Outdoor Family Class – Birds in Winter & Trees as Habitats

Don’t let winter keep you cooped up indoors!  Join us and learn how animals survive the winter, how birds and other species rely on trees to live, and what happens to our backyard birds in the winter.  We’ll stay warm by building our own bird’s nest and playing active games while we learn more about … Read more

Early Birders Bird Walk – Pandapas Pond

Join us at Pandapas Pond for a bird walk as we learn about bird migration of sparrows and other species as they stop on their way south for the winter!  Virginia Tech PhD student Douglas Liebe will be our guide. Binoculars and Field Guides are provided. Time: 2-3pm Cost: Free event, for ages 6 and … Read more

Outdoor Family Class – Sun Prints in Blue

When: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Where: Heritage Park – 2300 Glade Road Who: Ages 3 – 8+ and their families Explore the wonder of nature’s shapes and textures and capture their beauty through the unique lens of Cyanotypes or “blue prints”. Join us for “Sun Prints in Blue” hosted by local artist and photographer Pippi … Read more

Farmfest at Glade Road Growing

A Family-Friendly Event to Celebrate Land Conservation & Local Agriculture The Event: 5-10pm at Glade Road Growing, across from Heritage Park. The Details: Live music with Swampcandy, a farm tour, a bird walk, activities for kids – making bird feeders. Local food and refreshments will be available for sale: beer from Rising Silo Brewery, food from … Read more

Outdoor Family Class: Yoga in Nature

Grounded to the earth, stretching to the sky—this will be our focus as we join Yoga instructor and preschool teacher Hannah Conner to explore yoga in nature and animal movement at Heritage Park and in the Nature Play Space. Please bring your yoga mat if you have one. There will also be some available to … Read more