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Join a VINS Educator to learn all about our resident reptiles! We’ll listen to stories about how these creatures got their awesome adaptations, and meet a turtle or a snake.
Join us as we explore the natural world through the eyes of raptors. Be amazed by these efficient predators in an engaging presentation featuring VINS’ feathered ambassadors.
In this encounter you will explore the fascinating lives of raptors. Delve deep into subjects ranging from how we rehabilitate hundreds of birds each year, the fundamentals of how we train our raptors to the specialties of certain raptor groups like falcons and owls.
AUGUST 6 - Everyone's childhood is different, so you can imagine the stories you can get from half a million species of insects. From her insectarium in Costa Rica, Bryna B. will share some of the parenting styles and family dynamics that go on right under our feet and above our heads.
AUGUST 6 - Join us to learn more about Chimney Swift conservation and rehabilitation, and to watch Chimney Swifts during their evening activities. Meet VINS staff and learn about conservation work led by Audubon VT, as well as rehabilitation of injured and orphaned swifts.
AUGUST 7 - Welcome to the fascinating world of insects at the Incredible Insect Festival! Renowned insect expert Sam Jaffe will showcase a multitude of live caterpillars at The Caterpillar Lab. Have a fun day discovering the insects we share our planet with through demonstrations, exhibits, games and crafts.