Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS)

There’s plenty of wildlife to see on the nature trails and the Nature’s Playground will test their balance skills. Educators can introduce students to a variety of live animals in specially-designed presentations. Programs include: Born to Hunt; What’s In a Name; It’s All Connected: Interrelationships within Ecosystems; Animal Tales; Give a Hoot; Conte WoW Express; Earth Stewards: Our Land, Our Selves; the new What’s Happening to the Goldilocks Planet; and the new From the Upper Valley to the Arctic. Scout leaders can complete badgework at the Institute.
Contact Info
Address: 6565 Woodstock Rd., Quechee, VT 05059. Windsor County. Central VT. Tel: 802-359-5000. Email: Website: Hrs: Daily, 10AM-5PM. 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 3 hours. Cost: Fee.
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science, Environmental Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science, Environmental Science.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.... Continue