At Home Education Resources

VINS Presents Virtual Science Symposium

During the week of May 18-22, 2020, we invite the community to join students and teachers to our Virtual Science Symposium, as we present “Meet a Scientist or Engineer” on our YouTube channel.

VINS Announces FourScienceVT

FourScienceVT, a museum consortium led by ECHO, Fairbanks, Montshire, and VINS, band together to address the disparity of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education of Vermont’s communities during the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic and beyond.

VINS Announces Educational Resources Accessible From Home

VINS has played a significant and growing role in providing STEM education to children and adults across the Upper Valley, New England and beyond, and just as schools, educators and families are adjusting, we are, too.

VINS Announcement Regarding COVID-19

The VINS Nature Center is closed out of concern for the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Our tentative reopen date is April 26, 2020.

VINS Announces New Artist Display

VINS is pleased to announce its display and sale of artwork by Jeanette Fournier. Jeanette is a wildlife artist whose work is inspired by nature, particularly the northern mountain areas of New Hampshire and Vermont.

VINS Announces Trustee Arrivals & Retirement

VINS announces the arrival of incoming Board of Trustees Elizabeth Adams and Chuck Sherman, and Tuck Fellow Kuba Nowicki. We say goodbye to retiring members Simon Carr and Joan Goldstein.

VINS Preview of the Forest Canopy Walk

On Saturday, September 28, join us 40 feet above the forest floor as we take our first steps onto the Forest Canopy Walk in the forest. This elevated walkway rises above the forest floor, into the canopy, bringing guests face-to-face with a world they’ve only ever seen from far below.

Dartmouth Students Select VINS to Receive Pop-Up Foundation Grant

In June 2019, 16 students in Dartmouth College’s course “Leadership in Civil Society: Philanthropy in the Nonprofit Sector” invited grant applications to their “pop-up foundation,” formed for the purpose of the class. The students selected VINS, which received $5,000 for its educational programs.

Join Us Among the Trees at VINS

Over the winter, a remarkable transformation has been happening quietly along the banks of the Ottauquechee River in Quechee, VT. At the VINS Nature Center, poles and a walkway have picked up where the nature trail leaves off, lifting off from the forest floor and rising into the treetops.

New Outdoor Classroom

This fall, the “classroom” for many Vermont and New Hampshire children will be in the middle of the woods. A $52,000 grant from Boston-based Jane’s Trust is allowing the Vermont Institute of Natural Science to build an outdoor classroom at its Quechee, VT Nature Center.