Our Deen is Green! (ODIG) Youth Outdoor Education Program is back! This summer’s ODIG will be a special interfaith Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) for children ages 8-13, where kids of various faith perspectives will come together to explore why nature, in general, and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, in particular, are important to us and what we can do to connect with and protect the earth. Click here to for more information.
The conversation about climate solutions is a hot topic across the nation and Virginia. Community groups across Virginia are coming together to discuss the Green New Deal Virginia. Are you interested in the movement behind the Green New Deal? Join us on Wednesday July 17 to be part of this conversation! RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/GNDVA
The Basic Training Course, the first step towards initial certification, offers fun and interactive instruction on our local environment. Becoming certified typically takes 6 to 12 months. The first step is attending all classes and field trips (or making them up), completing the final exam and presenting a service project.
Initial certification, as well as annual recertification, requires 8 hours of continuing education and 40 hours of volunteer service. Basic and continuing education is both educational and useful for preparing participants to volunteer as master naturalists in their communities. Click here for the application; the deadline is July 19th.