Blue Ridge Discovery Center
Blue Ridge Discovery Center (BRDC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to exploring, discovering and sharing the natural history of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We were founded in 2008 and are currently operating out of Southwest Virginia and Northwest North Carolina.
The Blue Ridge mountains support one of the richest ecologies in North America. BRDC brings children and adults out into that richness. Look around you. Question. Share what you find. Take joy in the connections you discover. We believe there is no better way to protect our future.
We've made a start. Our volunteers, members, and other participants are integrating hands-on time in the forests, fields, rivers, and mountains with writing and visual arts. But there's much more left to do. Come be a part of your world.
Blue Ridge Discovery Center inspires creativity, discovery, and critical thinking through interest-driven and hands-on activities focused on the Blue Ridge Mountains.
We believe that there is no better way to ensure the well-being of future generations than to provide creative and fun opportunities for people to engage their surroundings, look closer, question, and share their findings with others.
- BRDC provides opportunities for people to discover the wonders in their backyards, parks, forests, fields, rivers and mountains.
- BRDC fosters a community-based interest in sharing biodiversity with others through guided education activities.
- BRDC brings the principles of ecology, sustainability, and discovery to the next level through collaborations with various educational and established outdoor institutions.