Public Programs

Please read our cancellation policy and mobility statement at the bottom of the page.


FREE Guided Bird Walks: Every other Sunday 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

 July 17, 31 & August 14, 28


Butterfly Count for Citizen Science


Sunday, July 24th (9:30-11:00 am)

Recommended for ages 3 and up

Each summer, community groups such as NBS make butterfly population observations to submit to the North American Butterfly Association.  This community effort to understand our local ecology is a great way to become a citizen scientist.  Beginner butterfly enthusiasts and experienced naturalists alike are encouraged to participate in this program.  Join Mark Pagliarini as we head out into various habitats around NBS in search of butterflies.

Register here for Butterfly Count for Citizen Science




NBS public programs range in accessibility, but are designed to appeal to the largest group of ages and mobility levels.  Lectures will be indoors and have minimal walking.  Unless otherwise stated, outdoor explorations are generally on even terrain with a few rocks in the path.  If you have concerns about if a program is appropriate for a mobility level or age of a person in your party, please contact the Education Department at 846-2577 x33.


Cancellations are permitted up to 7 days prior to the program date. Transfer of fees to another program is encouraged. No refunds will be given for cancellations within 7 days of the program. Programs are rain or shine. However, we reserve the right to postpone programs due to circumstances beyond our control, such as extreme weather, in which case refunds are not available. In the event that NBS cancels a program for any reason, such as under enrollment, refunds will be given to participants and processed within 30 days.


Norman Bird Sanctuary