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Get Your Kids Outside This Winter!
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Young Naturalist Program
FOSA's Young Naturalist Program runs from January to March and features five Saturdays with
hands-on activities, crafts, and time outside. Children in grades 1-3 attend from 9-11:30 a.m., while those in grades 4-6 attend from 12:30 to 3 p.m. 
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Blandy Bird Count & Family Festival
Join us Saturday, Dec. 20, from 2-4 p.m. for an afternoon of free, bird-centered activities and crafts. Learn to identify common birds, help with our count, make a bird feeder, and more. Recommended for ages 5-14, but all are welcome; no dogs please. Part of the time will be spent outside, so dress for the weather, and bring binoculars if you have them. To register please call 540-837-1758 Ext. 224.
Grounds Open Dawn to Dusk, 365 Days a Year
Programs & Events
December 20
Blandy Bird Count and Family
Festival 2:00pm - 4:00pm details
January 9
Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
3:00pm - 5:00pm details
January 10
Young Naturalist Program
CSI: Solving Crimes with Nature
Grades 1-3
9:00am - 11:30am  details
and
Grades 4-6
12:30pm - 3:00pm  details
January 24
Young Naturalist Program
Nature's Amazing Defense
Grades 1-3
9:00am - 11:30am  details
and 
Grades 4-6
12:30pm - 3:00pm  details
January 24
4th Annual Seed Exchange
10am - 2pm  details
Arboretum

The 172 acre Orland E. White Arboretum was designated the State Arboretum of Virginia in 1986. With over 5000 living trees, the diverse collection is highlighted by over 200 kinds of conifers, 162 types of boxwood, a 300 tree ginkgo grove, a cedar of Lebanon allee, an herb garden, and the Virginia Native Plant Trail.

Public Programs   Kohls Garden Day

Public programs at the State Arboretum provide opportunities for life-long learning in a variety of settings. Workshops, lectures, tours, and children’s camps offer opportunities to learn about environmental issues, natural history, gardening, and more.

Education

Inquiry-based education is at the heart of our preK-12 programs, where students are actively engaged in hands-on explorations and research-driven field investigations. Our programs align with Virginia & National Science Standards as well as with other subjects.

Research

Field-based ecological research is at the heart of Blandy Experimental Farm’s mission. Current University-level research involves plant pollination studies, plant-animal interactions, defoliation caused by the destructive gypsy moth, and the effects of in-breeding on plants.

Contact Us Email: Blandy@virginia.edu
Mailing Address: 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce VA 22620 | Phone: 540-837-1758 Ext. 0