Saturday, Dec. 10 at 10 a.m.—QUECHEE—The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) will celebrate Snowy Owl Appreciation Day on Saturday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This full-day event is just one of the many winter-themed environmental education experiences VINS will offer throughout the season.
Join VINS for a special day dedicated to the majesty of the snowy owl. There will be snowy owl biofacts, games, visits from educational ambassador Snowy, and crafts. Make a snowy owl-themed bookmark or ornament just in time for the holiday season. At 11 a.m., join for a live bird program titled Outstanding Owls. At noon, enjoy popcorn, hot cocoa, and a movie about the amazing life of the Snowy, a bird made popular by Harry Potter’s faithful companion, Hedwig.
Although snowy owls naturally stand out for their beauty, intelligence, and charm in their eerie, bleak Arctic home, it is their determination and survival skills that are truly magical. At 1:30 p.m., join for a guided enclosure tour, followed by a special visit from Snowy, as guests compare owls to other raptors.
Also, stop by the VINS Nature Store and check out the unique snowy owl locally hand-carved ornaments among other unique gift items.
The price of admission to the Nature Center is $14.50 for adults; $13.50 for seniors 65 and over; $12.50 for youth ages 4 to 17; and free for members and for children 3 and under.
For more information about VINS, visit vinsweb.org or call 802-359-5000.
Photo courtesy of VINS
A VINS handler displays Snowy, the resident educational ambassador at the center in Quechee.