Students all over central Virginia learn about the James River Watershed every year in their science and history classes. The James has played an integral part in Virginia’s human and natural history. But how often do students get to take an up close look at the systems that make up the biology of the river, or learn the history of transporting cargo on a batteau while crewing one down the river?
Have you ever spent the night on an island in the middle of the James River? Have you ever kissed a fish? Or have you ever cared enough about the water in the James River to conduct water quality tests and make changes in your daily life? I’d like to introduce you to Micah, Jacob and Carlos - several students from All Saints Catholic School who recently accomplished all of these things.
Are you ready for the hot, sunny promise of summer? As you prepare for the joys of the season, don’t forget: when temperatures rise, your consumption of resources does, too.
PBS KIDS recently launched a new web-based program on environmental science called Plum Landing. A digital adventure designed to engage 6- to 9-year olds in environmental science through animated and live-action videos, hands-on activities, web games and an interactive mobile app: Plum’s Photo Hunt. All of the Plum Landing resources, including standards-based tools for educators, are free.
What a wonderful day we had on Sunday May 4th at Explore the Outdoors! Over 3500 people joined us here at the station and in Huguenot park to learn about all of the great outdoor, environmental and healthy living organizations we have in our community. Forty plus community partners engaged children and their parents in hands-on learning about nature and the world around them.