North Branch Nature Center

North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street
802-229-6206

We're a small preserve with a big heart at a gentle bend in the North Branch of the Winooski River.

For more than a decade North Branch Nature Center has put people in touch with the sights, sounds and sensations of the wild within our capital.

North Branch is firefly light sparkling in a child's eye. It is a lecture hall where we learn the secrets of warblers and willows and weather. And it is a quiet place to walk or ski, swim or sit, or simply to do nothing beside the river.


Upcoming Events at North Branch Nature Center

Digital Nature Photography 101

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Montpelier, VT
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Digital Nature Photography 101

Friday Morning Fall Bird Walk

Friday, Sep 20, 2019 from 7:30am to 9:00am
Montpelier, VT
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Friday Morning Fall Bird Walk

Wild Edibles - Apple Edition

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Montpelier, VT
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Wild Edibles - Apple Edition

Friday Morning Fall Bird Walk

Friday, Sep 27, 2019 from 7:30am to 9:00am
Montpelier, VT
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Friday Morning Fall Bird Walk

Composting: The Next Level

Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Montpelier, VT
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Composting: The Next Level

Recent News

North Branch Nature Center Programs: January Through Mid-March 2019

ECO Institute (for educators) – Winter SeriesTuesday, January 8 through March 5 2019 @ 4:30 PM - 7:00 PMBy popular demand, NBNC's acclaimed ECO Institute is now offering a weeknight winter session for educators from January - March. Wilderness…

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Summer Camps for Curious Kids 2015

Schedule of Events:June 15, 2015 - June 19, 2015Water Wonders9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.We’ll investigate the many forms water takes as it moves in and around NBNC. Expect many wet and wild adventures as we experiment with water and explore the pond,…

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Summer Camps for Curious Kids 2013

Woods and water explorations, games, hikes, live animals, nature study, crafts, friends and fun! The North Branch Nature Center has been offering fun, exciting and educational nature camps for children for nearly 15 years. Catching frogs, watching…

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