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VINS Raptor Encounter

Tue, Feb 20

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Mini Blazer Room, The Schoolhouse
Admission: $15 Adult, $10 Youth ages 12 and under

Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences presents an unforgettable experience featuring a selection of VINS resident raptors or ‘avian ambassadors’. Educational and fun, these presentations will connect you to the masters of the sky while you learn about their amazing adaptations and the critical role they play in our environment.

Live falcons, hawks and owls provide the lens through which we examine food webs, predator-prey relationships and the interdependence of the systems that support life. This first-hand encounter enables participants to understand the defining characteristics that make a bird a raptor and their adaptations for life as a predator on the wing. Touchable artifacts and hands-on materials round out this special experience.