October 2019 – Forest Bathing in the Park (TBA)
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March 2019

FOWT Hike Leader Training (TBA)

March 7 @ 5:55 pm

Note - Day and Time TBA! Please join the Friends of Wolf Trap (FOWT) by becoming a Hike Leader at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.  Each month, typically the first Sunday of the month, FOWT hosts a Trail Walk at the Park.  Lead and help support hikes through the woods, across streams and over to a pond and wetlands area.  Learn about and help to promote the Park and an appreciation of the natural world by providing guidance…

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April 2019

First Time Campers Program – Spring 2019 (April 5 – 6)

April 5 @ 8:00 am - April 6 @ 5:00 pm

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, in conjunction with the Friends of Wolf Trap (FOWT) and Scouts BSA Troop 55 (Great Falls, VA) sponsors a camp out for Fairfax County 5th & 6th graders in the spring and fall each year. The campout helps campers learn new skills, demonstrate that outdoor activities can be fun, teaches them about different aspects of nature and fosters a meaningful connection to the natural world. This is an opportunity for youth to…

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April 7, 2019 – iNaturalist Training and Hike at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Rd
Vienna, Virginia 22182
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Using iNaturalist to document and learn about nature is easy! Learn how, then participate in #CityNatureChallenge April 26-29.  In preparation for the 2019 City Nature Challenge, please join Deborah Barber, Director of Land Management from The Nature Conservancy, who will provide brief 'classroom' instruction in using the iNaturalist app before leading the group through the Park's trails and gardens to obtain practical field experience using the app.  Be sure you have a fully charged smart phone and have already downloaded…

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City Nature Challenge ‘Hike and Explore’ at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Take part in the 2019 City Nature Challenge! 130 cities across 6 continents are vying to prove that their area has the most nature and the most nature-loving residents - and we want the DC Metro Area to win! https://citynaturechallengedc.org/  Join us for a group hike or strike out on your own to explore the Park's 130 acres including forests, trails, streams, ponds, meadows and gardens as you take pictures of Parks many plants and animals while taking part in the…

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May 2019

May 2019 – Mother’s Day Birding Walk

May 12 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Rd
Vienna, Virginia 22182
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May 12th, 2019 8:30am - 12:00pm Celebrate Mother Nature and/or Mom and bring the entire family.  Join the Friends of Wolf Trap National Park and the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia ("ASNV") for a Bird Walk & Learn with expert birders; Colt, Larry and Joanne from ASNV.   We will walk the trails, around the Turtle Pond, streams and gardens listening to, identifying and seeing the many varities of birds who visit/live in the Park.    Get tips for creating a natural wildlife…

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June 2019

June 2019 – Bluebirds of Happiness- Walk & Learn at Wolf Trap

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Rd
Vienna, Virginia 22182
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Sun, June 2, 2019 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM EDT Take a Happiness Break and get outside- its good for the body, mind and soul. Join our volunteer expert, Dale Thornton, for a guided walk along the "Bluebird Trail" at Wolf Trap National Park. The Park has (16) active Bluebird Boxes. Learn about Bluebird stewardship efforts, including how to monitor the nest boxes, nest identification, and we will also collect nesting data to track population trends. Learn more about Bluebirds’ lives…

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July 2019

July 2019 – A Walk in the Park- Free Guided Garden & Trail Walk

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Rd
Vienna, Virginia 22182
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Sun, July 14, 2109 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT Ready to get some fresh air and a healthful walk in a beautiful and inspiring location? Join the Green Spring Master Gardeners and Friends of Wolf Trap for a walk and learn through the Rain, Woodland and Pollinator Gardens OR take a guided hike along the trails, pond and wetlands at the Park. Learn how Wolf Trap National Park has created an oasis for native plants and wildlife (and humans)…

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August 2019

August 2019 – Wild Mushroom Foray at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Rd
Vienna, Virginia 22182
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Sun, August 4, 2019 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT He's baack! Join us for an entertaining and very educational fungi journey with William Needham at Wolf Trap National Park For The Performing Arts. Come with questions and mushrooms from your backyard as we dive into this underrepresented kingdom of fungi. William will take us on a guided foray into the urban forest at Wolf Trap National Park. Learn to indentify species fruiting in the late summer and strategies and techniques for…

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September 2019

Stiltgrass Volunteer Event @Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Rd
Vienna, Virginia 22182
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Free

Saturday, September 7th, 2019 Time 9am - 12pm Stiltgrass Volunteer Event Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts needs your help Saturday, Sept 7th (9am-noon) to remove Japanese stiltgrass from the Meadow Garden located right across from the Filene Center box office. The garden was established in 2012 to support pollinators and wildlife by planting over 21,000 native flowers and grasses (41 species). Japanese stiltgrass is an invasive species that can push out native plants, and late summer is…

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October 2019

October 2019 – Forest Bathing in the Park (TBA)

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Rd
Vienna, Virginia 22182
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Sun, October 6th, 2019 Time TBA Stay tuned for more details! Note:  This will be a Friends of Wolf Trap Members Only event. For more information on Forest Bathing:  https://www.natureandforesttherapy.org/about/practice

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