Welcome New Board Members

We are pleased to announce that Judi Dotson and Bill Balcke were elected to join our Executive Board of Directors and Sara Green to our Advisory Board during our June board meeting.

 Ms. Dotson, Executive Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton, leads the firm’s $340M Finance and Economic Development (FED) business within its Commercial Civil Group.  Mr. Balcke, Vice President at SRA International, Bill Balcke has over 25 years of experience in the analysis and development of environmental laws and regulations and policies. Ms. Green is Program Director at SRA International.

 “As The Nature Generation continues to provide environmental education to our area youth, we are fortunate that we are able to tap into the knowledge of the top professionals from the environmental consulting industry,” said The Nature Generation Board Chair Peter Trick.


Luck Stone Joins The Nature Generation

We are pleased to announce Luck Stone as our new Sustainable Partner. Luck Stone generously supports our environmental education programs and was a key participant in the creation of the nonprofit’s Education on Energy and the Environment (E3) classroom games, which are available for free to teachers throughout Virginia and across the nation.  Luck Stone is also the primary supporter in building the next generation of E3 games, due to be released beginning this fall.  Thanks to a $40,000 grant from Luck Stone, we will be able to improve the technology of the games to make them accessible on-line to teachers and students and enhance the content to address current environmental topics, encourage critical thinking and inspire responsible environmental action. Read more…


Join the 10,000 Books Fund

10K Books girl reading photoYou can help us meet our goal to bring 10,000 environmental education books to youth in public and inner-city schools and military bases in your community. For many of these children, this could be their first book – what better way to nurture the love of reading than to present them with a beautifully illustrated and written book about the wonders of our natural environment.   Click here to donate.



NatGen Volunteers Test Stream Water Quality

collecting creaturesOn April 27, local residents and students joined The Nature Generation at the Chapman DeMary Trail in Purcellville to test the quality of water in the South Fork Catoctin Creek.  The water testing is an annual event on the trail that began under an EPA grant called Trail to Water Quality, designed to give students and the community hands on experiences in testing water quality. Stream monitoring results showed improved ecologic conditions.  Click here to read more.


NatGen Board Members Focus on the Next Generation

Caitlin, Jessica, Elizabeth, Debi, MaxThank you to NatGen Board Members Caitlin Dudek, Jessica Kent, Elizabeth Wayt, Debi McGhee, and Max Hall for serving as judges for the 33rd annual Loudoun County Public Schools Regional Science and Engineering Fair on March 20. NatGen is proud to have been the sponsor for the Environmental Science category, and we are thrilled to be part of this important annual event to support and recognize the amazing work students are doing. Click here for details.