Earth Day Celebration!
Tuesday, April 22, 2014        6pm-9pm

Celebrate Earth Day at the Rockwood Nature Center on Tuesday, April 22 at 6 p.m. Chesterfield County’s Rockwood Nature Center is partnering with nationally recognized artist Robert Louis Caldwell to highlight the beauty of the natural world that exists all around us. View Robert’s work and learn about his “Thirty-Three” conservation project, an effort to raise funds and awareness for the African Wildlife Trust to help in preserving the African elephant. Naturalists at the Rockwood Nature Center will hand out tree seedlings to the first 100 visitors, show the Center’s snakes, turtles, and other animals, and answer questions about regional wildlife. Chesterfield County’s Environmental Division will provide information on the county’s anti-litter campaign. ‘The Old Time Jam’, Rockwood’s monthly gathering of bluegrass musicians, will play to keep everyone’s toes tapping. Admission to the event is free. The Earth Day Celebration will run from 6-9 p.m. Call the Rockwood Nature Center at 804-674-1629 for more information. You may read the Southwest Art article about Robert Caldwell and his art at

Registration for all 2014 summer programs begins Monday, April 21st!  Call (804) 748-1623 or visit to register.

Please stop by the Rockwood Nature Center, Chesterfield County Libraries, or the Parks and Recreation main office to pick up your copy of the winter/spring 2014 program guide. Because you asked, we are introducing a new online registration system this year!

Most of our programs fill up fast, we encourage people to sign up early to make sure they get a spot.  We are excited to offer a number of new courses this season.  We’ve added a number of new archery programs to accommodate demand. In addition we’re offering a range of pre-school and homeschooling programs, outdoor adventure classes, wilderness survival, nature hikes, campfires, and a bee keeping course.  

Rockwood Nature Center was recently featured on the PBS Community Ideas Station Website, see the article and video here!

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Check out the September 2013 issue of Richmond Magazine for information on Rockwood Nature Center's archery and other programs!