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7 Ways to Learn by Doing in the Valley

7 Ways to Learn by Doing in the Valley
From Winchester to Lexington, immerse yourself in what the Valley has to offer to learn something new.

Your Baby’s Babbling. What Does it Mean?

Your Baby's Babbling. What Does it Mean?
For 15 years, Rory DePaolis, a James Madison University professor and director of its Infant and Toddler Language Laboratory, has been carefully listening to more than 300 babies in the Shenandoah Valley. Through several experiments, DePaolis hopes that by examining a baby’s first words, or babble, we can better understand core aspects of how they develop.

Learning at Every Age

Learning at Every Age
Continuing education can mean a lot of things. For retirees, it might mean taking up the watercolor paintbrushes that have been a bucket-list item all their lives. For a young mom, perhaps it means learning to preserve and can foods grown in her garden. For a traveler, it could mean learning a new language. For someone unemployed, it could mean learning a marketable skill. And for young people, it might offer the support necessary to prepare for a tough semester ahead.

Biking to Work in the Shenandoah Valley

Biking to Work in the Shenandoah Valley
For these bicyclists, riding is not just recreation. It's transportation.