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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.
SEPTEMBER 17 - Join biologist Jonathan Slaght Ph.D. to hear about his years of work with Blakiston’s fish owls in the wilds of Russia.
SEPTEMBER 18 - Join us for a day of all things owly! Gather with live owls from all over the world, discover their life stories, join in a craft, and play games. Spice up your experience by dressing as your favorite owl! You never know whooo you’ll run into.