Science Night Saturday

Bridgewater College Physics Professor (and vermiculture enthusiast) Deva O’Neill coordinated Science Night Saturday as a first annual public event “… for children ages four through 12 and their families to explore the world of science …” Held on Saturday, November 12 from 4-6PM at the College’s McKinney Center for Science and Mathematics, members of the…

Busy Month for HMN Outreach

HMN Outreach Committee Chair Janet James has led an HMN presence at the major April – Earth Month-related events in the valley this year. Most recently, she was at Waynesboro’s Riverfest. Riverfest was Saturday, April 30, and despite the clouds, it was well attended. The Headwaters Master Naturalists’ recruiting display was used and interested visitors…

Meet & Greet with our Sponsoring Agencies

The table was laid with plates of beautifully arranged fruit, wedges of endive stuffed with salmon, several kinds of cheeses, crackers, chocolates, two kinds of home-made hummus, and smoked salmon slices. Mint and fruit infused water and sassafras tea slaked our thirst. Cascades of lilacs, redbud branches, and ornamental pink cherry blossoms spilled from vases.…

Monarch Display Debut

Headwaters has a new display board for outreach events! We have Janet James and her daughter Jenna Benzing, along with Gretchen and RoxAnna, to thank for this Monarch-themed creative work of art. Our Monarch display board debuted at Earth Day Staunton on Saturday morning, April 18, 2015. Jerry Hopkins, Kathy Romig and Adrie Voors had…

Headwaters Goes On Display

In Newport News It was all very last minute but somehow we pulled it off. The day before registration closed for the Virginia Master Naturalist 6th Annual Statewide Volunteer Conference and Training in Newport News, RoxAnna decided to make the commitment and registered successfully for the Basic Training Symposium, Annual Reports/Certification Spreadsheets Help and the…

Adopt-a-Highway

May 2014 After considerable discussion among our HMN board members about safety concerns along Spring Creek Road in Bridgewater, we decided to go ahead and give it a try as our adopted road for keeping clean of litter. Conveniently located for a majority of our membership, needy and visible, the ~ 2.4 mile stretch of…

HMN on the Radio

Headwaters Master Naturalists Chapter Advisor Paul Bugas arranged for Virginia Master Naturalist State Coordinator Alycia Crall and HMN leaders Tom Long and RoxAnna Theiss to join him on WMRA’s call-in talk show Virginia Insight with interviewer Tom Graham. The show was heard live on Thursday, May 8 at 3:00 PM. By all accounts, the show…