New River Land Trust plays an important role in connecting local youth with the beautiful land around them. Our educational outreach focuses on four important areas: Conservation Connections in Cultural Heritage, Local Food and Farm to Table Initiatives, Water Quality and Habitat Diversity, and Nature Play and Environmental Appreciation. Our youth education outreach is designed to inspire students to value their natural surroundings and to foster responsibility and stewardship of farmland, forests, and watersheds.
Our education projects provide area youth with opportunities like:
- Learning and documenting histories of conserved land through music and art
- Learning to use GPS technology in natural spaces
- Tree identification and phenology
- Nature play
- Farm and garden tours
- Nature hikes
For more information about this program please contact Justine Brantley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring Outdoor Family Class
Heritage Park Play Space!
Nature Play Space Under Construction!
Nestled in a corner of Blacksburg's Heritage Park, you will find an inviting cove with boulders, logs, trees, birds, butterflies, shade, and benches. Your support will help us will help us build a welcoming arbor entryway, bird and insect houses, butterfly gardens, a sand pile, and more. Look for interpretive signs coming soon and thanks to all who have donated so far.
How to Help
Make a donation or contact our Youth Education Coordinator to Volunteer