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Events

Apr 28
potomac overlook moonlight hike

Full Moon Hike

Celebrate the April Pink Moon at Potomac Overlook Regional Park!  Join our staff for a hike on the trails after dark.  Learn what wildlife is lurking in the woods in the early spring!

7:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
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May 19

Animal Feeding 101- Treefrogs

Stick around for our monthly animal feeding program.  Learn the amazing adaptations that our Green and Gray Treefrog use to hunt and catch food.

1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
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Jun 2

Animal Feeding- Frogs and Toads

Join our naturalist as we feed our jumpy amphibian friends.  Learn the differences between frogs and toads and help us care for and feed our resident croakers.

1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
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Jun 9
Tree Hike

Summer Tree ID Hike – Identification Tips

Leaf your cares behind and come on down to this Poplar summer program! Learn how to identify our native trees, how they grow, what external threats they face, and more in this class that will have you pining for more dendro knowledge. 

9:00am to 10:00am
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jun 9
garden demonstration

Gardener’s In!

Join a Master Gardener for a summer tour of our Demonstration Organic Garden while learning about pollinators, composting, gardening tips and more. 

10:00am to 11:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Community & Volunteers
  • Free
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jun 9
Concert

Second Saturday Concert: Chris Urquiga

Join us on the second Saturday of every month of summer for an evening of family fun! Bring a picnic and enjoy the soothing music of singer-songwriter and pianist Chris Urquiga on the park lawn. 

7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Community & Volunteers
  • Festival
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Jun 17

Summer Sundays Series

Take a break from the doldrums of summer and come explore with us! Learn about our animals, make crafts, play games and more! 

2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
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Jun 23
hikers at night in the forest

Night Hike and Campfire – Nocturnal Wildlife

Join our Naturalist after the sun goes down as we explore our park, learn about nocturnal wildlife, see the stars and more in this night-time adventure.

7:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
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Jun 25 to Jun 29

Nocturnal Naturalist Camp

Nocturnal Naturalist's will participate in a variety of activities including nocturnal animal study, camera trapping, astronomy, live animal presentations, stream surveys, campfire snacks, and an evening field trip to another park. We invite you to join us for an end of camp potluck/party that will take place on the last day of camp at 9:00 pm.

6:30pm to 10:00pm
  • Camps
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
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Jul 7

Animal Feeding- Raptors

Take flight with this program about our local birds of prey, including our Red tailed Hawk, Barred Owl, and Great Horned Owl.  Learn how our Naturalist safely feeds our birds and how these amazing animals hunt and survive in the wild.

1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jul 14
Tree Hike

Summer Tree ID Hike – Site Characteristics and Growth Habits

Leaf your cares behind and come on down to this Poplar summer program! Learn how to identify our native trees, how they grow, what external threats they face, and more in this class that will have you pining for more dendro knowledge.  

9:00am to 10:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jul 14
garden demonstration

Gardener’s In!

Join a Master Gardener for a summer tour of our Demonstration Organic Garden while learning about pollinators, composting, gardening tips and more. 

10:00am to 11:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Community & Volunteers
  • Free
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jul 14
Concert

Second Saturday Concert: Two Blue

Join us on the second Saturday of every month of summer for an evening of family fun!  Listen to the Chicago-style blues of Two Blue as they serenade you with guitar, sax, harmonica and more! 

7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Community & Volunteers
  • Festival
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Jul 15

Summer Sundays Series

Take a break from the doldrums of summer and come explore with us! Learn about our animals, make crafts, play games and more!

2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jul 23 to Jul 27

Nocturnal Naturalist Camp JR

Nocturnal Naturalist's will participate in a variety of activities including nocturnal animal study, camera trapping, astronomy, live animal presentations, stream surveys, campfire snacks, and more! We invite you to join us for an end of camp potluck/party that will take place on the last day of camp at 9:00pm.  This camp session is for campers ages 8-10.

6:30pm to 10:00pm
  • Camps
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
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Jul 28

It’s Your Watershed!

Learn about the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, its importance, and how we impact it in this meaningful watershed educational experience.  Participate in activities such as stream netting for macro invertebrates, a live animal talk with aquatic wildlife, and get hands-on with our augmented reality watershed exhibit!

10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Community & Volunteers
  • History & Educational
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
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Jul 28
hikers at night in the forest

Night Hike and Campfire - Astronomy

Join our Naturalist after the sun goes down as we explore our park, learn about nocturnal wildlife, see the stars and more in this night-time adventure.  Program concludes with a campfire and s’mores. 

7:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Aug 4

Animal Feeding- Water Turtles

Learn what makes some turtles better adapted for life in water than land and how to identify them in the wild.  Care for our resident Musk and Painted turtles with our Naturalist and learn what these reptiles like to eat. 

1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
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Aug 11
Tree Hike

Summer Tree ID Hike – Insects and Disease

Leaf your cares behind and come on down to this Poplar summer program! Learn how to identify our native trees, how they grow, what external threats they face, and more in this class that will have you pining for more dendro knowledge. 

9:00am to 10:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Aug 11
garden demonstration

Gardener’s In!

Join a Master Gardener for a summer tour of our Demonstration Organic Garden while learning about pollinators, composting, gardening tips and more. 

10:00am to 11:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Community & Volunteers
  • Free
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Aug 11
Concert

Second Saturday Concert: Houk Robinson Duo

Join us on the second Saturday of every month of summer for an evening of family fun! Bring a picnic to the park lawn and enjoy the vintage acoustic rock of Houk Robinson Duo as they play some of your favorite classics.

7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Community & Volunteers
  • Festival
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details
Aug 19

Summer Sundays Series

Take a break from the doldrums of summer and come explore with us! Learn about our animals, make crafts, play games and more!

2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Aug 25
hikers at night in the forest

Night Hike and Campfire - Native Americans

Join our Naturalist after the sun goes down as we explore our park, learn about nocturnal wildlife, see the stars and more in this night-time adventure.

7:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Sep 8
Collective

Second Saturday Concert: Collective a'Chord

Join us on the second Saturday of every month of summer for an evening of family fun! Enjoy cover band Collective a'Chord with music ranging from rock, pop, and soul to smooth blues and even jazz!

6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Community & Volunteers
  • Festival
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
Event Details