Children’s Special Events at Walker Nature Center

by Nikki Doyle | February 11, 2018 7:36 pm


Nestled in a 72-acre woodland, the Walker Nature Center is home to on-site naturalists who would love to introduce you to their resident box turtle and a snake! Visitors are invited to explore the nearby pond, trails, and stream, as well as enjoy exhibits and displays, a nature library, and more.

Most opportunities take place at the Center, located at 11450 Glade Dr., Reston, VA 20191. However, some are nearby at partner locations. To see more about each event, visit WebTrac[1] and use the program number indicated:

Mar 3, 2018
Raptor Exploration[2]
Meet live raptors up close, including an owl and a hawk. Then go for a walk to find raptor nest sites and learn where and what to look for as evidence of new nest activity. Register and learn more by visiting WebTrac[1] and searching code 106011008.

Mar 5 & 6, 2018
Wind in the Woods[3]
March is the windy month. Feel the wind as it dances around you, blow around like a gale and float like a breeze, and ake a windsock so you can always tell which way the wind is blowing. Also, listen to the sound of woodwinds and play an instrument as we walk through the woods. Register and learn more by visiting WebTrac[1] and searching code 1106111001.

Mar 17, 2018
Go Green[4]
Can you make green? Can you be green? Learn all about the color green. Make green goop, find green in nature, and enjoy a green felt board story. Plus, discover ways you can take green practices home with you. Register and learn more by visiting WebTrac[1] and searching code 106121008.

Mar 24, 2018
Kids Trout Fishing Day[5]
Snakeden Branch stream will be stocked with hundreds of trout ready for a day of fishing! Volunteers will teach how to bait, cast, hook, and cook your freshly caught dinner. All equipment will be provided, and Northern Virginia Trout Unlimited members will even help clean the fish! Register and learn more by visiting WebTrac[1] and searching code 106101301.

Mar 28, 2018
Terra Cotta Creations[6]
Decorate a terra cotta pot, plant seeds and learn how to care for your plant, and head outside for a nature walk and learn about the importance of native plants and how to identify some exceptional flora. Register and learn more by visiting WebTrac[1] and searching code 106011012.

Apr 5, 2018
The Giving Tree[7]
Celebrate Arbor Day with the age-old favorite The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Go on a forest scavenger hunt and make a one-of-a-kind leaf art craft to take home. Register and learn more by visiting WebTrac[1] and searching code 206121008.

Apr 9 & 10, 2018
Are You My Mother?[8]
Why are baby animals so cute? How are animal baby lives different from ours and how are they the same? Enjoy a beloved storybook, play matching games, take a picnic on the trail, and help mother animals find their babies. Register and learn more by visiting WebTrac[1] and searching code 206111001.

Apr 16, 2018
We Love Trees[9]
Tall trees, short trees, big trees, little trees — celebrate them all with a walk in the woods and get to know a tree up close. Learn to identify trees by their bark and leaves. Discover new and historical uses for trees. Make and decorate a tree cookie keychain or necklace to take home. Register and learn more by visiting WebTrac[1] and searching code 206131008.

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Disclaimer/Terms[11]: These opportunities are subject to last minute cancellations and changes that might not be reflected in this DullesMoms.com post. Please, always confirm by calling/clicking.

Endnotes:
  1. WebTrac: https://web1.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/varestonhoawt.wsc/search.html?module=AR&SessionID=6c2f60703264884b5494219166da8f499e1c201dfc14240b73ee2c5724602f0980b5d7c2e38f89bdbab5ceaca7ae26bf4ef4769db766fe70411ca44116e4cbb1
  2. Raptor Exploration: https://web1.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/varestonhoawt.wsc/search.html?module=AR&SessionID=6c2f60703264884b5494219166da8f499e1c201dfc14240b73ee2c5724602f0980b5d7c2e38f89bdbab5ceaca7ae26bf4ef4769db766fe70411ca44116e4cbb1
  3. Wind in the Woods: https://web1.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/varestonhoawt.wsc/search.html?module=AR&SessionID=6c2f60703264884b5494219166da8f499e1c201dfc14240b73ee2c5724602f0980b5d7c2e38f89bdbab5ceaca7ae26bf4ef4769db766fe70411ca44116e4cbb1
  4. Go Green: https://web1.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/varestonhoawt.wsc/search.html?module=AR&SessionID=6c2f60703264884b5494219166da8f499e1c201dfc14240b73ee2c5724602f0980b5d7c2e38f89bdbab5ceaca7ae26bf4ef4769db766fe70411ca44116e4cbb1
  5. Kids Trout Fishing Day: https://web1.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/varestonhoawt.wsc/search.html?module=AR&SessionID=6c2f60703264884b5494219166da8f499e1c201dfc14240b73ee2c5724602f0980b5d7c2e38f89bdbab5ceaca7ae26bf4ef4769db766fe70411ca44116e4cbb1
  6. Terra Cotta Creations: https://web1.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/varestonhoawt.wsc/search.html?module=AR&SessionID=6c2f60703264884b5494219166da8f499e1c201dfc14240b73ee2c5724602f0980b5d7c2e38f89bdbab5ceaca7ae26bf4ef4769db766fe70411ca44116e4cbb1
  7. The Giving Tree: https://web1.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/varestonhoawt.wsc/search.html?module=AR&SessionID=6c2f60703264884b5494219166da8f499e1c201dfc14240b73ee2c5724602f0980b5d7c2e38f89bdbab5ceaca7ae26bf4ef4769db766fe70411ca44116e4cbb1
  8. Are You My Mother?: https://web1.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/varestonhoawt.wsc/search.html?module=AR&SessionID=6c2f60703264884b5494219166da8f499e1c201dfc14240b73ee2c5724602f0980b5d7c2e38f89bdbab5ceaca7ae26bf4ef4769db766fe70411ca44116e4cbb1
  9. We Love Trees: https://web1.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/varestonhoawt.wsc/search.html?module=AR&SessionID=6c2f60703264884b5494219166da8f499e1c201dfc14240b73ee2c5724602f0980b5d7c2e38f89bdbab5ceaca7ae26bf4ef4769db766fe70411ca44116e4cbb1
  10.   Learn more: https://www.reston.org/Parks,RecreationEvents/NatureEnvironmentalResources/WalkerNatureCenter/WalkerNatureCenterOverview/tabid/178/Default.aspx
  11. Terms: http://dullesmoms.com/terms-conditions/

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