7/29/2017

Evening Walk Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  8pm Sat
(Adults) Join naturalist P.J. Dunn to hike the trails after dark as you look and listen for owls, beavers and other night animals.
 

7/30/2017

How to Draw Your Dragon(fly) Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  1pm Sun
Join naturalist/artist Margaret Wohler (illustrator for Huntley's own Dragonfly Guide!) to learn tips and techniques for drawing dragonflies and other insects you might find in the park.
 

8/12/2017

Boardwalk Astronomy Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  8pm Sat
(12-Adult) What's new in the night sky? Join park naturalists as they take you on a tour of constellations, comets and other current events happening in the heavens above. Canceled in case of rain or other severe weather.
 

8/13/2017

Dragonflies Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  9am Sun
(Adults) Learn about the life cycle, behavior and identification of Huntley's many dragonflies and damselflies. Venture to the wetland to observe these acrobatic fliers in action. Canceled if rain.
 

8/21/2017

Nature for Tiny Tots (24-42 mos) Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Mon
(24-42 months) Children and their parent learn about plants, animals, and their habitat through songs, crafts, and activities. Topics vary each class.
 

8/23/2017

Nature for Tiny Tots (24-42 mos) Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Wed
(24-42 months) Children and their parent learn about plants, animals, and their habitat through songs, crafts, and activities. Topics vary each class.
 

8/24/2017

Nature for Tiny Tots (24-42 mos) Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Thu
(24-42 months) Children and their parent learn about plants, animals, and their habitat through songs, crafts, and activities. Topics vary each class.
 

8/26/2017

Evening Walk Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  8pm Sat
(Adults) Join naturalist P.J. Dunn to hike the trails after dark as you look and listen for owls, beavers and other night animals.
 

9/2/2017

Evening Stroll Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  8pm Sat
(6-Adult) A naturalist takes you on a relaxing stroll through the park at dusk to tour the woods and wetlands to watch and listen for beavers, owls and other nocturnal residents. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.
 

9/8/2017

Nature for Tiny Tots (24-42 mos) Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Fri
(24-42 months) Children and their parent learn about plants, animals, and their habitat through songs, crafts, and activities. Topics vary each class.
 

9/9/2017

Fall Wildflowers ID & Art Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
(10-Adult) Turtlehead, jewelweed, seed box, cardinal flowers; come see our beautiful fall wetland flowers. Discover how they live and how to draw them. Supplies included.
 

9/15/2017

Use Your Senses - Sensory Nature Walk Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  7pm Fri
(Adults) Join a park naturalist on a walk through the park using your senses. What can you hear if not distracted by sight? Can you smell a wetland? What can you see if you take time to look? Slow down and experience a nature walk from a different perspective, one of touch, smell, taste and hear.
 

9/16/2017

Catch a Critter! Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  12pm Sat
(4-Adult) Grab a net and join us for a special day with a park scientist to see, touch, and study wetland creatures up close and personal. Use magnifying lenses to study their unique characteristics. What critters live in the wetland? What can these little animals tell us about their home? This rare opportunity to dip-net in the wetland is possible through the guidance of our park naturalists.
 

9/16/2017

Evening Walk Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  6:45pm Sat
(Adults) Join naturalist P.J. Dunn to hike the trails after dark as you look and listen for owls, beavers and other night animals.
 

9/17/2017

Ancient Plants Sketch Hike Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  1pm Sun
(13-Adult) Huntley's forests are home to certain plants whose ancestors have been with us since dinosaur times! Learn about the ferns, moss and their allies on a 1.5 mile hike (flat terrain) while keeping a complimentary field sketch book provided by Running Brooke Fund.
 

9/24/2017

The Truth About Toadstools Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sun
(16-Adult) Learn all about mushrooms: how and when they grow, the different types, identification tips and where to find them. This program includes an indoor workshop followed by a guided walk.
 

10/14/2017

Lichens Hike & Sketch Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
(10-Adult) What happens when a fungus and an algae take a lichen to each other? Learn about this hybrid organism, identify those greenish patches seen on trees and rocks. Join us as we learn to draw the textures defining lichen colonies.
 

10/14/2017

Boardwalk Astronomy Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  6:30pm Sat
(12-Adult) What's new in the night sky? Join park naturalists as they take you on a tour of constellations, comets and other current events happening in the heavens above. Canceled in case of rain or other severe weather.
 

10/21/2017

Evening Stroll Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  5:45pm Sat
(6-Adult) A naturalist takes you on a relaxing stroll through the park at dusk to tour the woods and wetlands to watch and listen for beavers, owls and other nocturnal residents. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.
 

10/22/2017

Huntley Meadow-Ween! Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  1pm Sun
(3-15 yrs) Would you like to trick-or-treat in the wetlands? Join us and celebrate the season with Halloween-themed activities, crafts and pumpkin painting.
 

10/27/2017

Family Owl Outing Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  7pm Fri
(6-Adult) Discover the secret world of owls. Learn what makes these raptors excellent night predators with a presentation followed by a trail hike to hopefully hear or spot one of Huntley's resident owls. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.
 

10/28/2017

Family Owl Outing Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  4:30pm Sat
(6-Adult) Discover the secret world of owls. Learn what makes these raptors excellent night predators with a presentation followed by a trail hike to hopefully hear or spot one of Huntley's resident owls. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.
 

10/28/2017

Spine Tingeling Skulls & Bones! Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  12pm Sat
(5-Adult) What stories can skulls, teeth and bones tell us about the life of an animal? Can you identify an animal just by looking at its skeleton? Become a bone detective, use a magnifying glass to examine and touch real animal skulls and bones, and put an animal skeleton together. Make a skeleton craft to take home for your Halloween decorations!
 

11/3/2017

Nature for Tiny Tots (24-42 mos) Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Fri
(24-42 months) Children and their parent learn about plants, animals, and their habitat through songs, crafts, and activities. Topics vary each class.
 

11/4/2017

Owl Outing Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  4:30pm Sat
(Adults) These nocturnal raptors are pair-bonding and looking for nesting sites at this time of year. Prowl the park after dark to listen for and learn about our local owls and possibly see a barred owl. Meet at the Visitor Center and dress for the weather and standing off trail.
 

11/4/2017

Fall Color Snap Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
(10-Adult) What's that chill in the air? How do plants and animals adapt to the coming seasonal change? Join us for a hike and learn how to draw a beautiful fall scene.
 

11/11/2017

On Mason's Land Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  12pm Sat
(4-Adult) Did you know that Huntley Meadows Park was once part of George Mason IV's land holdings? Discover this forgotten founding father for yourself by designing your own stencil to mark crops, writing with a quill feather, and taking a hike through the land he left us.
 

11/18/2017

Decorative Gourd Workshop Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  12pm Sat
(4-Adult) Gourds are used in many different ways. Learn this valuable crop's history, then prep, design and decorate a gourd using different media and your imagination. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.
 

12/1/2017

Family Owl Outing Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  5pm Fri
(6-Adult) Discover the secret world of owls. Learn what makes these raptors excellent night predators with a presentation followed by a trail hike to hopefully hear or spot one of Huntley's resident owls. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.
 

12/2/2017

Owl Outing Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  4:30pm Sat
(Adults) These nocturnal raptors are pair-bonding and looking for nesting sites at this time of year. Prowl the park after dark to listen for and learn about our local owls and possibly see a barred owl. Meet at the Visitor Center and dress for the weather and standing off trail.
 

12/6/2017

Nature for Tiny Tots (24-42 mos) Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Wed
(24-42 months) Children and their parent learn about plants, animals, and their habitat through songs, crafts, and activities. Topics vary each class.
 

12/10/2017

Naturally Beautiful Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  2pm Sun
(Adults) Learn the art of using essential oils to create your own natural beauty products. These simple and effective ingredients are free from chemicals and artificial fragrances. Learn about lip balms, hair care, lotions. and scrubs. Make and take your own creation!
 

12/14/2017

Nature for Tiny Tots (24-42 mos) Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Thu
(24-42 months) Children and their parent learn about plants, animals, and their habitat through songs, crafts, and activities. Topics vary each class.
 

12/16/2017

Boardwalk Astronomy Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  5pm Sat
(12-Adult) What's new in the night sky? Join park naturalists as they take you on a tour of constellations, comets and other current events happening in the heavens above. Canceled in case of rain or other severe weather.