Saturday, January 11

Kids' Korner: WinterClick to Register with Parktakes Online
Children ages four to five explore hibernation accompanied by an adult at E.C. Lawrence Park. An outdoor activity and craft is included in the $5 fee. This one-hour program is offered at 1 p.m. on 1/9 and 10 a.m. on 1/11. Register online. For information, call 703-631-0013.

School Gardens SymposiumClick to Register with Parktakes Online
Educators, volunteers, and teachers: Let's talk school gardens. Learn activities to meet SOL standards and gain school garden management ideas, resources, and networks at Green Spring Gardens from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch is included in the $65 fee. Call for a vegetarian meal. Register online. For information, call 703-642-5173.

Geology LectureClick to Register with Parktakes Online
Hunter House in Nottoway Park, This exciting Master Naturalist lecture offered by experts from the Fairfax County Park Authority from 10 a.m. to noon at Hunter House in Nottoway Park will give you a deeper look into geology. Participants must be at least 16 years old. The cost is $15. Register online. For information, call 703-324-8513.

Artisanal Teas from Nepal
This is a unique opportunity to experience exotic Nepali teas and learn how terroir plays a vital role in the finished cup. Tea infused treats and a take-home tea sampler are included in this two-hour program at Colvin Run Mill Historic Site presented by Certified Tea Specialist and Chef Laurie Bell of Great Falls Tea Garden. The program starts at 1 p.m. and the cost is $30. Register online. For information, call 703-759-2771.

Birds of PreyClick to Register with Parktakes Online
Visit local ‘hot spots' in search of wintering and resident hawks and owls. Bring binoculars and a bag lunch to eat on the go. Dress for the weather. This program will be canceled if road conditions are hazardous. The van departs from Ellanor C. Lawrence Park's Walney Visitor Center at 10 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m. The cost is $32 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-631-0013.

Sketches in Nature (9-13 yrs)Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Drawing can be an important part of keeping a nature journal. Kids age 9 to 13 join a park naturalist in the outdoor classroom at Huntley Meadows Park from 1:30 to 3 p.m. to learn tips and techniques for adding sketches to your observations. The cost is $6 per child. Register online. For information, call 703-768-2525.

Sketches in Nature (15-Adult)Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Drawing can be an important part of keeping a nature journal. Join a park naturalist in the outdoor classroom at Huntley Meadows Park from 10:30 a.m. to noon to learn tips and techniques for adding sketches to your observations. Participants must be at least age 15. The cost is $6 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-768-2525.

Winter Birds of the CoastClick to Register with Parktakes Online
Winter waterfowl, shorebirds, and raptors highlight this journey to the Maryland and Delaware shore. Dress for weather. Bring binoculars and a bag lunch. Depart from Riverbend Park's visitor center at 8 a.m. and return at 7p.m. The cost is $40. Register online. For information, call 703-759-9018.

 

 

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