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Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day

April 23 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 23 / 10 AM – 5 PM
Included with General Admission

Join us for VINS’ 50th Anniversary kick-off with an Earth Day Celebration! The day will include stories, games, live raptor programs, Stream Table exploration, geocaching, and more.

Schedule:

All Day
VINS 50th Anniversary Passport
Spring Ephemeral Lessons on the Forest Canopy Walk

10 AM – 4:30 PM
Pop Up Play

10:30 AM – 11 AM
Story Time, Songs and a Bird on Glove for Wee Ones*

11 AM – 11:30 AM
Raptors Up Close*

11:30 AM – 2 PM
Stream Table Exploration

12 PM – 3 PM
Geocaching – Come learn all about Geocaching, the “world’s largest treasure hunt!” Download the free app and see if you can find VINS’ new geocache, in honor of our 50th anniversary.

11:30 AM – 1 PM / 2:30 PM – 4 PM
Guided VINS Quest – Take a hike with us as we re-launch the VINS Nature Quest! We’ll be joined by Gabrielle Smith, Valley Quest Coordinator at Vital Communities, who will help guide you on your way and introduce you to the joy of Questing in the Upper Valley. Preregistration is required for this program.

Be prepared to hike on an easy to moderate level trail for approximately 1.5 hours.

1 PM – 3 PM
Author Tim Traver – Book Signing
Fly Fishing & Conservation in Vermont: Stories of the Battenkill and Beyond
Vermont is an angler’s paradise, but few pause to consider the past and future impact that conservation has had on trout fishing. Writer, angler and conservationist Tim Traver combines the latest fisheries science with well-seasoned opinions on the storied past, evolving present and hopeful future of this worthy pursuit.

Learn more at: www.timtraver.net

2 PM – 2:30 PM
Bird ER Program*

2:30 PM – 5 PM
Research News

3 PM – 5PM
Meet the Artist: Margaret Lampe Kannenstine
The Ottauquechee River / Neale Pavilion
Margaret (Peggy) Lampe Kannenstine is an artist whose acrylic paintings and works on paper have been shown widely for decades, and are held in the permanent collections of the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, OH; The Springfield Art Museum in Springfield, MO; the Hood Museum in Hanover, NH; The Bennington Museum in Bennington, VT; and the Fleming Museum in Burlington, VT. Peggy’s paintings are also in the collections of hospitals, academic institutions, corporations, and private collections around the country.

View Peggy’s artwork at: www.lampekannenstine.com

*Live Animal Programs

For more information, contact us at 802.359.5000 or info@vinsweb.org.