November Chapter Nature Night
The Magic of Maps – Conservation and Geography
November 19, 7:00PM – 8:30PM
Mingling with light refreshments served from 6:30 – 7:00PM

Join FAS in celebrating Geography Awareness Week. The theme for 2002 is America's Backyard: Exploring Your Public Lands. Attend a special presentation by expert geographic systems architect, Frank Biasi, Worldwide GIS Manager at The Nature Conservancy.

The environmental applications for Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are almost endless. GIS is used every day to help protect the environment, produce maps, inventory species, trace pollutants, protect habitats, and study vegetation. A picture is worth a thousand words and maps are the primary tool used in informing today’s conservation decisions. In a snapshot, maps convey information about our world, nature, how we fit in, and how we are shaping the future. Mr. Biasi will demonstrate the breadth of conservation geographical systems and showcase real-world applications of this important technology.

Chapter Nature Nights are FREE! Please RSVP by contacting the FAS Office at (703) 256-6895 or e-mail

Meeting Location

Location: Green Spring Gardens Park Horticulture Center, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312

Getting There: Green Spring is located between JERRY’S FORD AND THE SALVATION ARMY off of Little River Turnpike. At end of Green Spring Road, take a right into the park entrance – plenty of parking is available.

From I-495: Take Exit 52B (Little River Turnpike East.) Travel 3.5 miles. Turn left on Green Spring Road. From I-395: Take Exit 3B (Little River Turnpike West.) Travel 1.25 miles. Turn right on Green Spring Road.

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Proceeds from FAS use of this facility will support the park’s Backyard Habitat Program.