IC's Now Open

Interpretive Specialist Ashton Peterhans conducts virtual programming. Photo Credit: City of Grand Junction, Colorado.

Even during the cooler winter months, the visitors centers at the Fernald Preserve, Weldon Spring Site, and Atomic Legacy Cabin have virtual programs and tours available. Because of the ongoing pandemic, our interpreters have been hard at work creating and presenting virtual programming for schools, community groups, and the public.

The Fernald Preserve staff made their beloved book club call-in ready; the Weldon Spring Site staff modified their popular grade-school programs for live digital audiences; and the Atomic Legacy Cabin staff spent the summer connecting with youth through the local Parks and Recreation programs with virtual learning. We continue to embrace digital platforms for community outreach and education, connecting our site interpreters to curious minds.

Launa Weldon Weldon Spring

Launa Danielson, from Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center, examines a coyote pelt during a recent virtual program.

We would love to connect with you in one of our virtual programs as we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our employees and communities by remaining closed to indoor experiences during the winter months. This includes the Fernald Preserve Visitors Center near Hamilton, Ohio; the Weldon Spring Site Interpretive Center in St. Charles, Missouri; the Atomic Legacy Cabin in Grand Junction, Colorado; and the Window Rock, Arizona, Community Outreach Network Office.  If you're looking for self-guided school and family activities, you can find plenty to do at each visitor centers’ webpage and on STEM with LM.

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Fernald Biowetland Trail Sign

Biowetland Trail at Fernald Preserve, Ohio

The Weldon Spring Site and Fernald Preserve welcome visitors to enjoy the awesome trails and outdoor winter experiences around the sites.
In response to the Jan. 20, 2021, 
Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing, we remind you that all visitors to our outdoor areas — including trails, gardens, and parking areas — are required to wear a mask when they’re 6 feet or closer to anyone not in their immediate group.

We will continue to update our communications.  We look forward to the time when we can safely welcome our visitors back inside. In the meantime, we welcome you to enjoy the available outdoor spaces, trails, self-guided activities, and virtual programs. Stay safe, and stay warm! For more information on LM public interpretive center closings, please call (202) 586-7550 or email LM@hq.doe.gov.

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