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Nature Center Hours

VINS Nature Center
10am to 5pm Daily

Wild Bird Rehab is Open
Accepting Calls Only
802.359.5000 x212
8am to 4pm

Education at VINS

Our environmental educators and wildlife rehabilitation specialists are among the best in the business. Each year, we deliver specialized education and training programs in schools and communities and hands-on public education programs at the VINS Nature Center to more than 70,000 people from throughout New England.

VINS aims to reach beyond its traditional audiences and engage and serve large numbers of adult learners and teaching professionals. We will do this by developing and delivering specialized adult programs that illuminate current environmental science issues, and by providing professional teachers with new classroom-ready instructional materials and support.


School Programs

Meeting the needs of teachers and students in science inquiry and place-based education.


Field Trips

Every visit to the VINS Nature Center is a valuable experience for your science classes.


Animal Encounters

​A variety of topics with our educators to personalize the educational experience.



Homeschool Programs are designed by Science Educators and enhance your at home learning experience.

Water Quality Testing Kit

Teaching Kits

Teaching Kits are a valuable resource for providing hands-on science and place-based learning in a classroom. 


Trout in the Classroom

Trout in the Classroom (TIC) is a program in which students raise brook trout & release them in a state-approved stream.