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.
 

1/6/2018

Winter Bird Behavior:Cooperate to Forage Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
(10-Adult) Birds remain active all winter at Huntley Meadows Park. How can they find food? By working together! Mixed species feeding flocks forage together while remaining alert to predators. Discover this social feathered phenomenon!
 

1/6/2018

Nature Detectives Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
(3-5 yrs.) Naturalist-led class where child and parent explore nature through hikes, stories, songs, hands-on activities and crafts. Topics vary seasonally.
 

1/6/2018

Winter Hike-Marvelous Meadows Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  2pm Sat
(9-Adult) Chase away your winter blues with a walk on the 'other side' of the park. Come look for winter hawks, waterfowl, bluebirds and finches while exploring the park's native meadows and wetland overlooks. Meet at the South King's Hwy. entrance. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.
 

1/7/2018

Winter Birding Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  8am Sun
(Adults) Learn about winter birds in the park plus some basic identification skills. Program ends with an indoor discussion.
 

1/20/2018

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.
 

1/21/2018

Winter Birds and Feeder Workshop Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  12pm Sun
(4-Adult) Join us to learn about the resilient birds that call Huntley Meadows Park and your backyard home during winter. Make your own pine cone bird feeder to take home and watch as your new friends visit. Learn how to identify winter birds through calls, games and activities. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.
 

1/27/2018

Wild Origami Workshop Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  11am Sat
(6-Adult) Did you know that origami comes from the Japanese words ori meaning folding and kami meaning paper? In this workshop, you can learn how to transform paper into native animals, flowers and other fun shapes.
 

1/27/2018

Sketch Hike: Winter Trees and Landscapes Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
(12-Adult) Join park naturalist and artist Margaret Wohler for a hike and learn sketching techniques to enhance your observation skills.
 

1/27/2018

Evening Stroll Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  5pm 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.
 

2/3/2018

Hot Cocoa Wetland Night Hike Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  5pm Sat
(6-Adult) Sip hot cocoa and join a naturalist for a special wetland tour after dark to celebrate World Wetlands Day. We look for signs and listen for sounds of beavers, owls, deer and other nocturnal winter animals. Children must be accompanied by registered adult. Canceled in case of inclement weather.
 

2/10/2018

Family Owl Outing Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  5:15pm 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.
 

2/10/2018

Snowflakes & Cocoa Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  12pm Sat
(3-12 yrs.) Float into our magical world of snowflakes. We learn why snowflakes are special through activities and stories. Make your own paper and borax snowflakes to bring home while you enjoy a cup of hot cocoa!
 

2/10/2018

Magic of Dragonflies Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  2:30pm Sat
(Adults) Brighten up your winter and get a jump start on your dragonfly and damselfly identification skills. Eearn about the rich diversity and dynamic life cycle of these fascinating fliers that visit Huntley during the warmer months.
 

2/17/2018

Furry Foxes Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
These wild members of the dog family are a common sight in our neighborhoods. Learn about their lives through activities, and practice yipping like a fox. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
 

2/18/2018

Winter Birding Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  8am Sun
(Adults) Learn about winter birds in the park plus some basic identification skills. Program ends with an indoor discussion.
 

2/23/2018

Animal Pajama Party Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  7pm Fri
(3-7yrs.) Put on your pajamas and come to the nature center to hear bedtime stories, meet animals and wish goodnight to the center's live animals. Bring your favorite stuffed animal with you. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
 

2/24/2018

Live Owl Prowl Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  12pm Sat
(Adults) Meet live owls up close as we soar into their fascinating lives. What are great horned owls, barred owls, barn owls and eastern screech owls doing year-round? Follow them through courtship, nesting, raising young, fledging and finally dispersal of the young to their own territories. Speakers from Secret Garden Birds and Bees Wildlife Education and Preservation will bring live birds to the program.
 

2/24/2018

Evening Woodcock Walk Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  5:30pm Sat
(Adults) Take an evening stroll through the forest to one of the park's largest meadows. We'll listen for the call of the male woodcock and hopefully see his amazing courtship dance and flight. Bring a flashlight. Approximately 1.5 mile walk on uneven terrain. Canceled if rain.
 

2/25/2018

Teen Wildlife Rangers Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sun
(13-17yrs.) Thinking of getting into the environmental field as a career? Join park naturalists on outdoor adventures and field studies in nature. Study the natural sciences like the interconnectedness of plants, animals and humans. Learn what it is like to work at a nature preserve and the important responsibilities we take on to protect, research and enjoy this thriving park!
 

3/2/2018

Speak for the Trees Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  7pm Fri
(2-12 yrs.) Bring your adult and celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with a reading of The Lorax. Make a Lorax craft and learn how trees help people. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
 

3/3/2018

On Mason's Land Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  1pm 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.
 

3/3/2018

Family Woodcock Walk Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  5:30pm Sat
(8-Adult) Come for an evening walk through the woods to one of the park's large meadows. Listen for the call of the male woodcock and hopefully see his amazing courtship display and flight. Bring a flashlight. Approximately 1.5 mile walk on uneven terrain. Canceled if rain. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.
 

3/3/2018

Sketch Hike: Winter Trees and Landscapes Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
(12-Adult) Join park naturalist and artist Margaret Wohler for a hike and learn sketching techniques to enhance your observation skills.
 

3/3/2018

Nature Detectives Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
(3-5 yrs.) Naturalist-led class where child and parent explore nature through hikes, stories, songs, hands-on activities and crafts. Topics vary seasonally.
 

3/10/2018

Evening Woodcock Walk Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  5:45pm Sat
(Adults) Take an evening stroll through the forest to one of the park's largest meadows. We'll listen for the call of the male woodcock and hopefully see his amazing courtship dance and flight. Bring a flashlight. Approximately 1.5 mile walk on uneven terrain. Canceled if rain.
 

3/10/2018

Festival of Owls Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  12pm Sat
(4-Adult) Meet local live owls up close and personal! Learn how these raptors live, hunt, and survive. Touch real owl feathers and bones, dissect owl pellets and make an owl craft. Learn how you can help protect these elusive birds. Optional additional cost to purchase an owl pellet to dissect with the aid of a naturalist. Speakers from Secret Garden Birds and Bees Wildlife Education and Preservation will bring live birds to the program.
 

3/17/2018

Family Woodcock Walk Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  6:45pm Sat
(8-Adult) Come for an evening walk through the woods to one of the park's large meadows. Listen for the call of the male woodcock and hopefully see his amazing courtship display and flight. Bring a flashlight. Approximately 1.5 mile walk on uneven terrain. Canceled if rain. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.
 

3/24/2018

Corn Grinding & Clay Pottery Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  12pm Sat
(4-Adult) How did the Powhatan Native Americans use the plants and animals you see every day for their medicine, grocery store, clothing and fun? Immerse yourself in a way of life 400 years ago. Grind corn, make a clay pot, master corn darts and go on a guided tour to see the park from the perspective of a Viriginia Indian.
 

3/24/2018

Evening Woodcock Walk Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Huntley Meadows Park
Start Time/Day:  7pm Sat
(Adults) Take an evening stroll through the forest to one of the park's largest meadows. We'll listen for the call of the male woodcock and hopefully see his amazing courtship dance and flight. Bring a flashlight. Approximately 1.5 mile walk on uneven terrain. Canceled if rain.