For Ecology, Education, and the Environment.

Our Mission

is to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards, to learn about the ecology of the northern Virginia Piedmont, and to conserve native biodiversity.

We accomplish our mission by providing environmental education, carrying out ecological research, and restoring habitats for native plants and animals. Our 900-acre field station, permanently protected under conservation easement, provides a beautiful backdrop for our programs. Come visit us!

If you are a K-12 teacher, university faculty, researcher, or other interested party, we welcome you to use the field station as an outdoor extension of your classroom.

We invite everyone from our community to participate in research here, whether it’s through a high school internship, a college course, or a citizen science survey.

We are always looking for volunteers to help us maintain the habitats we need to support a diverse community of native plants and animals and to learn about the ecology of our field station.