¡Vámonos! Let’s Explore Alexandria’s Nature at Dora Kelley Park

Jun 4, 2014

Did you know that Alexandria has beautiful nature parks within 15 minutes of Chirilagua? On Saturday, June 28 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. our elementary school students and their mentors will take a trip to one of these scenic green spaces — the Dora Kelley Nature Park.  This fun outing, exclusively for elementary school mentorships, will include educational trail walks, where we’ll observe the wildlife and streams.


We’ll also receive a private art lesson from Park Naturalist, Margaret Wohler, who previously led our trips to Huntley Meadows Park. Margaret will provide fancy art kits for all of us! She’ll teach us how to absorb the details of our surroundings and create nature sketches. A visit to Dora Kelley Park will likely be a new experience for most of our students. Mentees and mentors will learn from Margaret and have a chance to  explore the beautiful park. Afterwards, we’ll gather for a picnic and play some fun group games.


If you are an elementary student mentor, please email me, adriana@casachirilagua.org to RSVP as soon as possible to plan for art kit numbers. Remember to ask your mentee’s parents for permission and please let me know if you need any assistance with communication.

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