Monday, November 10, 2008

DRBA Welcomes New Program Partner

DRBA's Martinsville-Henry County Rivers & Trails Group would like to welcome the addition of a new group to our commitee, the Martinsville-Henry County Children & Nature Network.

With support from The Harvest Foundation of the Piedmont, Virginia Museum of Natural History and partners have developed a new nature and outdoor initiative entitled the Martinsville Henry County Children and Nature Network (MHC C&NN). The MHC C&NN will serve as a clearinghouse for environmental information, use nature as a way to stimulate learning, develop opportunities for quality family time in the outdoors, and position VMNH as a leader in environmental education. MHC C&NN will serve as a means to provide hands-on, real-world opportunities for children, educators, and families to increase appreciation for nature and the outdoors and as an effective means to better understand and address community environmental issues.

The program is led by Tamara Poles, VMNH's Nature & Outdoor Education Manager. More information on the program can be found on their website or by contacting Ms. Poles at
(276) 634-4159 or

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