Entries by Marilyn Kupetz

Identify shorebirds with Audubon instructor Marc Ribaudo, 16 August

Join instructor Marc Ribaudo for an evening class and accompanying field trip that will cover identifying shorebirds.  The class is recommended for anyone who would like to tackle shorebird identification on their own. The group will spend an evening in the classroom covering identification tips for shorebirds that can typically be seen in our region. […]

Get involved in Audubon’s Wildlife Sanctuary Program

Certifying properties as “Wildlife Sanctuaries” is a volunteer-driven project of the Northern Virginia chapter of the National Audubon Society.  It embraces the principles of the National Audubon Society’s Bird-Friendly Communities and promotes citizen participation in conserving and restoring local natural habitat and biodiversity. The largest volume of acreage available for conservation and restoration of healthy […]

Hoot Owl Hoot, by Peaceable Kingdom

Reviewed by Marilyn Kupetz I heard about Hoot Owl Hoot from a colleague with a 3-year-old, and I live in a neighborhood with lots of small fry who come visit. A cooperative rather than a competitive game (think oxytocin rather than cortisol) to play with my guests? Eco-friendly packaging? Nature-friendly theme? Fifteen-minute time commitment? Had […]

Explore the Discovery Trail through Fairfax County Parks this summer

The Fairfax County Park Authority’s Discovery Trail Map features 12 sites across the park system that give children and adults the chance to discover each park’s special features. There’s a game built into the activities, so prizes are a possible outcome (e.g., bicycles, mini-golf, a carousel, train, tour boat, pedal boat, camping, wagon ride, RECenters […]

Encourage students to submit to Next Gen Capture Conservation Film Contest 2018

 The American Conservation Film Festival is sponsoring its annual  youth-targeted short film initiative to encourage young people ages 5 to 18 to explore their relationship with nature and the world around them through the medium of film and video. Deadline for submissions: 1 September 2018 Submission Guidelines  1. All films must be uploaded to Vimeo […]

Attend Community-driven Citizen Science for Health and the Environment symposium, 14 June

The AAAS Fellows Crowdsourcing & Citizen Science Affinity Group and the South Big Data Innovation Hub proudly present a free symposium: Community-driven Citizen Science for Health and the Environment The democratization of science and technology represents a tremendous opportunity to empower communities to address issues of local concern and to expand scientific knowledge used in […]

Volunteer for Earth Sangha Nursery workdays

Join Earth Sangha on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm for regular nursery workdays. Volunteers can help with the whole range of native plant propagation activities  from weeding, watering and transplanting. Please wear shoes that can get muddy and bring your own water. Please email Matt Bright if you’re interested […]

Look for grants from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation

State and federal grants are available for these conservation projects: Virginia Land Conservation Fund Virginia Open-Space Lands Preservation Trust Fund Land and Water Conservation Fund Virginia Recreational Trails Fund Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program Agricultural Conservation Easement Program Purchase of Development Rights Programs American Battlefield Protection Program Civil War Battlefield Acquisition Grants Historic Resources (DHR) Incentives […]