Tidewater Cares Presents The Nature Bus
Tidewater Cares looked to the south side to find our next guest for Tidewater Cares, and in Virginia Beach we found Suzanne Moss with The Nature Bus! We met Suzanne through a networking group that we attend, and thought she’d make a great person to highlight!
Suzanne and her daughter started a nature club when Mariah was 5 years old, and it grew with the years. After several years, Suzanne wanted to offer nature experiences to the public at large, and at all ages. And so, The Nature Bus, was the eventual next step! Suzanne organizes Nature Experiences across the whole state of Virginia, and the family is very much involved in the operations!
On Saturdays, The Nature Bus offers Saturday Escapes! These are loved by Coastal Virginia locals, as they can easily show up at REI (near Pembroke Mall) at 10:30 that morning, hop on the bus, and go on their next adventure! There are different experiences each week. Sometimes, white water rafting, strawberry picking, bird watching, or painting in nature, just to name a few!
Another activity The Nature Bus offers are customizable nature tours, available as half day, full day, or two day tours! It’s super easy as you get to pick the date(s) and pick a private group package. Another option is to let Suzanne and the family build a package for you! These require a couple of weeks of planning, but they do a great job!
The pandemic has really stirred up some trouble for The Nature Bus, and for a bit they were not running. They’re up and running now, with safety guidelines as deemed necessary! A great way to help out and support The Nature Bus would be liking their page on Facebook ( @thenaturebusva ) and following their Instagram ( @thenaturebus ) . And when you can, join for a quick trip with The Nature Bus!
Did you know that The Nature Bus had so much thought put into it? Each of the animals found on the bus can be found in Virginia, as well as each of the ‘regions’ found on the bus such as the beach and the dense forest! The artwork was also created and designed by a family member of Suzanne’s!
Suzanne was an absolute pleasure to meet, and you should join her and the crew at the next opportunity you can! You can find the bus parked at REI at 350 Independence Boulevard in Virginia Beach, when they’re not out exploring! Their website is www.thenaturebus.com and for more info you can call or text (text preferred) Suzanne at 757-288-9595!