Liliana Ramirez, a Smithsonian Mason School of Conservation student, begins her project this week surveying vegetation at the Preserve through an ethnobotanical lens.
Barinaale Dube and Summers Cleary presented on the Preserve’s Cultural History Project to Prince William County’s RELIC Room early in March. Read about their work and watch the recording of their presentation here.
View Preserve Volunteer Archeologist, Patrick O’Neill’s virtual presentation to the Prince William County RELIC Room on the history of an African American quarrying neighborhood in the Preserve.
Sarah Hood-Recent, a senior at the University of Mary Washington, joins the VOF Preserve team as our GIS Intern to study aspects of our cultural history using GIS and remote sensing techniques.
This #sciencesaturday we are focusing on North America’s only marsupial and the myriad of benefits they provide to our ecosystems!
Happy #sciencesaturday everyone! We are bringing back our weekly #sciencesaturday posts to highlight the variety of scientists performing research here, the unique diversity our Preserve holds, and to showcase the variety of ways our visitors and community members can contribute to our collective understanding of the natural and cultural treasures that make the Bull Run Mountains …
A compilation of videos created by Cultural History Fellow Barinaale Dube, exploring the lives of three different black and African American families on the Preserve.
Janis Stone, Potomac Appalachian Trail Club Co-District Manager and dedicated Preserve Volunteer, shares her experience of volunteering in the Preserve and the knowledge she has gained about the natural world.
Annie Mickum, a native of The Plains, brings her Culture and Media Studies background to the Preserve to research folk history, centering on the life of Jack Dawson.
Despite COVID-19 school closures, VOF Staff, teachers, and volunteers were able to safely coordinate the release of over 400 fish into Catharpin Creek