Gateway to Sully Woodlands Park - Nature
Sully Woodlands offers a great opportunity for natural and cultural resources education and although the park has not yet been developed this new partnership between nature center and RECenter allows the citizens of Fairfax County to learn about and be involved in the protection of the vast resources the Sully Woodlands represent. Programs will be offered by the Cub Run naturalist and other qualified instructors, a mix of traditional RECenter type classes and traditional nature center programs will be offered to accommodate all possible interest levels and audiences.
Programs are offered for local schools as well as special programs designed to help scouts earn wilderness and wildlife related badges. Service projects are also available.
School Field Trip Programs
As part of our nature science education efforts, we offer hands-on naturalist led programs for children in grades Pre-K to 8th that are geared to SOL's. The outdoor programs at the Cub Run RECenter, 4630 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly and the Sully Woodlands nearby, give students an opportunity to explore the natural world in the Park Authority's newest and biggest property assemblage of over 2,000 acres in western Fairfax County.
All programs have a $4/student fee. NON-FAIRFAX county schools have a $5/student fee. Chaperones now pay the student fee but there is still No Charge for teachers. Payment is due on the scheduled program date.
For Details or to Register:
Call Cub Run RECenter, 703-817-9407, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Discovering Animal Habitats
Science & Nature Scout Programs
Troops are invited to sign up for prescheduled programs advertised in Parktakes or call and schedule a time for their troop to work on their badges. Not all badges can be completed in one session. Sessions may be scheduled for after school times, or Saturdays or Sundays.
Fees are $4.00 per scout per hour of program. Programs noted with an asterisk (*) are $6.00 - $10.00, as they are 1.5 or more hour programs, and involve hands-on time with equipment. Most Brownie badges can be completed in 1 hour. Junior badges normally take 1.5 hours ($6) and IPs can take 2-4 hours. Because some of these badges are new, a 2-week lead time is needed to secure all the necessary materials. Ask about Special Council's own badges.
For Details or to Register:
Call Cub Run RECEnter, 703-817-9407, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Even More Educational Offerings
We can provide you or your school with:
Guided nature field trips of any length:
- Topics other than those mentioned above can be arranged with naturalist provided they some how relate to the natural sciences.
- We can come to you at your site a local park or the natural site of your choice.
- A place to conduct your own natural investigations with your class.
- A place for students to conduct independent research projects.
- Safe well structured service projects for school clubs.
- Activities that may be scheduled for hours other than school meeting times (after-school and weekends).
- A guest speaker for class time or events.
- Teacher training opportunities in the natural sciences. (Provided you have 6 interested teachers a class can be scheduled at your convenience.)
Access support provides opportunities for all
|Fairfax County is committed to giving all citizens equal access to recreation and leisure opportunities. In keeping with that policy and the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations are provided to individuals with disabilities in all Park Authority programs, services, and facilities. ADA accommodations include sign interpreters, alternative information formats, program modifications and inclusion support. Contact the ADA Specialist at 703-324-8563 or 703-803-3354 (TTY) for additional information.
If participation accommodations and/or alternative information formats are needed in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, please call 703-324-8563 at least 10 working days in advance of the registration deadline or event (whichever is earlier). Individuals using teletype equipment (TTY), call 703-803-3354. The Park Authority will make every attempt to provide reasonable accommodations; however, failure to request an accommodation with the specified time frame may limit our ability to complete this request.
Visit the Park Authority Leisure Services for Individuals with Disabilities (L.S.I.D.) web page for more information on accessibility programs and classes.
To register online, click the program title below. All you need is your member number (or barcode number), a valid email address and a Visa or MasterCard. Not a member yet? Sign up today! or call 703-222-4664.