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TITLE: Adapted Fishing for Fun (7-13 yrs)
DESCRIPTION: Learn fishing basics while having fun. This class helps improve fishing skills with spinning and closed faced reels while teaching safety, catch-and-release fishing, and protecting the environment. All equipment is provided.

TITLE: Adopt a Woodland Wiggler: Fall
DESCRIPTION: (8-12 yrs.) Naturalists train participants in proper husbandry, care and feeding of three different creatures over a three-month period. Each month, students receive a new animal to take home. The next month, the student returns the critter, reports on the successes and challenges, learns about a different creature and takes a new animal. Fee covers three months of participation. An additional $20 supply fee payable at first class. New animal each month: Sept. 14-Monarch Caterpillars; Oct. 5-Slugs or Snails; Nov. 9-Mealworms.

TITLE: Adventures on the Farm (6-10 yrs)
DESCRIPTION: Campers love the daily farm visits, learning about animals and their babies and exploring the dairy. Activities include hikes, crafts, games, farm demonstrations and making their own afternoon snack. Bring a morning snack, lunch and drink daily. An activity fee of $10 is due on the first day. Aug 21 has 7-hr and 10-hr options. For info, call 703-689-3104. Download camp forms from website.

TITLE: All About Bats Campfire
DESCRIPTION: (4-Adult) Several bat species flit in the Vigina sky. Look for them as we head to our campfire where you learn fun bat facts and lore plus enjoy an American Indian story of how bats got their wings. Toast marshmallows over the embers. Canceled in case of inclement weather. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program. Minimum age to attend program is 4 yrs.

TITLE: American Heritage Merit Badge
DESCRIPTION: This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the American Heritage Merit Badge. Homework and what to bring can be obtained contacting the Historic site that is hosting the badge. For programs hosted at Sully Historic Site pre-work is provided via email by the site scout coordinator.

TITLE: American Indian Stories Campfire
DESCRIPTION: (4-Adult) Enjoy a campfire as you hear traditional American Indian stories. Toast marshmallows. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program. Minimum age to attend program is 4 yrs.

TITLE: Amphians After Dark
DESCRIPTION: (7-Adult) 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.

TITLE: Amphibians After Dark
DESCRIPTION: (7-Adult) 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.

TITLE: Animal Feeding at the Nature Center
DESCRIPTION: (3-Adult) It's dinner time at the nature center and worms and insects are on the menu. Help our naturalist care for and feed the nature center's animals.

TITLE: Animal Pajama Party
DESCRIPTION: (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.

TITLE: Animal Vets (8-14 yrs)- workshop
DESCRIPTION: Spend the day with our exhibit animals. Check their health, weight and size; clean and refresh their tanks; and enjoy some fun activities and games. Bring a bag lunch, snack and drink. Wear old clothes. Download camp forms from website.

TITLE: Animals of Myth and Legend Campfire
DESCRIPTION: Owls, bats, toads and more conjure up images of being spooky. Separate fact from fiction as the naturalist shares stories and tales about misconceptions of local wildlife. Meet a toad and toast marshmallows. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program. Minimum age to attend program is 4 yrs.

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

TITLE: Art Merit Badge
DESCRIPTION: This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the Art Merit Badge. Supplies are included. Homework and what to bring can be found online.

TITLE: Astronomical Seminar & Telescope Viewing
DESCRIPTION: (9-Adult) The roll-top observatory at Turner Farm holds a classroom seminar and nighttime observing session focused on a specific astronomical topic each month. Topics include planets, comets, open clusters, double stars, stellar color spectrum, globular clusters, galaxies, nebulae and various other topics. Telescopes are used to view the objects discussed in the classroom (weather dependent). Check the Analemma site for monthly topics. www.analemmma.org

TITLE: Astronomy Campfire (4-Adult)
DESCRIPTION: (4-Adult) Enjoy a campfire and learn what ancient cultures saw in the stars. Make s'mores over the embers after hearing tales of the constellations. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.Minimum age to attend program is 4yrs.

TITLE: Astronomy for Family Fun: Moon
DESCRIPTION: (6-Adult) Learn about the moon and do fun activities and crafts that help demystify the moon and 'bring it down to earth.' Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.

TITLE: Astronomy for Family Fun: Stars
DESCRIPTION: (4-Adult) Why are constellations different around the world? Learn about the natural and cultural science of stars including fun facts about our own star and the most easily viewed constellations. Learn how you can further explore constellations as a family. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.

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

TITLE: Bats
DESCRIPTION: (7-Adult) Walk the meadows and forest edges to see bats feeding on insects. Use a bat detector to hear echolocation. Learn about our native bats and their habits. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

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