Special Events

Owl Prowl

JANUARY 21 – Explore the natural world as we hike the beautiful trails at the VINS Nature Center and prowl for owls. Find out “Hooo’s” out there making raucous noises in the nighttime forest and discover the secret life of New England’s nocturnal residents.

Owl Prowl

FEBRUARY 4 – Explore the natural world as we hike the beautiful trails at the VINS Nature Center and prowl for owls. Find out “Hooo’s” out there making raucous noises in the nighttime forest and discover the secret life of New England’s nocturnal residents.

Volunteer Transporter Training

FEBRUARY 6 – Are you interested in volunteering at VINS, but aren’t able to commit to a weekly schedule?  Apply to be a volunteer transporter.

Homeschool Day: Tracking & Animal Signs

FEBRUARY 8 – Join our Science Educators in person at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science for a hands-on exploration of tracking and other animal signs. Learn about the best places to find tracks, how to identify certain animals by their footprints, and where else to look for signs of animal passage besides the ground. We will be moving around for this lesson, but be sure to bundle up!

Winter Wildlife Celebration

FEBRUARY 19 – Celebrate the wildlife of winter with a fun-filled day of family activities! The day includes forest fairy hunts, Forest Canopy Walk tours, activities, and a chance to meet a team of sled dogs.

Family Owl Prowl

FEBRUARY 25 – Explore the natural world as we hike the beautiful trails at the VINS Nature Center and prowl for owls. Find out “Hooo’s” out there making raucous noises in the nighttime forest and discover the secret life of New England’s nocturnal residents.