On January 18, 2016

Winter Wildlife Celebration

Courtesy of VINS

Young adventurers roast marshmallows over a winter fire during VINS’ family friendly Winter Wildlife Celebration.

Saturday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. — QUECHEE — The Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences

In the morning, join knowledgeable educators for a guided snowshoe tour of the nature trail, followed by a story and child-friendly activities in the VINS classroom. At noon, take a break from the cold and warm up over lunchtime; bring a picnic and enjoy a screening of a nature film with complimentary popcorn. Beginning at 1 p.m.,

te of Natural Science (VINS) will cCenter with a fun-filled day of family activities on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

meet resident raptors up close as bird handlers let the birds tell their stories.

The celebration continues into the afternoon with more guided snowshoe walks, and outdoor and indoor carnival games, crafts, and activities for visitors of all ages. At 1:45 p.m., dare to experience a snake encounter. Discover how they care for corn snakes, and meet them up close. Complete the day by a warm campfire, enjoying s’mores and hot cocoa. 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 VINS Nature Center, which is free for members; $13.50 for adults; $12.50 for seniors, 62 and over; $11.50 for youth, ages 4 to 17; and free for children, 3 and under.

For more information, visit www.vinsweb.org or call 802-359-5000. VINS is located at 6565 Woodstock Road, Quechee.

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