Nature

"Nature. The natural, physical, or material world or universe.  Life, in general.” 

How can you experience nature virtually, you might ask? SUUSI Nature staff will be offering various types of online “trips” and learning experiences for 2021 – from foraging in your own backyard to studying 4,300 years-old ancient artifacts of ancestral North American natives. We’ll tour a cidery, hike some waterfalls, learn about wildflowers and mushrooms, and more.

In addition to the knowledge and expertise our staffers already bring, we’re excited to offer some new programs led by outside experts, which will explore birds, endangered species, and ancient rivers in the Southeast Appalachian region. 

Many of our trips are open to sharing - we welcome your thoughts and contributions about your own experiences!

We want everyone to join in the Nature fun as much as they would like, and we look forward to seeing everyone throughout the week. Contact the Nature Directors at nature@suusi.org if you have questions.

For your convenience, we have listed the titles of this year's virtual trips below. For a full description, check the calendar of events.

Event # Event Type Date & Time Age Range
Saturday 17th July 2021

801

Flying Wild Part 1


Price: $5.00
Nature PreSat 9:30-11:30am 14+

802

Yellow Prong - Skinny Dip Falls to Graveyard Fields Traverse Water stomp


Price: $3.00
Nature PreSat 1:30-3pm 14+

803

What's That Plant? (Family Friendly)


Price: $3.00
Nature PreSat 3-4pm 10+
Sunday 18th July 2021

811

Looking Back at SUUSI Service in Virginia: The Nature Conservancy, Falls Ridge/Travertine Falls Property project


Price: FREE
Nature Sun 10-11am 14+

812

South to Canada


Price: $3.00
Nature Sun 2-3pm 14+

813

The Neuroscience of Being in Nature


Price: FREE
Nature Sun 4-5pm 14+

814

Archaeology Work at the Pockoy Island Shell Ring (Family Friendly)


Price: $3.00
Nature Sun 7-8pm 10+
Monday 19th July 2021

821

Roan Mountain Rhododendron Gardens


Price: $3.00
Nature M 11am-Noon 14+

822

Kayaking in Florida - Leave Your Sunscreen at Home (Family Friendly)


Price: FREE
Nature M 1-2:30pm 10+

823

Marguerite Falls (Family Friendly)


Price: $3.00
Nature M 3-4:30pm 8+

824

Let's Talk Nature (Family Friendly)


Price: $3.00
Nature M 5:30-7pm 10+

825

Thanks to Nature


Price: $3.00
Nature M 7:30-9pm 14+
Tuesday 20th July 2021

831

Natural Tunnel State Park (Family Friendly)


Price: $3.00
Nature Tu 10-11am 8+

832

Foraging at Home (Family Friendly)


Price: $3.00
Nature Tu Noon-1pm 10+

833

Virginia’s Triple Crown and Mill Mountain


Price: FREE
Nature Tu 4-5pm 14+
Wednesday 21st July 2021

841

Flying Wild Part 2


Price: $3.00
Nature W 11am-12:30pm 14+

842

SUUSI Virtual Wildflower Odessey


Price: FREE
Nature W 1-2pm 14+

843

Laurel Falls (Family Friendly)


Price: $3.00
Nature W 2-3pm 8+

844

Nature and the COVID Pandemic


Price: FREE
Nature W 4-5pm 14+

845

Hidden Rivers (Family Friendly)


Price: $5.00
Nature W 6-7:30pm 6+
Thursday 22nd July 2021

851

Deep Nature Play


Price: $3.00
Nature Th 10am-Noon 14+

852

Endangered Species (Family Friendly)


Price: $5.00
Nature Th Noon-1pm 5+

854

Mushroom Foraging 101


Price: $3.00
Nature Th 4-5pm 14+

853

Gypsy Circus Cider Company


Price: $3.00
Nature Th 5:30-6:30pm 21+
Friday 23rd July 2021

861

Introduction to Mushrooms


Price: FREE
Nature F 10-11am 14+

862

Carvers Gap to Jane Bald (Family Friendly)


Price: $3.00
Nature F 11am-Noon 8+

863

Waterfalls of DuPont State Recreational Forest (Family Friendly)


Price: $3.00
Nature F 1-2pm 8+

864

Let's Talk Nature 2


Price: $3.00
Nature F 5-6:30pm 10+