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Save the Date: Nature Visions Expo is Nov. 8-10 in Manassas

Save the Date: Nature Visions Expo is Nov. 8-10 in Manassas

Three-day photo expo features free admission, free vendor demos and free classes for beginning photographers, as well as 15+ reasonably-priced advanced seminars, classes and lectures with experts like Bryan Peterson. Hands-on learning includes iPhone photography and shooting raptors (live hawks, owls and falcons) in a natural setting.

The 2013 Nature Visions Expo, organized by seven photography clubs of the Mid Atlantic Photography Association, comes to the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, Virginia  on November 8-10, 2013 (8 minutes from I-66 Exit 44 at the Prince William campus of George Mason University).

Save the Date: Nature Visions Expo is Nov. 8-10 in Manassas

Save the Date: Nature Visions Expo is Nov. 8-10 in Manassas

Three-day photo expo features free admission, free vendor demos and free classes for beginning photographers, as well as 15+ reasonably-priced advanced seminars, classes and lectures with experts like Bryan Peterson. Hands-on learning includes iPhone photography and shooting raptors (live hawks, owls and falcons) in a natural setting.

The 2013 Nature Visions Expo, organized by seven photography clubs of the Mid Atlantic Photography Association, comes to the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, Virginia  on November 8-10, 2013 (8 minutes from I-66 Exit 44 at the Prince William campus of George Mason University).

Loudoun County Invites Farmers To Participate in 2011 Fall Farm Tour

Loudoun County Invites Farmers To Participate in 2011 Fall Farm Tour

From the County of Loudoun:

The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development has started planning for the 2011 Fall Farm Color Tour scheduled for Saturday, October 15, and Sunday, October 16, from 10:00 a.m. to  4:00 p.m.

The Fall Farm Color Tour is a free, self-guided tour that is designed to showcase local, active farms in the county. The goal of the tour is to promote Loudoun County’s farms by sponsoring a weekend tourism event to increase awareness and educate the public about agriculture and the rural economy in Loudoun. It is also an attempt to inform consumers of what products are grown and are available locally.

Hit the Trail

Hit the Trail

What would you expect a four-and-three-quarter-year-old to say at the end of a four-and-a-half-mile hike that she just finished using her own two feet? “What a wonderful day,” Sofi announced when we walked past the old Tavern (that I was wishing was still a tavern) at Great Falls National Park.

The Loudoun County Arbor Day Celebration

The Loudoun County Arbor Day Celebration

From Loudoun County:

The Loudoun County Arbor Day celebration is Saturday, April 30, 2011, at The Hill School, 130 South Madison Street, Middleburg.  Festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. and will continue until 3:00 p.m.  The free, family-friendly event will feature many activities, exhibits and demonstrations highlighting the countless benefits that are associated with trees. Student winners of the annual Arbor Day Poster Contest will be recognized at the event by Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Edgar Hatrick, and Loudoun County Administrator Tim Hemstreet, who will be the keynote speaker for the event. The theme of this year’s poster contest is “Loudoun Celebrates Trees – The Anchors of the Earth.” 

NoVA Preschoolers Take Part in Earth Day by Releasing Thousands of Ladybugs

NoVA Preschoolers Take Part in Earth Day by Releasing Thousands of Ladybugs

Today 153 preschoolers at Chesterbrook Academy in Fairfax released 3,000 ladybugs into the environment for an Earth Day activity.

Why release ladybugs? "Lady bugs basically kill the bad insects that harm our trees, and our plants and our flowers. They eat those and the children have learned that for the week," said Maria Murphy, the Principal of the school. Murphy has been Principal of Chesterbrook Academy since 2007 and this is the school's second time doing the ladybug release. 

"It has been a week filled with Earth Day events, so they have been excited for this all week," said Murphy. Watch the reaction of the children as the ladybugs tickled their palms and crawled around their arms. Priceless! 

Chesterbrook Academy in Chantilly and Sterling also participated in today's ladybug release. 

 

Local Preschoolers to Release Thousands of Ladybugs on Earth Day

Local Preschoolers to Release Thousands of Ladybugs on Earth Day

From Kathleen Shaffer:

 Chesterbrook Academy locations throughout Northern Virginia will host ladybug releases in celebration of Earth Day on Friday, April 22, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Pre-kindergarten students at each school will release approximately 3,000 ladybugs into the environment. During the ladybug releases, students will wear ladybug antennas created as part of their Earth Day studies.

Throughout the week, students learned that ladybugs feed on aphids (plant lice) and other insects that are harmful to gardens, trees and shrubs. Chesterbrook Academy teaches the importance of community and exploring nature at a young age.

 

WHERE:                   Chesterbrook Academy in Fairfax