Saturday, May 4th 10:00-3:00 Story Walk with David Covell, author of Run Wild.

Wildrock is very excited to welcome David Covell, author of the beautiful book, Run Wild on May 4th for a Story Walk! Read the book on signage along the trail and play right along with the character in the book! Meet David and get your book signed! To make your reservation, register for May 4th here:

Saturday, May 11th 2:00-6:30 Family Fun Nature Retreat hosted by Living Free Programs for Military Families

Dinner, activities and small groups for all ages of all active duty and formally active military personnel and their family members.

Space is limited! RSVP:

Saturday, May 18th 10:00-4:00 James Madison's Montpelier Eco-Rodeo (at Montpelier)

Join us for a free, family-friendly festival celebrating James Madison's environmental stewardship! 

Learn about soil, water, air, and animal conservation; meet beekeepers; see birds of prey and other critters; shop for native plants; make seed bombs and bluebird boxes; enjoy live music, beer, and great food; and hear from organizations that share a passion for preserving, protecting, and respecting our environment.

The Eco Rodeo is a roundup and display of the myriad ways we can take action to protect the earth!

Exhibitors include: Wildlife Center of Virginia Animal Exhibition; Piedmont Environmental Council; Central Virginia Beekeepers; Reynolds Subaru; Master Gardeners; Master Naturalists; Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards; Steadfast Farms; Rapidan River Kayak Company; Friends of the Rappahannock; Virginia Tech - Forestry Extension; Local Food Hub; Wild Virginia; Wild Rock; Stream Sweepers; and Orange County Humane Society. 

Other activities include: Kids' Hands-on History "Eco" Activities - make seed bombs and bluebird boxes; Live Music by Calvin Earl; Special Menu at the Exchange Cafe; Formal Garden Tours; Forest Walks; Historic Landscape Tours; Enslaved Community Tours; House Tours; and Mr. Madison at Home.

Cosponsored by Piedmont Environmental Council and Wildlife Center of Virginia.

Sunday, June 2nd 10:00-1:00 Kids and Nature Festival (At Ix Art Park)

Nature-friendly local schools, non-profits, and organizations that share the love of children and the outdoors. Wonderful eco-friendly workshops, activities, and entertainment for the whole family.

This event is a fundraiser for Little Planets and for a free outdoor playarea for families at IX Art Park. Part of the proceeds will also benefit non-profit, The IX Art Park Foundation.