Save the Date for the Winter Wildlife Festival: January 30
Plan to attend the Winter Wildlife Festival on January 30 for the chance to observe seals at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, see whales in the ocean, discover owls at First Landing State Park and view other winter wildlife at various locations throughout Virginia Beach. Learn how to identify a variety of animal species, while getting energized to go green!
The festival will focus on environmental education and wildlife and will feature local excursions, educational sessions and outdoor vendors. The exhibit hall at Kempsville Recreation Center will be open from 9am to 3pm, with the educational sessions and excursions running at various times during the day.
In order to visit the exhibit hall and participate in the educational sessions and excursions, you must first register for the festival's main registration (available 12/1 via #93636 on EZreg). There is no cost to attend the festival, but some sessions and excursions do have a small fee. Once you are registered for the festival, you can choose which sessions to attend.
Excursions include: Back Bay / False Cape Terra Gator & Tram Tour, Beginning Birding*, Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Excursion*, Fort Story & First Landing Bird Walk, Owl Prowl, West Neck Natural Area Excursion, Whale Watching*, Whitehurst Tract Excursion
Educational sessions include: Backyard Habitat, Birding Basics, Kayak Pool Sessions, Rain Barrel Making*, Snow Geese of Tidewater
* denotes additional cost