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September 2020

EDUCATION APPEAL 2020

Land pirates. Frog Princes. Buzzard Birders. If you’ve been a purveyor of Boxerwood’s summertime story series, you’ll know what I’m talking about. In brief, these are stories we’ve shared from twenty years of...

MEET THE AMBASSADORS

Ambassadors volunteer for shifts to meander the Garden as a friendly resource. Maps, memberships, natural wonders? They’re ready. The program is in its pilot stage now, with sixteen volunteers recently...

stone soup

Where there’s a will there’s a way. With most schools closed, we had to find new ways to bring outdoor learning to children this year. With creativity, collaboration, and careful planning we have launched...

FALL PROGRAMS: FOLLOW THE KIDS

Where there’s a will there’s a way. With most schools closed, we had to find new ways to bring outdoor learning to children this year. With creativity, collaboration, and careful planning we have launched...

August 2020

Fall 2020: New Needs/New Programs

Boxerwood’s Play and Learning Season (PALS) is a cousin of summer camp, reimagined for pandemic times and needs. PALS is a  10-week, 2-day/week enrichment program at Boxerwood for children, ages 4 – 8....

Devils Backbone

Devils Backbone Brewing Company has supported Boxerwood water stewardship and education efforts for a number of years....

sit upons

Folks who can help craft simple, old-fashioned scout “sit upons” that we can use in our outdoor programs this fall. That way each child can safely social distance outside and have a dry bum. Plus they can be...

Halestone Recital

Please join us for Halestone’s recital concert which will be held at Boxerwood Nature Center’s field on Friday, Aug. 28th, 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 29th, 6:30 pm....

June 2020

Music in the Garden 2020

These Friday evening events are known for their family friendly, care-free feel. It is a highlight for us to see children frolic through the garden while families gather to enjoy each other and our community’s...

Mohawk: Our Friend in Glasgow

Mohawk has been helping Boxerwood advance its earth care mission for several years now. The help ranges from the material (kits, trees, banners, t-shirts), to the programmatic....

Summer Camp Reinventions

While circumstances haven’t aligned for Boxerwood yet, we applaud the Rockbridge YMCA for forging a model that works for them. Boxerwood and the Rockbridge Y have been program partners for a long time....

May 2020

A School Year Reckoning: Good News

Although Boxerwood’s school outreach ended earlier than we anticipated, there’s still plenty to crow about. It was a fine year for Project NEST (Nurturing Environmental Stewardship Together). Within six busy months....

Welcome to New Board Members

We are thrilled to have welcomed three new members in recent months to our hard-working Boxerwood Board of Trustees. You may already know these folks if you have been around Boxerwood, as they have already...

Online Auction: Success!

After a week of the live online auction and much anticipation, both structures found their very excited new owners! The Boxerwood Team thanks everyone for their support in making this a successful auction....

April 2020

board updates

March 2020 is a significant month for Boxerwood in that it brings to a close the incredible service and dedication of two long-serving Board members....

spring blooms 2020

As nature carries on its merry way these days, with spring bursting in all directions, we wanted to share with you a particular woodland treasure each week to entice you out into the Gardens....

stop the slop

Funded by the Clean Valley Council (CVC), the Boxerwood-created project followed a school-based unit on climate change. Its goal was to link climate change to local realities and to provide baseline...

connect with nature

For twenty years, Boxerwood has been promoting ecological well-being across our community. In midst of this coronavirus season, I am writing to let you know Boxerwood is carrying on with that commitment....

summer camps 2020

Summer Camp 2020 registration is now open. As of March 31, 2020, we have cancelled our June 1-5 & June 8-12 camps. All other camps are scheduled to go on at this time....

health related news

The health and safety of the Boxerwood community is our highest priority. We are closely monitoring the Corona virus (COVID-19) situation as it continues to unfold globally and locally....

nest fest

Boxerwood is proud of its newest innovative program. This month, our educators brought together over 60 students from sixth to eighth grade, in the first ever NEST FEST 2020....

February 2020