Mount Rogers Naturalist Rally: Backyard Edition, May 1-10

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Parents and Homeschoolers, (that's every student in America right now!), are you ready to explore and discover hidden, natural wonders in your own backyard? Teachers, do you need help with Science this year?

Introducing: the 46th Annual and First-Ever Backyard Edition of the MOUNT ROGERS NATURALIST RALLY!

The MRNR Backyard Edition is a 10-Day, experimental exploration of the biodiversity just outside your home. All ages can participate! Your exploratory space can also be a nearby meadow, forest, park, or trail, as long as you follow local, state and federal guidelines for your health and safety. There's so much to learn in your own backyard and some really cool prizes you can win by registering and participating in the MRNR Backyard Edition!


  • 10 DAYS of inspiration and natural history education for youth and adults, focused on the wonders of the place you call home

  • iNaturalist app engagement (including training session)

  • Barbara Kingsolver poetry reading

  • Expert guide webinars

  • Daily BRDC Species Shirt giveaways (with iNaturalist participation)


Non-members $5

Members & Youth FREE

Not a member? You can easily BECOME A MEMBER and enjoy member benefits all year long!

Check out the Featured Speaker, Barbara Kingsolver: Expert Guide Webinars; and Event Details!

Hurry up and REGISTER NOW for the MRNR-Backyard Edition! May 1-10, 2020

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