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August 2017

Forest Fairy Hunts at VINS

August 26 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm UTC-4
Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS), 6565 Woodstock Road
Quechee, VT 05059 United States
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Where do milkweed pods become bathtubs and beds, and acorns caps become dinnerware? In Fairy Town at VINS, of course! Building fairy houses with natural materials and trekking through the VINS forest while hunting for fairies offers children and their families a unique opportunity to connect with the natural world and to nurture respect for the environment. Come visit VINS for an adventure sprinkled with the magic and wonder of forest fairies! Saturdays, June 10, July 15, August 12 and…

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Behind the Scenes Tour

August 27 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm UTC-4
Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS), 6565 Woodstock Road
Quechee, VT 05059 United States
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$11.50 Adults; $9.50 Youth (8-17) Additional with general admission to the VINS Nature Center Take a Behind-the-Scenes Tour and learn what it takes to care for the myriad of avian patients and residents of the VINS Nature Center. Your journey will include viewing Rehab-in-Action and touring the ICU, prep areas, and flight cages of the Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation. Afterwards, explore the Nature Center and attend a Live Bird program. Visit VINS Calendar for Behind-the-Scenes Tour updates. Please call…

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September 2017

International Vulture Awareness Day

September 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC-4
Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS), 6565 Woodstock Road
Quechee, VT 05059 United States
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The first Saturday in September is International Vulture Awareness Day! Come join us to learn about these amazing, ecologically important creatures, and even meet a few up close. Help spread awareness of the conservation issues facing vulture species in Africa, Asia, and here in North America, while you fly through our vulture scavenger hunt. Compare your wingspan to that of a Turkey Vulture, or an Andean Condor, and find out how much you would need to eat if you were…

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Behind the Scenes Tour

September 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm UTC-4
Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS), 6565 Woodstock Road
Quechee, VT 05059 United States
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$11.50 Adults; $9.50 Youth (8-17) Additional with general admission to the VINS Nature Center Take a Behind-the-Scenes Tour and learn what it takes to care for the myriad of avian patients and residents of the VINS Nature Center. Your journey will include viewing Rehab-in-Action and touring the ICU, prep areas, and flight cages of the Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation. Afterwards, explore the Nature Center and attend a Live Bird program. Visit VINS Calendar for Behind-the-Scenes Tour updates. Please call…

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FreshGrass Festival 2017

September 15 @ 5:00 pm - September 17 @ 7:00 pm UTC-4
MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247 United States
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Music starts early in the museum courtyards, moves to our spacious (and grassy!) urban concert meadow, and then continues until past your bedtime with wild and woolly late-night barn dances in the Hunter Center on Friday and Saturday nights. The lineup is jam-packed with guitar gods and banjo gurus, traditionalists and trailblazers — artists you already know and love interspersed with FreshGrass discoveries. Taken together, it’s an expansive group of performers who both draw on the past and look to…

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Sport of Kings Day

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC-4
Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS), 6565 Woodstock Road
Quechee, VT 05059 United States
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Lords and Ladies all are invited to celebrate the Sport of Kings—Falconry! Experience the history, language, and traditions of this 3000-year old practice of hunting alongside a trained raptor. Join us for our flighted raptor demonstrations, learn about animal tracking on a forest hike, explore the medicinal plants growing in our meadow, and try your hand at archery. You’ll even meet some modern-day Vermont falconers from New England Falconry in Woodstock. Costumes are encouraged! 10:30 – Songbird Feeding 10:30, 1:00…

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En Plein Air Festival 2017

September 30 @ 10:00 am - October 6 @ 4:00 pm UTC-4
Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS), 6565 Woodstock Road
Quechee, VT 05059 United States
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Come paint with us to celebrate the remarkable beauty and diversity of the Ottauquechee River and the Connecticut River watershed, its surrounding forests and waterways, its vibrant communities, its important message of conservation, and its diverse bird life.

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En Plein Air Festival 2017

September 30 @ 10:00 am - October 6 @ 4:00 pm UTC-4
Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS), 6565 Woodstock Road
Quechee, VT 05059 United States
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Come paint with us to celebrate the remarkable beauty and diversity of the Ottauquechee River and the Connecticut River watershed, its surrounding forests and waterways, its vibrant communities, its important message of conservation, and its diverse bird life.

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Behind the Scenes Tour

September 30 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm UTC-4
Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS), 6565 Woodstock Road
Quechee, VT 05059 United States
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$11.50 Adults; $9.50 Youth (8-17) Additional with general admission to the VINS Nature Center Take a Behind-the-Scenes Tour and learn what it takes to care for the myriad of avian patients and residents of the VINS Nature Center. Your journey will include viewing Rehab-in-Action and touring the ICU, prep areas, and flight cages of the Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation. Afterwards, explore the Nature Center and attend a Live Bird program. Visit VINS Calendar for Behind-the-Scenes Tour updates. Please call…

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October 2017

Behind the Scenes Tour

October 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm UTC-4
Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS), 6565 Woodstock Road
Quechee, VT 05059 United States
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$11.50 Adults; $9.50 Youth (8-17) Additional with general admission to the VINS Nature Center Take a Behind-the-Scenes Tour and learn what it takes to care for the myriad of avian patients and residents of the VINS Nature Center. Your journey will include viewing Rehab-in-Action and touring the ICU, prep areas, and flight cages of the Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation. Afterwards, explore the Nature Center and attend a Live Bird program. Visit VINS Calendar for Behind-the-Scenes Tour updates. Please call…

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