Rockwood Nature Center

Rockwood Nature Center provides a bevy of programs and a beautiful facility for visitors of all ages to view and explore nature. Choose from a number of interesting hands-on nature programs, where students and scouts can go on scavenger hunts, learn about Virginia’s native snakes and other nature center animals, embark on their first nature walk, and even take a beginner’s whittling class. Explore over five miles of trails that ramble through the forest and wetlands surrounding Rockwood, some of which are wheelchair accessible. Rockwood offers nature-themed badge workshops for Girl Scouts of all ages. Archery classes are also available.
 
Contact Info
Address: 3401 Courthouse Rd., Chesterfield, VA 23236. Chesterfield County. Tel: 804-674-1629. Contact: Denise Flora, Naturalist. Email: florad@chesterfield.gov. Website: www.rockwoodnaturecenter.com. Hrs: Fri.-Sun. 12PM-5PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-12th. Activity Type: Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Programs. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Science
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science, Science

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.... Continue