Youth Education Mini-grants

ASNV has awarded three $500 Youth Education mini-grants to help applicants connect youth to birds. Blue Ridge Middle School in western Loudoun County will use the funds to expand the native plant garden in its outdoor classroom and to conduct citizen science to determine whether more native birds are attracted as a result. The Friends of Reston will purchase materials to assemble Bird Backpacks that will be used by Walker Nature Center visitors to learn about birds and their habitats in an outdoor setting. NoVA Outside will create simple, bilingual bird identification flipbooks and supporting teaching materials to be piloted next year at three elementary schools.