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Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day

April 22 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join VINS on April 21 and 22 for an all-weekend celebration of our planet this Earth Day! In conjunction with Earth Day we are celebrating the Year of the Bird, to mark the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, so come to the VINS Nature Center to learn how you can be “bird-friendly & planet-friendly” in your daily life. Simple changes around your house or yard can be bird-friendly and better for our climate. Explore the habitat needs of local animals by building “fairy houses” for them in the woods. Take a guided hike down to the famous Quechee Gorge and marvel at millions of years of geological change. Meet some of our resident raptors and reptiles up close, and learn what you can do to help these majestic creatures thrive in their environments.

Earth Day Celebration’s Schedule of Events (Saturday & Sunday)
10:00am-4:00pm: VINS Earth Day Mini-BioBlitz!
10:30am-10:45am: Songbird Feeding Time
10:30am-4:00pm: Fairy Houses – Create a Critter Habitat!
11:00am-11:45am: Raptor Encounter
12:00pm-12:30pm: Vernal Pool Investigation (Sunday Only)
12:30pm-1:30pm: Geology Hike to the Quechee Gorge
1:00pm-2:00pm: Nature Illustration Workshop
1:30pm-2:00pm: Raptor Chats Enclosure Tour
2:00pm-2:45pm: Raptor Encounter
2:45pm-3:15pm: Raptor Feeding Time
3:00pm-5:00pm: Movie Showings – Pelican Dreams, The Loons on Golden Pond (Sat. Only)
3:30pm-3:45pm: Reptile Encounter

Included with admission to the VINS Nature Center.
For more information contact us at info@vinsweb.org or 802.359.5000.