Take your interests to the next level with a special program
Call us to schedule one of these for your group, library, senior center, or special event. These can also be booked as add-ons to a field trip to the Museum. Those with a “V” can be delivered virtually. We also offer programs designed especially for children.
See It. Sketch It. Bird it.
Learn techniques for observing, describing, sketching, and identifying birds that will immediately help you become a better birder. No prior drawing ability required.
Nature at Night
Was that a bird? An insect? An amphibian? With photos and sounds we will follow the noises of nature through the year and into the night. (V)
It’s A Birds Life
We notice them in breeding season, but what about the rest of the year? Choose one species or a series of several, and we’ll delve into the details of sounds, shapes, plumage, behaviors, and adaptations using props, carvings, and more. Available species include Northern Cardinal, Black-capped Chickadee, Cedar Waxwings, American Robins, and more.
The Coffee-Bird Connection
Did you know your love of coffee affects birds?
What we do to get out coffee affects local and
migratory species. This presentation is an
introduction to a growing field of research and
You don’t have to be an expert to be part of scientific research. Learn to observe and report animals and plants you see, hear, or photograph. Discover a a research projects that fits your interests, and see how your data can be used to measure changes over time and space. (V)
Vermont’s Winter Birds
Vermont in winter: cold, muddy, slushy, icy, snowy. But there are still birds! Which ones? How come? What do they eat? How do they shelter from the weather? And how can you get involved?
Which Warbler Where?
Brush up on warbler identification by sight, sound, and habitat. We share a wide selection of life-size carved reproductions and audio guides with this presentation.
From Wood to Wonder
What happens when you combine one man’s vision, some blocks of wood, and an old foundation with tenacity, creativity, and a community of bird lovers? You get a one-of-a kind museum on a dirt road in Vermont. (V)
Guided Nature Walk
A leisurely, guided walk in meadows, forests, and cultivated habitats, past brook, pond, or garden. Keep you sense open for birds, butterflies, small mammals, and more. Trails are easy to moderate.
Option to focus on specific topics, e.g., birds, spring ephemera, amphibians, nighttime.
On a walk through the woods, look down to the ground—look up toward the sky—look through the trees. This program introduces attendees to forest development, its vertical and horizontal profiles, and which stories, or layers, define a maturing forest. Forest dwelling birds use different sections of the forest column to satisfy an array of needs. Look to the trees to find stories in the forest.
Download the flyer (PDF); call for current prices.