Gingko Guide Training Set For October 16

July 18, 2022
ginkgo trees with golden leaves

Blandy’s Ginkgo Grove attracts thousands of visitors each fall – many of whom are visiting Blandy for the first time. We are actively recruiting volunteers (“Ginkgo Guides”) to help introduce visitors to the Ginkgo Grove and to Blandy’s grounds this fall.

Ginkgo Guides should expect to attend a two-hour orientation session Sunday, October 16th, from 2 to 4 PM, and to work one or more three-hour shifts during weekends in October and early November.

The training session will cover:

  • The ginkgo’s unique evolutionary history and biology
  • The history of Blandy’s Ginkgo Grove
  • Tips to help visitors enjoy the Grove safely

To learn more and sign up, please contact Ariel Firebaugh, Director of Scientific Engagement at alf7f@virginia.edu or call (540) 837-1758.