On Wednesday, May 11th, two of the three recipients of the Nancy Norton Nature Camp Scholarship attended a Virginia Master Naturalist Historic Rivers Chapter general meeting. The three scholarship winners will be attending the camp this summer, each for a two week session. Nature Camp, located in Vesuvius VA, offers an ideal environment for students who have a genuine interest in conservation and the natural world. The goal of Nature Camp matches that of Virginia Master Naturalists, to foster an appreciation and love for nature through direct experience and to inspire the young people of today to become environmentally responsible and conscientious citizens of tomorrow. Nature Camp emphasizes hands-on, field-based, experiential learning. Campers study in a variety of settings, including classrooms both inside and out, and spend much of their time behind the eyepieces of binoculars, knee-deep in a cold stream, running with butterfly nets, and completing written assignments. The Historic Rivers Chapter is proud to offer these scholarships to Ned Rose, grade 8, Zoe Averett, grade 8, and Carter Thrash, grade 6, not pictured. In the photo are (left to right) Bo Rose, Robert Rose, Ned Rose, Judy Jones, Zoe Averett, and Todd Averett.
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