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  1. Sep 18
  2. Rick Winston & Michael Sherman: "Red Scare in the Green Mountains"

    Red Scare in The Green Mountains: A Discussion with Author Rick Winston & Vermont Historian Michael Sherman What happened in Vermont when the anti-Communist fear known as the "Red Scare" swept the country? Quite a bit, as it turns out. Author Rick Winston and Vermont historian Michael Sherman will explore some forgotten history as we see how a small, rural "rock-ribbed Republican" state with a historically libertarian streak handled the hysteria of the time. Rick wi...
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  1. Sep 19
  2. Monarch Tagging & Natural History

    Join NBNC educators and naturalists as we search for monarch butterflies around the nature center. Learn about their amazing migration and life cycle while we tag and measure the butterflies as part of Monarch Watch, the nationwide community science project that monitors this declining species. No registration required. Admission by donation.
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  1. Sep 21
  2. Friday Morning Fall Migration Bird Walks

    Weekly walks with NBNC naturalists to search for migratory fall birds at the nature center. No registration required. Free for NBNC members, $10 for non-members.
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  3. Justice for All's 4th Birthday Party

    Come celebrate Justice For All's accomplishments and learn how to get involved in our ongoing 40 Days of Fire Campaign! We'll dance and mingle to soul and blues by Vermont's own Dave Keller. JFA pursues racial justice within Vermont’s criminal justice system and beyond through advocacy, education, and relationship-building. We'll collect cash donations for our work, and nonperishable food items for Capstone Community Action. No cover charge.
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  1. Sep 22
  2. Ghost Orchards and Feral Apples

    A bite of Vermont’s forgotten apples is a taste of history. Hiding in plain sight within almost every natural area and neglected back woods are abandoned apple orchards harkening to a bygone Vermont. What most nature walkers dismiss as “crabapples” are often the nearly extinct relics of the nineteenth-century heirloom varietals that made New England the global center of apple cultivation. Join NBNC naturalists on an exploration of derelict orchards to learn about the natural and cultural history...
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  3. Fostering Learning Partnerships Between Classrooms and Authors (and Illustrators)

    Are you looking for ways to build relationships between your classroom and an author or illustrator? Have you been looking for ways to enhance your literacy program in your classroom? Are you an author or illustrator looking for authentic feedback from your intended audience? Elementary school teacher Susan Koch and children’s author Christy Mihaly share ideas about building a meaningful relationship between a class of learners and a visiting writer or artist from the local community. They’l...
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