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Calendar of Upcoming Events

Unless otherwise noted, all events start at the Bull Run Mountains Conservancy (BRMC) Mountain House (See the Area Map for directions.)

Call (703) 753-2631 for more information about the events listed below.

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MONTHLY PUBLIC PROGRAMS

HIKE WITH A NATURALIST

1st Thursday of Every Month
9 a.m.–11a.m.

Our first Thursday of the month hike for those members and nonmembers who prefer to hike in a group. Come and discover some of the flora and fauna of the Bull Run Mountains.
This program is free; all are welcome.
January: Geology
February: Winter Tree Identification
March: Amphibians
April: Spring Ephemerals
May: Ferns and their Allies

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WEEKEND HIKE WITH A NATURALIST

Every Saturday at 10 a.m. (except Trail Work Saturdays)
Join our Resident Naturalist for a themed hike each weekend. A fun and informative way to explore the Preserve. Themes will be announced each week on our Facebook page.
This program is free; all are welcome.

TRAIL WORK SATURDAYS

2nd Saturday of Every Month
9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Join us in our efforts to improve and maintain the trail system on the Mountains. Every month volunteers leave a lasting impression on the Preserve and have fun doing it. Organized and led by VOF and PATC.
This program is free; all are welcome.

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PUBLIC PROGRAMS


HOMESCHOOL OFFERINGS

This spring BRMC will be hosting a series of classes for homeschoolers.

Ferns and Friends   (10 a.m.—12 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2016)
Fresh Water Ecology   (10 a.m.—12 p.m. Thursday, June 9, 2016)

 
Pre-registration is required. $5 per attendee per session.
Register online at www.brmconservancy.org or by mail with checks payable to BRMC.


Herpetology Camp

Session 1: June 20th—June 21st, Monday—Tuesday
Session 2: June 23rd—June 24th, Thursday—Friday
9am—4pm

Herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians. BRMC invites your child to spend two days hiking and handling, searching and observing salamanders, frogs, lizards, snakes, and turtles on the Preserve. Marty Martin, a premier mid-Atlantic herpetologist, will be joining both camps. Ages 7-12. Limited to 15 participants per session.     Click for brochure.
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $100/ on-members: $150.

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BUDDING NATURALIST CAMP

July 18th—July 22nd, Monday—Friday
9am—12pm

At this week-long camp, young children will be exposed to the outdoors and wildlife. They will explore life on the Bull Run Mountains through a series of discovery hikes, frog and salamander searches, snake viewing, stream exploration, nature crafts, and games. Ages 4-6.     Click for brochure.
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $125/ on-members: $175.

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Summer Nature Camp

Session 1: July 18th—July 22nd, Monday—Friday
Session 2: July 25th—July 29th, Monday—Friday
9am—4pm

BRMC invites your child to spend an adventurous week interacting with the natural world. Each day we will focus on different groups of plants and animals on the Bull Run Mountains. Campers will add to their understanding of natural systems through hikes, stream walks, snake handling (only if desired), frog and salamander catching, bird watching, butterfly and insect collecting, crafts, and games. Ages 7-12.     Click for brochure.
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $250/ on-members: $300.

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CHESAPEAKE WATERSHED WORKSHOP

August 1st—August 4th, Monday—Thursday
9am—4pm

BRMC will be offering six scholarships for young adults to attend an educational workshop focused on the conservation of rivers and streams that flow into the Chesapeake Bay. We will explore headwater streams on the Bull Run Mountains, go downstream on Little Bull Run, and visit Turkey Run National Park. At each location students will perform stream monitoring, vegetation analyses, and stream habitat and riparian buffer evaluations. Ages 13-18.
Funding for BRMC's Youth Scholarship Program provided by the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund. Applications will be available in April.     Click for brochure.
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $200/ on-members: $250.

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