Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) has recently joined our network of NestWatch Chapters. Located at the VINS Nature Center in Quechee, Vermont, their mission is to motivate individuals and communities to care for the environment through education, research, and avian wildlife rehabilitation.
Spearheaded by environmental educator, Anna Autilio, VINS is looking forward to expanding its opportunities for citizen-science participation. The institute plans to host citizen-science training days to introduce New Hampshire and Vermont residents to projects such as NestWatch that can be implemented in backyards and across communities. VINS has a rich history of involvement with birds through their rehabilitation efforts, and we are excited that the institute is embracing NestWatch and the stewardship of breeding birds. Read on to learn about getting involved with VINS.