Special Events

VINS Online Auction

OCT 2 – 28: With a goal to raise $15,000, these funds will support VINS’ environmental education, research and wildlife rehabilitation program, as well as the thousands of children, families, educators, adult learners and avian patients who benefit from them each year.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour

OCTOBER 20 – On this exclusive behind-the-scenes experience you will discover the steps it takes to rehabilitate and release hundreds of wild birds. Meet some of our current patients, the rehabbers that take care of them, and hear a story of one of our permanent residence education raptors.

Lens on the Wild: Photography Workshop

OCTOBER 20 – Designed for the beginner to intermediate level photographer with local photojournalist, Rob Strong. An exclusive photo shoot with four of our resident raptors that will leave you with stunning pictures and great memories.

Hoots & Howls

OCTOBER 26 – Hoots & Howls is a full day, family friendly event. Each portion of the day is designed to be educational, nature-based, non-frightening, and fun! Together we will conduct science experiments, rediscover the magic of storytelling, and get up close to snakes, owls, skulls and bones.