Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 24th, 2018 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Norfolk Botanical Garden, Auditorium, Azalea Garden Road 6700, Norfolk, Virginia

Feel free to join Virginia Native Plant Society's May meeting. Jessica Ruthenberg, a Watchable Wildlife Biologist from the VA Dept of Game and Inland Fisheries will be speaking. Attendees meet at the Norfolk Botanical Garden and the public is most welcome to attend. The NBG entrance fee is waived for anyone attending the meeting. Please note that the entrance closes at 7pm.

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: Bean Hollow Grassfed, Over Jordan Farm Lane, Flint Hill, Virginia

Bean Hollow Grassfed Day is part of Holistic Management International's "Open Gate Learning Series". Whether you are an agricultural producer, local agency representative, or just interested in ranching, land stewardship, and the production of grassfed meats, this is a day for you. Come visit Bean Hollow Grassfed, observe short presentations, participate in small group exercises, and share discoveries and management techniques with guidance from experienced facilitators and producers. Advanced registration is $35 per person (includes lunch). Online registration closes May 28, 2018. Walk in registration is $40 per person, if available. 

Saturday, June 9th, 2018 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, 1500 Remount Road, Front Royal, Virginia

*This event is now SOLD OUT. If you're still interested in attending, add your name to the wait list here!*

Please join us for a unique evening to celebrate Virginia’s living landscapes. Now in its 8th year, the Summer Safari includes conversations with park rangers, scientists and land conservation specialists in an interactive environment. The event includes wildlife tours at the renowned Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia followed by cocktails and dinner on Racetrack Hill, overlooking Shenandoah National Park and surrounding landscapes. The Summer Safari is a collaborative benefit for The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC), Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) and Shenandoah National Park Trust (SNPT).

Sunday, June 10th, 2018 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: National Wildlife Federation, Wildlife Center Drive 11100, Reston, Virginia

Here’s your opportunity to learn more about raptors!  John Shafer will share some of his photos of raptors, including photos in different stages of development, the better to help you identify, age, and sex these fascinating, uniquely adapted birds.  He’ll also share personal stories, research, and current theories on habitat and behavior to enhance your appreciation for these birds in the wild

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Blandy Experimental Farm, Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, Virginia

Learn to identify and manage invasive species during the summer. Samples will be on display, and you may bring securely bagged plants for identification. The course will end with a walk including field identification and demonstration of techniques.

This course is cosponsored by our partners at Blandy Experimental Farm and Blue Ridge PRISM.

Register online here - space is limited! $20 for members of the Foundation of the State Arboretum (FOSA). $25 for nonmembers.

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

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

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Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
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Front Royal, Virginia 22630
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