Nelson Schools and the Rockfish Valley Foundation begin strategic plan.
A plan is underway to connect the resources of the Rockfish Valley Foundation with the Nelson Public schools. The photo above was taken at the end of a two hour discussion between Jeff Comer, Nelson County School superintendant, school principals and administrators with some members of the Rockfish Valley Foundation education committee on June 2. This summer, a teacher intern will undertake to answer a series of questions and make recommendations on how the resources and exhibits at the natural history center can support our respective missions. We plant to create a liaison between the two; review goals and activities and field trips on both sides; focus on our resources both at the Natural History Center and outdoors; create Wednesday openings and docent capacity; plan activities & lessons for lower and upper elementary grades related to SOL objectives/teacher goals utilizing RVFNHC strengths, materials, outdoor trails, etc. Please recognize Rochelle Aaronson Barbara Fuhrman, John Zawartsky, Margie Guiliano, Dan Johnson, Toni Baber and Michael Lachance and Betsy Agelasto for the hard work getting education to this point.