We are currently working with the Page County school system on several projects and have dedicated the farm pond area as a special study area for Page County students.
Jeff Judd and the Future Farmers of America planted a variety of shrubs around the pond to help protect the water quality and stabilize the soil. Future measurements will focus on the amounts of bacteria and sediment in the soil, the depth of the pond, a plant inventory and other types of research in this outdoor laboratory.
To read the news story on the FFA shrub planting click here.
James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia on several collaborative projects.
We have spoken with faculty from the following departments who are interested in conducting research on the White House Farm Foundation property: history, archaeology, chemistry, geology and environmental science, the Department of Integrated Science and Technology, the Center for Valley and Regional Studies and Outreach and Engagement.
With almost one mile of river access on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River, several students have expressed an interest in conducting their senior research project on the fish kills which have occurred over the last several years.
We are very excited about working with James Madison University and will post information on the specific projects as it becomes available.
On Sunday, May 1, 2011 high school students from Flint Hill School in Fairfax, VA visited the farm for a naturalist’ tour. Among other topics, the students learned about conservation easements, the dynamics of flooding and ways for the human population to grow more sustainably with nature. Mr. Fred Atwood, instructor, identified numerous bird and plant species as the group walked through the riparian area.
On April 24, 2012 we hosted the entire 5th grade class from Flint Hill at the farm, breaking out into four groups and, with the help of guest instructors, held classes in history, heirloom gardening, ornithology and geology.
Header Photo Credit: Khanh Mi Nguyen, all rights reserved.
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