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Virginia State Chapter


Saturday, 4/27, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
St. Anne's-Belfield school
799 Faulconer Drive, Charlottesville Va 22903. 

When you come up Faulconer Drive you will turn right at the fork as you approach the school, this will take you around to the front entrance (first large parking lot to your left as you come around). Inside the building, there will be arrows/signs leading you to the science classroom


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.

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: Melissa West, Mayapple School
Co-organizer: Julie Thomas, Flint Hill School

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