Join Ribbiting Explorations of Nature at Fairfax County Parks
From rocks to ribbits, there are many ways to explore nature through programs in Fairfax County parks this September.
Explore what’s under your feet with Geology at Lake Accotink. In three weekly programs, children age 6 to 12 will delve into the study of geology as participants experiment with rocks and test their hardness in this hands-on class at the park. Sessions meet from 5 to 6 p.m. on Fridays – September 15, 22 and 29. The cost is $7 per session. Lake Accotink Park is located at 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield, VA. For more information, call 703-569-3464visit Lake Accotink.
Folks intrigued by frogs and toads will want to register for the calling amphibian survey at Lake Fairfax Park on Friday, September 15. From 8 to 9 p.m., work with naturalists who will help you learn to identify frogs and toads by their calls as you explore the park’s pools and ponds. This program for participants age seven to adult costs $6 per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered for the program. Lake Fairfax Park is located at 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston, VA. For more information, call 703-471-5414 or visit Lake Fairfax Park.
What lurks in the wetlands at Huntley Meadows Park? Grab a net on Saturday, September 16 and find out in the Catch a Critter! program. Park naturalists are offering a rare opportunity to dip-net in the wetland with their guidance. Catch a wetland critter and use magnifying lenses to study the critters’ unique characteristics. This program from noon to 2 p.m. costs $10 per person. It’s designed for nature-lovers age four to adult. Huntley Meadows Park is located at 3701 Lockheed Boulevard, Alexandria, VA. For more information, call 703-768-2525 or visit Huntley Meadows Park.