Vermont Institute of Natural Science – VINS
6565 Woodstock Road, Woodstock, VT 05001 • Ph: 802-2967373
The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) is a non-profit, member-supported organization dedicated to protecting our natural heritage through education and research. VINS has offices in Woodstock, Montpelier, and Manchester VT and operates a Nature Center near Quechee Gorge. VINS research began in 1970 as a volunteer-operated migratory songbird banding station in Woodstock, Vermont. Over 30 years later the Conservation Biology Department (CBD) has become a leading ecological research group, with projects reaching from northern New England through the Caribbean to South America. The Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Woodstock Vermont rehabilitates injured birds, owls and hawks at their Woodstock facility. VINS is open to the public. VINS’s educational programs serve more than 20,000 adults and 35,000 students each year. VINS is a leading research center for the study of migratory songbirds, common loons, peregrine falcons, and other threatened or endangered species. VINS also maintains one of North America’s most impressive collections of live raptors – hawks, eagles, falcons, and owls and has treated and released thousands of injured wild birds of all species.
Category: Science Center, Raptor Program, Kid Friendly, Non-Profit