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Washington is Burning Van Tour Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Includes van transportation. When the British Army burned the District of Columbia in 1814, Ellanor C. Lawrence Park's own Lewis Machen saved many documents from the Senate. Learn more about the War of 1812's repercussions and consequences in the capital city. Tour the elegant Octagon House where James Madison lived after the White House was burned, then drive out to Maryland to finish our day at the Battle of Bladensburg Visitor Center. Bring a bag lunch. Trip departs Ellanor C. Lawrence Park at 9am and returns at 5pm.
Start Time/Day:  9am Tue
Start Date: 12/12/2017
Nature Tots: Fall Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(1-3 yrs.) Bring your toddler to explore nature through sight, sound, smell and touch. Programs include indoor and outdoor activities. Adult must be able to participate with children. Topics vary with the seasons. Fall topics: Migration in Sept; Fall Colors in Oct; Time to Sleep in Nov; and Five Senses in Dec.
Start Time/Day:  9:45am Wed
Start Date: 12/13/2017
Nature Tots: Fall Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(1-3 yrs.) Bring your toddler to explore nature through sight, sound, smell and touch. Programs include indoor and outdoor activities. Adult must be able to participate with children. Topics vary with the seasons. Fall topics: Migration in Sept; Fall Colors in Oct; Time to Sleep in Nov; and Five Senses in Dec.
Start Time/Day:  11am Wed
Start Date: 12/13/2017
Build Your Own Time Capsule Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(6-Adult) In 1875 when renovating Walney after a fire, the Machen family placed a time capsule into the walls. In 1990 when expanding the visitor center at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, workers discovered the capsule and got a glimpse into life in the 1880s. Participate in a lively discussion about time capsules and add to the park's historical record by creating objects for our time capsule. Inscribe your name in tin, create your own stamps and design your own money.
Start Time/Day:  1pm Sun
Start Date: 12/17/2017
Kids Korner- Fall Click to Register with Parktakes Online
(3-5 yrs.) Preschool children explore nature or history once a month, accompanied by an adult. An outdoor activity and craft included. Fall topics: Monarch Butterflies in Sept; Squirrels in Oct; Woolly Bear Caterpillars in Nov; Butter in Dec.
Start Time/Day:  10am Wed
Start Date: 12/20/2017
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