SAVE-THE-DATE: The next CRVI meeting will be Thursday, May 18th, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm at the Dungannon Depot at 18933 Veterans Memorial Highway, Dungannon, VA 24245. After the meeting, there will be an optional hike to the waterfalls at Hanging Rock Recreation Area (about 2-3 hours) OR the Equestrian Trail (about 1-2 hours) both beginning at 3:00 pm. As always, children are welcome and light refreshments will be available (thanks to Mayor Horne and the Dungannon crew!). Please let us know if you will be able to join us at the next meeting by RSVPing by May 15 at the following link.
Environmental Education Curriculum Guide
The CRVI Environmental Education Action Team, in partnership with Friends of Southwest Virginia and with funding by the Virginia Environmental Endowment, has produced a curriculum guide for educators across the Clinch River Valley and beyond. Teach The Clinch takes both newly-developed and "tried and true" science curricula and adapts them to the Clinch River Valley, using the watershed's unique organisms and ecosystems to introduce broader scientific concepts to students. Teach The Clinch was composed by Carol Doss and Christopher Anama-Green with guidance from action team members and provides curricula that can be used both in K-12 educators' classrooms and at the new Clinch River Ecological Center in St. Paul. The guide is free and can be viewed and downloaded at http://teachtheclinch.com