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Nature School

Event time: Sep 7 - Jan 1
The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

We’re offering another year of Nature School! Each class will include a structured learning activity on a particular topic and an exploratory nature walk. For example, in the past we studied vultures, bird eggs and nests, leaf identification, beaver dams, and more. We will repeat some topics from the 2021-2022 school year, but we will […]

$145 – $180
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Open-access Day for Friends of the Clifton Institute

Event time: Jan 8 - Oct 15
The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

We invite Friends of the Clifton Institute to come explore the field station on their own every Saturday from mid-January to mid-October. You can become a Friend of Clifton with a minimum annual donation of $40. Your support will help us reach our goals of expanding and improving our education, restoration, and research programs this […]

Volunteer Day: Invasive removal

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Cost: Free! Age:  Adults and children ages 12 and up, accompanied by an adult. Weather policy: Date and time subject to change dependent on weather. Please check your email for updates on the morning of the event. COVID-19 Information: This program will be entirely outdoors (an outside porta potty will be available). Please do not […]

Native Seed Collection and Propagation Workshop

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Collecting and propagating native seeds is a great way to help spread native plant populations, add 100% native species to your gardens, and learn about the native plants in your backyard. Although it may seem daunting, learning a few simple guidelines will get you well on your way to collecting and sowing your own seeds.  […]

Currently full Free

Bird Walk

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Both beginner and experienced birders will enjoy this guided 1-2 mile hike to look for the many species of birds that can be found on the field station. We will explore successional fields, meadows, lake edges, and forest. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars! Cost: Free! Age: Adults and children ages 12 and up, accompanied […]

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Piedmont Polliwogs

Event time: Sep 8 - Jan 1
The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Piedmont Polliwogs is a monthly program for pre-K children that includes a lesson on a different topic every month, story time and short nature walk. As of fall 2022, we are changing registration for Polliwogs: instead of signing up month to month, you can sign up for a whole series of monthly programs. This will […]

$75 – $90

Winter Sparrow Workshop

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

** This event will be held over Zoom ** Every season brings its own challenges for birdwatching. In winter similar-looking sparrows can be hard to tell apart and birding by ear becomes more difficult as birds start singing less and calling more. Join the leaders of our bimonthly bird walks, including Executive Director Bert Harris, […]

Get Tickets $8.00 – $10.00
Recurring

Open-access Day for Friends of the Clifton Institute

Event time: Jan 8 - Oct 15
The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

We invite Friends of the Clifton Institute to come explore the field station on their own every Saturday from mid-January to mid-October. You can become a Friend of Clifton with a minimum annual donation of $40. Your support will help us reach our goals of expanding and improving our education, restoration, and research programs this […]

Volunteer day: Native seed collecting

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Join us to collect and clean seeds of native grasses and wildflowers for use in our grassland restoration programs. Cost: Free! Age: Adults and children ages 12 and up, accompanied by an adult. Weather policy: Date and time subject to change dependent on weather. Please check your email for updates on the morning of the […]

Walk with a Naturalist

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Join us for a walk on our trails with one our naturalists. Cost: Free! Age: Adults and children ages 12 and up, accompanied by an adult. Bring: Please bring binoculars. Weather policy: Rain or shine except in case of extreme weather (e.g. thunderstorm or significant snow fall). COVID-19 Information: This program will be entirely outdoors […]

Recurring

Nature School

Event time: Sep 7 - Jan 1
The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

We’re offering another year of Nature School! Each class will include a structured learning activity on a particular topic and an exploratory nature walk. For example, in the past we studied vultures, bird eggs and nests, leaf identification, beaver dams, and more. We will repeat some topics from the 2021-2022 school year, but we will […]

$145 – $180

Bird Walk

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Both beginner and experienced birders will enjoy this guided 1-2 mile hike to look for the many species of birds that can be found on the field station. We will explore successional fields, meadows, lake edges, and forest. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars! Cost: Free! Age: Adults and children 12 and up, accompanied by an adult […]

Volunteer Day: Invasive removal

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Cost: Free! Age: Adults and children ages 12 and up, accompanied by an adult. Weather policy: Date and time subject to change dependent on weather. Please check your email for updates on the morning of the event. COVID-19 Information: This program will be entirely outdoors (an outside porta potty will be available). Please do not […]

Spooky Blacklight Walk

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Did you know that flying squirrels glow pink? Or that some lichens fluoresce chartreuse or orange? We are still discovering the hidden world of fluorescence—plants, animals, fungi, and minerals that glow under UV light. During this program, we will wander slowly through fields and forests with UV flashlights turning over rocks and logs, inspecting leaves […]

Currently full Free

Recurring

Nature School

Event time: Sep 7 - Jan 1
The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

We’re offering another year of Nature School! Each class will include a structured learning activity on a particular topic and an exploratory nature walk. For example, in the past we studied vultures, bird eggs and nests, leaf identification, beaver dams, and more. We will repeat some topics from the 2021-2022 school year, but we will […]

$145 – $180

Nature Journaling Meetup and Walk

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

From Co-Director Eleanor Harris: Nature journaling is my favorite hobby, a great way to spend time outside, and a powerful tool for learning about nature. I want to help develop the community of nature journalers in our area and to encourage more people to start their own nature journals. Whether you have been nature journaling […]

Bird Walk

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Cost: Free! Age: Adults and children ages 12 and up, accompanied by an adult. Weather policy: Date and time subject to change dependent on weather. Please check your email for updates on the morning of the event. COVID-19 Information: This program will be entirely outdoors (an outside porta potty will be available). Please do not […]

Recurring

Piedmont Polliwogs

Event time: Sep 8 - Jan 1
The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Piedmont Polliwogs is a monthly program for pre-K children that includes a lesson on a different topic every month, story time and short nature walk. As of fall 2022, we are changing registration for Polliwogs: instead of signing up month to month, you can sign up for a whole series of monthly programs. This will […]

$75 – $90

Walk With A Naturalist

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Join us for a walk on our trails with one our naturalists. Cost: Free! Age: Adults and children ages 12 and up, accompanied by an adult. Weather policy: Date and time subject to change dependent on weather. Please check your email for updates on the morning of the event. COVID-19 Information: This program will be […]

Family Nature Walk

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Families with children in grades K-8 are invited to come along as we explore the field station. This program is a wonderful opportunity for families to explore nature together. We pick a different trail to explore each month and usually move slowly as we stop often to look at and learn about the plants and […]

Recurring

Nature School

Event time: Sep 7 - Jan 1
The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

We’re offering another year of Nature School! Each class will include a structured learning activity on a particular topic and an exploratory nature walk. For example, in the past we studied vultures, bird eggs and nests, leaf identification, beaver dams, and more. We will repeat some topics from the 2021-2022 school year, but we will […]

$145 – $180

Starry Story Time and Bonfire

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

When was the last time you stargazed while someone told you a story? We’ll take advantage of the long nights to learn a few winter constellations and Education Associate Bridget Bradshaw will read you one of her favorite stories. We’ll start the night with a bonfire and s’mores and then get cozy on the lawn, […]

Currently full Free
Recurring

Nature School

Event time: Sep 7 - Jan 1
The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

We’re offering another year of Nature School! Each class will include a structured learning activity on a particular topic and an exploratory nature walk. For example, in the past we studied vultures, bird eggs and nests, leaf identification, beaver dams, and more. We will repeat some topics from the 2021-2022 school year, but we will […]

$145 – $180

Bird Walk

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Cost: Free! Age: All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Weather policy: Date and time subject to change dependent on weather. Please check your email for updates on the morning of the event. COVID-19 Information: This program will be entirely outdoors (an outside porta potty will be available). Please do not attend […]

Recurring

Piedmont Polliwogs

Event time: Sep 8 - Jan 1
The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Piedmont Polliwogs is a monthly program for pre-K children that includes a lesson on a different topic every month, story time and short nature walk. As of fall 2022, we are changing registration for Polliwogs: instead of signing up month to month, you can sign up for a whole series of monthly programs. This will […]

$75 – $90

Beginner Grass Identification Workshop

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

At first glance, it might seem like grasses all look the same and that they don't offer the same beauty that showy flowers do. But we think it's worth taking the time to learn to tell grasses apart and to appreciate their unique beauty. And winter is a great time to do it because the […]

Get Tickets $8.00 – $10.00

Family Nature Walk

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Cost: Free! Age: Families with children ages 6 and up. Weather policy: Date and time subject to change dependent on weather. Please check your email for updates on the morning of the event. COVID-19 Information: This program will be entirely outdoors (an outside porta potty will be available). Please do not attend if you are […]

Recurring

Nature School

Event time: Sep 7 - Jan 1
The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

We’re offering another year of Nature School! Each class will include a structured learning activity on a particular topic and an exploratory nature walk. For example, in the past we studied vultures, bird eggs and nests, leaf identification, beaver dams, and more. We will repeat some topics from the 2021-2022 school year, but we will […]

$145 – $180

Beginner Lichen Identification Workshop

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Lichens: part algae, part fungi, all mystery! Lichens are some of the hardiest organisms on Earth and they can be found all around us. Lichens have a reputation for being hard to identify, but with some practice beginners can learn to identify lots of the common species. In this program Executive Director Bert Harris will […]

Get Tickets $8.00 – $10.00

Christmas Bird Count

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Join us for our annual Christmas Bird Count! We’ll spend the day surveying the birds in our 15-mile-diameter count circle, which includes a variety of habitats. We usually see a nice diversity of waterfowl and grassland birds. There’s always a chance for Short-eared Owl and American Tree Sparrow! Participating in the Christmas Bird Count is […]