Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Park is open dawn to dusk. Visitor Center: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily through February. Closed Tuesdays.

703-631-0013
TTY 711

5040 Walney Road
Chantilly, Virginia

John Shafer,
Manager

Ellanor C. Lawrence Park Events

Home Made Bird Feeders

02/17/2019 1:30 pm


(2-Adult) Bring your empty milk jugs and/or two-liter soda bottles to Ellanor C. Lawrence Park to make bird feeders. We discuss tips for feeding birds and learn to identify common birds that visit home bird feeders. The program runs from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on the 17th and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the 28th. The cost is $8 per person, and children must be…

Birds Around Us

02/17/2019 3:00 pm


(4-Adult) Examine beaks, feathers, nests and talons at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park to explore the avian world that surrounds us. Find out about bird life cycles, mi¬gration patterns and adaptations that make birds such fascinating animals. The program runs from 3 to 4 p.m. on the 17th and from 10 to 11 a.m. on the 28th. The cost is $7 per person, and children must be…

Vernal Pool Ventures Campfire

02/23/2019 4:30 pm


(4-Adult) Vernal pools are one of the most fascinating and elusive ecosystems at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Join us after-hours as we hike the trails and search for signs of new amphibian life. Learn about the life cycle and early development of local amphibians. Hike the trails at night and end the evening by roasting s’mores over a campfire. The program runs from…

Birds Around Us

02/28/2019 10:00 am


(4-Adult) Examine beaks, feathers, nests and talons at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park to explore the avian world that surrounds us. Find out about bird life cycles, mi¬gration patterns and adaptations that make birds such fascinating animals. The program runs from 3 to 4 p.m. on the 17th and from 10 to 11 a.m. on the 28th. The cost is $7 per person, and children must be…

Home Made Bird Feeders

02/28/2019 11:30 am


(2-Adult) Bring your empty milk jugs and/or two-liter soda bottles to Ellanor C. Lawrence Park to make bird feeders. We discuss tips for feeding birds and learn to identify common birds that visit home bird feeders. The program runs from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on the 17th and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the 28th. The cost is $8 per person, and children must be…

Spy Craft

03/03/2019 3:00 pm to 03/03/2019 4:00 pm


(8-Adult) Explore the lives of the men and women who passed along secrets and information in dangerous times. Try your hand at a little spy craft to take home. This program at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park runs from 3 to 4 p.m., and the cost is $8 per person. For more information, call 703-631-0013.

Homeschool Botany

03/04/2019 1:00 pm to 03/25/2019 2:30 pm


(8-15 yrs.) Delve into the wonders of our local plants with hands-on activities and nature exploration in this four-week course at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Week 1: Discover native herbaceous (non-woody) plants that are green in winter. Week 2: Learn about our native trees and how to identify them by buds, bark and fruit. Week 3: Investigate…

Wood Frogs!

03/08/2019 7:00 pm to 03/08/2019 8:30 pm


(4-Adult) Wood frogs are breeding in vernal pools. Assist in collecting and releasing frogs and recording data for our amphibian survey at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Wear waterproof boots and bring flashlights. The program from 7 to 8:30 p.m. costs $8 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. For more information, call…

Who Left That Behind? Identifying Scat

03/16/2019 1:00 pm to 03/16/2019 2:30 pm


(4-Adult) Learn park critters by the signs they leave behind. Tracks and scat are just a few of the clues left by animals in Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Join a naturalist on a hike to look for and identify these signs, and then complete a craft that helps you learn to identify different animal scat. Wear sturdy walking shoes. The program from 1…

Flying Squirrel Campfire

03/16/2019 6:00 pm to 03/16/2019 7:00 pm


(4-Adult) Enjoy an evening around the campfire at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park making s’mores and learning about the flying squirrels that live in our area. The program from 6 to 7 p.m. costs $8 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. For more information, call 703-631-0013.

Who Left That Behind? Identifying Scat

03/28/2019 1:00 pm to 03/28/2019 2:30 pm


(4-Adult) Learn park critters by the signs they leave behind. Tracks and scat are just a few of the clues left by animals in Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Join a naturalist on a hike to look for and identify these signs, and then complete a craft that helps you learn to identify different animal scat. Wear sturdy walking shoes. The program from 1…

Amphibians After Dark

03/30/2019 7:30 pm to 03/30/2019 8:30 pm


(7-Adult) Assist naturalists at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park with a calling amphibian survey. Learn how to identify frogs and toads by their calls as we explore pools and ponds. The program from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. costs $7 per person. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. For more information, call 703-631-0013.

Ellanor C. Lawrence Classes and Camps

See all the classes and camps scheduled at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park.