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VINS School Programs enhance the STEM, science inquiry, and place-based education in schools across the Upper Valley and beyond. VINS Science Educators COLLABORATE with teachers to plan and execute lessons designed to excite and engage students while increasing teachers' pedagogical content knowledge.

VINS School Programs provide RESOURCES and ON-GOING SUPPORT for implementing hands-on science and place-based lessons.

To bring VINS School Programs to your school, complete our School Programs Interest Form and a VINS Staff Member will be in touch shortly to begin the scheduling process.

Continuing to Prioritize and Implement:

Collaboration with Classroom Teachers

Next Generation Science Standards

Direct Student Instruction

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18 months - 3 years

Wee Wonders

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Preschool | Ages 3 & 4

Small Wonders

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Grades K - 5

ELF Science

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Grades 4 - 8

Science Symposium

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PreK - Grade 5

Virtual Lessons

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All Ages

Field Trips

VINS School Program Benefits

VINS School Programs is designed around building long-term relationships with schools and providing sustained support to teachers over the years.  By participating in VINS School Programs, your school will receive benefits that will continue to enhance STEM and place-based education.  The more grade levels and classrooms that participate in VINS School Programs, the more benefits you will see.

Level 1
School

Schools with one or two grade levels participating in VINS School Programs receive the following benefits.

Level 2
School

Schools with 3+ grade levels participating in VINS School Programs receive the following benefits.

Wee & Small Wonders School

Schools with 3+ grade levels participating in VINS School Programs receive the following benefits.

Partner Schools:

  • Barnard Academy, Barnard, VT
  • Bridgewater Community Childcare, Bridgewater, VT
  • Canaan Elementary School, Canaan, NH
  • Caring Community Preschool, Post Mills, VT
  • Chester Community Preschool, Chester, VT
  • 4 Corners Children’s Center, Hartland, VT
  • Cradle and Crayon Inc, Hanover, NH
  • The Children’s Place Preschool, Windsor, VT
  • Dothan Brook School, White River Junction, VT
  • Elm Hill School, Springfield, VT
  • Green Mountain Children’s Center, Claremont, NH
  • Hartland Cooperative Nursery School, Hartland, VT
  • Killington Elementary School, Killington, VT
  • Landaff Blue School, Landaff, NH
  • Lyme Nursery School, Lyme, NH
  • Marion Cross School, Norwich, VT
  • Middletown Springs Elementary School, Middletown Springs, VT
  • The Mill School, Woodstock, VT
  • Nature’s Point Preschool, Chester, VT
  • Norwich Nursery School, Norwich, VT
  • Northshire Day School, Manchester, VT
  • Orange County Parent Child Center, Tunbridge, VT
  • Ottauquechee School, Quechee, VT
  • Perkinsville Preschool, Perkinsville, VT
  • Pine Street Preschool, Springfield, VT
  • The Prosper Valley School, Pomfret, VT
  • Rainbow Playschool, Woodstock, VT
  • Reading Elementary School, Reading, VT
  • Robin’s Nest Child Enrichment Center of Gifford, Randolph, VT
  • Samuel Morey Elementary School, Fairlee, VT
  • Sharon Elementary School, Sharon, VT
  • White River Elementary School - Royalton Campus, South Royalton VT
  • Springfield Area Parent Child Center, Springfield, VT
  • Vermont Virtual Learning Collaborative, Springfield, VT
  • Washington Village School, Washington, VT
  • Westshire Elementary School, West Fairlee, VT
  • White River School, White River Junction, VT
  • The Wilder School, Wilder, VT
  • Windsor Early Childhood Program, Windsor, VT
  • Woodstock Nursery School, Woodstock, VT
  • 4 Corners Children’s Center, Hartland, VT
  • Barnard Academy, Barnard, VT
  • Barre City Elementary and Middle School, Barre, VT
  • Canaan Elementary School, Canaan, NH
  • Caring Community Preschool, Post Mills, VT
  • The Children’s Place Preschool, Windsor, VT
  • Cornish Elementary School, Cornish, NH
  • Cradle and Crayon Inc, Hanover, NH
  • Dartmouth College Child Care Center, Hanover NH
  • Dothan Brook School, White River Junction, VT
  • East Burke School, East Burke, VT
  • Hartland Cooperative Nursery School, Hartland, VT
  • Killington Elementary School, Killington, VT
  • Landaff Blue School, Landaff, NH
  • Ludlow Elementary School, Ludlow, VT
  • Lyme Nursery School, Lyme, NH
  • Marion Cross School, Norwich, VT
  • Middletown Springs Elementary School, Middletown Springs, VT
  • Northshire Day School, Manchester, VT
  • Northwoods Head Start, White River Jct, VT
  • Norwich Nursery School, Norwich, VT
  • Orange County Parent Child Center, Chelsea, VT
  • Ottauquechee School, Quechee, VT
  • Rainbow Playschool, Woodstock, VT
  • Reading Elementary School, Reading, VT
  • Robin’s Nest Child Enrichment Center of Gifford, Randolph, VT
  • Samuel Morey Elementary School, Fairlee, VT
  • Sharon Elementary School, Sharon, VT
  • Vermont Virtual Learning Collaborative, Springfield, VT
  • Washington Village School, Washington, VT
  • Westshire Elementary School, West Fairlee, VT
  • White River Elementary School - Royalton Campus, South Royalton VT
  • White River School, White River Junction, VT
  • Windsor Early Childhood Program, Windsor, VT
  • Windy Hill School, New London NH 
  • Woodstock Nursery School, Woodstock VT
  • Woodsville Elementary School, Woodsville, NH
  • 4 Corners Children’s Center, Hartland, VT
  • Barnard Academy, Barnard, VT
  • Bethel Elementary School, Bethel, VT
  • Canaan Elementary School, Canaan, NH
  • Cradle and Crayon Inc, Hanover, NH
  • Dothan Brook School, White River Junction, VT
  • Hartland Cooperative Nursery School, Hartland, VT
  • Killington Elementary School, Killington VT
  • Landaff Blue School, Landaff, NH
  • Lyme Nursery School, Lyme, NH
  • Marion Cross School, Norwich VT
  • Mascoma Cooperative Preschool, Enfield, NH
  • Middletown Springs Elementary School, Middletown Springs, VT
  • Northshire Day School, Manchester, VT
  • Orange County Parent Child Center, Chelsea, VT
  • Ottauquechee School, Quechee, VT
  • Perkinsville Preschool, Perkinsville, VT
  • Plainfield Elementary School, Meriden, NH
  • Reading Elementary School, Reading VT
  • Rainbow Playschool, Woodstock, VT
  • The Robin's Nest CEC of Gifford, Randolph VT
  • Sharon Elementary School, Sharon, VT
  • Upper Valley Haven, White River Junction, VT
  • The Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative, Springfield, VT
  • Washington Village School, Washington, VT
  • Woodstock Nursery School, Woodstock VT
  • White River School, White River Junction, VT
  • Windsor Early Childhood Program, Windsor, VT
  • 4 Corners Children's Center, Hartland, VT
  • Albert Bridge School, Brownsville, VT
  • Bethel Elementary School, Bethel, VT
  • Canaan Elementary School, Canaan, NH
  • Cradle and Crayon, Hanover, NH
  • Dothan Brook School, Hartford, VT
  • Expeditionary School at Black River, Ludlow, VT
  • Hartland Cooperative Nursery School, Hartland, VT
  • Landaff Blue School, Landaff, NH
  • Lebanon High School, Lebanon, NH
  • Lyme Nursery School, Lyme, NH
  • Middletown Springs Elementary School, Middletown Springs, VT
  • Orange County Parent Child Center, Chelsea, VT
  • Ottauquechee School, Quechee, VT
  • Randolph Technical Career Center, Randolph, VT
  • Plainfield Elementary School, Meriden, NH
  • Reading Elementary School, Reading, VT
  • Sharon Elementary School, Sharon, VT
  • Upper Valley Haven, White River Junction, VT
  • Washington Village School, Washington, VT
  • Windsor Central Supervisory Union Virtual Elementary School
  • Windsor Head Start, Springfield, VT
  • Woodstock Nursery School, Woodstock, VT
  • 4 Corners Children's Center, Hartland, VT
  • Albert Bridge School, Brownsville, VT
  • Bellows Falls Middle School, Bellows Falls, VT
  • Berlin Elementary School, Berlin, VT
  • Canaan Elementary School, Canaan, NH
  • Cradle and Crayon, Hanover, NH
  • Dothan Brook School, White River Junction, VT
  • Elm Hill School, Springfield, VT
  • FitKids Childcare at RVC, Lebanon, NH
  • The Grammar School, Putney, VT
  • Hanover High School, Hanover, NH
  • Hartland Cooperative Nursery School, Hartland, VT
  • Killington Elementary School, Killington, VT
  • Landaff Blue School, Landaff, NH
  • Lebanon High School, Lebanon, NH 
  • Lyme Nursery School, Lyme, NH
  • Mountain Village Charter School, Plymouth, NH
  • Northshire Day School, Manchester, VT
  • Norwich Nursery School, Norwich, VT
  • Orange County Parent Child Center, Chelsea, VT
  • Ottauquechee School, Quechee, VT
  • Plainfield Elementary School, Meriden, NH
  • Reading Elementary School, Reading, VT
  • The Robin's Nest CEC of Gifford, Randolph, VT
  • Saxtons River Elementary School, Saxtons River, VT
  • Sharon Elementary School, Sharon, VT
  • Washington Village School, Washington, VT
  • Waterville Elementary School, Waterville, VT
  • White River School, White River Junction, VT
  • Williamstown Elementary School, Williamstown, VT
  • Windsor Early Childhood Program, Windsor, VT
  • Windsor Head Start, Windsor, VT
  • Woodsville Elementary School, Woodsville, NH
  • Woodstock Nursery School, Woodstock, VT
  • 4 Corners Children's Center, Hartland, VT
  • Albert Bridge School, Brownsville, VT
  • Barnard Academy, Barnard, VT
  • Berlin Elementary School, Berlin, VT
  • Canaan Elementary, Caanan, NH
  • Charlestown Primary School, Charlestown, NH
  • Dothan Brook School, White River Jct., VT
  • Elm Hill School, Springfield, VT
  • Hanover High School, Hanover, NH
  • Hartland Cooperative Nursery School, Hartland, VT
  • Killington Elementary School, Killington, VT
  • Landaff Blue School, Landaff, NH
  • ​Lebanon High School, Lebanon, NH
  • Lyme Nursery School, Lyme, NH
  • The Newton School, South Strafford, VT
  • Orange County Parent Child Center, Chelsea, VT
  • Ottauquechee School, Quechee, VT
  • Plainfield Elementary School, Meriden, NH
  • Reading Elementary School, Reading, VT
  • Richards Elementary School, Newport, NH
  • Robins Nest CEC of Gifford, Randolph, VT
  • Saxtons River Elementary School, Saxtons River, VT
  • Thetford Academy, Thetford, VT
  • Union Street School, Springfield, VT
  • Echo Valley Community School District -- Washington Campus, Washington, VT
  • White River School, White River Junction, VT
  • Windsor Early Childhood Program, Windsor, VT
  • Woodstock Union High School & Middle School, Woodstock, VT
  • Woodsville Elementary School, Woodsville, NH
  • Albert Bridge Elementary School, Brownsville, VT
  • Bath Village School, Bath, NH
  • Berlin Elementary School, Berlin, VT
  • Canaan Elementary, Caanan, NH
  • Dothan Brook School, White River Jct., VT
  • ​Early Childhood Program, Windsor, VT
  • Elm Hill Primary School, Springfield, VT
  • Hartland Cooperative Nursery School, Hartland, VT
  • Haverhill Cooperative Middle School, Haverhill, NH
  • ​Lebanon High School, Lebanon, NH
  • Lyme Nursery School, Lyme, NH
  • Newton School, South Strafford, VT
  • Orange County Parent Child Center, Tunbridge, VT
  • Ottauquechee School, Quechee, VT
  • Plainfield Elementary, Plainfield, NH
  • Rainbow Preschool, Woodstock, VT
  • Reading Elementary School, Reading, VT
  • ​Richards Elementary School, Newport, NH
  • Washington Village School, Washington, VT
  • Weathersfield School, Windsor, VT
  • White River School, White River Junction, VT
  • ​Woodsville Elementary School, Woodsville, NH
  • Albert Bridge Elementary School, Brownsville, V
  • Canaan Elementary School, Canaan, NH
  • Dothan Brook School, White River Jct., VT
  • Early Childhood Program, Windsor, VT
  • Elm Hill Primary School, Springfield, VT
  • Hanover High School, Hanover, NH
  • ​Lebanon High School, Lebanon, NH
  • Lebanon Middle School, Lebanon, NH
  • Lyme Nursery School, Lyme, NH
  • Northeast Kingdom Community Action Center, St. Johnsbury, VT
  • Orange County Parent Child Center, Tunbridge, VT
  • Ottauquechee School, Quechee, VT
  • Plainfield Elementary School, Plainfield, NH
  • Prosper Valley School, Pomfret, VT
  • Rainbow Playschool, Woodstock, VT
  • Reading Elementary School, Reading, VT
  • Richards School, Newport, NH​
  • Riverside Middle School, Springfield, VT
  • Rutland Intermediate School, Rutland, VT
  • The Newton School, Strafford, VT
  • Union Street Elementary School, Springfield, VT
  • Washington Village School, Washington, VT
  • White River School, White River Jct., VT
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  • Albert Bridge Elementary School, Brownsville, VT
  • Dothan Brook School, White River Jct., VT
  • Early Childhood Program, Windsor, VT
  • Elm Hill Primary School, Springfield, VT
  • Grand Isle Supervisory Union, Grand Isle, VT
  • Lyme Nursery School, Lyme, NH
  • Ottauquechee School, Quechee, VT
  • Riverside Middle School, Springfield, VT
  • Union Street Elementary School, Springfield, VT
  • Marion Cross Elementary School, Norwich, VT
  • Reading Elementary School, Reading, VT
  • Plainfield Elementary School, Plainfield, NH
  • Towle Elementary School, Newport, NH
  • Albert Bridge Elementary School, Brownsville, VT
  • Dothan Brook School, White River Jct., VT
  • Early Childhood Program, Windsor, VT
  • Elm Hill Primary School, Springfield, VT
  • Grand Isle Supervisory Union, Grand Isle, VT
  • Lyme Nursery School, Lyme, NH
  • Ottauquechee School, Quechee, VT
  • Riverside Middle School, Springfield, VT
  • Union Street Elementary School, Springfield, VT
  • Marion Cross Elementary School, Norwich, VT
  • Reading Elementary School, Reading, VT
  • Plainfield Elementary School, Plainfield, NH
  • Towle Elementary School, Newport, NH
  • Dothan Brook School, White River Jct., VT
  • Hampshire Cooperative Nursery School, Hanover, NH
  • Hartland Elementary School, Hartland, VT
  • Lyme Nursery School, Lyme, NH
  • Ottauquechee School, Quechee, VT
  • Plainfield Elementary School, Plainfield, NH
  • Rainbow Playschool, Woodstock, VT
  • Ray School, Hanover, NH
  • Stowe Elementary School, Stowe, VT
  • Dothan Brook, White River Jct., VT
  • Ottauquechee School, Quechee, VT
  • Hampshire Cooperative Nursery School, Hanover, NH
  • Hartland Elementary School, Hartland VT
  • Lyme Nursery School, Lyme NH
  • White River School, White River Jct., VT
  • Lyme Nursery School, Lyme NH
  • Ottauquechee School, Quechee, VT

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"As our final education experience comes to an end, we wish to give a shout out to Michelle Amato, expressing both our gratitude and appreciation for the exceptional opportunities she afforded our students and school community. It has been a pleasure collaborating and working with Michelle throughout the past four weeks. The enthusiasm displayed by ALL the kindergarten and first-grade students in anticipation of her visits was contagious, energizing all of us prior to her arrival..."

Middletown Springs Elementary School

Middletown Springs, VT

"Thank you for your excellent puppet shows, wonderful explorations, and keeping the children on task and learning!  I am very impressed at the quality of your program and appreciate your presenting the developmentally appropriately paced activities and curriculum.  The children enjoyed every moment and were engaged throughout each science class time!  I will be telling all the pre-school teachers and Kindergarten teachers about you and your work this year with us! 

Wishing you all the best and hope that we can do this again in the future!"

Barnard Academy

Barnard, VT

"It was certainly a true pleasure to have worked with you over the past two years. You are always so knowledgeable and well prepared, as well as work collaboratively to be sure your lessons meet our goals. I would highly recommend you and VINS to any organization looking to support their science curriculum..."

Berlin Elementary School

Berlin, VT

"We LOVE VINS! We LOVE your lessons and the support for the children at our Center. We feel very lucky to have VINS as a resource for our community. Thank you for all that you do!"

Orange County Parent Child Center

Tunbridge, VT

"Super practical! I came away with lots of ideas that I can implement the next day in the classroom. Also really helpful to learn about the resources VINS has for local schools. It was also nice to be outside experiencing what we might do with our students. I also appreciated how Hannah aligned the activities with NGSS units I'm required to teach. NGSS, but she made it local!"

Kindergarten teacher

"The educator gave us concrete ideas that we could take and use right away."

Kindergarten teacher

"The resources that VINS provided were wonderful.  Hannah is very qualified and knowledgeable about her field and it was great to be there with her."

Kindergarten teacher

"Thank you so much for the high-quality lessons you provided this year.  The children loved the programs and learned a lot about the birds in their backyard.  The trip and lessons at VINS have added rich vocabulary and background knowledge to their understanding of birds and bird habitat.  

Looking forward to working with you next year."

Barnard Academy

Barnard, VT

"We all had a great time and are still making connections with the information and experiences we had with you. We are visiting VINS next Tuesday. The kids are all excited and a few  of them went to VINS over vacation because of your visit and they just couldn’t wait for the class to go."

Sharon Elementary School

Sharon, VT

"Just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate all that you do for CES.  Thanks for your display at Open House.  It's so great that the parents get to see what the kiddos are learning about."

Canaan Elementary School

Canaan, NH

Science & Environmental Education

Each VINS Science Educator has a Master of Education degree, is a Highly Qualified Teacher, and holds a teaching license in Vermont and New Hampshire.