News & Press Releases

VINS Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary

Over the last 50 Years, through several iterations and even rising from occasional adverse events, VINS has become a sought-after destination for visitors to Vermont and the Upper Valley. To mark this historic occasion, VINS will host a series of fun events throughout the year. There will also be an anniversary celebration on or close to the actual birth date of VINS in mid-October.

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The Return of Escaped Harris’s Hawk Paige

The Vermont Institute of Natural Science is excited and relieved to announce that Paige, a Harris’s Hawk who flew off during a training session last month, is back home at the VINS Nature Center. Paige came to VINS in November of 2019 from a licensed falconer in Texas.

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Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation Research

VINS Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation (CWBR) staff is aiding in monitoring the health of avian wildlife. Partnering with various organizations, CWBR is contributing to research efforts focused on Common Loon and Ruffed Grouse conservation, as well as leading a study on blood parasites in Vermont wild birds.

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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.