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VERMONT INSTITUTE OF NATURAL SCIENCE TO DISCUSS WILDLIFE REHABILITATION AT NEXT MCLA 'GREEN LIVING' TALK

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) continues its Green Living Seminar series on “Living with Wildlife: Conflicts and Conservation” when officials from the Vermont Institute of Natural Science discuss “Wildlife Rehabilitation.”

This event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Thursday, March 24, at 5:30 p.m. in the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation, room 121.

Established in 1972, the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) is a nonprofit, member-supported, environmental education, research and avian rehabilitation organization headquartered at the VINS Nature Center in Quechee, Vt.

Its mission is to motivate individuals and communities to care for the environment through education, research and avian wildlife rehabilitation.

At its Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation, the Institute’s licensed wildlife rehabilitators treat more than 400 injured and orphaned birds from throughout Vermont and New Hampshire each year. VINS also is home to its resident raptors, arthropods and reptiles.

Open year-round, the 47-acre campus, adjacent to Quechee State Park, features 17 state-of-the-art raptor enclosures, four exhibit spaces, two classrooms, and interpretive nature trails.

Each spring semester, MCLA’s Green Living Seminar Series hosts lectures by local, regional and national experts. Each series is organized around a central theme related to the environment and sustainability. The 2016 series is a presentation of MCLA’s Berkshire Environmental Resource Center and the Department of Environmental Studies at MCLA.

This spring, MCLA’s Green Living Seminars is examining the relationship between people and wildlife, both locally and more broadly.

For more information, go to www.mcla.edu/greenliving or contact Dr. Elena Traister, chair of the environmental studies program at MCLA, (413) 662-5303.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is the Commonwealth’s public liberal arts college and a campus of the Massachusetts state university system. MCLA promotes excellence in learning and teaching, innovative scholarship, intellectual creativity, public service, applied knowledge, and active and responsible citizenship. MCLA graduates are prepared to be practical problem solvers and engaged, resilient global citizens.

For more information, go to http://www.mcla.edu/