Monthly Conservation Class Schedule

Meeting schedule for 2017 – all regular meetings will be held from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Fauquier County Fairgrounds. $5 admin fee per student per class.


March 8, 2017

Ecology Education: Feathered Feeders lesson from Virginia State Parks

Hands-on activity: Build-a-beak challenge

Standards: Virginia Science SOL 4.9, 4.5, 3.4, 3.6


April 12, 2017

Conservation Education: What to cut and what to let grow

Hands-on activity: Planting trees (Donations from local nursery planted at Legion, Fairgrounds, etc)

Standards: Virginia Science SOL 6.9, 4.9, 4.5, 3.6


May 10, 2017

Water Conservation Education: Preventing pollution in our Water

Hands-on activity: Building a watershed model

Standards: Virginia Science SOL ES.8, 6.7, 5.7, 4.9, 4.5, 3.10


June 3, 2017

Conservation Opportunity:  Clean the Bay Day from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., includes collection of trash and debris from the waterway, weighing and counting collected items, reporting back to the Clean the Bay day organization. Location: along a waterway in Fauquier County


June 14, 2017    

Natural Resources:  Exploring natural resources in Virginia

Hands-on activity: Designing a wind turbine

Standards: Virginia Science SOL ES.6, 6.9, 4.9, 3.11


July 12, 2017      

Ecology: Tree Rings – what can they teach us about the past?

Hands-on activity: Tree ring investigation

Standards: Virginia Science SOL BIO.8, 4.9, 4.5, 4.4, 3.10


August 9, 2017  

First Aid Certification

Hands-on activity: first aid practicum


September 13, 2017       

Conservation Education: Fire safety in the great outdoors

Hands-on activity: building a safe fire ring

Standards: Virginia Science SOL 6.9, 3.10


October 11, 2017             

Ecology Education: Food chain/Transfer of energy

Nutrition for wildlife: Pros and Cons of supplemental feeding

Hands-on activity: Building a self-watering planter

Standards: Virginia Science SOL LS.6, LS.11, 4.9, 4.5, 3.5


November 8, 2017          

Ecology education: Turkey life cycle

Hands-on activity: How to make/use a turkey call

Standards: Virginia Science SOL LS.7, LS.13, 4.9, 4.5, 3.5


December 13, 2017        

Giving back to the community/stewardship

Create thank you cards for sponsors, speakers, mentors, etc.

Wild game recipe exchange will also take place

Hands-on activity: Designing and building pop-up thank you cards