Monday, June 27, 2011

Project Fish Bugs

Virginia State Parks Blog article - for all you young naturalists who want to dip your toe into aquatic life of a stream! 

Project Fish Bugs comes to Grayson Highlands State Park

On July 10th, at Grayson Highlands State Park, Mouth of Wilson, VA, a group of young explorers, naturalists, and bug-lovers will explore the aquatic invertebrates of Wilson Creek through Project Fish Bugs, a special program that shows participants how to use nets, microscopes, Petri dishes, and identification charts to take a closer look at the rich aquatic life of their creek.
Program at Grayson Highlands State Park
Get outside at Grayson Highlands State Park
The program is being orchestrated by the Blue Ridge Discovery Center, an organization that finds creative ways to introduce young people to the diverse ecosystems of the Blue Ridge region through guided exploration and a scientific approach. For Grayson Highlands, the program is a unique way of exposing younger visitors to the natural treasures of the park. By equipping them with the tools and methods of a field researcher, the program aims to inspire them to ask questions about their surroundings and explore their state park in a new way.

Young people or parents who would like more information or are interested in signing up for the program can call the Grayson Highlands park office at (276) 579-7092 or e-mail Kelly Servick at More information about the mission and activities of the Blue Ridge Discovery Center can be found at their website.

For more information about VA State Parks visit our website.  Camping or picnic shelter reservations can be made by calling 1-800-933-7275 or click here to make reservations on line
As always BRFAL Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalist wants you to get outside, explore and learn something new today. Get involved in something cool and take your kids and grandkids with you! Learn more about the Virginia Master Naturalist program here 

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