Green schools are popping up throughout the nation and receive this title based on a variety of components. Organizations such as Virginia Naturally in our home state recognize schools that are making the efforts to promote students and teachers who are “going green.” So what are some things that schools have implemented that closely match this mission?
This Saturday, March 8th, begins the 2014 season for the Great Blue Heron Rookery walks along the James River.
Across the world, Ornithologists conduct research on over ten thousand known species of birds. But because birds are constantly moving around huge areas, how can scientists track them accurately? That’s where you – a Citizen Scientist- come in.
Enrichmond and The Martin Agency have come together to create an Urban Apple Orchard in Church Hill’s Chimborazo Park. Starting with a kickstarter campaign now underway, the two organizations plan to create this unique Urban Orchard as a community learning site for hands-on training in fruit production, orchard maintenance practices - and - “goatscaping.”
Do you know how to make household cleaners? How about solar energy? As an educator, how do you get families involved in learning about the environment? And, as a student, how do you find out about opportunities in the fields related to environmental education? These questions and more will be addressed in an upcoming conference arranged by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.
If you think gourds are only a fall table decoration, you’re missing out.
They’ve bought the Farm. Now, imagine being able to take your family to this 30 acre organic farm just outside downtown Richmond. A local company, Backyard Farmer is making this a possibility with their newest endeavor, the Backyard Farm.
Renaissance School student Nicholas Keen can tell you everything you need to know about the Local Food Hub, and he can do it using film thanks to a local non-profit. Light House Studio of Charlottesville, Virginia offers students a chance to learn all about cinematography through hands-on programs and workshops led by talented mentors. The studio supplies the equipment and students supply the imagination.