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Meet Alden Smith

When Tennessee native Alden Smith graduated from Davidson College, he took an unexpected journey north. “Unexpected” because he planned to return south after a few years. Instead, he discovered a rewarding career, fell in love with Vermont, and now, three decades later, has become the new executive director of VINS, the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, in Quechee.

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VINS Celebrates 20 Years in Quechee

The VINS Nature Center celebrates 20 years in Quechee! Please join VINS on Saturday, June 8 to celebrate this milestone, National Great Outdoors Day, and Membership Appreciation Day. The day will be filled with live animal programs, scavenger hunts, guided nature walks, and multiple raffles.

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VINS Announces the Science Symposium

Through guided, collaborative teaching, the Science Symposium gets students engaged in authentic, real-world science projects. This year’s themes include Life and the Lithosphere, Life and the Hydrosphere, Life and the Atmosphere, and Community Problem Solvers.

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VT Nature Newsletter


VT Nature

Spring/Summer 2024

VINS strives to be a leading voice in conservation, preservation and environmental education.

Fall 2023-2024 VT Nature

VT Nature

Fall/Winter 2023-24

A VINS publication including articles on American Kestrel Monitoring, VINS School Spotlight, and more!

Vermont Nature Spring 2023

VT Nature

Spring/Summer 2023

VINS is more committed than ever to continue its role as a leading voice in conservation and environmental education.