Youth Naturalists


For more than a decade, NBNC has been a place for young nature lovers to find a community of peers who share a love of birds and bugs. In addition to our after-school programs and summer camps, NBNC offers exciting adventures for young naturalists in Vermont and beyond. Our naturalists have followed howler monkeys in the tropics, competed in national birding competitions, and chased rare dragonflies across floating bogs of the north country. Many alumni have gone on to become respected ornithologists, leaders in sustainable systems, and professional ecologists. If you're 8 - 18 and love the outdoors, join our youth naturalists today!


Coming up in 2019

Superbowl of Birding XVI (Jan 18-19 2019, Cape Ann, MA)

New England's premier winter birding competition. Twelve hours of the best winter seabirding in the northeast. More Info

Winter in the Northeast Kingdom (March 16-18 2019)

Snowshoeing, fire building, birding, and enjoying the NEK winter, all based out of a cozy cabin.

World Series of Birding (May 2019, more info soon)

The big-leagues of birding competitions. Twenty-four hours scouring the New Jersey coasts and forests during the heart of spring migration.

Wild in the Adirondacks (July 2019, more info soon)

A natural history excursion to the Adirondacks, based out of the Adirondack's renowned WILD Center.

2018 Past Programs

Saw-whet Owl Banding Retreat (October 2018)

Puffins of Maine (July 2018)

Birding the Northeast Kingdom (September 2018)

World Series of Birding (May 2018)

Superbowl of Birding XV (January 2017)

Youth Naturalist Programs

Upcoming Events

Mar 15
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