Virginia Association of Science Teachers

Welcome to the Region 4  webpage!

Our region encompasses northern Virginia from the Potomac River near Arlington over to the Shenandoah Mountains on the west.  From north to south, we range from Loudoun County to Orange County.  We are so glad that you are part of us and hope that you feel welcome here.  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to me at

Region 4 Director:  LoriAnn Pawlik

Click here to see a map of the regions in Virginia.

Interested in being more active in Region 4?  Please contact Lori at  Shout out what is exciting or unusual about your county and any science resources or links that you know of in your area.  This will always be an ongoing activity.


*May 21, 11am, MooThru, 11402 James Madison Hwy, Remington, VA, 22734.  Thank you for coming out to celebrate the end of the year with Ice Cream Science! 

*Currently taking registrations for the Rock event.  Attend one

or all!  Note that the Culpeper Quarry (Luck Stone) is in

our Region.  Join VAST with your friends! Come Rock Out!


These events are open to every member of VAST!  Get your friends to join our fun!

VAST PDI (Professional Development Institute)

November 10-12, 2022:  Williamsburg

      This is the conference that VAST holds each year.  It allows science teachers and friends to pursue current techniques in teaching, gain ideas to tips that other teachers use with success, and just hang out and/or make friends with other like-minded teachers.  

Region 4 will host a get-together during the PDI. Stay tuned!

State Parks within Region IV

Seven Bends2111 South Hollingsworth Road, Woodstock, VA 22664

This day-use park provides access to the Shenandoah River in east-central Shenandoah.  

Shenandoah River350 Daughter of Stars Dr., Bentonville, VA 22610

This park has overnight camping and cabins. It opened in 1999 and is on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River.

Sky Meadows11012 Edmonds Ln., Delaplane, VA 20144

This day-use park is on the eastern side of the Blue Ridge mountains.  It provides historical reference to the pastoral farmland practices of early Virginians, as well as, hiking and picnicking like all state parks.

Mason Neck7301 High Point Rd., Lorton, VA 22079

This day-use park is along Belmont Bay and is wonderful for hiking, bird watching (eagles!), and canoeing/kayaking.  It is close to Gunston Hall (George Mason), Pohick Bay Regional Park, and a wildlife refuge.

Leesylvania2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr., Woodbridge, VA 22191

Fishing, boating, a universally accessible playground, and a fitness trail are fun activities at this park that is on the National Register of Historic Landmarks.  This was a stop on Captain John Smith's exploration journey in 1608.

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