Wildlife Camp VIDEOS!

Welcome to Virtual Wildlife Camp! This is your one-stop spot to watch all the fun and helpful videos with your instructors throughout the week! On Monday: First up: Introductions! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dIdddLxpYAxDvUjff6_HYul0DYSTJe0c/view?usp=sharing In your first video, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OrJDW90Pde5Yh0mkKpzAKfwRRjGiU-rv/view?usp=sharing Second video https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NyIfuJjTxy4ermkbHCcB6iFRwyjaIYhl/view?usp=sharing On Tuesday: Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75518024481?pwd=TUhBeVpFUVVnY1I0T3JyUzhVTVIrZz09 Meeting ID: 755 1802 4481 Once you’re registered for camp, we’ll send you […]

Virtual Summer Camps

Howdy, families! Here’s a full list of all of the virtual camps that JRPS will be hosting this summer. You can register by emailing [email protected], or call us at (804)921-8089! Wetlands Camp: Wetlands in the James River Parks System provide ripe ground for new adventures and discoveries. The spongy soil, murky waters, and wealth of […]

Wetlands Camp VIDEOS!

Welcome to Virtual Wetlands Camp! This is your one-stop spot to watch Wetlands videos throughout the week! First up, on MONDAY if you’re following along with our suggested schedule, Amanda and Tyler introduce the James River Park Wetlands to you. We hope you get out to explore the Wetlands with your family today! CLICK HERE […]

Entomology Guide

It’s Pollinator week! Did you know that pollinators are responsible for 1/3 of the food that we eat? Their presence increase species diversity and helps with ecosystem resilience when battling climate change. In recent years, the honey bee population in the United States has declined precipitously, a decline that we can attribute to habitat loss. […]

How to Track Stand with Riverside Cycling

Click HERE for the video! It’s been perfect weather for biking lately; warm enough to shed the layers but cool enough to keep those buckets of sweat at bay (just me with the buckets of sweat?…cool….). Perfect temps and trail conditions, however, are leading to heavy traffic throughout the Park system. It’s not great for […]

Art Activity: To Be a Tree!

Download the activity page by clicking on this link!                                                     For more free activities from Project Learning Tree, click here!

Exploring Riverview Cemetery

This week, Sarah and Penelope took a run through Riverview Cemetery. Just a short distance from downtown, the cemetery is located at 1401 S Randolph St, Richmond, VA 23220; It’s close to Hollywood Cemetery, Oregon Hill, and North Bank Park. Unlike North Bank Park, however, on this lovely (if a little moody) spring day, we […]

James River Readers: Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCluskey

  Today, Penelope and Sarah are reading “Blueberries for Sal”, a Caldecott Medal- winning children’s book by Robert McCluskey. Join us at 10am on Thursdays for live Zoom story time, and check back here for video recording of the stories. If you have stories that you’d like us to read, or you’d like to read […]

Cauliflory. It’s a Thing.

Happy Friday, JRPS family! Here’s a Nature Nugget that Katie Schmidt posted, with a vocabulary word I’d never heard before! Cauliflory!
Redbuds are blooming around the neighborhood. Their flowers can grow straight from the trunk: cauliflory.

Project Wet Video!

Project WET is a favorite curriculum and activity resource for JRPS education staff. Today, we thought we’d highlight this cute video with a few ideas for activities to do with your preschool-aged kiddos!