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Preschool Nature Programs - 206121008

Young children have a natural curiosity about the world around them. Introduce your child to the joys of nature at these engaging programs led by the Nature Center's naturalists. Each program includes fun and educational activities such as short exploratory hikes, simple nature crafts and entertaining stories based around a different seasonal theme or featured animal. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver to provide supervision and assist them with activities. Click the info buttons below for details on each program. For registration assistance, contact [email protected] or 703-476-9689 ext. 3.
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Add To Waitlist 206121008-06 Marvelous Mud 06/29/2024 -06/29/2024 10:30 am -11:30 am Sa Walker Nature Center 3-5 $7.00/$9.00 Item Details Waitlist

All Ages Outdoor Explorations - 206201007

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Unavailable 206201007-04 Birding Shenandoah National Park 06/04/2024 -06/04/2024 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Tu Walker Nature Center 18-101 $55.00/$70.00 Item Details Unavailable
Add To Selection List 206201007-05 Migrants on the Chesapeake Bay 09/17/2024 -09/17/2024 7:00 am - 4:00 pm Tu Walker Nature Center 18-101 $50.00/$65.00 Item Details Available

Adult Nature Workshops - 206201012

Adults are invited to participate in these hands-on DIY activities. Enjoy having one of our leaders guide you through a take home project for your yard or home. All materials and tools are provided, unless otherwise indicated. Click the Item Details buttons below for activity details. For registration assistance, contact [email protected] or 703-476-9689 ext. 3.
USE LINK IN DESCRIPTION BELOW TO REGISTER.

Make your own 52 gallon rain barrel from a recycled pickle barrel. (Limit 2 per household) Rain barrels collect water from the roof and store it for use later. Please click here to register on the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District website.
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Unavailable 206201012-01 Rain Barrel Workshop 05/11/2024 -05/11/2024 10:30 am -12:30 pm Sa Walker Nature Center Adults $0.00/$0.00 Item Details Unavailable

Campfire Programs - 306011003

Bring the whole family for an evening of good old fashioned fun. Relax by the flickering flames, smell the woodsmoke, and enjoy a fireside program led by a naturalist from the Walker Nature Center. There is no better place to feel the warmth of camaraderie. All are friends who gather around a campfire. S'mores or other campfire treats provided. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Meet at the fire ring located on Soapstone Drive between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road. Park along the road near the crosswalk and bring a flashlight. Click on the Item Details button below for information on each program. For registration assistance, contact [email protected] or 703-476-9689, ext. 3.
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Add To Selection List 306011003-04 Campfire Fun 07/12/2024 -07/12/2024 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm F Walker Nature Center Fire Ring All Ages $7.00/$9.00 Item Details Available
Add To Selection List 306011003-05 Smokey Bear Campfire 08/09/2024 -08/09/2024 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm F Walker Nature Center Fire Ring All Ages $7.00/$9.00 Item Details Available

All Ages Outdoor Explorations - 306011007

With more than 1,300 acres of open space-- including 800 acres of forest, four lakes and 55 miles of paths and trails, living in Reston is like living in a park. Come hike, paddle or pedal with us as we explore the abundance of green space that makes Reston a unique community for people, plants and wildlife.

Each child must be accompanied by a registered adult. Click on the info buttons below for details about each exploration. For registration assistance, contact [email protected] or 703-476-9689 ext. 3.
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Add To Selection List 306011007-02 Stream Slosh 08/11/2024 -08/11/2024 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Su Walker Nature Center All Ages $6.00/$8.00 Item Details Available
Add To Selection List 306011007-03 Lake Anne Sunset Paddle 09/19/2024 -09/19/2024 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Th Lake Anne Boat Docks Ages 10 - Adult $15.00/$20.00 Item Details Available

All Ages Nature Programs - 306011008

Families, couples and individuals are invited to join our naturalists for these programs designed for a mix of ages. Take an exploratory hike, have some outdoor fun or participate in an indoor Nature House program to learn about and celebrate the natural world around us.

Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Some age restrictions may apply. For registration assistance, email [email protected] or call 703-476-9689, ext. 3. Click Item Details button below for activity information.
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Add To Selection List 306011008-10 Fireflies at Night 07/10/2024 -07/10/2024 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm W Brown's Chapel Recreation Area Ages 5-Adults $6.00/$8.00 Item Details Available
Add To Selection List 306011008-11 Snakes of Reston 08/04/2024 -08/04/2024 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Su Walker Nature Center All Ages $6.00/$8.00 Item Details Available
Add To Selection List 306011008-12 Salamanders of Reston 09/07/2024 -09/07/2024 10:30 am -12:00 pm Sa Walker Nature Center All Ages $6.00/$8.00 Item Details Available
Add To Selection List 306011008-13 Bats of Reston 09/13/2024 -09/13/2024 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm F Walker Nature Center Ages 5-Adult $6.00/$8.00 Item Details Available

Fairy Festival - 306011306

Calling all fairies young and old! Stroll along a woodland trail decorated with fairy houses, and vote in the fairy house contest. Search for hidden fairies and colorful mushrooms. Sip tea and enjoy a story read by the Fairy Queen. Make a craft, and do some fairy house construction. Children and adults are encouraged to wear fairy costumes.

Optional Fairy House Contest: Make a homemade fairy house for chance to win a prize! Details will be sent to all who register.

Registration required for adults and children who are 18 months or older. For registration assistance, contact [email protected] or 703-476-9689 ext. 3.
Register by Wednesday, July 17. Bring an umbrella in the event of rain.
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Add To Selection List 306011306-01 Fairy Festival 07/20/2024 -07/20/2024 10:00 am -11:00 am Sa Walker Nature Center All Ages $10.00/$15.00 Item Details Available
Add To Selection List 306011306-02 Fairy Festival 07/20/2024 -07/20/2024 10:30 am -11:30 am Sa Walker Nature Center All Ages $10.00/$15.00 Item Details Available
Add To Selection List 306011306-03 Fairy Festival 07/20/2024 -07/20/2024 11:00 am -12:00 pm Sa Walker Nature Center All Ages $10.00/$15.00 Item Details Available
Add To Selection List 306011306-04 Fairy Festival 07/20/2024 -07/20/2024 11:30 am -12:30 pm Sa Walker Nature Center All Ages $10.00/$15.00 Item Details Available

Babes in the Woods- Toddler Programs - 306111001

Bring your toddler (ages 18-35 months) for a shared learning experience based on a monthly nature theme. Make crafts, sing songs, enjoy a snack and participate in activities that build a child’s motor and social skills. Programs include a short exploratory walk on stroller-friendly trails as weather permits. Adult supervision and participation in activities is required. For registration assistance, contact [email protected] or call 703-476-9689 ext. 3. Click Item Details button below to learn about the themes.
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Add To Selection List 306111001-07A Noisy Nature 07/08/2024 -07/08/2024 10:00 am -11:00 am M Pony Barn at Triple Crown 18-35 months $8.00/$10.00 Item Details Available
Add To Waitlist 306111001-07B Noisy Nature 07/09/2024 -07/09/2024 10:00 am -11:00 am Tu Pony Barn at Triple Crown 18-35 months $8.00/$10.00 Item Details Waitlist
Add To Selection List 306111001-08A Bear Necessities 08/05/2024 -08/05/2024 10:00 am -11:00 am M Pony Barn at Triple Crown 18-35 months $8.00/$10.00 Item Details Available
Add To Selection List 306111001-08B Bear Necessities 08/06/2024 -08/06/2024 10:00 am -11:00 am Tu Pony Barn at Triple Crown 18-35 months $8.00/$10.00 Item Details Available
Add To Selection List 306111001-09A Scampering Squirrels 09/09/2024 -09/09/2024 10:00 am -11:00 am M Walker Nature Center 18-35 months $8.00/$10.00 Item Details Available
Add To Selection List 306111001-09B Scampering Squirrels 09/10/2024 -09/10/2024 10:00 am -11:00 am Tu Walker Nature Center 18-35 months $8.00/$10.00 Item Details Available

Preschool Nature Programs - 306121008

Young children have a natural curiosity about the world around them. Introduce your child to the joys of nature at these engaging programs led by the Nature Center's naturalists. Each program includes fun and educational activities such as short exploratory hikes, simple nature crafts and entertaining stories based around a different seasonal theme or featured animal. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver to provide supervision and assist them with activities. Click the info buttons below for details on each program. For registration assistance, contact [email protected] or 703-476-9689 ext. 3.
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Add To Selection List 306121008-07 Knee Deep in a Creek 07/27/2024 -07/27/2024 10:30 am -12:00 pm Sa Walker Nature Center 3-5 $6.00/$8.00 Item Details Available
Add To Selection List 306121008-08 Froggy Fun 08/24/2024 -08/24/2024 10:30 am -11:30 am Sa Walker Nature Center 3-5 $7.00/$9.00 Item Details Available
Add To Selection List 306121008-09A Slugs, Bugs and Salamanders 09/14/2024 -09/14/2024 10:30 am -11:30 am Sa Walker Nature Center 3-5 $7.00/$9.00 Item Details Available
Add To Selection List 306121008-09B Slugs, Bugs and Salamanders 09/17/2024 -09/17/2024 10:00 am -11:00 am Tu Walker Nature Center 3-5 $7.00/$9.00 Item Details Available

Bird Walks - 306201002

Pre-registration is requested. Beginning and expert birders are invited to search for birds in some of Reston's most beautiful natural areas. We will visit a variety of sites. Our collaborative efforts usually produce a good variety of local birds, and we always have a great time. Co-sponsored by Audubon Society of Northern Virginia. For registration assistance, contact [email protected] or 703-476-9689 ext. 3.
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Add To Selection List 306201002-07 Bird Walk- Upper Glade Stream Valley 09/15/2024 -09/15/2024 7:30 am -10:30 am Su Walker Nature Center Fire Ring Adults $0.00/$0.00 Item Details Available

Adult Outdoor Explorations - 306201007

With more than 1,300 acres of open space-- including 800 acres of forest, four lakes and 55 miles of paths and trails, living in Reston is like living in a park. Come hike, paddle or pedal with us as we explore the abundance of green space that makes Reston a unique community for people, plants and wildlife.

Each child must be accompanied by a registered adult. Click on the info buttons below for details about each exploration. For registration assistance, contact [email protected] or 703-476-9689 ext. 3.
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Add To Selection List 306201007-01 Sunset Stand Up Paddle Board 08/22/2024 -08/22/2024 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Th Lake Audubon Pool Ages 16 - Adult $16.50/$22.00 Item Details Available

Wildlife Counts and Classes - 306201205

Adult volunteers are invited to explore Reston's natural areas and help gather information about the wildlife species that share our community. Basic training in wildlife identification and count methods is provided at the optional classes, which precede count days.

Classes and counts meet at the Walker Nature Center. On count day, participants will caravan to various locations around Reston. Beginner and expert counters are welcome. For registration assistance, contact [email protected] or 703-476-9689 ext. 3.
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Add To Selection List 306201205-03A Butterfly Class 07/02/2024 -07/02/2024 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Tu Walker Nature Center Adults $0.00/$0.00 Item Details Available
Add To Selection List 306201205-03B Butterfly Count 07/06/2024 -07/06/2024 9:45 am - 1:00 pm Sa Walker Nature Center Adults $0.00/$0.00 Item Details Available
Add To Selection List 306201205-04A Dragonfly Class 08/01/2024 -08/01/2024 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Th Walker Nature Center Adults $0.00/$0.00 Item Details Available
Add To Selection List 306201205-04B Dragonfly Count 08/03/2024 -08/03/2024 9:45 am - 1:00 pm Sa Walker Nature Center Adults $0.00/$0.00 Item Details Available