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FEATURED EVENTS

Dates: 
06/25/2018
06/26/2018
06/27/2018

Location:

5100 Meadowside Lane
Derwood, MD, 20855
United States

Phone:

301-258-4030
Time: 
9 am – 3:30 pm

Raptor Camp

Spend a week learning about Maryland’s amazing eagles, hawks, vultures, and owls. We’ll learn raptor basics, play predator/prey games, dissect an owl pellet, and look for nesting raptors in the wild as we hike the trails of Meadowside Nature Center to explore the habitats where these birds live. We’ll learn to identify common local species in the sky using binoculars and field guides, meet the resident birds, and help with the daily weighing of food to get a better understanding of how they live under human care.
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Dates: 
06/24/2018
06/25/2018
06/26/2018

Location:

3586 Horizons Way
Harrisonburg, VA, 22802
United States

Phone:

540-896-7600
Time: 
please see website for further details

Camp Horizon - Discover

Discover offers safety, confidence, and the promise of many fun-filled memories to our youngest campers, many of whom may be enjoying camp for the first time. The Discover program provides a nurturing environment in which campers feel comfortable and cared for while participating in a variety of camp activities with a close-knit cabin group that ensures lots of individual attention from counselors.
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Dates: 
07/23/2018
07/24/2018
07/25/2018

Location:

2845 N. Marcey Road
Arlington, VA, 22207
United States

Phone:

703-528-5406
Time: 
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Nocturnal Naturalist Camp JR

Nocturnal Naturalist's will participate in a variety of activities including nocturnal animal study, camera trapping, astronomy, live animal presentations, stream surveys, campfire snacks, and more! We invite you to join us for an end of camp potluck/party that will take place on the last day of camp at 9:00pm. This camp session is for campers ages 8-10. Schedule: 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Pick up/Drop off: Potomac Overlook Shelter / Playground IMPORTANT: Please download and fill out the attached packet and return via email to campoverlook@nvrpa.org by 4/1/2018. Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds for missed days due to changed work or vacation schedules, sick days, or other non-emergency reasons. Refunds must be requested at least ten business days prior to the camp session. Refunds will only be made if we are able to fill the spot created by your cancellation. All but $25 will be refunded in the event that we are able to fill your vacancy. The last day to request a refund for this session is Friday July 6th, 2018.
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Dates: 
06/26/2018
06/27/2018

Organization:

Wolf Trap

Location:

1645 Trap Road
Vienna , VA, 22182
United States

Phone:

703-255-1900
Time: 
12 pm

Making a Record with The Happy Racers! Workshop at Wolf Trap

Get a chance to professionally record your own song! With guidance from the band, participants will be encouraged to sing, clap, and stomp their way through the process of making a record. NPR called The Happy Racers, “a gateway drug to better children’s music.” Parents see their family friendly tunes as a godsend, the antidote to having their kids OD every day on the worn out stuff beaming off Planet Disney. They love the way the band dazzles their kids and holds their attention for hours. Those kids eat it up while dancing to every groove and singing along to every catchy lyric. When Nathan Meckel (lead vocals, guitar), Mark Niemiec (drums, vocals) and Layne Ihde (guitar, trumpet, vocals) hit the stage, all bets are off, giddiness ensues and the freewheeling fun begins. Three grown men, accomplished musicians (Niemiec even has a Grammy nomination), leap out of their adult realities, get in touch with their inner goofball and jam on tunes that make music a blast again – for them and those who can’t get enough of their childlike magic.
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Dates: 
08/13/2018
08/14/2018
08/15/2018

Location:

5100 Meadowside Lane
Derwood, MD, 20855
United States

Phone:

301-258-4030
Time: 
9 am – 3:30 pm

Eco Heroes Camp

Calling all heroes for the Earth! Everyone’s contribution matters, and in Eco Heroes Camp, you will learn real skills and habits to practice at home. Your family and peers will learn from your example, such as how to collect rainwater for the garden, how to compost, and how to make cool and useful crafts from re-used materials. Join us as we learn ecology – the balance of Earth’s elements and living things – through games, activities, and eye-opening hikes around Meadowside Nature Center.
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Dates: 
07/09/2018
07/10/2018
07/11/2018

Location:

5100 Meadowside Lane
Derwood, MD, 20855
United States

Phone:

301-258-4030
Time: 
9 am – 3:30 pm

Seeing & Writing Home: Nature Photography and Writing Camp

It is said that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and a well-crafted phrase can create an image as vivid as any photograph. We’ll explore both of these crafts in Seeing Home/Writing Home. For campers who love reading and writing as well as nature, using the inspiration of the woods, trails, pond, and stream around Meadowside we’ll turn our nature observations into stories. With cameras, tablets, and even phones we’ll document what we see and explore using words and pictures to share our outdoor experiences with others. Plan to hike, splash, journal, photograph, draw (if you like), and express your own relationship in nature.
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Dates: 
08/04/2018
08/05/2018
08/07/2018

Organization:

Keegan Theatre

Location:

1742 Church St NW Washington
Washington , DC, 20036
United States

Phone:

(202) 265-3767
Time: 
Varies

The Bridges of Madison County

Based on the best-selling novel, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY was developed by the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World) and Marsha Norman. A sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross, this 2014 Tony Award-winner for Best Score and Orchestrations captures the lyrical expanse of America’s heartland and the yearning entangled in the eternal question” “What if…?”
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Dates: 
06/27/2018
06/28/2018
06/29/2018

Location:

600 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington, DC, 20024
United States

Phone:

202-633-6440
Time: 
all-day

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

At the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, you can meet communities from around the world presenting music, dance, crafts, foodways, storytelling, and other living traditions. Our goal is to strengthen and preserve these cultures by presenting them on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
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Dates: 
06/29/2018
06/30/2018

Location:

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, VA, 22121
United States

Phone:

(703) 780-2000
Time: 
6:00pm - 9:45pm

Independence Fireworks at Mount Vernon

Start your Independence Day celebration with a bang! Enjoy an evening of family fun and fireworks choreographed to patriotic music and celebrate our nation's founding!
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Dates: 
08/20/2018
08/21/2018
08/22/2018

Location:

2845 N. Marcey Road
Arlington, VA, 22207
United States

Phone:

703-528-5406
Time: 
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Rangers Camp

Rangers Camp is a high paced recreation and nature focused camp week. Every day we will embark on a new adventure to a different park and explore the outdoors! Activities may include swimming, hiking, kayaking/paddle boarding, stream hikes, and more! Schedule: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Pick up/Drop off: Potomac Overlook Shelter / Playground IMPORTANT: Please download and fill out the attached packet and return via email to campoverlook@nvrpa.org by 4/1/2018. Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds for missed days due to changed work or vacation schedules, sick days, or other non-emergency reasons. Refunds must be requested at least ten business days prior to the camp session. Refunds will only be made if we are able to fill the spot created by your cancellation. All but $25 will be refunded in the event that we are able to fill your vacancy. The last day to request a refund for this session is Friday August 3, 2018.
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Dates: 
07/16/2018
07/17/2018
07/18/2018

Location:

5100 Meadowside Lane
Derwood, MD, 20855
United States

Phone:

301-258-4030
Time: 
9 am – 3:30 pm

American Girl Camp

Enjoy some of the crafts, games, cooking and adventures that your favorite American Girl characters loved! You’ll have five days full of AG-inspired fun based on the lives of the characters Caroline (1812), Kit (1934), and Lanie (2010). Camp fee includes van transportation to local field trip sites. Camp meets at Meadowside Nature Center.
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Dates: 
06/30/2018
07/07/2018
07/14/2018
Time: 
see website for details

Location:

Penrose Square - Arlington, VA
2597 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA, 22204
United States

Phone:

703-892-2776

MOVIE NIGHTS Columbia Pike - at Penrose Square

The Music of the Movies: Oscar Scores & Classic Musicals
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Dates: 
06/27/2018
07/11/2018
07/18/2018

Location:

200 M Street SE
Washington, DC, 20003
United States

Phone:

(202) 465-7093
Time: 
0:30 am - 11:30 am

KIDS IN CANAL - Canal Park - Capitol Riverfront Neighborhood

Making its second appearance in Capitol Riverfront, Kids in Canal is a 12-week series of kid-friendly entertainment every Wednesday 10:30 am - 11:30 am beginning June 6th! Bring your little ones to the middle block of Canal Park to enjoy magic shows, kids tunes, science demonstrations, and puppet shows. Top off your day with a refreshing splash in the Canal Park dancing water fountains.
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Dates: 
06/25/2018
06/26/2018
06/27/2018

Location:

2845 N. Marcey Road
Arlington, VA, 22207
United States

Phone:

703-528-5406
Time: 
Visit website for details

Camp Overlook

Camp Overlook explores the close-to-home natural world with children entering grades K through 10 at Potomac Overlook Regional Park. Our camp staff works hard to create a curriculum that weaves unique activities and investigations with familiar annual traditions.
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Dates: 
07/04/2018

Location:

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, VA, 22121
United States

Phone:

(703) 780-2000
Time: 
9:00am - 5:00pm

An American Celebration at Mount Vernon

Salute the first commander in chief during Mount Vernon's annual Independence Day event! Watch dazzling made-for-daytime fireworks shoot off over the Potomac River and listen to the roar of cannon fire while viewing special military re-enactments throughout the day.
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Dates: 
06/28/2018
07/05/2018
07/12/2018

Location:

200 M Street SE
Washington, DC, 20003
United States

Phone:

(202) 465-7093
Time: 
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Outdoor Movie Series - Canal Park - Capitol Riverfront Neighborhood

See the stars beneath our stars! The Capitol Riverfront Outdoor Movie Series returns to Canal Park this year from June through August. Each movie in this year’s lineup, selected and inspired by public demand, will begin at sundown. We invite movie-goers to arrive at Canal Park as early as 7:00 pm, bring a picnic, and enjoy the show!
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Dates: 
06/29/2018
07/06/2018
07/13/2018
Time: 
see website for details

Location:

Arlington Mill Community Center
909 S Dinwiddie St
Arlington, VA, 22204
United States

Phone:

703-892-2776

MOVIE NIGHTS Columbia Pike - at Arlington Mill

The Music of the Movies: Oscar Scores & Classic Musicals
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Dates: 
06/29/2018
07/20/2018
08/24/2018

Location:

8916 Chesapeake Avenue
North Beach, MD, 20714
United States

Phone:

301.855.6681
Time: 
see website for details

Concerts on the Pavilion - North Beach - Maryland

During the summer season, FREE concerts are held on the pavilion.
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Dates: 
06/24/2018
06/25/2018
06/26/2018

Organization:

Bike and Roll DC

Location:

955 L’Enfant Plaza SW North Building Suite 905
Washington, DC, 20024-2119
United States

Phone:

202.842.2453
Time: 
see below

Monuments At Night Bike Tour with Bike and Roll DC

Join us as we pedal toward the setting sun … there’s no better way to spend an evening in Washington! This evening bike tour takes you to the National Mall and Potomac Tidal Basin when the monuments are less crowded, the air is cooler, and the views are magnificent. Explore the new WWII memorial, Vietnam War Memorial, Jefferson, Lincoln, FDR memorials, the new Martin Luther King Jr memorial, and more. Riders are equipped with reflective vests and safety lights.
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Dates: 
06/26/2018
07/03/2018
07/10/2018

Location:

10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC, 20560
United States

Phone:

(202) 633-1000
Time: 
10 am - 5 pm

Free Admission to the Butterfly Pavilion at National Museum of Natural History

Bring your kids and their friends to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History on Tuesdays when the Butterfly Pavilion offers FREE ADMISSION - just like the rest of the museum! Take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants! This tropical oasis offers visitors a rare opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from all over the world. Want to see more butterflies and the plants they like? Visit the Smithsonian Pollinator Garden (previously the Butterfly Habitat Garden) to see some of the plants that local butterflies prefer for nectar (adults) or leaves (caterpillars). If it is the right time of year, you may see some butterflies in action. This special garden is located just east of the museum.
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Dates: 
06/24/2018
06/25/2018
06/26/2018

Location:

3586 Horizons Way
Harrisonburg, VA, 22802
United States

Phone:

540-896-7600
Time: 
please see website for further details

Camp Discover

Discover offers safety, confidence, and the promise of many fun-filled memories to our youngest campers, many of whom may be enjoying camp for the first time. The Discover program provides a nurturing environment in which campers feel comfortable and cared for while participating in a variety of camp activities with a close-knit cabin group that ensures lots of individual attention from counselors.
Learn More

Dates: 
06/25/2018
06/26/2018
06/27/2018

Location:

8781 Piney Orchard Pkwy
Odenton, MD, 21113
United States

Phone:

(410) 703-3883
Time: 
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Robby Glantz Summer Camps

This camp is a full week - full day camp option only.
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Dates: 
08/06/2018
08/07/2018
08/08/2018

Location:

5100 Meadowside Lane
Derwood, MD, 20855
United States

Phone:

301-258-4030
Time: 
9 am – 3:30 pm

Animales del Parque Rock Creek

¡Imagínate cuántos animales viven en el Parque Rock Creek del Condado Montgomery! Durante este campamento, vas a chapotear en el arroyo, explorar el estanque, caminar en el bosque, participar en juegos y crear artesanía, también. Ven a ver la naturaleza de cerca y mejorar tu poder de observar mientras buscamos huellas y hábitat de animales. Los niños deben poder conversar en español pero el campamento es bilingüe. This is a bilingual camp; children should have a command of conversational Spanish.
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Dates: 
06/26/2018
06/27/2018
07/03/2018

Location:

15200 Major Lansdale Boulevard
Bowie, MD, 20716
United States

Phone:

(844) 462-7342 ext 454
Time: 
10:00 AM

Summer Movie Express - $1 Movies All Summer Long

Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1.
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Dates: 
07/23/2018
07/24/2018
07/25/2018

Location:

5100 Meadowside Lane
Derwood, MD, 20855
United States

Phone:

301-258-4030
Time: 
9 am – 3:30 pm

Rock Creek Animal Week

Do you know how many different animals live in Rock Creek Regional Park? Splash in the creek, poke around in the pond, hike, explore, play games and create crafts too. See animals up close and sharpen your observational skills as you look for animal signs and habitats.
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Dates: 
06/30/2018
Time: 
10:15 am

Location:

The Mansion at Strathmore
10701 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, MD, 20852-3224
United States

Phone:

301.581.5200

Children's Art Talk & Tour at the Music Center at Strathmore

Young art lovers can get behind the brushstrokes and into the head, heart, and history of the artists with the kid-friendly Saturday tours at the Music Center at Strathmore. Children take part in an educational guided tour of the current exhibitions followed by a hands-on art activity.
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Dates: 
06/28/2018
Time: 
6 pm - 8 pm

Location:

Central Place Plaza
1800 N Lynn St
Arlington, VA, 22209
United States

Phone:

703-522-6628

Rosslyn Rocks! Concerts

Bring your friends and head to Central Place Plaza on Thursdays in June to listen to live music.
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Dates: 
06/28/2018

Organization:

Wolf Trap

Location:

1645 Trap Road
Vienna , VA, 22182
United States

Phone:

703-255-1900
Time: 
10:30 am

Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats at Wolf Trap

Multi-award-winning children's artist, Lucy Kalantari, brings delightful jazz age inspired music everyone can enjoy! Kids and families will love the interactive jazz-scat-along play, while singing about the simple joys and delights of life.
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Dates: 
06/26/2018
07/03/2018
07/10/2018

Location:

1630 7th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001
United States

Phone:

202-727-0971
Time: 
10:00am

Pop of the Tots - Shaw Neighborhood Library

Join us for a dance party for babies and children up to age 5. Experience popular music, motion, dance and try different instruments. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program. For groups of eight or more, please call 202-727-0971 to schedule a special session. We will not meet May 8 or May 22.
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Dates: 
06/26/2018
06/27/2018

Organization:

Wolf Trap

Location:

1645 Trap Road
Vienna , VA, 22182
United States

Phone:

703-255-1900
Time: 
10:30 am

The Happy Racers at Wolf Trap

Highly alternative and imaginative music for kids (and parents too)! NPR called The Happy Racers, “a gateway drug to better children’s music.” Parents see their family friendly tunes as a godsend, the antidote to having their kids OD every day on the worn out stuff beaming off Planet Disney. They love the way the band dazzles their kids and holds their attention for hours. Those kids eat it up while dancing to every groove and singing along to every catchy lyric. When Nathan Meckel (lead vocals, guitar), Mark Niemiec (drums, vocals) and Layne Ihde (guitar, trumpet, vocals) hit the stage, all bets are off, giddiness ensues and the freewheeling fun begins. Three grown men, accomplished musicians (Niemiec even has a Grammy nomination), leap out of their adult realities, get in touch with their inner goofball and jam on tunes that make music a blast again – for them and those who can’t get enough of their childlike magic.
Learn More

Dates: 
06/29/2018
07/06/2018
07/13/2018

Location:

355 Water Street SE
Washington, DC, 20003
United States
Time: 
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Friday Night Concert Series - The Yards Park - Capitol Riverfront Neighborhood

The free Capitol Riverfront Friday Night Concert Series is back for its 8th season, this year back on the Yards Park boardwalk! Every Friday night this summer, come to Yards Park to relax and enjoy the river view, fantastic bands, food and beverage, and a large variety of great restaurants within a few minutes walk from the park. Family-friendly lyrics and grassy open space make this an enjoyable event for adults and kids alike.
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Dates: 
06/29/2018
06/30/2018

Organization:

Wolf Trap

Location:

1645 Trap Road
Vienna , VA, 22182
United States

Phone:

703-255-1900
Time: 
10:30 am

Vital Theatre Company Presents Wizard Of Oz at Wolf Trap

Rediscover the joy of following the yellow brick road with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Cowardly Lion as they travel through a reimagined world of Oz! VITAL THEATRE COMPANY is a community of artists who believe that a shared theatrical experience profoundly affects people’s lives. We create stories that challenge our audience to ask questions, make discoveries and engage in dialogue.
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Dates: 
08/06/2018
08/07/2018
08/08/2018

Location:

8781 Piney Orchard Pkwy
Odenton, MD, 21113
United States

Phone:

(410) 703-3883
Time: 
AM Session: 8:30-12PM PM Session:12:30-4PM

Nelson Hockey Summer Camp 2018

Nelson Hockey Summer Camps are designed to provide a fun on-ice and off-ice environment for players to work on basic skills - such as shooting, passing, puck handling, and skating.
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Dates: 
06/26/2018
06/27/2018
07/03/2018

Location:

671 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA, 22203
United States

Phone:

(844) 462-7342 ext 377
Time: 
10:00 AM

Summer Movie Express - $1 Movies All Summer Long

Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1.
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Dates: 
06/29/2018
07/06/2018
07/13/2018
Time: 
see website for details

Location:

Gateway Park
1300 Lee Hwy Base of Key Bridge
ARLINGTON, VA, 22209
United States

Phone:

703-522-6628

Rosslyn Cinema (Outdoor Movie Festival)

Every Friday this summer in Gateway Park, bring a blanket or low chairs and a group of friends and enjoy a night under the stars with your favorite movies. Movies start at dusk, but the fun starts at 5 p.m. with games and our Pub in the Park.
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Dates: 
06/25/2018
06/26/2018
06/27/2018

Location:

2845 N. Marcey Road
Arlington, VA, 22207
United States

Phone:

703-528-5406
Time: 
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Nocturnal Naturalist Camp

Nocturnal Naturalist's will participate in a variety of activities including nocturnal animal study, camera trapping, astronomy, live animal presentations, stream surveys, campfire snacks, and an evening field trip to another park. We invite you to join us for an end of camp potluck/party that will take place on the last day of camp at 9:00 pm. Schedule: 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Pick up/Drop off: Potomac Overlook Shelter / Playground IMPORTANT: Please download and fill out the attached packet and return via email to campoverlook@nvrpa.org by 4/1/2018. Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds for missed days due to changed work or vacation schedules, sick days, or other non-emergency reasons. Refunds must be requested at least ten business days prior to the camp session. Refunds will only be made if we are able to fill the spot created by your cancellation. All but $25 will be refunded in the event that we are able to fill your vacancy. The last day to request a refund for this session is Friday June 8, 2018.
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Dates: 
08/01/2018

Location:

5100 Meadowside Lane
Derwood, MD, 20855
United States

Phone:

301-258-4030
Time: 
10 am – 2:30 pm

BSA Merit Badge: Mammal Study

What do humans, cats, bats, and whales have in common? They’re all mammals! Learn the characteristics of our animal class in this hands-on workshop. We will work on all five requirements for this badge, including a project that will benefit some of the mammals in Rock Creek Regional Park.
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Dates: 
07/09/2018
07/10/2018
07/11/2018

Location:

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, VA, 22121
United States

Phone:

(703) 780-2000
Time: 
Session 1: July 9-13, 9am-3pm Session 2: July 23-27, 9am-3pm

Camp Washington: Summer Day Camp at Mount Vernon

Rising 4th-6th graders are invited to get a taste of colonial life through our special day camps. Few spots remaining!
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Dates: 
07/31/2018

Location:

5100 Meadowside Lane
Derwood, MD, 20855
United States

Phone:

301-258-4030
Time: 
10 am – 2:30 pm

BSA Merit Badge: Environmental Science

Get a taste of what it is like to be an environmental scientist by making observations and carrying out experiments to investigate the natural world. Bring lunch and a refillable water bottle.
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Dates: 
06/29/2018
07/06/2018
07/13/2018

Location:

3160 16th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20010
United States

Phone:

20010
Time: 
11am

Family Story Time - Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library

Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-to-40-minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program. ​Story Times are ticketed and first-come, first-served. For groups of more than six, please call 202-671-3125 to schedule a visit.
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Dates: 
07/16/2018
07/17/2018
07/18/2018

Location:

5100 Meadowside Lane
Derwood, MD, 20855
United States

Phone:

301-258-4030
Time: 
9 am – 3:30 pm

Investigate! Citizen Science Camp

What is citizen science? Come and learn how to join a community of citizen scientists by participating in a variety of projects in which you will have the opportunity to collect and share real scientific data of the wildlife at Meadowside Nature Center. During the week you will work with different types of plants and animals, meet real scientists, and engage in hands-on science activities. SSL hours will be approved for some of our activities-if applicable.
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