Young 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!


2019 Upcoming Programs

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

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

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

A natural history weekend excursion to the Adirondacks, with birds, bugs, bogs, and adventure in the heart of the North Woods. Info and Registration HERE.

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

A weekend journey to the Northeast Kingdom's. We'll go birding, fishing, hiking, foraging, and explore whatever Mother Nature has in store. Registration HERE.

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

Hang out at the nature center while we stay up until the wee hours of the night catching these pint-sized predators. Registration HERE.

2018 Past Programs

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

Fri 18

Northern Saw-whet Owl Youth Overnight

October 18 @ 7:00 PM - October 19 @ 7:00 AM
Wed 23
North Branch Nature Center

713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
(802) 229-6206
[email protected]

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