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TITLE: Adapted Junior Farmer Fun (6-12 yrs)
DESCRIPTION: This program for children with disabilities and their families goes behind the scenes to help the farmers with chores such as milking the cows and collecting eggs. Tour the farm at a relaxed pace then enjoy a wagon ride. All mobility levels are accommodated. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program, siblings are welcome but they must be registered.

TITLE: Adopt a Woodland Wiggler-Winter
DESCRIPTION: (8-12 yrs.) Naturalists train participants in proper husbandry, care and feeding of three different creatures monthly 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 home. Fee covers three months of participation. An additional $20, one-time material fee is payable at the first class. Additional animals available at programs monthly. Class dates and topics are as follows: 01/25 Earthworms,02/22 Crickets, 03/22 Tent caterpillars. Contact the nature center at 703-941-1065 for upcoming animals.

TITLE: All Things Frozen Tea Party
DESCRIPTION: (4-Adult) Join the naturalist as she shares stories about animals that enjoy being chilly including penguins and polar bears plus others that just figure out a way to get through the cold. Enjoy snowman crafts. Come dressed as your favorite frozen friend. Enjoy a sit down tea with china cups, treats and crafts. Contact the nature center one week prior to event with any dietary restrictions. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.

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: Animal Feeding at the Nature Center
DESCRIPTION: (3-Adult) Its 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 Science Merit Badge
DESCRIPTION: This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the Animal Science Merit Badge.Homework and details on what to bring can be found online.

TITLE: Animal Sweethearts Dance
DESCRIPTION: (3-5 yrs) It's back, the social event of Hidden Ponds winter season! There will be dancing, refreshments, crafts and live animals to entertain.

TITLE: Animal Valentines
DESCRIPTION: (4-8 yrs.) Play musical valentines and critter sweetheart games as you learn how animals find a mate. Meet live animals, make an animal valentine craft. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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 more. 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: 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 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: Burke Lake Celebration Station (3-5 yrs)
DESCRIPTION: Join us at Celebration Station in the Ice Cream Parlor at Burke Lake Park to honor our unusual national holidays. Each celebration includes activities associated with the theme of the day. 01/24-Peanut Butter Day; 01/28-Kazoo Day; 01/29-Puzzle Day; 02/01-Serpent Day; 02/08-Kite Flying Day; 02/14-Valentine's Day; 02/26-Tell a Fairy Tale Day; 02/27-Polar Bear Day; 02/28-Tooth Fairy Day; 03/02-Read Across America Day; 03/12-Plant a Flower Day; 03/16-Panda Day; 03/30-Take a Walk in the Park Day. Adult must attend with child.

TITLE: Campfire Fridays: Winter
DESCRIPTION: (3-Adult) Come along for a night of campfire, s'mores, animals and more. Each night features a different topic and different areas of the park that we visit. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.

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: Caribbean Reef Puppet Show
DESCRIPTION: (3-y yrs.) Join an octopus, ray, shark, lobster and all their friends in this undersea adventure. After the show, play a game, sing songs of the sea and make a craft. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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