2/13/2016

Astronomy Festival Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  5:30pm Sat
Enjoy activities including guided star gazing, looking through the telescope, and listening to ancient stories about the constellations round the campfire. Other activities and games going on throughout the evening. Hot chocolate and snacks available for purchase. Cancelled if raining or snowing.$6 online, $7 at the door.
 

2/15/2016

Madison's Escape (5-Adult) Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Mon
Bundle up and come out to Riverbend for Presidents Day. Ride the w agon and learn about President James Madisons daring escape across th e Potomac during the War of 1812. Canceled if inclement weather.
 

3/25/2016

Amphibians After Dark Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  5:30pm Fri
Assist park naturalists with a calling amphibian survey. Learn how to identify frogs and toads by their calls as we explore pools and ponds. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.
 

3/26/2016

Bring Back Bluebirds! Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
Discover the world of bluebirds while making a difference. Build your own bluebird box and learn how to monitor for success. $10 paid to instructor at class for each box. Meet at the Nature Center.
 

4/2/2016

Build Your own Bat House Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  9am Sat
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.
 

4/2/2016

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

4/3/2016

Salamanders Undercover Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sun
Assist a naturalist with a forest salamander survey and then help find salamanders in the park's streams. Learn about the secret lives of these important amphibians through hands-on discoveries.
 

4/5/2016

Animal Feeding Time Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Tue
It is feeding time and the parks exhibit animals are hungry! Join a Riverbend animal caretaker as they feed and care for our snakes, turtles, frogs, and fish. Discover fascinating facts about these animals as you meet them up close. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.
 

4/9/2016

Wagon Ride-Journey to the Potomac River Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
Enjoy riding through the woods and along the Potomac River, while finding out about the park's wildlife and the American Indians who once lived here. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.
 

4/9/2016

Camera Trapping in Wildlife Ecology Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  12pm Sat
Take part in Riverbend Park's trail camera surveys. Participants will learn about a citizen science project that tracks and monitors wildlife in the park and participate in the research by placing camera traps.
 

4/17/2016

Bluebells and Bloodroots Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  1pm Sun
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.
 

4/19/2016

Animal Feeding Time Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Tue
It is feeding time and the parks exhibit animals are hungry! Join a Riverbend animal caretaker as they feed and care for our snakes, turtles, frogs, and fish. Discover fascinating facts about these animals as you meet them up close. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.
 

4/21/2016

Guided Meditation in Nature Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  5pm Thu
Recent research suggests that contact with nature can help mitigate stress and enhance mental well-being. Join a Riverbend naturalist for an hour of guided meditation in a secluded spot within in the park. Perfect for people who want to unplug from their busy daily lives and reconnect with nature through mindfulness meditation.
 

4/23/2016

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

4/29/2016

Wagon Ride to Poohsticks Bridge Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  11:30am Fri
Meet at the Nature Center. Journey through the woods to Poohsticks bridge. Listen to Winnie the Pooh's story and play Poohsticks on the bridge. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.
 

4/29/2016

Family Fun: Composting ABCs Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  9:30am Fri
Explore the wonderful world of worms while learning about different methods of composting. Learn some creative ideas for recycling and reusing man-made objects just in time for Earth Day.
 

4/30/2016

Wagon Ride-Journey to the Potomac River Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
Enjoy riding through the woods and along the Potomac River, while finding out about the park's wildlife and the American Indians who once lived here. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.
 

5/1/2016

Salamanders Undercover Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sun
Assist a naturalist with a forest salamander survey and then help find salamanders in the park's streams. Learn about the secret lives of these important amphibians through hands-on discoveries.
 

5/3/2016

Animal Feeding Time Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Tue
It is feeding time and the parks exhibit animals are hungry! Join a Riverbend animal caretaker as they feed and care for our snakes, turtles, frogs, and fish. Discover fascinating facts about these animals as you meet them up close. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.
 

5/7/2016

Build Your own Bat House Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  9am Sat
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.
 

5/7/2016

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

5/7/2016

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.
 

5/14/2016

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

5/15/2016

Herpetology 101 Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sun
Can you detail the difference between a reptile and amphibian? Hone your skills at identification and improve your knowledge of local species using live animals and specimens.
 

5/17/2016

Animal Feeding Time Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Tue
It is feeding time and the parks exhibit animals are hungry! Join a Riverbend animal caretaker as they feed and care for our snakes, turtles, frogs, and fish. Discover fascinating facts about these animals as you meet them up close. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.
 

5/21/2016

Wagon Ride-Journey to the Potomac River Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
Enjoy riding through the woods and along the Potomac River, while finding out about the park's wildlife and the American Indians who once lived here. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.
 

5/28/2016

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

5/31/2016

Animal Feeding Time Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Tue
It is feeding time and the parks exhibit animals are hungry! Join a Riverbend animal caretaker as they feed and care for our snakes, turtles, frogs, and fish. Discover fascinating facts about these animals as you meet them up close. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.
 

6/4/2016

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

6/4/2016

Build Your own Bat House Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  9am Sat
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.
 

6/5/2016

Camera Trapping in Wildlife Ecology Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  2pm Sun
Take part in Riverbend Park's trail camera surveys. Participants will learn about a citizen science project that tracks and monitors wildlife in the park and participate in the research by placing camera traps.
 

6/11/2016

Wagon Ride-Journey to the Potomac River Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Sat
Enjoy riding through the woods and along the Potomac River, while finding out about the park's wildlife and the American Indians who once lived here. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.
 

6/14/2016

Animal Feeding Time Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  10am Tue
It is feeding time and the parks exhibit animals are hungry! Join a Riverbend animal caretaker as they feed and care for our snakes, turtles, frogs, and fish. Discover fascinating facts about these animals as you meet them up close. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.
 

6/18/2016

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

6/19/2016

Father's Day Family Fishing Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Riverbend Park
Start Time/Day:  4pm Sun
Celebrate Father's day with fishing in the parks.Supplies and equipment provided, or bring your own rod and reel. All fish caught will be released, and we'll give you some tips.