast Kingdom’s Nulhegan Basin. Animal tracking, herbal dream pillows by the fire, snowshoeing or skiing in the woods, spruce needle biscuits on the wood stove, and star gazing might be on our agenda! This two-night retreat will have us exploring the snowy wonderland by day, and relaxing fireside in a warm and cozy winter cabin by night. Led by NBNC’s naturalist educators…

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September 2020

ECO Homeschool Program

September 21, 2020 @ 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
$255

Knowing that more students will be learning from home this school year, we are glad to announce our new ECO Homeschool program. Each Monday, the woods and fields of North Branch Nature Center will be our classroom, where students will learn by doing, using all five senses to engage with the landscape through standards-based lessons led by ECO Teacher-Naturalist Dave Muska. Each session will consist of games, songs, stories, and activities that are designed to help students directly engage with the land and what lives on it.  

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December 2020

Children’s Author Virtual Visit – Alex McConduit

December 16, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

This Virtual Author Visit with Alexander McConduit will feature a reading from his new book, Bloom, and a Q&A with the audience. McConduit will also give a short talk about his career and his love for nature, travel and his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. The visit will conclude with a musical reading of McConduit's Thorn in My Horn. 

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March 2021

ECO Homeschool Program (Ages 6-12)

March 8 @ 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
$450

A meaningful and fun learning environment based in environmental education and a mentorship model. We are pleased to announce new full-day ECO Homeschool programs with a wider age range to better meet the needs of our community. Space is limited!

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April 2021

April Break Camp for K-3rd Grade

April 19 @ 8:30 AM - April 21 @ 3:30 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
$185

Spring is a great time to explore the Nature Center. Children in grades K-3 join us for one, two or three days of spring nature adventures and activities. We will make art using natural materials, explore the fields and forest for signs of wildlife, try our hands at wild edible cooking and give back to the land in celebration of Earth Day.

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September 2021

The Caterpillar Lab – Caterpillar Camps!

September 2 @ 12:30 PM - September 3 @ 5:00 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
$40

Two-hour camps | For children ages 6-13 | Perfect for homeschoolers | Take a journey into the incredible lives of caterpillars. Part living nature museum and part wildlife safari, this hands-on exploration with The Caterpillar Lab and NBNC staff brings kids up close and personal with some of the weirdest and wildest critters in the woods. We’ll hold huge caterpillars, play hide-and-seek with caterpillars disguised as twigs and bird poop, witness metamorphosis, and adventure through the fields and forests to discover specimens in the wild.

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Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup – Fall Session

September 21 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, repeating until November 16, 2021

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

Robin’s Nest Nature Playgroup is a free, weekly activity for families to gather, learn, and play in nature. Guided by the idea that children need to spend ample time outdoors, we offer a community experience in the world of nature and will model ways the natural environment can be used as a tool for learning and play.

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