Nature Expo at Booker T Washington National Monument Saturday October 18th, 2014 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Here a Master Naturalist, there a Master Naturalist, everywhere a Master Naturalist! Or sometimes it seems like it. There are 29 Chapters in Virginia and similar programs in about 44 other states. The local chapter called Blue Ridge Foothills And Lakes (BRFAL) has been involved in lots of projects geared toward the conservation and management of natural resources and public lands.
You may have heard or seen reports of chestnut counting/planting, bluebird box monitoring, wood duck box reparations, environmental education, water quality measurements, buffer landscape efforts, stream monitoring, remote camera studies of mammals, precipitation measurements, etc. All of these and more have involved local Master Naturalists.
Now there is an opportunity for you to get an in depth look at what Master Naturalists do and learn how to become one! BRFAL will host (free to you) a Nature Expo at Booker T. Washington National Monument (always free) on Saturday Oct 18th from 2 - 4 PM. In addition to displays describing many of the projects BRFAL members have been involved with, there will be information about how to become a Certified Master Naturalist and free coffee and snacks.
As always the exhibits, restored buildings, vegetable garden, farm animals, trails and streams that are available at BTWNM will be open for your enjoyment. Come out for a fun afternoon! Or whole day! Meet others with a shared interest in things relating to Nature.
More info on BTWNM here, directions below: