2023 Earth Optimism Webinar | “Virginia Working Landscapes: Connecting with Communities to Inform Research and Conservation” by Dr. Amy Johnson

In this webinar presented by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, VWL’s Program Director Dr. Amy Johnson provides an overview of VWL research projects with case studies demonstrating how our program is working with community partners to co-develop programs that bridge the gap between science and conservation implementation. Dr. Johnson also highlights breakthrough findings from a social science study conducted by […]

VWL Article Release: When A Farm Becomes a Classroom…”

When a Farm Becomes a Classroom: Cultivating Conservation Leaders at the Eldon Farms Field Day By Caitlyn Dittmeier, Communications and Development Assistant, Smithsonian’s Virginia Working Landscapes  At Smithsonian’s Virginia Working Landscapes (VWL), we know that engaging communities in conservation is key to improving the health and resiliency of our local landscapes. More specifically, finding new ways to involve youth in […]