3/28/2015

Wagon Ride to Poohsticks Bridge Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Journey through the woods to Poohsticks bridge. Listen to Winnie the Pooh's story and play Poohsticks on the bridge.
 

3/29/2015

Build Your own Bat House Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  11am Sun
Bats help eat mosquitoes, and pollinate plants, but they are having a hard time. Help these important animals thrive by building a bat house to hang in your yard.Everyone must register $8/person. $15 fee per bathouse paid to instructor on the day of the program.
 

3/31/2015

Butterfly Gardening Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  6pm Tue
Enjoy a presentation by a naturalist on butterflies, host plants for their caterpillars and nectar plant suggestions. Learn techniques for attracting these garden jewels and area butterfly gardens you can visit.
 

4/4/2015

Bluebells and Bloodroots Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
Visitor Center. Learn to identify Riverbends beautiful spring ephemerals, and discover the folklore that has grown up around them, as we walk along the banks of the Potomac River. Canceled if rain.
 

4/4/2015

Wagon Ride - Journey to the Pond Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
Nature Center. Frogs, tadpoles and water critters abound in the pond. Journey to see what's hopping, splashing and swimming. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.
 

4/5/2015

Build Your Own Birdhouse Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  11am Sun
Make your backyard a bird friendly one. Learn about bird friendly plants and build your own bird house. Children must be accompanied by registered adult. Everyone must register $8/person. $5 fee per birdhouse paid to instructor on the day of the program.
 

4/5/2015

Build Your Own Bee House Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  2pm Sun
Have fun learning about local pollinators and using some invasive plants to build homes for native pollinators. The bees this house will attract are mason bees, pollinators and solitary bees who rarely sting.
 

4/8/2015

Wagon Ride to Poohsticks Bridge Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Wed
Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Journey through the woods to Poohsticks bridge. Listen to Winnie the Pooh's story and play Poohsticks on the bridge.
 

4/18/2015

Wagon Ride to Poohsticks Bridge Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Journey through the woods to Poohsticks bridge. Listen to Winnie the Pooh's story and play Poohsticks on the bridge.
 

4/18/2015

Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  9am Sat
Participants will receive introductory training in the skills and ethics of Leave No Trace outdoor skills and ethics program, which is applicable to all outdoor enthusiasts and all environments. Workshop topics include the underlying concept of minimum impact recreation and the seven principles of Leave No Trace.
 

4/20/2015

Animal Vets Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  4pm Mon
Meet at the Nature Center and go 'behind the scenes' to help care for our exhibit animals. On this special day, take the animal's vital signs and check their health. Optional Riverbend patch available for $3.15/scout.
 

4/22/2015

Wagon Ride-Birds, Butterflies & Blossoms Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Wed
Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Take a wagon ride scavenger hunt through the meadow. Search for birds and butterflies and meet a friendly animal up close.
 

4/23/2015

Spring Wildflowers of Scotts Run Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Thu
Meet at Scotts Run Nature Preserve and walk the trails in search of spring beauty, Dutchman's breeches and other spring ephemerals in these rich woods. Meet in West parking lot. Wear sturdy hiking shoes. Canceled if rain.
 

4/23/2015

Homeschool: Geo Trek Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  2pm Thu
Journey to the core of the earth and back, from rocks, quakes, and volcanoes to plate tectonics. Tour the park to see how nature and humans have altered our landscape, and how archeology unearths our past.
 

4/25/2015

Wildflowers, Tinctures, Teas and Vinegar Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
In this wildflower workshop we will take a hike and learn about the healing and edible plants that grow in the park. Then we will collect plants to create healing tinctures, teas and vinegars. Each participant will bring home a tincture or vinegar. Supply fee of $7 payable to instructor at classtime.
 

4/25/2015

Wagon Ride-Birds, Butterflies & Blossoms Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Take a wagon ride scavenger hunt through the meadow. Search for birds and butterflies and meet a friendly animal up close.
 

4/30/2015

Homeschool Naturalist Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  2pm Thu
Bring your home school student or group for hands-on fun learning designed to enrich your understanding of Fairfax Countys natural environment. Take a hike with a naturalist, learn about plants that were used for dye, play environmentally fun games, and make a nature craft to take home and enhance the habitat in your own yard.
 

5/2/2015

Wagon Ride - Journey to the Pond Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
Nature Center. Frogs, tadpoles and water critters abound in the pond. Journey to see what's hopping, splashing and swimming. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.
 

5/2/2015

Riverbend Bird Stroll Warblers Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  7am Sat
Visitor Center. Hike with a naturalist during peak warbler migration. Discover why Riverbend is an important stopover and nesting area that attracts so many species. Beginners welcome. Bring binoculars.
 

5/6/2015

Wagon Ride - Journey to the Pond Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Wed
Nature Center. Frogs, tadpoles and water critters abound in the pond. Journey to see what's hopping, splashing and swimming. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.
 

5/9/2015

Wagon Ride-Birds, Butterflies & Blossoms Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Take a wagon ride scavenger hunt through the meadow. Search for birds and butterflies and meet a friendly animal up close.
 

5/9/2015

Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  9am Sat
Participants will receive introductory training in the skills and ethics of Leave No Trace outdoor skills and ethics program, which is applicable to all outdoor enthusiasts and all environments. Workshop topics include the underlying concept of minimum impact recreation and the seven principles of Leave No Trace.
 

5/11/2015

Animal Vets Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  4pm Mon
Meet at the Nature Center and go 'behind the scenes' to help care for our exhibit animals. On this special day, take the animal's vital signs and check their health. Optional Riverbend patch available for $3.15/scout.
 

5/14/2015

Homeschool: Metamorphosis and More Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  2pm Thu
(5-9 yrs.)Wander our watershed and learn the life cycle of the frog. Follow the incredible journey of the tiny monarch caterpillar through metamorphosis and migration. Peer through magnifiers to examine the cycle of seed to flower to fruit in our botany lab.
 

5/16/2015

Wagon Ride - Journey to the Pond Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
Nature Center. Frogs, tadpoles and water critters abound in the pond. Journey to see what's hopping, splashing and swimming. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.
 

5/20/2015

Wagon Ride - Journey to the Pond Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Wed
Nature Center. Frogs, tadpoles and water critters abound in the pond. Journey to see what's hopping, splashing and swimming. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.
 

5/23/2015

Wagon Ride - Journey to the Pond Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
Nature Center. Frogs, tadpoles and water critters abound in the pond. Journey to see what's hopping, splashing and swimming. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.
 

5/23/2015

Wagon Ride to Poohsticks Bridge Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Journey through the woods to Poohsticks bridge. Listen to Winnie the Pooh's story and play Poohsticks on the bridge.
 

5/30/2015

Wagon Ride-Birds, Butterflies & Blossoms Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Take a wagon ride scavenger hunt through the meadow. Search for birds and butterflies and meet a friendly animal up close.
 

6/1/2015

Animal Vets Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  4pm Mon
Meet at the Nature Center and go 'behind the scenes' to help care for our exhibit animals. On this special day, take the animal's vital signs and check their health. Optional Riverbend patch available for $3.15/scout.
 

6/3/2015

Wagon Ride to Poohsticks Bridge Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Wed
Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Journey through the woods to Poohsticks bridge. Listen to Winnie the Pooh's story and play Poohsticks on the bridge.
 

6/6/2015

Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  9am Sat
Participants will receive introductory training in the skills and ethics of Leave No Trace outdoor skills and ethics program, which is applicable to all outdoor enthusiasts and all environments. Workshop topics include the underlying concept of minimum impact recreation and the seven principles of Leave No Trace.
 

6/6/2015

Women Unplugged Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  9am Sat
Unplug and spend the weekend outdoors! Saturday we'll kayak from Algonkian Park to Riverbend and have an outdoor dinner with a bonfire. Spend a night under the stars in your tent or in our Nature Center. Sunday explore birds, edible plants, and learn to shoot a bow and arrow. Bring a bagged lunch and water bottle for Saturday's trip; all other meals are provided. Meet at Riverbend at 8am on saturday. Program ends at 2pm on Sunday. Women only.
 

6/13/2015

Wagon Ride to Poohsticks Bridge Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Journey through the woods to Poohsticks bridge. Listen to Winnie the Pooh's story and play Poohsticks on the bridge.