Mission: To motivate individuals and communities to care for the environment through education, research, and avian wildlife rehabilitation.
Programs: For 43 years the organization has delivered innovative environmental education programs for children, adults, citizens, scientists, and educators. These programs are based on current science and delivered in schools, camps, communities, and at the organizations nature center.
the nature center in quechee, vt is an environmental education center and a living museum that exhibits new englands largest teaching collection of raptors and other wild birds. It features regularly scheduled public education programs, nature trails, and the nature store.
the organization houses new englands premier facility for the treatment and rehabilitation of injured wild birds, particularly raptors at the nature center. The organizations rehabilitation specialists care for an exceptional collection of disabled wild birds.
VINS provides environmental education programs for children and families, taking advantage of the natural resouces found in the Upper Valley region of Northern New England. Science-based cirriculum informs programming and imparts awareness of the delicate balance of nature, teaching children and family how to steward the environment for sustainability and enjoyment of future generations. VINS is also a reknowned rapter rehabilitation center with onsite avian care and recovery facilities. The staff is knowledge and great communicators, making environmental science fun and accessible for all.