Events

Feb 21

Homeschool at the Park

Join us at Potomac Overlook for a class offered just for Homeschoolers! Accompany our naturalist as we explore the park, learn about animals, do hands on activities and more! 

1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Feb 23

Night Hike and Campfire - Nocturnal Animals

Join our Naturalist after the sun goes down and the full moon goes up as we explore our park and learn about nocturnal wildlife.  Learn what makes these creatures so adapted to night-life and meet a few of them up close! Reservations required.  

6:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Feb 28

Potomac Rangers

Join us for a new program that shows you what it is like to be a naturalist at our park; learn about the animals we have at the center and how to interpret them, feed them, and more in this program that is great for prospective volunteers or future naturalists! 

4:00pm to 5:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Community & Volunteers
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Mar 3

Nature Hike - Changing Seasons

Learn about our native animals and how they adapt to the changing of the season! Join our naturalist as they lead you round the park.

1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Mar 8

Prehistoric Park Rangers

Love dinos? Fascinated by the creatures of the past? We have the program for you! Join us as we dive into the world of yesterday!

5:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Mar 9

Tree ID Hike

Leaf your cares behind and come on down to this Poplar program! Learn how to identify our native trees, how they grow, what external threats they face, and more

9:00am to 10:30am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Mar 21

Homeschool at the Park

Join us at Potomac Overlook for a class offered just for Homeschoolers! Accompany our naturalist as we explore the park, learn about animals, and do hands on activities.

1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Mar 22

Prehistoric Park Rangers

Love dinos? Fascinated by the creatures of the past? We have the program for you! Join us as we dive into the world of yesterday!

5:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Mar 23

Animal Feeding - Tree Frogs

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

1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Mar 31

Agents of Discovery

Come and play Agents of Discovery, a fun and educational mobile based app that takes you across our park as you complete challenges and learn about animals and nature!

2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Apr 1

Junior Naturalist Day Camp

Join us for this special one day of camp and join the staff on an exploration of the park and nature center through the Spring!

9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Apr 4

Homeschool at the Park

Join us at Potomac Overlook for a class offered just for Homeschoolers! Accompany our naturalist as we explore the park, learn about animals, and do hands on activities.

1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Apr 5

Prehistoric Park Rangers

Love dinos? Fascinated by the creatures of the past? We have the program for you! Join us as we dive into the world of yesterday!

5:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Apr 10

Wednesday Wonders

Are you ready to experience the natural world with your little one? Here’s your chance at Potomac Overlook!

10:15am to 11:00am
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Apr 13

Tree ID Hike

Leaf your cares behind and come on down to this Poplar program! Learn how to identify our native trees, how they grow, what external threats they face, and more.

9:00am to 10:30am
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Apr 13

Animal Feeding - Raptors

Soar on down to this program about our local avian predators! Learn about our native birds of prey and the amazing adaptations they use to hunt.

1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Apr 16

Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny is coming to Potomac Overlook! Bring your basket and begin your intrepid search for eggs at the park.

11:00am to 12:30pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Community & Volunteers
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Apr 17

Wednesday Wonders

Are you ready to experience the natural world with your little one? Here’s your chance at Potomac Overlook!

10:15am to 11:00am
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Apr 18

Homeschool at the Park

Join us at Potomac Overlook for a class offered just for Homeschoolers! Accompany our naturalist as we explore the park, learn about animals, and do hands on activities.

1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Apr 20

Earth Day Clean Up

Celebrate earth day this year by helping park staff for our big spring clean-up event! Help us remove invasive plants, clean up trails and much more!

10:00am to 1:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Community & Volunteers
  • Free
  • Nature
Event Details
Apr 24

Wednesday Wonders

Are you ready to experience the natural world with your little one? Here’s your chance at Potomac Overlook!

10:15am to 11:00am
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Apr 28

Agents of Discovery

Come and play Agents of Discovery, a fun and educational mobile based app that takes you across our park as you complete challenges and learn about animals and nature!

2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Free
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
May 1

Wednesday Wonders

Are you ready to experience the natural world with your little one? Here’s your chance at Potomac Overlook!

10:15am to 11:00am
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
May 2

Homeschool at the Park

Join us at Potomac Overlook for a class offered just for Homeschoolers! Accompany our naturalist as we explore the park, learn about animals, and do hands on activities.

1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
May 4

May Day

Get outside and join us for this wonderful springtime tradition!  Our May Day is full of fun activities and exhibits for all ages!  

10:00am to 3:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Festival
  • Free
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
  • Nature
Event Details
May 11

Tree ID Hike

Leaf your cares behind and come on down to this Poplar program! Learn how to identify our native trees, how they grow, what external threats they face, and more!

9:00am to 10:30am
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
May 18

Animal Feeding - Snakes

Come and get an up close look at our amazing snakes as we feed them mice! You’re bound to go hiss-terical at this program!

1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
May 25

Night Hike and Campfire - Nocturnal Animals

Join our Naturalist after the sun goes down as we explore our park and learn about nocturnal wildlife!

7:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
May 26

Agents of Discovery

Come and play Agents of Discovery, a fun and educational mobile based app that takes you across our park as you complete challenges and learn about animals and nature!

2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Free
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jun 24 to Jun 28

Nocturnal Naturalist Sr. Camp: June 24th - June 28th

Nocturnal Naturalists will participate in a variety of activities including nocturnal animal study, camera trapping, astronomy, live animal presentations, stream surveys, campfire snacks, and more! 

6:30pm to 10:00pm
  • Camps
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature Nuts
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
Jul 8 to Jul 12

Junior Naturalist Half Day Camp 1: July 8 - July 12

Junior Naturalists will participate in a variety of activities including outdoor games, arts and crafts, stream exploration, nature hikes, live animal presentations, bug hunts, and more! 

9:00am to 1:00pm
  • Camps
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jul 15 to Jul 19

Nocturnal Naturalist Jr. Camp: July 15 - July 19

Nocturnal Naturalists will participate in a variety of activities including nocturnal animal study, camera trapping, astronomy, live animal presentations, stream surveys, campfire snacks, and more!

6:30pm to 10:00pm
  • Camps
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Aug 12 to Aug 16

Explorers Half Day Camp: August 12- August 16

Explorers will participate in a variety of activities including outdoor games, arts and crafts, nature hikes, live animal presentations, bug hunts, and two field trips to other nearby sites!

9:00am to 1:00pm
  • Camps
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details