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Calendar of Upcoming Events

Unless otherwise noted, all events start at the Bull Run Mountains Conservancy (BRMC) Mountain House (See the Area Map for directions.)

Call (703) 753-2631 for more information about the events listed below.

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MONTHLY PUBLIC PROGRAMS

HIKE WITH A NATURALIST

1st Thursday of Every Month
9 a.m.–11a.m.

Our first Thursday of the month hike for those members and nonmembers who prefer to hike in a group. Join a professional naturalist and discover some of the flora and fauna of the local region. We will meet at the Mt. House before carpooling/travelling to nearby preserves and parks for the day's hike.
This program is free; all are welcome.
January: Geology
February: Winter Tree Identification
March: Amphibians
April: Spring Ephemerals
May: Ferns and their Allies

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TRAIL WORK SATURDAYS

2nd Saturday of Every Month
9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Join us in our efforts to improve and maintain the trail system on the Mountains. Every month volunteers leave a lasting impression on the Preserve and have fun doing it. Organized and led by VOF and PATC.
This program is free; all are welcome.

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PUBLIC PROGRAMS


HOMESCHOOL OFFERINGS

This season BRMC will be hosting a series of classes for homeschoolers.

Winter Birds   (10 a.m.—12 p.m. Thursday, December 15, 2016)
Orienteering   (10 a.m.—12 p.m. Thursday, January 19, 2017)
Old Homes of the Bull Run Mountains   (10 a.m.—12 p.m. Thursday, February 10, 2017)

 
Pre-registration is required. $5 per attendee per session.
Register online at www.brmconservancy.org or by mail with checks payable to BRMC.

Orienteering   (10 a.m.—12 p.m. Thursday, January 19, 2017)
Join us to explore the mountains off trail as we navigate the old fashioned way — with a compass and topo map. Best for ages 7+.

Old Homes of the Bull Run Mountains   (10 a.m.—12 p.m. Thursday, February 10, 2017)
Humans have always had a relationship with these mountains, from Native Americans crossing the gap, to the Chapmans building their mill. We'll go back through time and visit some of the Preserve's key historic sites as we learn about the mountains' human history. All ages.


GEOLOGICAL EVOLUTION OF THOROUGHFARE GAP

Sunday, January 22nd, 1:00pm—3:00pm
Speaker: Charlie Grymes, Prince William Conservation Alliance
The rocks at the top of Thoroughfare Gap were once an ocean beach. The core of the Blue Ridge was buried as much as five miles underground. Dinosaurs walked on the reddish rocks that lie underneath Haymarket. The dark rocks exposed at The Plains were hot volcanic lava. Join us to learn the stories about what's below our feet and above our heads!
Pre-registration is required.
Donations Accepted.

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ORIENTEERING WORKSHOP

Saturday, January 28th, 10:00am—12:00pm
Every looked at a compass and wondered how its north-pointing needle is supposed to help you get home? We’ll learn about true versus magnetic north, calculating declination, how to read a topo map, and then of course, how to use the compass to navigate the outdoors.
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $10/ Non-members: $15

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WINTER BIRDING

Saturday, February 4th, 8:00am—11:00am
Join BRMC and tune up your birding skills for the Christmas Bird Counts with George Wallace, PhD biologist and former Vice President for Oceans and Islands at American Bird Conservancy! George has spent his entire career focusing on the conservation and study of birds, and will be spending the morning sharing this knowledge as we explore the birds of the local area.
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $15/ Non-members: $20

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OLD HOME SITES EXPLORATION HIKE

Saturday, February 18th, 9:00am—1:00pm
Join us in this expansion of our Old Home Site Program with a winter hike to cemeteries and old home sites well off the beaten path and explore the rich history of the local region.
Space is limited and spots fill early.
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $20/ Non-members: $25

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ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT

Tuesday, February 21st, 6:30pm—8:30pm
Join us for drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and lively conversation as we celebrate another year as educators, researchers, and stewards of the Bull Run Mountains. We are pleased to announce Stephen Nash, author of Virginia Climate Fever, as our keynote speaker. Mr. Nash is Visiting Senior Research Scholar at the University of Richmond, and will be discussing how climate change, often talked about on the global scale, is affecting our daily lives through its impact on our Virginia landscape.
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $50/ Non-members: $50

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