Exploring Our Natural World
The Exploring Our Natural World category includes activities and organizations that fall under nature, going green, and agriculture.
This tree once was once the most prominent in forests until it was almost wiped out. Their mission is to restore it today to benefit our environment, our wildlife, and our society.
Although they are a major household waste disposal company, they help to educate the community on anything related to waste and recycling practices.
Before climate change was something everyone heard about, energy conservation was something Girl Scouts and many cared about. Pedal their bike to see which type of light bulb requires your least energy to light.
Learn about what affects the trees and forests in our natural world. Check out the huge slice of tree where you can see what happened in its lifetime to affect its growth.
Join this garden club to try out your green thumb and plant a living plane to take home.
Learn about the neat hydroponic gardening and other unique gardening programs conducted at GMU. One that you can dig through at the event is vermicomposting using worms.
Energy conservation saves our valuable resources and money. Learn different aspects of electricity, how it works, and check out the bucket truck at the event.
Pollinators, like butterflies and bees, are responsible for about 30% of food and fiber crops grown. Learn about these important creatures and what you can do to help their survival.
They started by selling their Cowpie Compost, and today they are a large farm-to-farm market who sell just about anything you would want.
They deal with water issues and ways to improve our water resources. Learn about this important topic with their large scale water model at the event.
Learn about ticks and Lyme disease so you can avoid them, as well as how to recognize Lyme disease so you can find the proper care as soon as possible.
Look over this huge collection of bones, skulls, antlers, and other nature items to learn about the animals they came from.
Try out an Enviroscape activity to see how pollution from many small sources affects our water, or just take a closer look at the soil around you as you crawl through the soil tunnel.
Find out about the wildlife in Virginia and take a look at skulls and furs to see if you know what they belong to.
In addition to an extensive and spectacular cavern system to explore, they also offer a number of Patch, Badge, and even Journey programs for Girl Scouts.