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Conservation Field Day

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in conservation? What does a park ranger do? What’s a soil and water conservation district? What’s the difference between the National Forest Service and the Virginia Department of Forestry? What do nonprofits do and how do they fit in? Come to the Conservation Field Day and find out! Representatives from state, and local conservation entities will be there, ready to answer questions and give demonstrations. Take a peek into the life of conservation professionals and learn how you can become involved. 

Registration is full

When is it?

Date Change: March 24th from 10am-1:30pm.

Who’s going to be there?

  • Virginia Department of Forestry
  • Virginia State Parks
  • Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Caroline Furnace Camp & Retreat Center
  • Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
  • Shenandoah Valley Conservation Collaborative/Alliance for the Shenandoah Valley
  • Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River

What will the day look like?

10 am Arrival and welcome

10:15-10:35 Rotation 1

10:40-11 Rotation 2

11:05-11:25 Rotation 3

11:30-12:00 Lunch

12-12:15 Free time

12:15-12:35 Rotation 4

12:40-1:00 Rotation 5

1:05-1:25 Rotation 6

1:30 pm Farewells and return to school

How do we get there?

The Conservation Field Day will take place at Caroline Furnace Camp and Retreat Center’s Main Office, Farmhouse and Loft entrance. Click the address below for driving directions. We recommend printing out directions as there is no cell service. School buses welcome. We recommend (when appropriate) that chapters share buses.

2239 Camp Roosevelt Road Fort Valley, VA 22652

Do we need to bring anything?

Yes! Bring water and a bagged lunch, and dress appropriately for the weather (we recommend warm jackets and a waterproof layer– you never know when the weather will change!). There is no cell service but you are welcome to take pictures.

Does it cost anything?

No! Thanks to the generosity of our partners, this event is free to all 4-H clubs, FFA students and teachers/leaders.

Any other questions?

Contact Kathleen Fish at