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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By Sean Beckett, NBNC Staff Naturalist For awe and amazement in Vermont’s forests, fall foliage has got nothing on “Stick Season.” What November lacks in sumptuous, kaleidoscopic colors, it makes up for in grit and ingenuity. Trees, like many of us, go to astonishing lengths to survive our northern winter. Let’s start with buds. Each…

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