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We welcome field trips year round, who says learning stops in inclement weather? call or email to schedule an appointment. 

We have been gardening and specializing in herbs for two decades.
Our mission is to educate the public, all age ranges, to enjoy all aspects for the outdoors and conserve it for the next generation.

Our goal is to teach you to enjoy what nature has to offer. Whether working in the garden, hiking on the trails, making an herbal craft or just sitting and watching the birds while you enjoy a cup of herbal tea: we have something for you to do at Beagle Ridge. Come take a class or just spend the day enjoying the great outdoors.

Beagle Ridge Environmental Education Center is the Premiere Outdoor Classroom in the Blue Ridge.
Beagle Ridge provides educational programs for students K-12 as well as a wide range of adult programming. Our classes are correlated to the Virginia SOLs for K-8 and we provide nature based education for the whole family. Ask about our weekend retreats, scout merit badge programs, birthday parties and specialty workshops.
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Our Executive Director, Ellen Reynolds was named the Virginia Project Learning Tree Outstanding Educator for 2006.

Project Learning Tree® (PLT) is an award winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education program for educators and students in PreK-grade 12. PLT, a program of the American Forest Foundation, is one of the most widely used environmental education programs in the United States and abroad. PLT continues to set the standard for environmental education excellence.