Explore the Outdoors | Community Idea Stations


Explore the Outdoors


Thanks to everyone who came out to Explore the Outdoors on Saturday! We had a great time with over 55 community partners and their fantastic hands-on activities. Check out the fun had by all in this year's Facebook album.



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Check out the fun from previous Explore The Outdoors Events
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Curious George, Nature Cat, Smokey Bear and a Mermaid will be some of the characters joining in the fun. Come and check out your local PBS and NPR stations while touring the radio and television studios. You’ll even get to see yourself on TV (the green screen that is)! Snacks, drinks, and great food will be available for purchase.

Discover More Outdoor Fun!

Check out some of the Activities from past events:

  • Get up close and personal with snakes, reptiles, birds and bugs
  • Learn about trees and animal tracks
  • BYOB - bring your own bug to the VCU Bug Lab and learn about the bugs you love
  • Explore fossils, rocks and minerals of Virginia
  • Try your hand at archery
  • Play Fishing games
  • Enjoy Nature-based arts and crafts and a recycled art project
  • Learn all about bees and how to identify birds and their songs
  • Play lots of outdoor games in the field games area
  • Learn all about the James River, Chesapeake Bay and the Virginia Institute for Marine Science
  • Meet Smokey Bear, Curious George, Nature Cat, and a Mermaid
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