7/15: Mountain Lake Biological Station Open House

Mountain Lake Biological Station (MLBS), a University of Virginia field station located in Pembroke, VA, will hold its annual Open House on Saturday, July 15 from 1:30 – 5:00 PM.

This family-friendly event is a unique opportunity to meet MLBS biologists, explore historic facilities and hiking trails, learn first-hand about Station research, and understand how this research advances science and benefits the natural world. Come experience open labs, exhibits, hands-on activities, tours of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) tower site, nature walks led by MLBS researchers, arts and crafts, open art studios, and more! Join us for an afternoon of fun and learning in nature’s classroom!

About the Station: MLBS is a diverse community of scientists, instructors, research interns, students, and artists from around the world who conduct research, take field-based courses, and create art on top of beautiful Salt Pond Mountain. The biological station is adjoined by the Jefferson National Forest, the Mountain Lake Wilderness, and the Mountain Lake Lodge and Conservancy.
For more information, email mlbs@virginia.edu, call 540-626-7196, or visit mlbs.org/openhouse2017. Updates will also be posted on the Facebook event page.

Directions: From Blacksburg, take Rte. 460 past Newport and turn right onto Rte. 700. From Pearisburg, take Rte. 460 past Pembroke and turn left onto Rte. 613. Follow either road up the mountain toward the Mountain Lake Lodge, where the roads merge. Continue onto the Lodge grounds and follow signs toward the “Adventure Center,” passing above the lakebed. The road will turn to gravel. Continue until you reach a fork in the road, and bear right onto Salt Pond Road. At the welcome sign, take the right fork and follow signs to parking.