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TITLE: Animal Crackers and Me
DESCRIPTION: (3-8 yrs.) What if your animal cracker cookies came alive? What if you could become a squirrel or a bird, which would you choose? Learn about animal adaptations while you munch on cookies and lemonade. Enjoy a story, craft and trail activity along a short hike.

TITLE: Animals: Zoology Fun for Kids (4-6 yrs)
DESCRIPTION: Explore the woods, creeks and ponds as we look for all sorts of critters. Learn about frogs, toads, birds, mammals, snakes, turtles, fish, and insects through hikes, projects, and games. Have lots of fun learning about the science of animal life. Download camp forms from website.

TITLE: Animals: Zoology Fun for Kids (6-11yr)
DESCRIPTION: Explore the woods, creeks and ponds as we look for all sorts of critters. Learn about frogs, toads, birds, mammals, snakes, turtles, fish, and insects through hikes, projects, and games. Have lots of fun learning about the science of animal life. Bring lunch and drink. Download camp forms from website.

TITLE: Bird Study Merit Badge
DESCRIPTION: This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the Bird Study Merit Badge. Homework and details on what to bring can be found online.

TITLE: Birding by Kayak-Single (13-Adult)
DESCRIPTION: Enjoy a naturalist-led birding trip by kayak. Lake Accotink is home to more than 100 species of birds and holds many unique habitats. See how these small vessels can provide a closer look into the world of birds. Travel in a one-person kayak.

TITLE: Birding by Kayak-Tandem (13-Adult)
DESCRIPTION: Enjoy a naturalist-led birding trip by kayak. Lake Accotink is home to more than 100 species of birds and holds many unique habitats. See how these small vessels can provide a closer look into the world of birds. Travel in a two-person kayak, both people must register.

TITLE: Birding for Beginners
DESCRIPTION: (12-Adult) Interested in birding? We can get you started. Learn about the park's birds and some basic identification skills. Program begins with an indoor discussion. Children age 12 to 16 must be accompanied by a registered adult.

TITLE: Birding the Cross County Trail
DESCRIPTION: (8-Adult) Enjoy a leisurely walk along Fairfax County's Cross County Trail. This unique trail meanders along different habitats that attract many bird species. Meet at Lake Accotink, bring binoculars and wear comfortable shoes for walking.

TITLE: Birds & Bats, Festival of Flight
DESCRIPTION: (2-Adult) Join naturalists and ecologists for a fun filled family event and learn about the native bats and birds that make Lake Accotink their home. Activities include live animals, guest speakers, wagon rides, children's activities, bird yoga, take home crafts and fun for all.

TITLE: Birds of Shenandoah National Park
DESCRIPTION: Includes van transportation. Travel to Shenandoah National Park for a guided trip. Our naturalist guide will point out migrating warblers and other birds such as veerys, tangers, ravens and turkeys. You may also spot bear, deer and other wildlife. Bring a bag lunch, water and binoculars. Dress for the weather. Trip includes a moderate hike. Van departs from Ellanor C. Lawrence Park/Walney Visitor Center, 5040 Walney Road, Chantilly at 7 am and returns at 5 pm. Trip cancelation deadline is May 11, 2018.

TITLE: Exploring Nature Series-Summer 13-Adult
DESCRIPTION: Students explore Virginia's ecosystem in this weekly program which may take place both outdoors or indoors so dress accordingly. Topics: 06/16-Lichens and Fungi; 6/23-Trees; 6/30-Birds; 7/07-Mammals; 7/14-Flowers; 7/21-Insects; 7/28-Reptiles; 8/04-Nature Discovery Walk.

TITLE: Exploring Nature Series-Summer 6-12 yrs
DESCRIPTION: Students explore Virginia's ecosystem in this weekly program which may take place both outdoors or indoors so dress accordingly. Topics: 06/16-Lichens and Fungi; 6/23-Trees; 6/30-Birds; 7/07-Mammals; 7/14-Flowers; 7/21-Insects; 7/28-Reptiles; 8/04-Nature Discovery Walk.

TITLE: Feeding Day!
DESCRIPTION: (2-Adult) Join a naturalist and youth volunteers as we demonstrate how we feed our site display animals. Make a birdfeeder to take home and use. Search for worms and insects and assist in serving dinner. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

TITLE: Garden Talk: Attracting Pollinators
DESCRIPTION: (Adults) Put out the welcome mat for pollinators such as birds, bees and beneficial insects by providing an environment rich in plant diversity for food and habitat. Master gardeners will help you with plant lists and share how.

TITLE: Lakeside Splash & Explore Camp (6-11yrs)
DESCRIPTION: This camp includes a daily stop at the Water Mine Family Swimmin Hole plus nature activities like fishing, hiking, nature crafts and games. Enjoy a tour boat ride and our weekly nature themes. Bring a swimsuit, towel, bag lunch, snacks & water bottle. No camp 7/4. Download camp forms from website. Weekly Themes: 6/25 week= Creek Critters 7/02 week= Migratory Birds 7/09 week= Animal Adaptations 7/16 week= Hiking & Camping 7/23 week= Creatures of the Lake 7/30 week= Nature Sleuths 8/06 week= Meadow Life 8/13 week= Insects 8/20 week= Geology Extended Care available at this site.

TITLE: Live Owl and Hawk Fest
DESCRIPTION: (4-Adult) Meet birds of prey presented by wildlife rehabilitator and artist Lois Auer. Explore how these birds' adaptations enable them to be agile hunters. Find out which species live in Fairfax County and what is inside of an owl pellet. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.

TITLE: Nature Quest (11-15 yrs)
DESCRIPTION: Explore plants and animals that put life in our park wildlife. Crafts, games, live animals and field study are part of this weeklong adventure. Huntley Meadows weekly camp themes: 7/02 Week-Animal Kingdom for 11-15 yrs 7/09 Week-Insects 7/16 Week-Birds 7/23 Week-Reptiles & Amphibians 8/06 Week-Reptiles & Amphibians Download camp forms from website.

TITLE: Nature Quest (6-11 yrs)
DESCRIPTION: Explore plants and animals that put life in our park wildlife. Crafts, games, live animals and field study are part of this weeklong adventure. Huntley Meadows weekly camp themes: 7/02 Week-Animal Kingdom for 11-15 yrs 7/09 Week-Insects 7/16 Week-Birds 7/23 Week-Reptiles & Amphibians 8/06 Week-Reptiles & Amphibians Download camp forms from website.

TITLE: Nature Tots: Spring
DESCRIPTION: (1-3 yrs.) Bring your toddler to explore nature through sight, sound, smell, and touch. Programs include both indoor and outdoor activities. Adult must be able to participate with children. Topics vary with the season: Flowers in April; Birds and Nests in May; Baby Animals in June.

TITLE: Plants & Design: Hummingbird Garden
DESCRIPTION: (Adults) Attracting hummingbirds to you garden is fun and easy to do. Learn fascinating hummingbird facts and how to create a garden habitat for hummingbirds with Green Spring horticulturist Nancy Olney. Nancy has selected a few choice plants for you to take home to start your garden, along with a list of other favorite hummingbird plants.

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