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North Branch Nature Center

February 2019

Winter Birding in the Champlain Valley

February 16 @ 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
$30 – $40

Join expert birder and Americorps Member Teacher-Naturalist Zac Cota on a trip to one of New England’s premier winter birding destinations. Eagles, waterfowl, raptors, owls, snow buntings, winter finches, and more.

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Full Moon Snowshoe Hikes (for families)

February 19 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
$5 – $10

Under a full moon and surrounded by sparkling snow, let’s snowshoe by lunar light! These family-friendly programs will involve many fun nighttime activities for kids and parents alike. Programs led by NBNC's teacher/naturalist staff. Snowshoes and hot chocolate provided.

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Naturalist Journeys Lecture Series – “The Secret Lives of Vermont’s Reptiles and Amphibians”

February 22 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
By Donation

Join us for NBNC’s annual winter event series featuring expert naturalists and teachers sharing their studies from the wildest corners of the world. Friday evenings. at NBNC.

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March 2019

Seabirding and Pelagic Boat Trip in Cape Ann, Mass.

March 1 @ 4:00 PM - March 3 @ 5:00 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
$425

A weekend of unforgettable coastal birdwatching at a national destination for winter birds and birders. By sea and by land, we’ll explore Cape Ann for amazing seabirds and winter waterfowl.

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Naturalist Journeys Lecture Series – “Uapishka Botany”

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

Join us for NBNC’s annual winter event series featuring expert naturalists and teachers sharing their studies from the wildest corners of the world. Friday evenings. at NBNC.

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Intermediate Wildlife Tracking

March 9 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
$65

Join field naturalist and certified wildlife tracker Sophie Mazowita for a full day of tracking and trailing wildlife. For participants already holding some basic knowledge of track and sign identification.

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Wild Winter Retreat in the Northeast Kingdom (For Youth and Teens)

March 15 @ 4:00 PM - March 17 @ 11:00 AM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
$150

Track coyote and bobcat, snowshoe through the forest by moonlight, build snow shelters, search for rare boreal birds, and practice primitive fire building in this weekend winter adventure based out of a cozy cabin in the Notheast Kingdom.

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Full Moon Snowshoe Hikes (for families)

March 20 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
$5 – $10

Under a full moon and surrounded by sparkling snow, let’s snowshoe by lunar light! These family-friendly programs will involve many fun nighttime activities for kids and parents alike. Programs led by NBNC's teacher/naturalist staff. Snowshoes and hot chocolate provided.

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Naturalist Journeys Lecture Series – “The Flipside of Falconry”

March 22 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
By Donation

Join us for NBNC’s annual winter event series featuring expert naturalists and teachers sharing their studies from the wildest corners of the world. Friday evenings. at NBNC.

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Amazing Ecuador – FULL

March 24 - April 6
Ecuador Ecuador
$4,750

Immerse in the avian wonders of Southern Ecuador! This itinerary focuses on ecological reserves owned by the Jocotoco Foundation, one of Ecuador’s premier conservation organizations. Over 50 endangered bird species and over 100 regional endemics can be found on these reserves. Some, like El Oro Parakeet, are found nowhere else on earth.

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April 2019

From Blue Bin to Beyond: Recycling Like a Pro

April 3 @ 5:45 PM - 7:30 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Are you ready to improve your recycling game? You’ll have all your recycling questions answered in this in-depth workshop. Come learn the overview of Vermont’s recycling laws, what goes in/what stays OUT of your recycling bin, and what “additional” recycling is and how to do it right and how to avoid “wish cycling.” Join Jan Lloyd, Zero Waste Outreach Coordinator at the Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District to start recycling like a pro immediately! No registration required. See you…

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Compost Basics

April 17 @ 5:45 PM - 7:30 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Love Food, Hate Waste? This workshop will show you some easy ways to get started composting and do it successfully, and we’ll review other ways to keep your food scraps out of the trash. You’ll learn strategies for jump-starting an old pile, and how to keep smells down, and animals out. Join Cassandra Hemenway, Outreach Manager at the Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District, graduate of the UVM Master Composter program, and certified compost facility operator. She’ll talk to you about managing…

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May 2019

Yellowstone: Journey to the Heart of the Wild – One Space Remaining!

May 21 - May 27
$2,950

An unforgettable safari to the heart of the wild. Find out why the 18-million-acre Greater Yellow Ecosystem has been hailed as "America's Serengeti," "The World's Wonderland," and "The Land of Fire and Ice.”

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September 2019

Composting: the next level

September 28 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Already composting but want to take it up a notch? This workshop will explore how to hot-compost, vermicomposting, bokashi composting, and strategies for composting throughout the winter. Led by Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District’s Cassandra Hemenway, a Vermont Master Composter graduate, and long-time composting educator. No registration required. See you there!

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November 2019

Birding Costa Rica: Land of Resplendent Quetzales and Scarlet Macaws

November 10 - November 23
$3950

a wonderful intro to tropical birding or a destination to re-visit again and again. Twice the size of Vermont, Costa Rica has over 800 species of birds, including 50 species of hummingbird alone. In addition to all the hummingbird and parrots, there are sloths, monkeys, orchids and gorgeous butterflies to enjoy.

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