Archive for September 23rd, 2009

The tree which moves some to tears of joy
is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way.
Some see nature all ridicule and deformity…
and some scarce see nature at all.
But to the eyes of the man of imagination,
nature is imagination itself.

- William Blake

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Come on out this Sunday for the Conservation Celebration!  The Conservation Celebration nature festival at Rust Nature Sanctuary will be fun for the whole family. Rust Santuary is located at 802 Childrens Center Rd in Leesburg.

On September 27 from noon to 4 pm you can enjoy live Bluegrass by Acoustic Burgoo and music by Moon Music, art and nature crafters, magicians and street theatre, food and fun. There will be lots of hands-on activities for children, guided nature walks, house tours, nature exhibits, exhibits of solar and other “green” personal and home products.

Conservation_Celebration_Event_MapExhibitors and Activities
•Welcome Booth, First Aid, Lost Child Station
•House tours (12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30)
•Nature Walks (1:00, 2:00, 3:00)
•Audubon Bookstore and Gift Shop will be open

MUSIC
•Acoustic Burgoo (Under the Big Tent)
•Moon Music (On the Front Portico at 2 pm)

ART and CRAFTERS
•Art in the Manor House Foyer and Parlor
•Sculpture in the Manor House Garden
•KidzArt – Creativity Rules! (House Foyer)

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES
•”ARRRT” – Reduce, reuse, recycled art
•Make your own Recycled T-Shirt Tote Bag
•”Trash to Treasure” Junk Sculpture
•Scat, Skulls and Feathers
•Creepy Crawlies

NATURE AND CONSERVATION
•Audubon Naturalist Society
•Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship
•Blue Ridge Wildlife Center
•Friends of Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve
•Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains
•Goose Creek Association
•Keep Loudoun Beautiful
•Leesburg Environmental Advisory Commission
•Loudoun Watershed Watch
•Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy
•Piedmont Environmental Council
•Virginia Game and Inland Fisheries (Live Animals!)
•Virginia Master Naturalist
•Wildlife Ambassadors (Live Animals!)

GREEN BUILDING AND SOLAR ENERGY
•Always Thinking Solar
•Green Building Institute
•SandEnergy – Solar and Renewable Energy
•Sustainable Loudoun
•Virginia Solar Council

HOME AND HEALTH
•HealthyGreenSchool.com
•Home Depot
•Miessence-ONEgroup certified organic skincare
•Norwex Enviro Products

Schedule of Activities
ONGOING
•Music by Acoustic Burgoo
•Art Show & Sale (House)
•Food (big tent)
•Magicians
•Green Man
•Conservation and Nature Exhibits
•Solar energy, Home and Personal Care Green Products

12:30 PM
House Tour, Kick-the-Can Ice Cream
  
1:00 PM
Family Wetland and Meadow Exploration Hike, Nature Walk 

1:30 PM
House Tour, Insect Relay (Sack Race)
 
2:00 PM
Moon Music (on the Portico), Nature Walk

2:30 PM
House Tour, Kick-the-Can Ice Cream

3:00 PM
Nature Walk
 
3:30 PM
House Tour, Raffle
Closing Ceremony

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