Adult Programs

Adult Programs

For ages 16 years to adult unless otherwise indicated. All programs will be held at the Walker Nature Center 11450 Glade Drive, unless otherwise noted.

Programs may be canceled in the event of severe weather, severe weather warnings, or low enrollment. Advance reservations are required for all fee-based programs. Call 703-476-9689 and press "5" for reservations or e-mail

Worm Composting

Sunday, Sept. 11
2-3:30 p.m.
Walker Nature Center - 11450 Glade Drive.
Reserve by Sept. 8
$30/bin RA members; $35/bin non-members.

Ever thought about composting but just don't have the space? Worm composting is a natural method of recycling food waste. It’s so simple and odor free that it can be done anywhere. See an established bin and make one to take home. Learn how to turn your kitchen scraps into rich organic soil and compost tea.

Fall Container Planting

Wednesday, Sept. 14
2-3 p.m.
Walker Nature Center - 11450 Glade Drive
Reserve by Sept. 9
$13/person RA members; $18/person non-members.

Make a small container garden to take home. To register email or call 703-435-6577.

Nature Walk at Reston National Golf Course

Monday, Oct. 3
3-5 p.m.
Reserve by Sept 29

Learn about the natural resources and experiences that this valuable open space provides. Look for a variety of birds and visit old field and pond habitats. Co-sponsored by Reston Historic Trust and Reston Association. Meet at South Lakes Park, 11100 South Lakes Drive (between Colts Neck Road and Soapstone Drive).

Mushroom Hike

Sunday, Oct. 9
11 a.m.-Noon
Walker Nature Center - 11450 Glade Drive
Reserve by Oct. 6
$5/person RA members; $7/person non-members.

Explore the forest with local mushroom expert Mark Richman. Look for the fruiting bodies of these curious organisms that live 99% below ground. Learn about their life cycle, the types found in our area and which edible mushrooms are commonly foraged for. Search for Aborted Entolomas.

Backyard Composting

Thursday, Oct. 20
7-8 p.m.
Walker Nature Center - 11450 Glade Drive.
Reserve by Oct 17
$5/person RA members; $7/person non-members.

Dealing with all of the fallen leaves in the yard can be tough. Learn how to recycle them the natural way. Plants will love the rich organic soil that your composting efforts provide. Also learn how kitchen waste and other yard debris can be composted right in your own backyard.


Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
$5 suggested donation appreciated. All films will start at 7 p.m. and are for adult audiences, unless noted below. Reservations are requested.
Contact or 703-476-9689, ext.5.

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