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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: 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 an adult registered in the program.

TITLE: Birding on the Boat (8-Adult)
DESCRIPTION: Enjoy a naturalist led bird program aboard a tour boat. This voyage gives you a closer look at some of the birds and animals that call the Burke Lake home. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. Children age 12 and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult.

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 Around Us
DESCRIPTION: (2-Adult) Meet at Cabell's Mill. Beaks, feathers, nests and talons are examined to explore the avian world that surrounds us. Find out about bird life cycles, migration patterns and adaptations that make birds such fascinating animals. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.

TITLE: Birds of Prey
DESCRIPTION: Seeing a bird of prey in the wild is exhilarating. Raptor bander John Shafer guides you to hot spots in search of wintering and resident hawks and owls. The trip begins with a multimedia presentation to review the fine points of identifying and aging raptors drawn from his experiences banding hawks and eagles. Bring binoculars. Well stop for a meal or bring a bag lunch to eat on the go. Dress for the weather. Youth under age 16 must be accompanied by a registered adult. Tour departs at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park visitor center at 10 am and returns at 6 pm.

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: Blackwater Wildlife Refuge
DESCRIPTION: Join naturalist Michael Gregory on a search for birds and other animals of the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge on the Delmarva Peninsula. The refuge is located on an important migration route for birds, different populations of waterfowl, hawks and eagles may be seen at different times of the year. Other animals may be spied as well, including the endangered fox squirrel. Bring binoculars and a bag lunch. Dress for the weather. Van departs from Packard Center, Annandale District Park at 7am and returns at 5pm. Inclement weather date Sunday, February 5, 2018.

TITLE: Festival of Owls
DESCRIPTION: (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.

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: Homemade Bird Feeders
DESCRIPTION: (2-Adult) Bring your empty milk jugs and/or two liter soda bottles to make bird feeders. We discuss tips for feeding birds and learn to identify common birds that visit home bird feeders. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.

TITLE: Kids Korner- Winter
DESCRIPTION: (3-6 yrs.) Preschool children explore nature or history once a month accompanied by an adult. An outdoor activity and craft included. Winter topics are Snow in Jan., Birds in Feb., and Apples in Mar.

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 Prowl
DESCRIPTION: (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.

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 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 Sounds- Music Lovers Camp(6-10yr)
DESCRIPTION: Enjoy creating the sounds of summer such as birds, frogs, insects, whales and nocturnal animals. Make instruments and learn to play the music of nature. Form a dawn chorus and an evening symphony as you learn about how critters communicate. 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.

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