Animal Outreaches

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Nature Center Hours

VINS Nature Center
10am to 4pm Daily

Accepting Injured Birds
8am to 4:30pm Daily
802.359.5000 x212

Animal Outreaches

Did your field trip or live animal visit get cancelled? VINS Educators can come to you virtually* with a private live Animal Encounter! They will be able to answer your burning questions, and dive deeper into the topics your students are most interested in. Book your virtual event today.

We can come to you! Add a unique special event to your calendar. We visit schools, community events, libraries, ski resorts, fairs, and festivals. Choose from a variety of topics and work with our Environmental Educators to personalize the educational experience. Book your event with us today.

*No video recording and distributing program content is allowed without written consent from VINS.

Please review the Vermont Travel Restrictions to determine if VINS can travel to your location. 

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30 MINUTE PROGRAM

Give a Hoot

Discover the incredible adaptations owls have.

7
45 MINUTE PROGRAM

Magnificent Moose

Explore the amazing lives of these magnificent creatures.

8
45 MINUTE PROGRAM

The Bear Facts

Learn about this iconic North American mammal. 

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45 MINUTE PROGRAM

Super-powered Critters

They may be small but they are mighty!

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45 MINUTE PROGRAM

Animals in Myth & Legend

Meet live animals and hear their stories. 

3
45 MINUTE PROGRAM

Reptile Rendezvous

Explore the characteristics of our scaly friends: the reptiles!

6
60 MINUTE PROGRAM

Advanced Raptors

Go in-depth about the anatomy of birds of prey.

4
60 MINUTE PROGRAM

Owls and Their Calls

Includes audible sounds of the local owls and their calls.

11
60 MINUTE PROGRAM

The Sport of Kings

Learn about this 3,000-year-old practice.

10
60 MINUTE PROGRAM

Raptor Road Trip

Join us on an imagined journey across the United States.

9
60 MINUTE PROGRAM

Raptors: Inspiring Conservation

Learn how raptor conservation saved species from the brink.

12
60 MINUTE PROGRAM

Magnificent Migration

Learn about this amazing behavioral adaptation!

2
60 MINUTE PROGRAM

Raptors Up Close

Discover the incredible abilities of raptors. 

1
60 MINUTE PROGRAM

Bird ER

A look at daily life at VINS’s Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation.

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UP TO 2 HOURS

VINS Meet & Greet

Host VINS educators at your fair or festival.