Get Outdoors & Discover New Heights
Mt Rogers Summer Naturalist Rally

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August 17-19, 2018

Three days of exploration & discovery for all ages!

The Summer Rally gives us a chance to explore Mt. Rogers in a different season. We have assembled a wide variety of field trips with leaders who are experts in their field and able to make it understandable and interesting for everyone from inquisitive amateurs to accomplished naturalists.

To Be Announced...

FEATURED Speaker

Saturday AM Field Trips

Saturday PM Field Trips

Kids Programs

Sunday Field Trips

Nighttime Activities



MEALS

FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER
5:30PM @ THE KONNAROCK COMMUNITY CENTER

BRDC is excited to partner with the Independence Farmers Market www.independencefarmersmarket.org to provide high quality and locally sourced ingredients!  The meal will feature a meat or vegetarian option, plenty of local veggies, home-made baguettes, and a garden salad to die for. Home-made desserts will finish off the meal.

Dinner is by pre-paid reservation ONLY.  There will be no dinners sold at the door. Registration is due one week prior to dinner. Please join us for this great meal, catchup with old friends, and proudly support our local farmers with this opportunity to eat a locally sourced home-cooked meal.

SATURDAY BREAKFAST
7:00AM @ THE KONNAROCK COMMUNITY CENTER

Coffee, pastry, breakfast burritos available for purchase.

SATURDAY LUNCH
11:30AM @ THE KONNAROCK COMMUNITY CENTER

Hotdog lunch, veggie burritos & drinks available for purchase or bring your own.

SATURDAY NIGHT DINNER / SUNDAY BREAKFAST & LUNCH

On your own


NOTE:

Opportunity to choose your field trips will begin Friday at 4PM. All field trips have a limited number of participants and will be first-come-first-serve basis. All times listed are actual departure times. Please allow extra time if you still need to register. All trips will go out regardless of weather conditions! Come prepared!

CONSIDER SUPPORTING THE RALLY

The Mount Rogers Naturalist Rally is a grand tradition that dates back to 1974. Over the years it has gone through many changes but the root goal has stayed the same: to connect our community to one of the most spectacular landscapes on Earth. If you would like to see this tradition continue for the next generation please consider making a donation to support the Rally. 

All of our field trip leaders volunteer their time for the Naturalist Rally, so let them know you appreciate their sharing their time and knowledge with us!!