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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 Wednesday of Every Month
9 a.m.–11a.m.

Our first Wednesday 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; donations accepted.
January: Geology
February: Winter Tree Identification
March: Amphibians
April: Spring Ephemerals
May: Ferns and their Allies

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TRAIL WORK SATURDAYS

1st Saturday of Every Month
9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Join BRMC, Virginia Outdoors Foundation, and Potomac Appalachian Trail Club in our efforts to improve the trail system on the Mountain. Well be continuing our work on Fern Hollow and beyond.
This program is free; all are welcome.

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PUBLIC PROGRAMS


MOUNTAIN LAUREL HIKE

May 17th
Saturday 9 a.m.—1 p.m.

BRMC is excited to offer our first ever Mountain Laurel Exploration Hike. We will seek out our most heath-dominated, mountain laurel-covered, huckleberry and blueberry havens on the Preserve. With any luck well see some blooms, too!
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $20 / Non-members: $25.

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HERPETOLOGY CAMP

Session 1: June 19th20th
Session 2: June 23rd24th
      9:00a.m. -- 4:00 p.m.

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.
Pre-registration is required.

BRMC Members: $100/ Non-members: $150.

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BUDDING NATURALIST CAMP

August 11th15th
Monday thru Friday 10:00a.m.-12:00m.

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 46.
Limited to 10 participants.
Pre-registration is required.

BRMC Members: $125/Non-members: $175.

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VERNAL POOL TEACHER WORKSHOP

Session 1: July 11th
Session 2: August 8th
Friday, 9a.m.-3:30p.m.

Bull Run Mountains Conservancy invites elementary, middle, high school, and homeschool teachers to a day of exploring the watersheds of the Bull Run Mountains. The workshop will include provide an overview of watershed ecology from the upland forests that buffer headwater streams, to the stream ecosystems themselves and adjacent vernal pool wetland habitats.
Pre-registration is required.
 
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Summer Nature Camp

Session 1: July 21st—July 25th
Session 2: July 28th—August 1st
Monday—Friday, 9am—4pm
BRMC invites your child to spend an adventurous week interacting with the natural world. Each day focuses on different groups of plants and animals in 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.
Limited to 15 participants per session.
Pre-registration is required.

BRMC Members: $250, Non-members: $300.

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CHESAPEAKE WATERSHED WORKSHOP

August 4th7th
Monday thru Thursday 9:00a.m.-4p.m.

BRMC will offer an educational workshop focused on the conservation of the 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.
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $200/Non-members: $250.

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HOMESCHOOL OFFERINGS

This autumn and winter BRMC will be hosting a series of classes for homeschoolers.

Sensory Trail   (10 a.m.—11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 25, 2013)
Web of Life   (10 a.m.—12 p.m. Wednesday, October 16, 2013)
Autumn Season Discovery Hike   (10 a.m.—12 p.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2013)
Adaptation and Winter Woods   (10 a.m.—12 p.m. Wednesday, January 8, 2014)
Birdhouse Workshop   (10 a.m.—12 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014)
Amphibian Life Cycles   (10 a.m.—12 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014)
Geology   (10 a.m.—12 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014)
Spring Discovery   (10 a.m.—12 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014)
Freshwater Ecology   (10 a.m.—12 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2014)

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

Freshwater Ecology (10 a.m.—12 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2014)

Clean water is vitally important to the health of the world\s ecosystems. Participants will be introduced to the dynamics, relationships, and productivity of freshwater communities and learn how physical, chemical, and biotic factors affect this environment. You will learn to identify the major orders of aquatic macroinvertebrates that are vital bioindicators of a stream\s health. Be prepared to get your feet wet as we will conduct a marcroinvertebrate sampling and determine the overall stream health of Catlett\s Branch on the preserve. All ages.

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