Environmental Studies on the Piedmont
We are a research, education and conservation organization headquartered on a 914 acre field station, just north of Warrenton, Virginia, in the Northern Piedmont. With upland forest, meadow, wetland, vernal pool, stream, pond and small lake habitats, the Environmental Studies on the Piedmont (ES) field station is a rich resource for indigenous plant and wildlife studies.
Environmental Studies emphasizes conservation. We integrate nature with human activity and development needs so that natural resources are sustainably renewed instead of depleted. We believe this depends upon bringing scientists and the public together in partnership. We do this by encouraging community participation in our research through hands-on education and volunteer programs. We encourage the public, K-12 teachers, university faculty, researchers and other interested groups to use our facility. Check out the Calendar of Events or contact us to set up a new event.
Bears in the Backyard
Sunday, June 11th, 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm. Details
2nd Wednesday Bird Walk
Wednesday, June 14th, 7 am until 11 am. Details
22nd Annual Airlie Center Butterfly Count
Saturday, July 29th, all day! Details
Advanced Bird Banding Course
Sunday, September 10th thru Thursday, September 14th Details
Beginner Bird Banding Course
Sunday, September 17th thru Saturday, September 23rd Details
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