VINS Presents 8th Annual Winter Wildlife Celebration Jan 14

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VINS Presents 8th Annual Winter Wildlife Celebration  
Quechee, VT -- On Saturday, January 14, from 10 am to 4 pm, the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) in Quechee will celebrate the wildlife of winter at the VINS Nature Center with a fun-filled day of family activities.
In the morning, join our Birds and Art program with VINS naturalists and raptors in the classroom for family-friendly crafts and drawing. For inspiration, an art exhibit will be on display with wildlife photographs and paintings by two 
 
Snowy Owl by Betsy Carroll Smith

VINS volunteers. At noon,  take a break from the cold and warm up over lunchtime; bring a picnic and enjoy a nature film including complimentary popcorn and hot chocolate. 

Also at noon, join our educators as they demonstrate how to build nest boxes, which you can take home to provide a safe
place for songbirds to nest this spring. Later in the day, participate in a guided snow shoe walk, led by one of VINS' naturalists, through the winter landscape on one of our several nature trails. Following the walk, raptor feeding time will take place; discover what we feed our raptors and how we care for these unique and wonderful creatures.
Complete the day by a warm campfire, enjoying hot chocolate and facts about some arctic raptors that only make their way this far south during the winter. With or without snow, the 
 

Winter Wildlife Celebration is a great way to discover the wonders of wildlife in winter!

All activities are included with general admission to the Nature Center, which is $14.50 for adults; $13.50 for seniors 62 and above; $12.50 for youth ages 4 to 17; and free for members and for children 3 and younger.  
VINS Nature Center
The Nature Center at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science has been awarded the Trip Advisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence and was voted Best Bird Exhibits in Yankee Magazine's Editor's Choice Best of New England 2014.
The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) is a nonprofit, member-supported, environmental education and avian rehabilitation organization headquartered at the VINS Nature Center in Quechee, Vermont. VINS' mission is to motivate individuals and communities to care for the environment through education, research and avian wildlife rehabilitation. Open year-round, the 47-acre campus, adjacent to Quechee Gorge, features state-of-the-art raptor enclosures, exhibit spaces, interpretive nature trails, onsite educational programs and the Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation. Through the Center for Environmental Education, VINS provides high-quality, relevant, hands-on inquiry science and place-based learning opportunities for students and teachers throughout the region.
Stay connected with VINS at www.vinsweb.org.
Date: 
Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 10:00am