Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center
BEEC is a member-based, nonprofit organization founded in 1991 to sustain an ecologically informed citizenry through education and action in order to enhance the vitality of southern Vermont’s bioregion.
BEEC is southeastern Vermont’s leading outdoor education center. Programs include:
- Environmental education initiatives, including science-based school programs;
- Youth camps and after-school programs for children in grades pre-K through 8;
- Natural history hikes and workshops.
BEEC also coordinates and leads important community-based environmental research and conservation programs, including watershed stewardship, reptile and amphibian conservation initiatives, and biodiversity planning and protection.
BEEC’s land and facilities are located at 1221 Bonnyvale Road in West Brattleboro, and include 100 acres of mature forests, open pasture lands, hiking trails, sweeping hilltop views, and a classroom and office, all situated in beautiful rural setting less than 10 minutes from downtown Brattleboro. BEEC publishes a quarterly newsletter and is available through a BEEC membership.
BEEC has 2 miles of trails that are open for walking from dawn until dusk.