There's no better way to help children fall in love with nature and than to get them out into it with naturalists and experts who can help reveal some of its secrets and wonders.
This event is free to the public and all ages are welcome to participate in all or any part of the event: no prior nature experience or knowledge necessary!
The schedule for this event includes:
7:30 a.m. – Bird Watching with Dr. Bob Sheehy and John Kell (RU & New River Valley Bird Club)
9:00 a.m. – Small mammal trapping and handling with Dr. Karen Powers (RU & Virginia Master Naturalists (VMN))
10:15 a.m. – Herpetile walk with Dr. Matt Close (RU)
11:30 a.m. – Wildflower walk with Dr. Gary Coté (RU)
12:45 a.m. – 10 minute rotating techniques stations:
– Radiotelemetry with Sara Sweeten (Virginia Tech (VT))
– Bat capture & measuring techniques with John Huth (VT) & Dr. Karen Powers (RU & VMN)
– Herpetile handling and care with Dr. Matt Close (RU)
– Fisheries techniques with Michael Moore and Jason Emmel (Virginia Tech)
The event will be followed by a cookout at 1:30 p.m.; participants are encouraged to bring a blanket and picnic lunch to enjoy in the beautiful Selu Conservancy setting.
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