Creating Our Place

Over the past ten years Blue Ridge Discovery Center has been providing hands-on educational programming for our community without a physical place, without a “Center”. During this time, we utilized partnerships with public schools, State Parks, the USFS, and private landowners to operate a variety of programs. We built a strong portfolio of programming, but ultimately reached a plateau in our impact.

In the fall of 2017, we were gifted the historic Konnarock Training School for our future Center, an incredible property at the base of the highest mountains in Virginia, with a legacy of education and service to the Appalachian community. With this gift, we stepped into the future of Blue Ridge Discovery Center, a future in which we can have a powerful regional impact, but we need your help to realize that vision.

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Project Phases

We’re planning for land acquisition, restoration, and full operations.

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The former Konnarock Training School (KTS) has been given a new life as the future home of Blue Ridge Discovery Center.

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Our Impact

With ten years of programming, BRDC has refined our activities to achieve the highest impact possible.

Make This your priority

Join in the effort to change the trajectory of our region by making the capital campaign for our Center a priority in your gifting plans.