Dear Virginia Master Naturalist volunteers—I hope that you all are safe and well. I’ve been in contact with all the VMN chapter board members and advisors regularly over the last week, and I wanted to take time now to reach out to all of our volunteers. First, I would like to holler three cheers for […]
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Spring is around the corner! Check out the many opportunities available at Riverbend Park. Park staff and volunteer coordinator Valeria Espinosa hope you can join them for any of these projects and events! Spring & Summer Natural Resource Internships (18+) Interested in working for the Resource Management Division? Apply to the NEW internship program and […]
Project: Changing Landscapes Initiative Project Description The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) is offering an internship in outreach and communication as part of the Changing Landscapes Initiative (CLI). CLI’s mission is to combine scientific rigor with community wisdom to help secure a vibrant and healthy future for people and wildlife. The goal is to provide […]
2020 VMN Continuing Education Webinar Series When: Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 12:00 pm Meeting Number: 863-745-357 Link to Join: Join Webinar Link for recordings of this and past webinars: VMN Continuing Education Webinar page Reminder – We still have our February webinar on February 25, discussing feral swine management. Information on that is on the […]
Nominate your peers for an AGU honor The nomination cycle for 2020 AGU honors is now open. Nominate a colleague, peer or student today. AGU honors Union Awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated excellence in scientific research, education, communication, and outreach. Union Medals are the highest honors bestowed by AGU, recognizing individuals for their scientific body […]
Virginia Cooperative Extension has just published a refreshed version of this useful 4-page info sheet (Publication 420-527). Good for naturalists, classrooms, and nature centers. One of the references is to a site that US Geological Survey sponsors on frog calls. Take the quiz–lots of fun.
February 22, 2020 04:00 pm – 05:30 pm Location: The Clifton Institute, 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, Virginia In February, join The Clifton Institute for an evening of ‘birding like Buddha.’ For this particular bird walk, we will prioritize the experiences we have watching individual birds and our connection to them instead of trying to identify […]
February 23, 2020 03:00 pm – 05:00 pm Location: Manassas Park Community Center, 99 Adams Dr, Manassas Park, Virginia Join the Prince William Wildflower Society for February’s Author Lecture, given by renowned entomologist and ecologist Doug Tallamy. Dr. Tallamy will have his new book available for signing, Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts […]
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The National Academies of Sciences, Medicine, and Engineering performed a study on Grand Challenges for Environmental Engineering in the 21st Century, which they published in 2018. It is now available to the general public and is a good, bracing read. The excerpt below is from the introduction. Yup, it’s 125 pages and will take longer […]