Anyone can be a citizen scientist–especially you! It only takes an interest, some curiosity, and a little time to volunteer. Tweens and teens who want to contribute to real science can get involved. Teachers can bring citizen science into their classrooms, engaging students in authentic and relevant science. And naturalists from Fairfax County! The Museum of Natural […]
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FrogWatch USA at the National Zoo is in its sixth season. To date, they have monitored 75 sites in DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Maine and have submitted 1,650 frog call observations. Tracking frog populations throughout the United States, FrogWatch invites participants to choose a monitoring site that is easily accessible and close to […]
Join the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District and fellow naturalists for the next Green Breakfast To be notified when the Green Breakfast speaker and topic is announced, contact NVSWCD. Brion’s Grille: 10621 Braddock Rd., Fairfax, VA 22032, located in the University Shopping Mall (Braddock Road and Route 123) across the street from the Roanoke […]
Invasive plants are a huge threat to local wildlife, including migrating birds. You can help these creatures and others by volunteering to remove invasive plants at Lake Accotink Park. Sign up on the IMA website to volunteer. Sessions are every Wednesday, 2-5 pm.
Hidden Oaks Nature Center has many opportunities for volunteers. Here are a few: Full Moon Hike and Campfire 2 March, 7-8.45 pm Help the resident naturalist with an outdoor hike and campfire prep and clean up. You have the option to lead part of the program at campfire, including story telling. Flying Squirrels Gliding in […]
Reviewed by Wendy Cohen Climate of Hope (2017, 277 pp) avoids the usual gloom-and-doom discussion around climate change by offering up two premises: First, if we shift the focus from international treaties to projects in local municipalities, much work can be done to mitigate climate change. Second, rather than view the multiple causes of climate […]
Reviewed by Ann DiFiore A square meter of Tennessee forest can give us insights into all forests. This is the premise of The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature (2012, 288 pp). Haskell, Professor of Biology at Sewanee, the University of the South, visits a corner of old growth forest every few days over […]
Green Spring Gardens Park, 4601 Green Spring Road, Alexandria 25 February 2018, 1.30-2.30 pm Water harvesting involves strategies to manage and enhance the water resources on your land, leading to healthier plants and lower water bills. Understanding and implementing just a few simple water harvesting techniques, such as swales, hugelkultur beds, and rain gardens can […]
Do you need fresh ideas on where to find meaningful volunteer work? The Fairfax County volunteer website has a special section listing volunteer opportunities for people who are interested in the environment, parks, recreation, or sports. You will need to register, but it only takes 10-15 minutes to complete the application. Dozens of opportunities qualify for FMN service […]
Reviewed by Sarah Glassco Lab Girl (2016, 512 pp) recounts the life and career of a research scientist in the field of geobiology. Because her roots are relevant to her present, Jahren writes about her childhood in Minnesota, where she was raised in an unemotional, uncommunicative family. She spent her days with her mother, who […]