Restoring the American Chestnut Tree: Education to Engage Future Generations

Sunday, January 19, 2014 - Sunday, January 19, 2014
1:30 pm

Cost: Free

Sponsored by: VA Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation

Please plan to attend a special Virginia Chapter of The American Chestnut workshop from 1:30 to 3 pm on Sunday, January 19th, 2014 at the Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive Reston, Virginia 20191. We will be demonstrating many of the rich educational resources now available to educators and Chapter volunteers for telling the story of the American chestnut tree and efforts to return this giant of our Eastern forest to its status as a keystone of Appalachia.
The lead presenter is Betty Gatewood, an experienced Virginia educator who will share her experience working with teachers and students to use American chestnut history and science to address learning objectives and state standards.
Participants will experience a variety of hands on materials and activities from the American Chestnut Learning Box, as well video, graphic and web resources, and an introduction to the Virginia chapter breeding program and plans for 2014
This event is open to the public at no charge.


Walker Nature Center
11450 Glade Drive
Reston, VA 20191

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