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Grab your binoculars and join a National Aquarium naturalist.

Bring your flashlight or lantern for this twilight tour, and learn how our farm animals settle down for the night. Ages 3+.

Join the Bowie Green Team at Whitemarsh Park to remove invasive English Ivy from trees. This is a Student Service Learning (SSL) hours opportunity.

Explore the sights and sounds of the forest at night under a moonlit sky. Ages 10+.

This adventure shows how a forest bursts alive with wildlife, excitement and activity. Ages 8+.

It’s the ultimate event for you and your four-footed friend! Don’t miss the fourth annual Ides of Bark at Grist Mill Park on Sunday, March 24, 2019. The Ides of Bark features games, prizes, food and fun for family members on two feet and four feet. The Fairfax County Police K-9 unit will conduct demonstrations, and you can register your dog with Fairfax County during the event. Just remember to bring proof of a rabies vaccination and $10 in cash or check. While at The Ides of Bark, you can also visit with vendors catering to all your dog’s needs. This canine celebration runs from 1 to 4 p.m. and admission is free! The event is sponsored by the office of Mount Vernon District Supervisor Dan Storck, the Fairfax County Park Foundation and the Fairfax County Park Authority. Grist Mill Park is located at 4710 Mt. Vernon Memorial Highway in Alexandria, VA. For more information, contact the Park Authority Public Information Office at 703-324-8662.      

Young scientists investigate a variety of science topics through hands-on activities. Ages 6-8

Let’s go outside and hike together to improve fitness, make new friends, and experience the great outdoors.

Learn park critters by the signs they leave behind. Join a naturalist on a hike and then complete a craft that helps you learn to identify different animal scat. Ages 4+.

Come join a Naturalist on a nocturnal nature-themed hike in the park. Ages 4+.

Join Wheaton Hills Civic Association, park neighbors, and One Montgomery Green to help clean up this recently renovated park and the Rock Creek tributaries that run through it!

Join park naturalist and artist Margaret Wohler for a hike focusing on spring wildflowers, and learn sketching techniques to enhance your observation skills. Ages 12+.

Enjoy kite flying, arts & crafts and games. Bring a picnic or boxed lunch, and buy or bring your own kite.

Join us for an afternoon campfire where we will talk about spring happenings and see some nature objects up close, then we will make a special treat on the campfire. Ages 3+

Listen for the call of the male woodcock and hopefully see his amazing courtship display and flight. Ages 6+.

Hop on over and join the fun as we learn about and search for these tiny tree frogs and other amphibians during this sunset hike. Ages 5+.

All are welcome to join us on a leisurely paced hike through a park. Ages 3+.

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!