August 20 Event Announcement

Blue Ridge Discovery Center presents:

A day at the Matthews Farm Museum, August 20th from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM.

Activities include:

  • An expanded orienteering activity led by the Museum staff (outdoor scavenger hunt with prizes)
  • American chestnut tree workshop with Zach Olinger from the Virginia Department of Forestry (morning)
  • Guided tree identification walk with Zach Olinger (afternoon)
  • Sketching in the outdoors in collaboration with Chestnut Creek School of the Arts (using found objects as subjects, such as leaves, crickets, butterflies, etc.)
  • Field explorations with Dr. Robert Perkins (BRDC’s director of a biological survey on the Farm’s property)
  • BRDC’s Fish Bugs program review with living critters (an ongoing project designed to learn about aquatic invertebrates)
  • Hold a live corn snake. Reptile talk by Claire Gleason
We will also have live music from Mike Floyd and Larry Paluzzi, playing their own

Drinks and snacks will be for sale on site.

This event is free and open to the public, but any contributions will be most welcomed.
All ages encouraged to come and join in the fun!

For further information contact :
Scott Jackson-Ricketts at 276.773.2039 or

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