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Virginia State Chapter


Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 10 a.m. -12 p.m.
One Forest, 1041 Spruce Creek Lane, Nellysford, Virginia 22958
FREE registration here

This chapter shares seasonal approaches to outdoor learning during chapter meetings, including lesson plans, activities, and experiences that help children engage in meaningful nature exploration. They are also working on an advocacy project with position statements and supporting research.

Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Burke, VA 22015

January 12, 2019 from 10-12:30 p.m.
Grō Nature Preshool, 4603 James Madison Hwy, Haymarket, VA 20169

November 10, 2018 from 10-12 p.m.

Burke Center Library, 5935 Freds Oak Rd, Burke, VA 22015

Launch: The first VA chapter meeting took place on June 2, 2018 during the Natural Wonder Summit. A core group of educators formed a FB group specifically to launch the ERAFANS VA chapter. 

Get involved!

There is never a cost to attend a chapter meeting! The purpose is to build networks across your state, and form more localized networks in your community. Add your name to the Eastern Region Association of Forest and Nature School (ERAFANS) contact list to stay connected or become an ERAFANS member to save on nature-based professional development throughout the year. Feel free to reach out to your state chapter's organizer's for more information.

Co-organizer: Jessica Kiley, Blue Ridge Forest School
Co-organizer: Julie Thomas, Flint Hill School
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