Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Nature Expo Coming to Booker T Washington National Monument October 18, 2014

A playful encounter by BRFAL Certified Master Naturalist, Charlotte Hubbard, during a Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville. VMNH is one of several State sponsors of the Master Naturalist Program.

Attention nature lovers!  Mark your calendars.  There will be a Nature Expo at Booker T. Washington National Monument on October 18, 2014 from 2-4 PM. 

There is never a fee to enter Booker T Washington National Monument and no charge for the Expo. Parking is also free.  Free coffee and snacks will be available.

This event is being put on by the local Blue Ridge Foothills And Lakes Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalist Program. This statewide program trains volunteers to participate in projects related to the conservation and management of natural resources and public lands.

At the Expo you can learn more about BRFAL and how to become a Certified Master Naturalist. There will be displays providing information about several projects that BRFAL members have been and still are participating in.

Some of the topics these projects cover include: local precipitation measurements, a remote camera study of local forest mammals, several water related projects, tree identification, bluebird monitoring and much, much more.

In addition to BRFAL members, the Chapter Advisor from The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Ryan Klopf will display information about Natural Area Preserves. State Representatives of the Virginia Master Naturalist Program will be invited. 

The goals of the Expo are to raise public environmental awareness, inform the public about BRFAL activities and encourage interest in becoming a Certified Master Naturalist.

Consider coming earlier that Saturday and taking in the exhibits, restored buildings, vegetable garden, farm animals, trails and streams that are always available at BTWNM. Directions can be found here.

Plan to come out and see what Master Naturalists do and learn how to become one! 

If you have any questions, please contact us at 540-365-4613 or email: 

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