Vermont Institute of Natural Science VT
Founded in 1972, the Vermont Institute of Natural Science's (VINS) mission is to protect Vermont's natural heritage through education and research designed to engage individuals and communities in the active care of their environment. VINS inspires one generation after the next to make choices that lead to healthy human and natural communities. We do so through leading conservation science and a comprehensive education program. Our skilled and professional staff and volunteers deliver programs and services through our nature centers and via programs throughout the region and as far away as Central and South America.