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Video Investigation: Nest Box Checking

Join a VINS Environmental Educator to learn more about the species of birds who inhabit our nest boxes.

Video Investigation: Fallen Logs

Explore the microhabitat of a decaying log

Earth Day Poetry Reading

Poetry reading and a moment of zen to appreciate the natural world.

Video Investigation: Stargazing

Join VINS on a night sky adventure.

Aquatic Insect Hunt

Go looking for a variety of insects that call a river home.

Backyard Safari

Go on a safari to explore a nearby habitat while looking for signs of animal life!

Investigating Energy – Rocket Balloons

How can you move a balloon rocket to the other side of the room?

Engineering Design: Design a Toy

Can you design a toy that uses all three states of matter (solid, liquid and gas)?

Facebook Live: Dinosaur Descendants

Join us for an encounter with some dinosaur descendants.

Video Investigation: VINS Raptor Training

Watch how VINS Environmental Educators train our raptor ambassadors.

Hungry Owl

What can you catch while you fly on silent wings?

Build a Nature Mandala

Design a beautiful mandala using natural materials.

"As the school year winds down, I just want to take a moment to say thank you for creating and sharing lessons and videos during this time of distance learning.  We included them in our weekly plans, and the kids and their families really enjoyed them.  Not only were the lessons/videos engaging and fun, but we knew in sharing them with our families that we were giving them high quality learning opportunities.  Your work and effort is/was greatly appreciated!"

Kindergarten Teacher, Hartland Elementary School

"We just finished our virtual field trip! It was AWESOME! My class was so enthralled and asked great questions! Nathan was an excellent presenter and the kids can't wait to visit over the summer. Thank you again for the opportunity to do this. Even though we could not be there in person, it was a great trip!"

Fifth Grade Teacher, White River School