Events

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 16

iNaturalist Workshop

Did you know there is a social networking app just for identifying and cataloguing wildlife while sharing your findings with others? It's called iNaturalist, and it's revolutionizing citizen science! Learn why and how to use this cool service on your own at this workshop before we head out into the field and identify anything we can find.

1:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Roving Naturalists
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
Mar 1

Learn to Letterbox

Join us for our park’s first ever Letterboxing program! Letterboxing combines artistic ability with "treasure-hunts" in parks, forests, and cities around the world. Participants will explore our park and also get a chance to carve their own personal stamp and receive an introductory logbook!

10:30am to 12:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Mar 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 Spring, 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
Mar 14

Frog Frenzy!

Spring has sprung, and that means our pond has become hopping mad with amphibians! Come check out the frogs and toads we have at the nature center, as well as our frog pond and the wild amphibians that are beginning to emerge and breed. It really is a sight to behold!

1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Mar 15

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 Spring begins to arrive.

1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Mar 19

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
Mar 21

Animal Feeding - Snakes

Slither on down to this class and get an up close look at our amazing snakes as we feed them mice! Learn how snakes eat and what makes them such important parts of any ecosystem.

1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Mar 28

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
Mar 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
Apr 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, do hands on activities and more!

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

Learn to Letterbox

Join us for our park’s first ever Letterboxing program! Letterboxing combines artistic ability with "treasure-hunts" in parks, forests, and cities around the world. Participants will explore our park and also get a chance to carve their own personal stamp and receive an introductory logbook!

10:30am to 12:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Apr 7

Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny is coming to Potomac Overlook! Bring your basket and begin your intrepid search for eggs at the park. Additional activities include games, crafts and, of course, photos with the Easter Bunny.

11:00am to 12:30pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Community & Volunteers
  • Kids & Family
Event Details
Apr 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 Spring, 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
Apr 16

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
Apr 18

Earth Day Cleanup

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
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
Event Details
Apr 19

Buggin' Out!

Are you someone who doesn’t mind things that creep and crawl? Want to learn where to find them? Accompany our naturalist around the park as we look under leaves, turn over rocks and logs, search on trees and more for all kinds of insects that live in our park!

2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Apr 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 Spring of 2020.

10:15am to 11:00am
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Apr 25

Animal Feeding – Woodland Critters

Join us at the nature center as we feed our animals that call the woods their home! Learn how these animals find food, adapt to their environment and thrive in our park habitat. You wood be silly to miss this program!

1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Apr 26

Reptile Rally

Love reptiles (and amphibians!) but want to know where to find them? Or are you already a Herping pro and want to sample the species in our park? Come on out for this new class where we will discuss what habitats these creatures can be found, how to search for them, and compile data on what we see.

9:00am to 11:00am
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Apr 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
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Apr 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 Spring of 2020.

10:15am to 11:00am
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
Apr 30

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
May 2

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! The event will include a live music performance, entertainment, community exhibits, games, and much more!

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

May the Fourth Be With You: Letterboxing Event

Novice and professional Letterboxers alike, welcome to the second annual Star Wars Letterboxing event celebrating May 4th (a day early) at Potomac Overlook Regional Park! Meet us at the nature center to receive your set of clues and head out to explore our park for Star Wars themed stamps!

10:30am to 2:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Free
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
May 6

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 Spring of 2020.

10:15am to 11:00am
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
May 9

Birds in Spring

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
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
May 9

Tree ID Hike

Leaf your cares behind and come on down to this Poplar program! Learn how to identify our native trees in the Spring, 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
May 13

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 Spring of 2020.

10:15am to 11:00am
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
May 16

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. Watch our naturalist feed our live birds in an experience you won’t forget!

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

What's the Buzz on Bees?

Why should we care about our fuzzy bumbling friends? Come learn about bees and pollinators at our nature center! See live bees up close (and safely!) and explore our gardens as we look for some of these helpful critters.

2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Community & Volunteers
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
May 23

Night Hike and Campfire - Nocturnal Animals

Join our Naturalist after the sun goes down 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!

7:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Kids & Family
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
May 25

Junior Naturalist Day Camp

Are you a junior naturalist camper who has always asked “What do Naturalists do in the spring?”  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 Spring.

9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Camps
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • Nature
  • Nature Nuts
Event Details
May 29

Potomac Rangers

Join us for a 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
May 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, nature and more!

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