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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: 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.analemma.org

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: BGS-Wonders of Water
DESCRIPTION: Brownie Girl Scout, Help with the Journey, It's Your Planet, Love It!

TITLE: Bird Study Merit Badge
DESCRIPTION: This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the Bird Study Merit Badge.

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: Campfire Fridays: Fall
DESCRIPTION: (3-Adult) Jpin us for a campfire, s'mores, animals, and so much more! We cover a different topic and different area of the park each night.

TITLE: Camping Merit Badge
DESCRIPTION: This program satisfies many of the requirements to earn the Camping Merit Badge. Visit park website or call for additional information. Homework and details on what to bring can be found online.

TITLE: CGS-Breathe Journey
DESCRIPTION: Cadette Girl Scout, Breathe Journey

TITLE: Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge
DESCRIPTION: This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge. Homework and what to bring can be found online. For programs hosted at Sully Historic Site pre-work is provided via email by the site scout coordinator.

TITLE: Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge
DESCRIPTION: This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge. Homework and what to bring what to bring can be found online. For programs hosted at Sully Historic Site pre-work is provided via email by the site scout coordinator.

TITLE: Citizenship in the World Merit Badge
DESCRIPTION: This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the Citizenship in the World Merit Badge. Homework and what to bring can be found online. For programs hosted at Sully Historic Site pre-work is provided via email by the site scout coordinator.

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