Loudoun County Public School (LCPS) teachers participated in The Outdoor Classroom workshop on the Phillips Farm on Saturday November 10th, a sunny day perfect for hawk watching. With Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy (LWC) naturalists Ann Garvey, Phil Daley and Paul Miller, K-12 teachers earned re-certification credits while learning how to teach nature journaling. This activity is part of the Roger Tory Peterson Young Naturalist Award Program founded by Dr. Miriam Westervelt, Waterford resident and Science Department Chair at Tuscarora High School. " The Peterson program actually got its start at Waterford Elementary School in 2000 and has since expanded countywide." It's so exciting to have the program back here in Waterford. The protected open space on the Phillips Farm is the perfect place to meet science and history learning objectives with nature journals. The partnership between LCPS, LWC and the Waterford Foundation is a clear win-win-win and we're looking forward to more outdoor classroom trainings here," said Dr. Westervelt.