Entries by Janet Quinn

Learning Opportunity: Evolution in Marsh Wrens

Sunday, February 25th, 2:00 PM Mount Vernon Governmental Center, 2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306 Parking is available at the Governmental Center and across the street at Whitman Middle School.   Hear Dr. Sarah Luttrell talk about her work on evolution and speciation in the marsh wren (Cistothorus palustris).  Dr. Luttrell studies how evolution works by […]

Learning opportunity on climate change, sponsored by Sierra Club

Scientists have been researching and studying climate change for over 100 years and have come to a near-unanimous consensus that the burning of fossil fuels is the major contributor.  The Climate Reality Project presents Climate Reality Leader Paula Clements, whose slide show presentation will depict the urgency for climate action but is really a message of […]

Attend Shenandoah Valley Plant Symposium 2018

Waynesboro Parks and Recreation presents A Gardener’s Palette, a learning opportunity for everyone from garden hobbyist to experienced landscape architect. Proceeds from the event support our horticulture department’s Bloom Program. Friday, March 16, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Best Western Inn & Conference Center, Waynesboro, VA Learn more and register.  

Volunteer opportunity: Help the Invasive Management Area program

The Fairfax County Park Authority has a volunteer program that battles invasive species, by removing them and replacing them with native species.  The Invasive Management Area (IMA) program is more than just pulling weeds. It’s also habitat restoration and a long-term commitment to parks. Get involved! Even a few hours on a single day will […]