Thursday, March 12, 2009

Friends of Philpott's 3rd Annual Environmental Education Expo

Saturday, April 18, 2009
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Philpott Lake Park Overlook
1058 Philpott Dam Road, Bassett, VA.

Friends of Philpott is one of several hundred organizations participating in National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) April 12-18th. It is the largest organized environmental education event in the United States. It increases the educational impact of Earth Day by creating a week of educational preparation, learning, and activities. By participating in EE Week, you encourage youth and adults to make a difference in their schools, homes, communities and personal lives!

This year we are asking all our exhibitors to have some kind of activity at their booth along with the usual handouts to encourage active living by getting back in touch with nature in some way.
There will be demonstrations, educational displays, Fly Tying/Casting, food/beverages, Kayak information, Trail Building equipment on hand to show how we forage our trails. This is only a few of those attending and taking part in this national event: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DRBA, 4-H groups and Boy Scouts, Infinity Acres Petting Ranch, Gateway Streetscape Foundation, Bass Federations, Henry County Bike Club, Trout Unlimited, Health Care organizations, and many other local organizations, as well as government groups from Henry, Franklin, and Patrick County. Several local colleges will be there to give out information on courses involving our environment and nature as well.

Also, Master Falconer, Robb Herbst with his Birds of Prey will be at the expo.

The link where you can see more pictures from last year's show:

Groups have been signing up daily. If any group is interested in having a booth, or you would like more information please contact Linda Drage at (276) 681-6805 or email at

Article information and photo contributed by: Linda Drage
Edited and posted by: Vicky Thomas

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