Events

Dec 14

Christmas Bird Count

Join us at Potomac Overlook as we sample our park for our local avian species! Bring your binoculars, field guides and dress warm! FREE to participants.

8:00am to 11:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Dec 14

Tree ID Hike

Leaf your cares behind and come on down to this Poplar program! Learn how to identify our native trees in the winter, how they grow, what external threats they face, and more. This class will have you pining for more dendro knowledge! Don’t stay rooted to the spot, come branch out and explore with us!

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

Pokémonature Connections

Come explore the world of Pokémon at Potomac Overlook Regional Park for December's community day! Learn about (and meet!) some real animals and plants that inspired some of Pokémon's little pocket monsters.

1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
  • Roving Naturalists
Event Details
Dec 15

Pancakes with Santa

Come visit Santa during his only visit to Potomac Overlook this year! Take photos and make family memories, and join our Pancake Extravaganza in the auditorium after you snap a pic with Santa! 

10:00am to 2:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
Event Details
Dec 20

Winter Survival Series

Are you a survivalist? Got what it takes to survive in the cold, harsh winter months? Join our naturalist as we learn about edible and poisonous plants and animals, how to track, build shelters and more!

4:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Dec 22

Search For Santa!

Santa’s sleigh broke down and now he’s lost somewhere in our park, and the sun is setting fast! Help Santa find his way back to the nature center so he can get back to the North Pole in time for the holidays!

4:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Kids & Family
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Dec 29

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, nature and more!

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

New Year’s Resolution Hike

What are your resolutions for the New Year? Do they involve exercise? Being outside more? Visiting your local parks more often? We got you covered. Come on over and usher in 2020 as we hike the trails and enjoy all the New Year has to offer!

9:00am to 10:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jan 5

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 examining changes in plants, animals and the environment as winter begins to arrive.

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

Wednesday Wonders

Are you ready to experience the natural world with your little one?  Here’s your chance at Potomac Overlook!  Join us as our early childhood journeys continue into the Winter of 2019. 

10:15am to 11:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jan 9

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
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jan 11

Birds in Winter

Come see what our avian friends are doing this season! Join our naturalists as they show you what birds are currently around and explore the park for native birds with our binoculars!

8:00am to 9:30am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jan 11

Tree ID Hike

Leaf your cares behind and come on down to this Poplar program! Learn how to identify our native trees in the winter, how they grow, what external threats they face, and more in this class that will have you pining for more dendro knowledge. Don’t stay rooted to the spot, come branch out and explore with us!

9:00am to 10:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jan 12

Trivia Night at the Nature Center

Have plenty of knowledge about animals, the environment, and more, but don’t know where to use it? Join us for a Potomac Overlook trivia night and enjoy light refreshments and snacks as we quiz you and your team / family about anything nature related! Who will win?

6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jan 15

Wednesday Wonders

Are you ready to experience the natural world with your little one?  Here’s your chance at Potomac Overlook!  Join us as our early childhood journeys continue into the Winter of 2019. 

10:15am to 11:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jan 18

Night Hike and Campfire - Nocturnal Animals

Join our Naturalist after the sun goes down and the 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! 

6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jan 22

Wednesday Wonders

Are you ready to experience the natural world with your little one?  Here’s your chance at Potomac Overlook!  Join us as our early childhood journeys continue into the Winter of 2019. 

10:15am to 11:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jan 23

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
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jan 25

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. Be sure to hop on down to this toad-ally cool program!

1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jan 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, nature and more!

2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jan 29

Wednesday Wonders

Are you ready to experience the natural world with your little one?  Here’s your chance at Potomac Overlook!  Join us as our early childhood journeys continue into the Winter of 2019. 

10:15am to 11:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Jan 31

Junior Naturalist Day Camp

Are you a junior naturalist camper who has always asked “what do Naturalists do in the winter?” NOW you can find out! Sign up for this special one day of camp and join the staff on an exploration of the park and nature center through the winter.

9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Feb 2

Recycling Do’s and Don’ts!

We all know recycling is important, but do you know why? Are you curious about where your recycling goes and how its processed? Are you positive you know what is and isn’t recyclable depending on where you live? Come out to this brand new program that will leave you feeling like a recycling pro!

3:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Feb 5

Wednesday Wonders

Are you ready to experience the natural world with your little one?  Here’s your chance at Potomac Overlook!  Join us as our early childhood journeys continue into the Winter of 2019. 

10:15am to 11:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Feb 6

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
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Feb 8

Tree ID Hike

Leaf your cares behind and come on down to this Poplar program! Learn how to identify our native trees in the winter, how they grow, what external threats they face, and more in this class that will have you pining for more dendro knowledge. Don’t stay rooted to the spot, come branch out and explore with us!

9:00am to 10:00am
  • Community & Volunteers
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Feb 12

Wednesday Wonders Valentine’s Day Special

Valentine’s Day isn’t just a day for people…our animals need love too! Join us for a special Wednesday Wonders offering as we celebrate our animals at the nature center, write them Valentine’s Day cards, make crafts, and more!

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

Owl Love Feeding

Love is in the air…and literally, for these beautiful birds of prey! Join us as we discuss the mating habits of these animals during their breeding season and get a picture with our resident barred owl!

1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Feb 20

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
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Feb 22

Animal Feeding: Cutest Critters

Come help our naturalist feed some of the most adorable animals our nature center houses! Box Turtles, Tree Frogs and our Eastern Screech Owl aren’t just lovable; they’re hungry and ready for dinner!

1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Feb 22

Night Hike and Campfire: Native Americans

Join our Naturalist after the sun goes down as we learn about the native people that called this park home long ago, how we know that they loved here, how they survived, and more.  Program concludes with a campfire and smores. 

6:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
Event Details
Feb 23

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, nature and more!

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