Learning Inside and Heading Outside

Posted by Monica Hoel
E&H is teaming up with the Holston Rivers Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalist and the Smyth County Public Library to bring you an online educational event that challenges you to step away from your computer screens!

The Emory & Henry Alumni Office and the Holston Rivers Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalist have teamed up for a project, and we hope you’ll join in. It’s an education project that also gives you a chance to get outdoors.

We have several online education events coming up where you can learn about the natural history of Saltville, Virginia, as well as the amazing array of ducks and geese and other waterfowl that visit the well field ponds there.

We have also partnered with the Smyth County Public Library system to recognize Citizen Science Month in April. We’ll have a guest speaker from the national headquarters of the citizen science data platform called iNaturalist, and you can use the site to follow the Saltville project observations and even make entries yourself! (The project is named “Holston Rivers Virginia Master Naturalist Saltville Well Fields 2021,” and you might be intrigued to see what has already been observed!)

Here are the upcoming events related to the project:

Natural History of Saltville, March 10

Top 10 Waterfowl Spotted in Saltville,  April 13

Learn about the citizen science database with a rep from iNaturalist,  April 27

Our goal is to learn more so that we can better understand the fascinating and exciting natural world around us. So we want you to learn with us at these online events, but then we want you to get outside and experience the wonder of nature. All outings are on your own, and this can be a great social distancing outdoor experience with your family.

You’ll be amazed at what you didn’t know about Saltville – and we hope it will challenge you to learn more about your own communities.

DUCK IN and learn with us!

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