18170 Park Entrance Road
August 2, 2012
9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Turkey Run Education Center, Prince William Forest Park
Prince William Forest Park is an arboreal crossroads featuring tree species at their northern- and southernmost limits as well as representatives from both the Coastal Plain and the Piedmont. Elizabeth Rives, an expert on regional trees, will teach participants the basics of tree identification and some some interesting tree ID tricks. She has conducted outdoor tree classes for the Audubon Naturalist Society, The Graduate School in D.C., the Virginia Native Plant Society, and the Prince William Wildflower Society. Participants will be introduced to the rich cultural history and diverse ecosystems that exist in this 17,500-acre National Park. Please wear comfortable outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather. Bring a packed lunch and plenty of water (preferably trash free).
Open to those teachers participating in the 2012 summer teacher/ranger institutes who are also seeking to earn graduate credit from Catholic University. Teachers need to select only one of the two workshops below to get graduate credit. Interested veteran BTW teachers may also register but are not eligible for graduate credit.