"NBNC's ECO Homeschool and Summer Camp programs instilled in my children a deep love for Vermont's landscape and taught them to engage, delight, and steward. We can't wait to return next summer for walks and swims in the woods and river and fields we all love and know so well."
— Hannah Miller, NBNC supporter
On behalf of all of us at North Branch Nature Center, thank you for your support!
You help us connect people to nature in enriching, inspiring ways. Here's how to contribute:
Your membership supports everything we do, from Community Science to nature outings to ecological stewardship. Support your local nature center while also receiving great member benefits!
(or renew your membership)
Make a Donation
Your gift helps maintain NBNC's trails and buildings, pay our amazing staff, keep our programs affordable and accessible to all, and support our mission of Connecting People with the Natural World.
Other Ways to Support NBNC
If you have time to give, please consider volunteering at NBNC! We rely on volunteers -- individuals, families, and other groups -- to help us maintain our trails and buildings, rescue amphibians, stuff envelopes, and so much more.
North Branch Nature Center is always looking for household items, technology, equipment, and services. Visit our Wish List to see what we are looking for.
Planned Gifts and Other Ways to Give
NBNC gratefully receives gifts of stock or property, planned gifts, and bequests. Click here for detailed information.
Adopt an Owl
Support Community Science at NBNC with a fun and unique gift for friends and family. Our owl research program is an extraordinary opportunity to connect with charismatic wildlife while discovering new information about avian ecology. This research requires specialized equipment and intensive data analysis that would not be possible without your support. Adopt an Owl here.
Help Others Benefit from NBNC
Gifts to The Chip and Alisa Darmstadt Education Fund will provide financial support for NBNC programs to anyone for whom finances are a barrier. The fund also supports NBNC's operating fund which pays staff salaries and other core mission support.
We now have two ways for you to support us by buying delicious coffee! Bird-friendly Birds & Beans coffee lets you support both NBNC and migratory birds while saving on shipping. Learn more and download an order form here. Or if you prefer a local option, purchases of 802Coffee's Monarch Blend medium roast support our monarch-tagging and other programs. Pick up a bag at NBNC, at Capitol Grounds, or online here.
Give a friend or family member a birding outing, a BioU class, or any other NBNC program with a gift certificate.
So I tell you this not to scare you,
But to prepare you, to dare you
To dream a different reality,
Where despite disparities
We all care to protect this world,
This riddled blue marble, this little true marvel
To muster the verve and the nerve
To see how we can serve
— Amanda Gorman, US Inaugural Poet, Earthrise
713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
Hours: Center Open Monday-Friday 9-4
Trails Open 24/7