Joint Bird Club/Historic Rivers February 18th Cancelled

Due to icy/snowy conditions, the joint Williamsburg Bird Club/Historic Rivers Chapter meeting is cancelled. We will attempt to reschedule Pearl Beamer, from Sacred Friends, Inc., Wildlife Rehabilitation another time.

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Trip to the County Waste recycling center

Members of our chapter took a field trip to the County Waste Materials Recovery Center in Chester, Virginia on a very cold January day.

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We have new items in our Toolbox!

Many thanks to York River State Park for donating a red fox pelt to our Toolbox. We also thank New Quarter Park for their generous donation of several Kind Furs® (mammal fur replicas). All of these will make great additions to our mammal presentations!

Here’s a look at other items in our Toolbox. These posters, replicas, specimens, games, etc., are available for check-out for all of our outreach programs, such as the upcoming James City County Expo and York County Master Gardeners’ Horticulture Extravaganza.

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Upcoming Events in Our Chapter

[CE] Monthly meeting - March 11, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at JCC Human Services Bldg., 5249 Olde Towne Rd., Williamsburg
[CE] WBC Bird Walk at New Quarter Park - March 14, 2015 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am at New Quarter Park, 1000 Lakeshead Dr., Williamsburg
[CE]: What is that Weed? - March 14, 2015 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am at Freedom Park Interpretive Center parking lot
[CE] HRBC Bird Walk - March 15, 2015 from 7:00 am to 10:00 am at Newport News City Park
[CE]: VIMS - March Discovery Lab-Birds - March 17, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at MS - Catlett-Burruss Research and Education Lab
[CE] WBC Monthly Meeting - March 18, 2015 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm at College of William & Mary, Andrews Hall, Room 101
[CE]: HRBC Field Trip to Craney Island - March 21, 2015 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at Craney Island, Portsmouth, VA 23703, USA
[CE] WBC Bird Walks at New Kent Forestry's "Walk in the Forest", - March 21, 2015 from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm at WBC Field Trip
[CE]: THE GEOLOGY OF PLANTS - March 21, 2015 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Freedom Park Interpretive Center
[CE]: Bees, Beetles and the Bay: Pesticide Impacts on Aquatic and Human Health and Pollinator Protection for a Healthy Chesapeake - March 25, 2015 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at Virginia Institute of Marine Science, 1208 Greate Road, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, United States
[CE]: VIMS Lecture - Beautiful swimmers: blue crabs in Chesapeake Bay - March 26, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at VIMS - Watermen's Hall, McHugh Auditorium 1375 Greate Road
[CE] WBC Bird Walk - March 28, 2015 from 7:00 am to 9:00 am at New Quarter Park, 1000 Lakeshead Dr., Williamsburg
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Nancy Norton Nature Camp Scholarship Application – 2015

Applications for the scholarships should be postmarked not later than January 23, 2015.

The Historic Rivers Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists is considering candidates for two Nature Camp scholarships to the 2015 sessions of Nature Camp in Vesuvius, VA. The 2015 camp dates are:

1st Session (grades 9-12): June 21–July 4
2nd Session (grades 8-9): July 5–July 18
3rd Session (grades 6-8): July 19-Aug. 1
4th Session (grades 5-6): Aug. 2–Aug. 15

The Nancy Norton Nature Camp scholarships are intended to support students who truly have an interest in learning about the natural world and who can work and learn both independently and in groups. You see, Nature Camp is unique in its academic focus. Since it began in 1942, Nature Camp has emphasized hands-on, field-based, experiential education in natural history and environmental studies. If you are selected, you will be required to attend daily classes, to take notes and to maintain a notebook, to complete all written assignments, and to participate in outdoor activities in all types of weather. You will be expected to accept academic challenges with enthusiasm, commitment, and hard work. Campers in the past have discovered the joy of learning and have often returned the next year for more of what Nature Camp has to offer. (But, if you are seeking a purely recreational experience, this is not the camp for you.)
Download the 2015 Nancy Norton Nature Camp Application

Nature Camp

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