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Nature Journaling

Nature Journaling

May 31, 2024. 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Visitor Center Nature journaling is the intersection of art, science, and curiosity. Join a ranger to discuss tips and tricks on how to make good observations and translate them into your very own nature journal. Natural...
Critter Crawl

Critter Crawl

May 26, 2024. 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Stock Creek Recreation Area What’s under that rock? We’ll flip rocks and use nets to search the creek for underwater creatures like dragonfly larva and crayfish. Learn how scientists use the presence of these...
Solar Sunday

Solar Sunday

May 26, 2024. 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Stop by the Visitor Center and have the opportunity to view the sun through a telescope. The park’s astronomy volunteers will be on hand to share the wonders of the sun, solar system, and much more. A solar filter will be...
Touring the Galaxy

Touring the Galaxy

May 24, 2024. 8:15 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Gazebo Join astronomy volunteers as they share the stories written in the night sky. Two small telescopes and one larger telescope will be on hand for viewing. Feel free to bring along a chair or blanket. Meet at the gazebo....
Build-A-Beaver

Build-A-Beaver

May 11, 2024. 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Visitor Center Join us as we build a beaver to find out if the beaver’s teeth, and other body parts, are useful, or just a cruel joke played by Mother Nature. Discover the amazing adaptations that make the beaver so...
Nature Journaling

Nature Journaling

April 13, 2024. 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Nature journaling is the intersection of art, science, and curiosity. Join a ranger to discuss tips and tricks on how to make good observations and translate them into your very own nature journal. Natural Tunnel State Park...
Let Them Bee

Let Them Bee

April 13, 2024. 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Why should we want to create spaces for bees and other pollinators? One-third of the world’s food production depends on these creatures. Discover more about pollinators and the different ways they pollinate...
Salamander Meander

Salamander Meander

For centuries humans have created myths and legends about the salamander, even giving them a name that means “lives in fire.” With more than 50 different species, Virginia is a wonderful place to investigate the secretive and fascinating world of salamanders. Meet at...