VINS to Host Home-Schooler Classes

Quechee — The Vermont Institute of Natural Science will offer a series of hands-on science activities for home schooling families this spring.

The sessions, which take place from 10-11:30 a.m., are designed to help parents and students “unravel the wonders of the natural world,” VINS said in a recent news release.

“Solar Power” on March 13 looks at why sunlight is critical for plants and animals and how the sun’s energy can be harnessed for power. In “Winds and Clouds” on April 10, students learn to “read the clues in the sky that predict the weather,” construct a weather vane to take home, and make their own cloud. “Sound Symphony,” on May 1, is “a journey through the world of sound” that explores how different animals hear and the role sound plays in the environment.

Each session is $15 per child; adults attend free. For more information, or to register, go to or call 802-359-5000, ext. 223. — Staff report