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Forest School Day
Forest School Day

Locality: Henry

Philpott Lake Visitor Center
1058 Philpott Dam Road
Bassett, VA 24055

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Forest School Day is a mini environmental education program for young children between the ages of 3-6 years and their parent(s) to get outdoors and spend time in nature together. The program is designed to introduce participants to a nature experience in a safe environment.

Hands-on activities that will be covered during the program are:

  • Plant and Animal Identification
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • How to Build a Shelter in the Wild
  • Help a Ranger Build a Campfire 

Forest School Day will be an exciting experience in the forest for everyone!

How to sign up: Fill out a Forest School Day Application and return to either the VMNH, Philpott Lake Visitor Center, or the DRBA M/HC office. Spots are limited to 15 children. Program is FREE! Application deadline is May 15th, 2017.

For inquiries about the program, please contact Krista Hodges, DRBA Education Manager, at khodges@danriver.org or (276) 634-2592. The Dan River Basin Association M/HC office is on the 4th floor in the Henry County Administration Building, 3300 Kings Mountain Road, Collinsville, VA 24078.

To turn in application at the Virginia Museum of Natural History, please contact Christy Deatherage at Christy.Deatherage@vmnh.virginia.gov or (276) 634-4187.

To turn in application at the Philpott Lake Visitor Center, please contact Dan LaPrad at Dannie.L.Laprad@usace.army.mil or (276) 629-2703.


Saturday, May 20, 2017 (8:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

Admission Fee: Free

DRBA Education Manager: (276) 634-2592