VINS Wildlife Programs at Stratton

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When Mother Nature created the Cariboos, she had skiing in mind. Tucked into the Canoe Valley in BC’s Columbia Range, Cariboo Lodge accesses a chunk of skiable territory half the size of Switzerland. It’s a powder oasis filled with perfectly pitched, high alpine bowls, naturally gladed tree runs and steep chutes. Rounded peaks make for ideal heli pick-ups. If skiing 100,000 vertical feet in five days doesn’t appeal to you, consider getting your head checked. And those 7:30 am stretch classes? Go!

Stratton Mountain, VT, Jan. 14, 2002--Stratton Mountain will host a winter series of wildlife programs presented by the Vermont Institute of Natural Science. All programsare free and open to public at the slopeside Cider's Restaurant.

Raptors in Flight
Saturday, January 19 at 4 p.m.

For thousands of years, humans have marveled at the majesty of flight. Thisprogram is an unforgettable experience. Specially trained birds of preydemonstrate what flying is all about. Raptor biology and ecology. Programexplores the different strategies the birds emply to move through the air soefficiently. Up close demonstrations and touchable artifacts.

The Magnificent Moose
Saturday, February 16 at 4 p.m.

A life-size silhouette, real antlers, and a wealth of other moose memorabiliaadd to the program which explains how the Vermont's changing landscape isrestoring this majestic symbol of the northern wilderness.

Owl Prowl
Saturday, February 23 at 6 p.m.

First-hand encounter with the nocturnal residents of the Vermont RaptorCenter culminating in a venture into the night woods in search of owls.Hands-on materials illustrate the amazing adaptations of these remarkablebirds of prey. There is a registration fee for this program, which includessnowshoe rental.

Trickster Tales: Coyotes in New England
Saturday, March 2 at 4 p.m.

Trickster, changer, God's Dog - one of the most successful of the wildcanines, the coyote is the bearer of many names and identities. This medleyof stories, slides and touchable artifacts takes a closer look at the lifeand history of one of Vermont's newest residents. Delve into the perennialcontroversy of coyote vs.coydog. A balanced program for all ages, TricksterTales blends biology with mythology to provide a multi-cultural look at ananimal with a colorful history.

Check Stratton.com for more information.

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