Vermont Institute of Natural Science's (VINS) mission is to motivate individuals and communities to care for the environment through education, research, and avian wildlife rehabilitation. Their programs and services engage and instill in people of all backgrounds a desire to care for the wildlife and diverse natural habitats they encounter in their daily lives.
VINS offers relevant environmental education programs for adults, families, and school children; partners with leading conservation organizations to promote environmental science field research; and operates New England’s premier avian wildlife rehabilitation clinic at the Nature Center.
VINS has been a leader in environmental education and wildlife conservation and care since 1972. They are known nationally for innovative natural science curricula and education programs for learners of all ages.