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VINS Press Releases
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Read about VINS latest events, research and other programs that touch the natural environment.
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September 5, 2017
VINS Presents Third Annual en Plein Air Painting Festival Exhibition & Art Sale
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August 21, 2017
VINS Receives $100k Gift for Environmental Education
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August 17, 2017
VINS Presents StarLab - Total Solar Eclipse
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VT Nature
VT Nature Newsletter
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VT Nature, a publication of VINS, is now available to view online. Read about migrating birds, research, volunteering, upcoming events, and more!
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Spring/Summer Newsletter 2017
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Fall/Winter Newsletter 2015
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Fall/Winter Newsletter 2014
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VINS Naturalist Notes
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Naturalist Notes can be heard on Upper Valley Radio and is sponsored by Ledyard Bank in support of environmental education at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science. Take a listen!
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Daddy Longlegs
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Hobblebush
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Moose
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Pink Ladyslipper
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Snapping Turtles
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Charles Rattigan
Spotlight in the Woodstock Magazine, Spring 2015
VINS Puts a Filmmaker at the Helm
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Charlie Rattigan heads up the Vermont Institute of Natural Science
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When award-winning filmmaker Charlie Rattigan put down his camera to create a digital application company, it was hard to imagine how he would follow that up. For Charlie, however, figuring out the third act proved to be an easy decision: last May he signed on as executive director of the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS), an environmental education, research, and avian rehabilitation organization headquartered in Quechee.
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After a life in television and as a digital entrepreneur, taking the helm of a nonprofit organization might not seem like the obvious career move, but here’s how it all fits together: storytelling. Charlie says the through line in his life’s work is “storytelling - more specifically, storytelling around the natural world.” Read more