NATURE WALKER NATURE REGISTRATION Advance registration CENTER and payment is required
Located at 11450 Glade Drive, the Nature Center provides a variety of educational and recreational programs and amenities. There is free parking and restroom and trail access dawn to dusk, 365 days a year. The mission of the Center is to foster an environmental stewardship ethic in the community. The Center enhances people’s awareness, knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment of the environment. The 72-acre wooded site features: §§ 1 mile of loop trails §§ An education building known as Nature House §§ A picnic pavilion §§ Picnic tables and trailside benches §§ A fire ring §§ Outdoor displays and interpretive signs §§ Demonstration gardens and meadow §§ A pond §§ The Glade Stream Valley §§ Snakeden Branch stream’s entrance to 44-acre Lake Audubon
for all programs, unless otherwise noted. Visit www.restonwebtrac.org to register online, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-476-9689, ext. 5, for assistance.
Cancellation Policy: Nature activities may be canceled due to severe weather, severe weather warnings or low enrollment. Refund Policy: Refunds are available with two weeks’ notice or if we cancel for any reason.
All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.
Earth Day Project
Celebrate Earth Day by digging in to spruce up the Nature Center with new plantings and fresh woodchipped trails. Individuals, families and companies are encouraged to participate. Register by April 19. Groups with more than five people, contact habrock@
Visit Nature House to:
Enjoy exhibits and displays. See some native animals up close. Talk with a naturalist. Use the nature resource library. Do a simple activity or read a nature story with a child. Learn about the green features of this LEED Gold building.
World Turtle Day
In honor of World Turtle Day, discover the different types of turtles found in Reston. Meet a terrestrial and an aquatic turtle up close. Make a fun turtle craft and take an optional hike to turtle habitat at Lake Audubon. Register by May 22. 206011008 5 /25 Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 pm All Ages $6 $8
Mother’s Day Tea
Free parking, restroom and trail access dawn to dusk, 365 days a year.
reston.org or call 703-435-7986. 206011202 4/22 Mon 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adults and Children 5+ Free
HOURS OF OPERATION MON, WED - FRI 9 AM-5 PM TUE
10 AM-1 PM
Check holiday schedule for additional closings.
Want to rent space at the Walker Nature Center? See page 91 for details.
Treat your mom to a delightful morning at the Nature Center. Sip tea or juice and sample a variety of pastries and fruits. Make a bouquet of paper flowers for mom to display on her special day. Take a guided stroll through the gardens and a short woodland walk to look for wildflowers and birds. Register by May 8. 206011008 5/11 Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center All Ages $10 $12
Meet a wildlife rehabilitator from Secret Garden Birds and Bees for an up-close look at some live owls of Virginia. Then prowl along the trails in search of the Nature Center’s resident
owls. It will be a hootin’ good time. Register by June 4. 206011008 6/7 Fri 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm WNC Fire Ring on Soapstone Dr. between Glade Dr. and Lawyers Rd. Adults & Children 5 $7 $9
BIRD BACKPACKS— CHECK ONE OUT
It’s free, fun and educational! Kids, hit the trails on your journey to discover more about our feathered friends, the birds. Each backpack is filled with cool stuff like binoculars, sound cards, field guides, games and a take-home Bird Sleuth guide to extend your birding experience. Stop in at Nature House located at the Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive. Backpacks must be signed out by an adult, used onsite and returned at the end of your hike. Funded by: Audubon Society of Northern Virginia and Friends of Reston
TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-476-9689 FOR MORE INFO.
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