A Talk by Dr. Gary Kupnick Thursday, February 8, 7:30 to 9 pm Green Spring Gardens 4603 Green Spring Road Alexandria, VA 22312 Museum collections are remarkable and irreplaceable sources of information about biodiversity and the history of life on Earth. In addition to playing a critical role in scientific studies, they serve an important […]
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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 […]
Meet local farmers in the Fairfax County area to hear their stories about growing food to feed our communities. Learn ways we can support each other and enjoy a sample of their harvests as we gather together. February 11, 2018: Jessie and Sean Baker, Day Spring Farms March 11, 2018: Allyson Gibson, Pocket Farms Each […]
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 […]
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.
The Saturday field trip schedule for the upcoming Spring 2018 Fairfax Master Naturalist Basic Training Class has been confirmed, for the information of those who have applied, or are considering doing so: March 10, 2018 9AM — 3PM Riverbend Park April 7, 2018 9AM — […]
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 […]
A Field Trip with Emily Ferguson Sunday, January 28, 2018 1:00 to 3:00 pm Riverbend Park 8700 Potomac Hills St. Great Falls, VA 22066 VNPS programs are free and open to the public, but space on field trips is strictly limited. Registration for field trips is required. Emily Ferguson will lead a beginner winter tree walk providing […]
Every year thousands of kids do Science Fair projects. Judges are needed to evaluate the projects done by our own Fairfax County high school students, and to give them an opportunity to practice their presentation skills. This is an opportunity to get to know a younger generation and to hear and challenge their thinking. Judging […]
The Friends of Mason Neck State Park’s hike to see the Tundra Swans on January 6 has been postponed. The Great Marsh is freezing over, and the Tundra Swans will have to move further offshore or to another protected spot. The hike will be rescheduled for February, when the swans will be more visible.