Our program is founded on the belief that children

  • are wise.
  • are innate learners.
  • need experiences that feed their curiosity.
  • are capable.
  • will seek out activity which meets their developmental needs.
  • are curious.
  • can build risk assessment skills.
  • need ample time in nature.
  • need experiences that build agency and resiliency.

To thrive at school,
we believe children need

  • to feel safe.
  • love.
  • to move their bodies.
  • to be challenged.
  • boundaries.
  • to be heard and understood.
  • a degree of healthy risk.
  • grounded and present teachers.
  • nature.
  • community.
  • to learn at their own pace.
North Branch Nature Center

713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
(802) 229-6206

Hours: Center Open Monday-Friday 9-4
Trails Open 24/7