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December 2018

December 2018 – #Thankful 4Hiking

December 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Rd
Vienna, Virginia 22182
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Hike Leader & Host:  Alan Day; FOWT This Event is FREE however Space is limited to the first 30 registered participants. Register Now After Thanksgiving Healthful Hike. Great opportunity to burn calories, breathe fresh air and help others especially during this holiday season. Optional: Please bring a canned or non-perishable new food item for humans/dog/cats. All items collected will be donated to a local food pantry/animal rescue. Please register for this FREE Event. We will meet at 1pm at the…

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January 2019

January 2019 – First Day Hike

January 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Rd
Vienna, Virginia 22182
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What better way to kick off the New Year than by getting a jump start burning off those extra holiday calories in the great outdoors? On New Year’s Day, Parks all across the Country offer free, guided First Day Hike Programs. These hikes provide a means for individuals and families to welcome the coming year in the outdoors, exercising and connecting with nature. Last year nearly 55,000 people rang in the New Year, collectively hiking over 133,000 miles throughout the…

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February 2019

February 2019 – Warm up with a Winter Forest Trail Walk at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

February 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Rd
Vienna, Virginia 22182
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Wolf Trap in the snow. Photo Credit: J. Rehacek Reserve a spot for a hike that will sharpen your observation skills as we seek out new natural treasures using all our senses. There is often more than meets the eye - right under our noses! We will hike the Wolf Trap Trail (2.5 miles) to see what seasonal changes we can find in our surroundings. Bring your camera! This hike is family friendly and offers something for everyone! Enjoy the fresh…

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March 2019

March 2019 – Catherine Filene Shouse- The Wolf Trap National Park Story & Backstage Tour

March 3 @ 12:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Rd
Vienna, Virginia 22182
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March 3rd, 2019 Meet at 12:45pm at the Filene Center Musician's Lounge where Friends of Wolf Trap will direct you to the presentation. Celebrate Women's History Month and join Ken Bigley, Deputy Superintendent of Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, as he shares the story of this remarkable visionary, Catherine Filene Shouse and the private-public partnership which resulted in our beloved Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Following the presentation join us for a Ranger led…

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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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