Tag Archives: Continuing Education

STEM Tavern @ Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers

What makes a talk about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) even more entertaining?

Why, beer of course!

Join our monthly STEM Tavern that features a fascinating science presentation plus good beer. For each beer sold at STEM Tavern, Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers will make a donation to the Science Museum of Western Virginia! A food truck will also be on hand.

If you are interested in more information about the STEM Tavern programming, you can contact Sarah Van Zele at  svanzele@smwv.org or 540.342.5718.

Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm at Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers (523 Shenandoah Ave.).

Roanoke Valley Bird Club Meeting – November 2016

The Roanoke Valley Bird Club meets each second Monday at 7:00 P.M., September through May, at the Grandin Court Baptist Church at 2660 Brambleton Avenue in Roanoke, Virginia. Speakers talk about everything from hummingbirds and songbirds to eagles and owls, with video presentations and occasional live bird exhibits. Guests are always welcome.

Meetings also cover field sightings of birds in the Roanoke area. After the meeting we gather for refreshments.

4 Keys to Bird ID: Resource for Birding and FeederWatch

For those who are participating in FeederWatch 2016-2017 and those who are just interested in improving their bird identification skills, here is a set of videos on the 4 basic keys to bird identification from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Bird Academy.


Inside Birding: Size & Shape | Bird Academy * The Cornell Lab

Inside Birding: Color Pattern | Bird Academy * The Cornell Lab

Inside Birding: Understanding Behavior | Bird Academy * The Cornell Lab

Inside Birding: Habitat | Bird Academy * The Cornell Lab