Young Explorers Club (Ages 5-17)

The Young Explorers Club comes together to explore, discover and share the wonders of the Blue Ridge.  The goal of the club is to create new ideas and avenues for exploration and critical thinking for our youth and to foster a new generation of explorers interested in sharing the region's biodiversity with others.

The Young Explorers Club will go on one official exploration each month and hold a preparatory meeting prior to each outing.  


  • March 18   Stone Mountain Hike (NC)
  • April 29   Birding at Stewart’s Creek Wildlife Management Area
  • May 13   Spring Naturalist Rally
  • June 3   New River Canoe Trip (clean-up)
  • July 8   Snorkeling Whitetop Laurel
  • August 19   Summer Naturalist Rally
  • September 9   Butterflies of Mount Rogers
  • October 7   Fossil Hunting trip
  • November 1   Virginia Museum of Natural History
  • December 2   Explore Lewis Fork Wilderness

* Program events will be subject to change given weather issues, but more importantly, based upon interest and engagement. Times to be determined.