Events

Aug 8

POKÉMONATURE CONNECTIONS

Come explore the world of Pokémon at Potomac Overlook Regional Park for August's community day! Learn about (and meet!) some real animals and plants that inspired some of Pokémon's little pocket monsters. Then, we will venture out as a group to hit the trails and seek the elusive shiny Magikarp! Ages 8+

11:00am to 2:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
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Aug 12

BIRDS THE WORD

NOTE: THIS PROGRAM HAS 3 SESSIONS STARTING AT 10AM, 12:30PM AND 3PM

Have you heard about the birds? Learn about our local avian species, and how we can help protect birds and their biodiversity. Check out our nature center’s bird feeder and learn how to make your own! We’ll hike out into the park and play a game of “bird bingo” while identifying the species we see. Participants will even get their own pair of small folding binoculars! 

10:00am to 4:30pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
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Aug 14

POTOMAC POLLINATORS

NOTE: THIS PROGRAM HAS 3 SESSIONS STARTING AT 10AM, 12:30PM AND 3PM

Learn all about our local pollinators in a program that will have you buzzing with excitement! Observe some of our native pollinators and learn what makes them so important. Get to see our observation bee hive and explore our gardens, and even plant some native seeds to help our butterflies. We’ll end the day by making our very own pollinator houses! 

10:00am to 4:30pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Aug 19

SURVIVAL SKILLS

NOTE: THIS PROGRAM HAS 3 SESSIONS STARTING AT 10AM, 12:30PM AND 3PM

Calling all young survivalists in the making! Join us for a class all about primitive skills needed to survive and thrive in the wild. Explore sensory awareness, search for hidden “critters” with a camouflage game, and learn how to track. Discover how to make a fire with a bow drill, and even create your very own plaster track cast to bring home with you! 

10:00am to 4:30pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
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Aug 20

THE HISSTORY OF SNAKES

NOTE: THIS PROGRAM HAS 3 SESSIONS STARTING AT 10AM, 12:30PM AND 3PM

Slither on down to a program all about our local serpents! Learn about the natural history of our snakes, why they’re so important (and often misunderstood) and what makes them such incredible animals. Watch our naturalist feed our snakes mice and then finish the program by making a snake craft! You’ll be saying fangs for the memories after this one.

10:00am to 4:30pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
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Aug 23

LEARN TO LETTERBOX

Letterboxing is a family friendly scavenger hunt style adventure that takes you to interesting locations all over the world solving clues and searching for hidden treasures. Participants will learn where to find the clues, how to decipher them and receive hints on what to look for. Then off on an adventure around the park to find the boxes hidden here. Participants will also get a chance to carve their own personal stamp and receive an introductory logbook.

10:00am to 11:30am
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
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Aug 26

ROCK THE PARK

NOTE: THIS PROGRAM HAS 3 SESSIONS STARTING AT 10AM, 12:30PM AND 3PM

See just why our park rocks in a class that combines crafts and geology! Hike on down to the stream with our naturalist and learn about geologic processes and our local rocks and minerals. Find your own rock, and paint it whatever fabulous design you would like! Then head back out into the park to look for the painted rocks that our staff have hidden! You’ll be going stone cold crazy for this program.

10:00am to 4:30pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
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Aug 28

TALKIN BOUT TURTLES

NOTE: THIS PROGRAM HAS 3 SESSIONS STARTING AT 10AM, 12:30PM AND 3PM

Come out of your shell and join us for a turtley awesome program! Meet some of our resident turtles and learn about their adaptations, habitat, and what sets them apart from each other. Make your very own turtle craft, and then help us “race” our turtles with some live food to see who is the fastest (or rather the least slow!)

10:00am to 4:30pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details