Future Naturalist Program set at Belle Isle

From left, Victoria Sharrett, William Hinnant, Jeremiah Lanier, Lorenzo Verdelotti, Zhy’mari Lahier and Stephen Hinnant pause while searching for salamander eggs during the 2017 Future Naturalist program at Belle Isle State Park.

Belle Isle State Park will host the second annual Future Naturalist Spring Break Program April 2 through 5.

The free program will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 2 through 4 and 1 to 3 p.m. April 5 at the Deep Creek shelter at Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster.

The Future Naturalist program is for ages 13-17 who enjoy exploring the outdoors, learning something new and sharing their experiences with friends new and old. Each day will offer the opportunity for immersive activities including hiking, biking and canoeing while learning about plants, animals and habitats, reported ranger Katie Shepard. Participants should plan to take an up-close look at nature, get a little muddy and have a lot of fun.   

To register, call the camp store, 462-5030.

This program is supported by the 2016 Virginia Wildlife eStore (www.ShopDGIF.com) Grant Program through a partnership between the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and the Wildlife Foundation of Virginia.


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