• An Eastern Meadowlark sings from a fence post © Charles Gangas, 2022

    Join us for Birdathon 2022!

    In mid-May, around peak spring migration, birdwatchers and naturalists across Vermont will set out with more determination (and coffee) than usual. It's Birdathon time! In a one-day blitz, these folks will raise funds to support VCE's wildlife and habitat conservation projects.
    Learn how to participate.

    The Vermont Center for Ecostudies unites people and science for conservation.




    Lakes & Ponds


    VT Atlas of Life

    West Virginia White (Pieris virginiensis) © Kent McFarland

    Join a VAL Mission

    Naturalists of all ages and abilities from around the Green Mountain State are helping us monitor Vermont life. The VAL missions are short and easy projects for just about anyone to join and contribute observations for science and conservation. Pick one or several, and join the community!
    Find out how to participate

    Scientific Results

    Our scientists publish their findings in peer-reviewed journals across multiple disciplines.

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    Get Involved

    Community scientists of all interests and abilities join us in our research, monitoring, and conservation work.

    Get Involved
    Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

    VCE Blog

    News and observations about wildlife and wild places directly from VCE biologists at work in the field or in the office.

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    Six-spotted Tiger Beetle © Bryan Pfeiffer

    Upcoming Events

    Are you curious about vernal pools, wondering what it takes to manage meadows for grassland nesting birds, or eager to learn how climate change is affecting montane birds? These are just a few topics that VCE staff and guest speakers cover in both virtual and in-person events.
    Visit our event schedule.