2014-2015 Projects

Camping at Wolf Trap — Area youth experience camping and the outdoors at the National Park.

http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2014/oct/22/camping-wolf-trap/ Camping and camp fires are strictly prohibited on the grounds of the Wolf Trap National Park. One special exception occurred the last weekend of September with the successful implementation of the First Time Camper Program pilot. The program was sponsored by the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts and provided fifth and sixth grade youth an opportunity

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Wolf Trap Holds Campout for Area Students

Wolf Trap Holds Campout for Area Students By Nate Adams Most people associate Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts with the opera, picnics on the Filene Center lawn, or with children’s performances at Theatre-in-the-Woods. But on Sunday, September 28th, and Monday, September 29th, a walk through the park would have confused some, as it looked more like Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National

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Invasive Plant Species Management – Saturday – June 21, 2014 – by Marjorie Holsing

A handful of volunteers joined Phil Goetkin, Ground Supervisor, NPS  during the spotty off and on rain Saturday morning to continue invasive plant management efforts. The Native Meadows at Wolf Trap National Park contain over 40 species of native plants including pretty nice looking weeds.  Although plants like eupatorium altissimum , commonly called “thoroughwort”, present in lush green patches and in late summer produce  tiny white blooms, thoroughwort

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Colvin Run Girl Scout Daisy Troop #3027

Colvin Run Elementary School’s Daisy Troop #3027 participated in National Trails Day on June 7th, 2014.  The group of about 15 Girl Scouts and parents went on a “TRACK Trails Animal Athletes” hike through Wolf Trap, visiting the Turtle Pond and Native Meadow.  Right now if you visit Wolf Trap near the Turtle Pond you’ll find hundreds of tiny frogs all over the

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Please join National Park Service Rangers, master gardeners and Friends of Wolf Trap Volunteers to beautify the Native Meadow (at the circle driveway in front of the Filene Center Box Office)!  Work gloves, tools, and water will be provided. DATES:   June 21, July 19 and August 16 from 8:00 – 11:00 am. TIME:  0800 – 1100 WHERE:  The Native Meadow @ Wolf

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The Track Trails program seeks to get kids “unplugged”, outdoors, and reconnected with nature for their health and the health of our parks. This group of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders from the Universal Unitarian Congregation of Fairfax (UUCF) visited Wolf Trap recently. The objective of their work at Wolf Trap centered on three goals: (1) Learn about nature through the Track

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