Saturday, March 16
Three to five-year-olds look at deer, rabbit, and raccoon tracks and look for other signs of these woodland creatures at Green Spring Gardens from 11 a.m. to noon. The cost is $5 per child. Register online. For information, call 703-642-5173.
From 2 to 3 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens, learn how to identify animals by their tracks and other clues. Explore the park for evidence of woodland animals then make a plaster cast of your favorite animal prints. Participants must be at least age five. The cost is $6 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-642-5173.
Make your paintings more creative with artist and teacher Carolyn Grosse Gawarecki as she shows you special techniques to paint rocky mountain cliffs or coastal rock cliffs. Working with interesting colors and a credit card or palette knife you can easily create the necessary rocky textures needed. Add some trees and other textural embellishment and a painting is quickly achieved. A morning demonstration is followed by an afternoon painting workshop and critique. This class is geared toward intermediate and experienced beginners. Bring a bag lunch. This six-hour class at Green Spring Gardens begins at 9:30 a.m. Participants must be at least age 13. The cost is $72 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-642-5173.
Wrap up National Girl Scout Week with a campfire, cooking hotdogs and s'mores, and singing songs at Hidden Oaks Nature Center from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Hear American Indian wildlife tales. All current and former girl scouts and their families are invited! Participants must be at least age five. The cost is $7. Register online. For information, call 703-941-1065.
Join the naturalist in calling in these amazing night gliders and look for flying squirrels at roosting boxes near the Hidden Oaks Nature Center. Learn how you can encourage flying squirrels to visit your yard. Participants must be at least age four. The cost is $6. The program on 3/9 runs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The program on 3/16 runs from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. Register online. For information, call 703-941-1065.
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