Programs for Adults

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. We also offer programs designed especially for children.

See It. Sketch It. Bird it.

In this interactive program we use bird carvings and other items to teach techniques for sketching birds that will ultimately help you become a better birder.

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.

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 delve into the details of sounds, shapes, plumage, adaptations with props, carvings, and more. Available species include Northern Cardinal, Black-capped Chickadee, Cedar Waxwings, American Robins, and more.

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.

Winter Bird Feeding

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?

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.

Citizen Science 101

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.

Cocoa, Coffee, Birds: a Conservation Conversation

What’s going on in coffee and cocoa habitats that affects bits? How do you and your individual and group choices play a part? This presentation is an introduction to a growing field of research and action. New for 2018