First Landing State Park is having some special guests present programs at the Trail Center during spring break.
We are very fortunate to host the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory (CVWO) in addition to our other spring break programs this year:
See how birds are banded as part of a study
Thursday April 12, 2012and Friday April 13, 2012at 10 a.m. CVWO bird banders are providing the public a unique outdoor experience.
See how birds are captured, measured, and banded during this one of a kind program. You will discover how scientists use bird banding to study birds and the important role of birds in our ecosystem. Don’t let this amazing chance to see real science at work pass you by!
Damage at a state park cabin due to severe weather
Monday April19, 2012at 11 a.m. Jeff Orrock of NOAA’s Wakefield Office will be presenting a program on Severe Weather.
Come meet theNational Weather Service and learn how forecasters track and warn for tornadoes and severe storms. Also learn how tornadoes form,what to look for when watching storms in your area and even make yourown tornado.Learn how to stay safe when tornadoes threaten at home, schoolwork or when driving in your car.Anyone interested in weather and tornadoes is invited to attend, young and old.
First Landing State Park is 20-30 minutes from all areas of Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, as this facility is in the area.First Landing State Park, 2500 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-1415; Phone: (757) 412-2300; Email: firstlanding.