Events

Apr 17

TALKIN BOUT TURTLES--SOLD OUT

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. Then help us “race” our turtles with some live food to see who is the fastest (or rather the least slow!)

2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Community & Volunteers
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
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Apr 19
millipede, creepy crawlies, arthropod, invertebrate

Creepy Crawlies!

Spring is here, so that means all sorts of critters are active again! Join the Roving Naturalist to find all sorts of insects and other bugs crawling around at Potomac Overlook Regional Park. We are likely to find ants, beetles, centipedes, millipedes, spiders, and more! Learn more about the role each of these creepy crawlies play in the ecosystem, and imagine life on their level. Eeek! $5, ages 5+

10:00am to 11:30am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
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Apr 19
owl, barred owl, raptor, bird, profile, portrait

Owl Prowl

"Whooooo cooks for youuuu? Whoooo cooks for youuuu allllll?" No, this is not a chef looking for a job! This is the call of a Barred Owl, perhaps Northern Virginia's most frequently observed owl. Join the roving naturalist on a quest to find these feathered friends. Learn more about owl adaptations, behavior, and role in the ecosystem before we hit the trails to find them! Even if we aren't able to find owls in the wild, you'll be able to meet Smoke, our resident Eastern Screech-owl and learn about the smallest breeding owls in Northern Virginia! $8, ages 5+

8:00pm to 9:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
  • Sport, Fitness & Health
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Apr 23

THE HISSTORY OF SNAKES

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. You'll even watch our naturalist feed our snakes some tasty mice! You’ll be saying fangs for the memories after this one. 

3:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
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Apr 26

LIFE WITH WATER

Discover why water is key to life! Learn how we use water, see how a watershed works, and make a water-strider craft that we'll test down at our stream! Water you waiting for?

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

A BUG'S LIFE

Come explore the unbee-lievable lives of bugs here at Potomac Overlook! Search for our many-legged friends in this excell-ant program and learn about why they're so important.

3:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
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May 1
warbler, bird, birding, nature, wildlife

Wandering Warblers

Join the Roving Naturalist and look for migrating warblers, a family of small insect-eating birds that often display striking plumage! While some warblers stay here for the warm season to breed, most of these birds only use our forests as a pit stop between their breeding grounds further north and their wintering grounds in Central and South America. September is the peak month for fall migration, while May is the peak month for spring migration. Learn the stories of these lightning fast little beauties, and where they explore when they're not passing through. $5, ages 10+

8:00am to 10:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
  • Sport, Fitness & Health
Event Details
May 1
owl, barred owl, raptor, bird, profile, portrait

Owl Prowl

"Whooooo cooks for youuuu? Whoooo cooks for youuuu allllll?" No, this is not a chef looking for a job! This is the call of a Barred Owl, perhaps Northern Virginia's most frequently observed owl. Join the roving naturalist on a quest to find these feathered friends. Learn more about owl adaptations, behavior, and role in the ecosystem before we hit the trails to find them! Even if we aren't able to find owls in the wild, you'll be able to meet Smoke, our resident Eastern Screech-owl and learn about the smallest breeding owls in Northern Virginia! $8, ages 5+

8:30pm to 10:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
  • Sport, Fitness & Health
Event Details
May 22
warbler, bird, birding, nature, wildlife

Wandering Warblers

Join the Roving Naturalist and look for migrating warblers, a family of small insect-eating birds that often display striking plumage! While some warblers stay here for the warm season to breed, most of these birds only use our forests as a pit stop between their breeding grounds further north and their wintering grounds in Central and South America. September is the peak month for fall migration, while May is the peak month for spring migration. Learn the stories of these lightning fast little beauties, and where they explore when they're not passing through. $5, ages 8+

8:00am to 10:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
  • Sport, Fitness & Health
Event Details