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July 2021

Virginia Academy of Natural Resources

July 12, 2021 @ 9:00 am - July 16, 2021 @ 12:30 pm

In light of Camp Woods and Wildlife cancellation to ensure the safety of campers and staff, the Virginia Department of Forestry and the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts are partnering to offer teens a new experience: the Virginia Academy of Natural Resources. This hybrid learning opportunity will include virtual presentations from 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM daily, self-guided field explorations in the afternoons, small group work on a project, and a mock Envirothon. Current 8th-12th graders may…

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August 2021

VDOF Sponsored Minor League Baseball Game: Salem Red Sox vs Lynchburg Hillcats

August 6, 2021 @ 7:05 pm - 10:00 pm
Haley Toyota Field at Salem Memorial Ballpark, 1004 Texas St.
Salem, 24153
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$11 – $15

The Virginia Department of Forestry will be sponsoring a minor league baseball game in Salem between the Salem Red Sox and Lynchburg Hillcats on August 6th @7:05 p.m. There will be a VDOF table with information about the emerald ash borer and how it may be affecting your ash trees in addition to a variety of other VDOF material. There will be plenty of souvenirs for fans and Smokey will be making a special appearance in early celebration of Smokey's…

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July 2022

Teaching Trees Training for Middle and High School Teachers

July 13 @ 9:00 am - July 14 @ 4:00 pm
Louisa County, sites TBA

Teaching Trees is a fun and unique two-day workshop for middle and high school teachers. Topics include sustainable local forestry, tree identification, forest ecology, and forest products. You’ll get training in Project Learning Tree, a tour of local working forests, and field activities you can use with students. Up to 16 Professional Development Hours are available, with approval of your school administration   The $50 cost includes overnight accommodations, meals, & materials for your classroom. Cost will be refunded in full…

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