Programs for All Ages

Programs for All Ages

All ages welcome unless otherwise indicates. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 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" or e-mail naturecenter@reston.org.

Beaver Hike

Thursday, Aug. 4
7-8:30 p.m.
WNC Campfire Ring - On Soapstone Drive, between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road.
Reserve by July 31.
$5/person RA members; $7/person non-members.

Reston's beavers are busy, and The Glade Stream Valley is the best place to observe their activities. Explore their history in Reston, their unique characteristics and the habitats they create. Meet "Buster the Beaver," then hike to the Beaver Management Area.

Campfire Fun

Friday, Aug. 12
7-8:30 p.m.
WNC Campfire Ring - On Soapstone Drive, between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road.
Reserve by Aug. 8.
$7/person RA members; $9/person non-members.

Summer is winding down. What better way to end the season than around a crackling campfire. Sing songs, tell stories or jokes, play campfire games and roast marshmallows during this evening of old fashioned fun.

Stream Slosh

Saturday, Aug. 20
10:30 a.m.-Noon
Walker Nature Center - 11450 Glade Drive.
Reserve by Aug. 17.
$5/person RA members; $7/person non-members.

Dip into a cool stream to escape the heat of summer. Use a net to search for fish and frogs, and take a peek under rocks to look for insects. Wear your wading shoes and clothes that can get dirty. We'll provide the nets and buckets.

Digital Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, Aug. 27
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Walker Nature Center - 11450 Glade Drive.
Reserve by Aug. 24
$6/person RA members; $8/person non-members.

Calling all shutter bugs! Bring your digital cameras, and search the trails for a list of interesting and creative pictures to compose. Gather back at Nature House where we will enjoy refreshments and share your favorite photos. Awards will be presented in kids and adult categories.

Goodbye Summer Campfire

Friday, Sept. 2
6:30-8 p.m.
WNC Campfire Ring - On Soapstone Drive, between Glade Drive and Lawyers Road.
Reserve by Aug. 31
$7/person RA members; $9/person non-members.

Get a jump start on your Labor Day holiday with some fun around a crackling campfire. Roast a hot dog and make a s'more. Stomp your feet, sing some songs and enjoy the last weekend of summer.

Late Summer Log Roll

Saturday, Sept. 17
11 a.m.-Noon
Walker Nature Center - 11450 Glade Drive.
Reserve by May 12.
$5/person RA members; $7/person non-members.

Let's grab our bug boxes and go on a bug hunt. We'll roll logs, dissect logs, shake shrubs and dig through leaf litter. By the end, we should have an amazing assortment of bugs, slugs and grubs! Make a bug box to take home.