Entries by Marilyn Kupetz

Review a resource for the FMN site

Share a review of something that nourishes naturalists and that you love (nonfiction, novel, children’s book, magazine article, podcast, website, tool, TED Talk, Coursera class, puzzle, game…), and get service hours at the same time (if you are a master naturalist). Aim for about 300 words in a friendly first- and second-person voice; please don’t […]

Plant NOVA Natives requests all hands on deck!  

Plant NOVA Natives is a joint marketing campaign of more than 40 private, public, and non-profit organizations, including Master Naturalists, and hundreds of individuals. Their mission is to educate the community and to promote the benefits to water quality and natural habitat of planting Northern Virginia natives. Committed volunteers help make this possible by using […]

Sign Up the 36th Annual Manassas-Bull Run Christmas Bird Count!

Sign Up the 36th Annual Manassas-Bull Run Christmas Bird Count! Sunday, December 17, 2017 7:00 AM  11:30 AM The Manassas-Bull Run Christmas Bird Count will be on Sunday, December 17th.  The count circle is around Centreville and includes Manassas Battlefield, parts of Bull Run Regional Park, undeveloped areas south of Dulles Airport, and many stream […]

Stream Monitoring Events: Serve and Learn

Saturday, December 9 Stream Monitoring: Lake Accotink 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Assess ecological conditions in Lake Accotink, based on the presence and abundance of bottom-dwelling invertebrates. Where to Meet: Parking lot behind Lake Accotink Park Administrative building. Call or email for directions. See Friends of Accotink Creek for additional stream monitoring information: http://www.accotink.org/StreamMonitoring.htm RSVP/Questions

Call for content!

The FMN Strategic Communications and Marketing committee members welcome your news and event notices, learning and service opportunities, stories, resource reviews, (and other ideas–we are open to creative thinking). We curate our content, so, yes, you’ll work with an editor, but the exchange will simply polish your pearl. Send your content or requests to Marilyn […]

Biodiversity and Global Change: Science & Action online class starts December 4

Coursera’s eight-week course, “Biodiversity and Global Change: Science & Action,” is taught by scientists at the University of Zurich. Registration begins Nov. 27, and the first session is on Dec. 4. Here’s the course description: “In this course, featuring many researchers at the University of Zurich, you will learn about the amazing diversity of biological […]

World Wildlife Fund hosts The Nature of Change: The Science of Influencing Behavior

Behavior change has not yet been extensively incorporated into conservation practice planning, design, or overall thinking. This year’s Fuller Symposium, December 4, brings together a diverse array of experts from the behavior sciences to tackle how we can better integrate behavioral strategies and interventions into conservation practice to produce more effective outcomes for nature. Attend […]

From the Ground Up: Managing and Preserving Our Terrestrial Ecosystems: Free, approved, online course starts November 27

From the Ground Up: Managing and Preserving our Terrestrial Ecosystems is a new 7-week online course from the SDG Academy about sustainable use of our terrestrial ecosystems.You will learn about the impacts of deforestation, climate change, and more, with a particular focus on the human activities that affect these ecosystems. In studying the interplay of […]