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Hands On Environmental Science Provides Real World Experiences

September 25, 2019

Hands On Environmental Science Provides Real World Experiences

The Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) impacted 1,000 students in the basin, particularly Martinsville, Henry County, and Patrick County, through hands on environmental science with programs such as Trout in the Classroom, Streamside Trees in the Classroom, and Forest School.  This project was generously funded in part by the Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia.  Click here to read more.


Elementary Students Participate in Green Schoolyard Project

July 1, 2019

Elementary Students Participate in Green Schoolyard Project

In partnership with Albert Harris Elementary, the Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) developed the first Green Schoolyard in the Dan River basin.  Second grade students at Albert Harris are primarily involved with the project since they had already started a butterfly garden in the courtyard.  DRBA staff worked with Albert Harris Elementary teachers to enhance the existing butterfly garden and create a certified "Monarch Waystation" along with adding a rain barrel system and a composting program utilizing cafeteria scraps.  The goal of the project is to have the students primarily involved with taking care of the garden using harvested rain water and natural, rich fertilizer - ultimately being stewards of their schoolyard.  Click here to read more.


Places That Connect: Gravely Nature Preserve, Henry County

May 14, 2019

Places That Connect: Gravely Nature Preserve, Henry County

Situated a few miles south of Martinsville on the Smith River, the 75-acre Gravely Nature Preserve has many stories to tell.

 


DRBA's Environmental Education Changes Lives of Youth

April 23, 2019

DRBA's Environmental Education Changes Lives of Youth

The Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) has provided hands-on environmental education programs to thousands of youth throughout the basin since 2008.  In a little over a decade, DRBA has educated over 25,000 youth about the importance of protecting our rivers and streams through programs such as Trout in the Classroom (TIC), Streamside Trees in the Classroom (STIC), and Forest School.  DRBA often hears stories from teachers and parents that a child's life has been impacted because of our program.  Read more


Spring Rain Barrel Workshop Series Begins

April 1, 2019

Spring Rain Barrel Workshop Series Begins

DRBA's spring rain barrel workshop series has launched with the first workshop held this past week in Martinsville, Virginia.  Two more workshops will be held this spring, with one this month in Danville and a May workshop in Greensboro, NC.  The April and May workshops are sponsored by Carter Bank and Trust.  Visit DRBA's Shop Our Products page to pre-register!