Young Naturalists

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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 young naturalists today!

Past Programs

Winter Willows: Nature Retreat for Girls (Februrary 2020)

Northeast Kingdom Nature Retreat (September 13-15, 2019)

Northern Saw-whet Owl Youth Overnight (October 18-19, 2019)

World Series of Birding (May 9-12, 2019)

Wild in the Adirondacks (July 12-14, 2019) 

Winter in the Northeast Kingdom (March 2019)

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

Sat 09

Summer Saturday River Walks (Family Friendly!)

July 9 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sep 12

ECO Homeschool (Ages 6-12) Early Fall Session

September 12 @ 8:45 AM - 2:30 PM
Oct 31

ECO Homeschool (Aged 6 – 12) Late Fall Session

October 31 @ 8:45 AM - 2:30 PM
North Branch Nature Center

713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
(802) 229-6206

Hours: Center Open Monday-Friday 9-4
Trails Open 24/7