2016 Nancy Norton Nature Camp Scholarship

Applications for the scholarships should be postmarked no later than November 30th

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. You will also be expected to come to a Virginia Master Naturalist meeting in May to briefly meet our members and to return again in September to speak to us about your experience.

2016 Nancy Norton Nature Camp Scholarship


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Historic Rivers Members Enjoy the Southeast Regional Conference of the Virginia Master Naturalists

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Welcome Cohort X!

Classes began Tuesday, September 1, for our newest cohort, Cohort X.

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2015-16 Cohort X is full

The 2015-2016 Cohort X Basic Training Program is full and registration is closed. The 2016-2017 Cohort XI Basic Training Program will begin in September, 2016. Registration information will be posted in June, 2016.

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“Through the Eye of a Naturalist” at Williamsburg Library

Thanks to chapter members Linda Miller and Ted Sargent, the Historic Rivers Chapter photo exhibit is in place at the Williamsburg Library downtown. Head down to the Gallery to see our award-winning photos. The exhibit will be there until September 7.

From Monday, July 20th until Monday, September 7th, the exhibit, “Through the Eye of a Naturalist” will be on display at the gallery inside the Williamsburg Regional Library. This exhibit will highlight flora and fauna found in Virginia. “Each piece has a different view of nature,” said Linda Miller, local artist and coordinator of the event. “Some are up close and others a bit farther away, allowing us to take a step back and visit with nature.”

For the last five years, the Historic Rivers Chapter has had professional judges select winning photos submitted by its members. The exhibit shares these winning photos with the public. First place in the “flora” category went to Patty Maloney who submitted a photo of Black-eyed Susans. First place “fauna” photo went to Judy Jones for her photo of a very young Prothonotary warbler. And Hart Haynes’ photo of dew on foliage was first place in the ‘other’ category.

President Shirley Devan said “the contest is a good match for the chapter. We have some great photographers in our group so it was natural to do a photo contest. There are some spectacular photos in the exhibit.”

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