Events

Upcoming Events

October 21st, 2018 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Rappahannock Recreation Center, Warren Avenue, Washington, Virginia, United States

Join our partners, Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC), for their outdoor event showcasing educational games and programs for local land conservation, wildlife habitat, native and invasive plants and water quality. Meet up with PEC, Rappahannock County Recreational Facilities Authority, Friends of the Rappahannock, RappFLOW, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Virginia Department of Forestry, Old Rag Master Naturalists, PRISM, Rappahannock Master Gardeners, Hill House Nursery, Rappahannock Landscaping and more of the local community at the park.

This event is free and open to the public.


October 21st, 2018 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: James Madison's Montpelier, Constitution Highway 11350, Montpelier Station, Virginia, United States

Venture into the Montpelier Demonstration Forest on a two-hour hike with experts in forest conservation. Learn about conservation and cultivation strategies that generate mutual benefit to man and nature. Dogs on leashes are welcome! $5 per person, free for Montpelier Members. Begins at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center.


October 23rd, 2018 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Stimpson Auditorium, Halpin-Harrison Hall, 600 Millwood Ave, Winchester, Virginia, United States

With more state-rare plant species than any other limestone-based wetland in Virginia, the Abrams Creek Wetlands in Winchester and Frederick County contains many botanical surprises. Dr. Woody Bousquet (Shenandoah University) will talk about the surveys that began there in 1980 and the results that were published in 2017.

Registration is required. $10 Friends of the State Arboretum and Friends of the National Zoo members, non-members $15, Free for SU Students and Staff. Register online here.



October 27th, 2018 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Blue Ridge Community College - Plecker Center, 1 College Lane, Weyers Cave, Virginia, United States

The Central Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association is proud to announce the first Central Shenandoah Valley Garden Symposium: “Going Native”! Featured speaker, Doug Tallamy (University of Delaware), will be presenting two sessions. Ian Caton (Wood Thrush Native Plant Nursery) and Jim Hurley (Blue Ridge PRISM) will round out the event. The symposium promises to provide a fun and informative focus on the important role native plants have in our landscapes, dealing with invasive species, and maximizing the use of native plants.

The symposium will also offer an opportunity for sponsors, vendors, and non-profit organizations to set-up displays, sell items, and engage with enthusiastic gardening, birding, and conservationist enthusiasts!

Registration is required for both the general public and sponsors/vendors/non-profit organizations. Seating is limited, so register early! Registration is $65 for the general public and includes lunch. Sponsors and vendors can register across three levels, ranging from $100 to $350. Registration for non-profit organizations $25.

Please see the Registration links below for additional event information and details, and registration instructions and forms.


October 28th, 2018 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Join moss expert Dr. Ralph Pope as we learn about these often overlooked plants. The Clifton Institute is home to a diverse community of mosses and liverworts (collectively known as bryophytes) and we will have a knowledgable guide as we explore the field station. Ralph is the author of Mosses, Liverworts, and Hornworts: A Field Guide to Common Bryophytes of the Northeast and he is an experienced field trip leader. Bring your hand lens!

Registration is required, but free. Register online here.


November 3rd, 2018 9:00 AM – November 4th, 2018 4:00 PM
Location: Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, 1500 Remount Road, Front Royal, Virginia, United States
Category: Workshops

The Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation is excited to announce the second offering of this popular workshop, specifically designed for local landowners looking to have all their camera trapping questions answered. This workshop is designed and taught by Dr. Joe Kolowski, a Faculty member at SMSC. The course fee is $250, not including lodging or food. Register online and submit payment before October 15


November 7th, 2018 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Location: Fox Haven Farm & Learning Center, Poffenberger Road 3630, Jefferson, Maryland, United States

Educators, conservationists, master naturalists, writers gather for a day of exploring and celebrating the work of Aldo Leopold, who some call the father of American land conservation. Held at Fox Haven Farm & Learning Center, this event ($25 registration) is day of hands-on training using the Aldo Leopold Education Project’s Land Ethic curriculum.  Naturalists, farm-based educators, schoolhouse teachers, outdoor educators and the curious minded folks are all welcome.  Taught by Peggy Eppig (Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation) and JoAnn Coates-Hunter (Fox Haven).



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