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Earth Day Celebration Weekend

Earth Day

April 20 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Included with general admission to the VINS Nature Center.

Join VINS for an all-weekend Earth Day Celebration! We’ll be exploring the many ways you can take action to help the environment in your daily life. Learn how easy it is to start composting, get creative with upcycling projects, and take home some tasty recipes for locally sourced, seasonal foods. You’ll also meet some of our resident raptors and reptiles up close, and learn what you can do to help these majestic creatures thrive in the ecosystems we share with them.

We will also be hosting Erin Rounds, author of “Where’s Winter?“, a children’s book about animals experiencing the effects of climate change. She will be doing a reading of her book and signing books on Saturday.

Schedule:

10:30am-11:00am
Reptile Encounter

10:30am-4:30pm
Big Green Idea Stations
Composting 101: How Do I Get Started?
Local Eats & Green Recipes!
Creative Upcycling
Earth Day Resolutions: Take the Pesticide Pledge
Build Your Habitat: Stream Table Exploration

11:00am-11:45am
Predators of the Sky

12:00pm-12:30pm
“Where’s Winter?” reading by the author, Erin Rounds (Saturday Only)

12:30pm-3:00pm
“Where’s Winter?” book signing with Erin Rounds (Saturday Only)

1:15pm-2:00pm
Raptor Chats Enclosure Tour

2:00pm-2:45pm
Raptor Road Trip

2:45pm-3:15pm
Raptor Feeding Time