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Special Events

Nature Camp Registration Opens

DECEMBER 15 – Registration opens for VINS Nature Camp – Our mission is to help young people develop the life skills necessary to be a positive force for their community and the environment. Sign up today!

Bird of Prey Film Screening

DECEMBER 28 – VINS is thrilled to bring Bird of Prey, the Award-Winning Documentary from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to Upper Valley audiences this holiday season. The film includes stunning natural history footage of the critically endangered Great Philippine Eagle.

VT Day – $5 Admission

JANUARY 5 – Join us for VT Day at the VINS Nature Center. VINS is offering a special for $5 admission for Vermont residents – take in a live bird program, visit our special exhibits and enjoy the day! 

NH Day – $5 Admission

JANUARY 12 – Join us for NH Day at the VINS Nature Center. VINS is offering a special for $5 admission for New Hampshire residents – take in a live bird program, visit our special exhibits and enjoy the day! 

Winter Wildlife Celebration

JANUARY 18 – Celebrate the wildlife of winter at the VINS Nature Center with a fun-filled day of family activities! The day includes interactive guided tours, games, activities, crafts, and a campfire with refreshments.

Tip to Tail: The Art of Sketching Birds

SUNDAYS / JAN 26 to FEB 23 – Love birds? VINS has the class for you! Join this 4-week class to develop basic knowledge of bird anatomy and hone your observation and drawing skills.

Great Backyard Bird Count

FEBRUARY 15 – Enjoy watching birds at your feeders? Want to learn more about helping the birds in your community? Then put your bird watching skills to work at VINS as we celebrate the Great Backyard Bird Count.

Owl Festival

APRIL 18 & 19 – Calling all owls and owl lovers! Gather with live owls from all over the world, discover their life stories, create adorable crafts, get your face painted and delight in delicious food.

Place-Based Ecology Education Celebration

May 14 – Looking for a way to showcase the place-based ecology education you are diligently incorporating into your classroom curriculum? Look no further than the Place-Based Ecology Education Celebration! Come together with like-minded educators and students to collaborate, brainstorm and celebrate your PBEE successes at Thetford Academy, Thetford, VT.

Science Symposium

MAY 18-21: The VINS Science Symposium helps bring science investigations to life in our community. Classes participating in the Science Symposium first find a local issue to investigate, design hands-on projects, conduct research and then present their findings.