March 29, 2021
Did you know the visitors centers at the Fernald Preserve, Weldon Spring Site, and Atomic Legacy Cabin have virtual programs and tours available? Due to the ongoing pandemic, our interpreters have been hard at work creating and presenting programming for schools, community groups, and the public — all in a virtual environment.
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 transitioned local Colorado Mesa University student research from on-site to online. As we continue to embrace digital platforms for community outreach and education, connecting our site interpreters to curious minds is easier than ever before.
To explore a live virtual interpretive program from one of our visitors centers, please reach out to each site individually to see how we can best fit your needs. It doesn’t matter what state or time zone you’re in, virtual programming from each of our three visitors centers is open to anyone eager to engage. 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.
We can't wait to see 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 until further notice. 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.
You are welcome to visit our outdoor areas at the Weldon Spring Site and Fernald Preserve. 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, if anything changes in the status of our interpretive centers, and 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! For more information on LM public interpretive center closings, please call (202) 586-7550 or email LM@hq.doe.gov.
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