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"I take comfort walking in our nature center, surrounded by bird songs, river running, water splashing over rocks, ducks quacking while flying overhead, blossoms scattered across the path, sounds of children laughing, shouting, playing…"

NBNC Online

North Branch Nature Center Online


Welcome to North Branch Nature Center's online nature nexus. Here, find online offerings ranging from craft instruction videos to natural history webinars. Our staff are hard at work designing learning opportunities for all ages.

This work is made possible by contributions to the NBNC Resiliency Fund, our urgent fund to keep NBNC operational during these challenging times. If you find this content valuable, please consider donating to help us continue our work. Thank you to our wonderful community for supporting NBNC!

*Looking for webinar meeting links? Visit the event in the "Upcoming Events" list below.

Nature Now - Online Courses with NBNC

Learn, explore, and satisfy your natural curiosity

Webinars & Presentations

Nature and ecology presentations and recordings

Online Bird Banding Station

Watch our avian researchers in action

Virtual Nature Walks

Guided visits to nature destinations in Vermont.

Sit Spot Initiative

A nature awareness & mindfulness program

Forest Preschool Online

Songs, storytime, and more - Available until June 21

Recommended Resources

Learn how to connect with nature from home

Upcoming Events

Webinar Tech Tips


  • A computer desktop (with speakers) or laptop works best.
  • You will need to install Zoom before the meeting begins.
  • Once you've been admitted to the meeting, click the "Join Audio" button in the bottom left corner of the meeting screen.
  • See NBNC Online for links to other upcoming webinars.


  • A computer desktop (with speakers) or laptop works best-- just go to the link and click join.
  • Apple's Safari browser is not supported. Use any other browser instead (Window Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.)
  • Mobile and Tablet users will need to download Hangouts Meet app.
  • All webinars will be recorded and posted here at NBNC Online.
  • See NBNC Online for links to other upcoming webinars.
Dec 08

Online Course: Winter Ecology with Jason Mazurowski

December 8, 2020 - January 31, 2021
Montpelier Vermont
Dec 12

Winter Owl Exploration in Addison County

December 12 @ 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Montpelier Vermont
Dec 16

Children’s Author Virtual Visit – Alex McConduit

December 16 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Montpelier Vermont
Dec 19

60th Annual Plainfield Christmas Bird Count

December 19 @ 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Montpelier Vermont
Dec 20

5th Annual Hunger Mountain Christmas Bird Count

December 20 @ 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Montpelier Vermont

Connecting People to the Natural World

North Branch Nature Center

713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
(802) 229-6206
[email protected]

Office Open Monday-Friday from 9 am to 4 pm
Trails Open 24/7