Vermont Institute of Natural Science


Founded in 1972, the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) is a nonprofit environmental education organization based in Quechee, Vermont. VINS' mission is to motivate individuals and communities to care for the environment through education, research, and avian wildlife rehabilitation. VINS delivers locally relevant environmental education programs, combining environmental science concepts with hands-on exploration to empower individuals to care for local natural ecosystems. Thousands of school children, teachers, conservation volunteers, and other adult learners from throughout New England participate in VINS' environmental education, research, and rehabilitation programs each year at the VINS Nature Center (VNC) and in area schools, camps, and community organizations. VINS empowers traditionally underserved citizens as active, productive, and informed decision-makers, capable of engaging with confidence in the complex environmental issues that directly impact them and their communities.

How Your Donation Helps

35.1% of your car donation will go toward helping Vermont Institute of Natural Science Inc. with their project: Nature Center in Quechee.

34.2% will go toward the project: Environmental Education Programs.

21.6% will go toward the project: Treatment & Rehabilitation of Injured Wild Birds.



  • Other school related activities

Tax Status

IRS Classification: 501(c)(3) Public Charity established 1973

Your donations to Vermont Institute of Natural Science Inc. are tax deductible.

Grouping: Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).

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