VMN Conference 2016


Headwaters Chapter was represented by our chapter president, Sandy Greene, at the annual VMN conference:

Amazing CE, field trips, and idea sharing at the state conference this weekend at the 4H center at Smith Mountain Lake. More than 250 Master Naturalists.

In case you didn’t see all the offerings, (it was hard, and you had to start the registration process to get the menus) here’s a sampling:

  • Behind the scenes at the Science Museum of VA and Mill Mountain Zoo
  • Mycology at Claytor Nature Study Area
  • Mist-netting
  • Plantation Forestry
  • Prep for Breeding Bird Atlas
  • Autumn Dragonfly migration in the Blue Ridge
  • Ticks and Disease
  • Zebra mussels
  • Keynote Speaker Tim McCoy on Native Bees
  • bioblitz at Booker T Washington National Monument
  • Hummingbirds, Raptors of SW VA
  • Birding By Ear
  • Sedges
  • Box Turtle population monitoring
  • best practices for communicating ocean and climate change
  • (And another dozen more at least)

Next year’s conference will be in Front Royal in September. These are fabulous opportunities, so let’s register early and take a van next year!

– Sandy Greene, Cohort I