News & Press Releases

VINS Offers Exciting Array of Live Animal Programs This Summer

This summer, there are new live animal education programs at the VINS Nature Center! We are so excited to diversify the types of interactive experiences we offer visitors, all while maintaining an expert level of care and training for our collection of ambassador animals. Beginning June 17, visitors will enjoy new and long-running favorite programs throughout the summer months.

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VINS Partners with Trout Unlimited

VINS is delighted to partner with the Vermont Council of Trout Unlimited to support the Trout in the Classroom (TIC) program in schools across the state. Trout in the Classroom is an environmental education program in which students raise brook trout from eggs delivered in January by Trout Unlimited before releasing them in a local stream in late spring.

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VINS Receives Prestigious Recognition for Forest Canopy Walk

At its recent 50th Anniversary celebration, the Vermont Institute of Natural Science was honored with a first-of-its-kind recognition. Presented by Dr. Margaret “Canopy Meg” Lowman, VINS was given a Platinum Plaque from Mission Green, a new program whose mission it is to save 10 of the world’s most endangered forests by 2030 through the creation of canopy walkways.

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VT Nature Newsletter

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.

Fall 2022 VT Nature

VT Nature

Fall/Winter 2022-23

VINS renews its commitment to the mission of environmental education for the next 50 years and beyond.

Vermont Nature Spring 22

VT Nature

Spring/Summer 2022

VINS remembers its past as it celebrates 50 years, and introduces a new afterschool program for outdoor learning.