Update on Underground Classroom & Call for Volunteers

Photo: from Headwaters SWCD I wanted to update you on the Underground Classroom progress and follow up on the volunteer program! The Underground Classroom has been off to a great start and we are starting to get more and more event signups. With more events comes the need for more volunteers. Everyone loves the trailer so…

Cohort VI Potluck

Photo: Front: David Forrer; Back (l-r): John Bauman, Linc Gray, John Schuster, Elizabeth Pass, Rebecca Stimson, Pam Gray, Derek Blyer The evening of August 9 turned out to be perfect weather for Cohort VI’s Potluck at Pam and Linc Gray’s house. Pam and Linc graciously opened their home for delicious food, great conversation, and fun games. Who…

Needed: Volunteers for 2 Great Festivals

Photo from https://harrisonburg-international-festival.org/ HMN Outreach Needs You . . . To Put a Friendly Face on Our Biodiverse and Accessible Parks and Forests We have two wonderful opportunities for HMN outreach, especially if you are conversational in Spanish or Russian. Even if you aren’t, volunteers to represent Headwaters and share information about and your enthusiasm for…

Elkton Autumn Days Outreach

Saturday October 21st and Sunday October 22nd were gorgeous days in Elkton, Virginia and the crowds at the annual Autumn Days festival took full advantage. There were an estimated 6,000 people in attendance on Saturday, and 3-4,000 on Sunday! Rachael Baczynski organized and manned Headwaters Master Naturalist tables in the Kids’ Zone on both days.…

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.…