Programs and Events

NVCT offers a wide variety of programs designed to connect our community members to nature. Programs include speakers, film screenings, volunteer events, nature adventures on conserved properties and parks, and more. Everyone–from nature novice to outdoor enthusiast of any age–is welcome to join NVCT in exploring our natural world. Sign up for our newsletter and look for calendar postings on the website for upcoming events and activities.


A Sand County Almanac  Read-a-thon

Photo credit: Aldo Leopold Foundation

Celebrate Aldo Leopold’s 131st birthday with a reading of selections from his beloved book “A Sand County Almanac”

Sunday, Jan. 14, 5-7 p.m.
Busboys and Poets, Shirlington
4251 South Campbell Avenue, Arlington VA 22206

Celebrate Aldo Leopold’s 131st birthday with community members reading from his time-tested book. Reserve your spot by emailing or calling 703-354-5093. Table service will be available from the restaurant’s menu.


greenfireGreen Fire Available for Community Programs

NVCT has a license to show Green Fire, the story of Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy. He is known to many as the father of modern conservation. Today, Leopold’s most enduring idea is his concept of a “land ethic.” It’s this idea of treating the soils, waters, plants and wildlife as part of the community to which we belong that really holds true to us today and forms the basis of modern day conservation.

As a land preservation organization, NVCT honors this legendary conservationist by sharing Leopold’s message of the land ethic. Green Fire, a film about his life and his legacy, explains how he shaped conservation in the twentieth century and still inspires people today. The Trust is available to show Green Fire to community organizations, student groups, corporate green teams, and other interested groups. Contact us to schedule an event.

Green Fire: Aldo Leopold’s environmental legacy