Programs at Leesylvania State Park: May 16-17, 2015

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Provided by Leesylvania State Park

National Kids to Park Day

Date: 05/16/2015

Location: Visitor Center

Description: Bring the kids to Leesylvania State Park for an afternoon of fun and adventure. Look for pond animals with a ranger during Pond Play, try to Stump the Ranger with nature and history questions, and check out Osprey Observation to catch a glimpse of one of the park’s coolest birds of prey.

Pond Play (at Pond): 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Stump a Ranger (at Playground): 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Osprey Observation (at Pier): 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Boatbuilding Workshop

Date: 05/16/2015 To 06/06/2015

Time: 10:00 a.m. To 1:00 p.m.

Location: Visitor Center

Description: Build a 19th Century skiff replica for Leesylvania State Park’s Visitor Center. Participants will build without power tools, epoxy, or toxic materials. No previous boat building knowledge is required, all materials and tools will be supplied. We will make our own oars, spars, sails, and boat fittings. Experience a part of history and learn the Boatwright’s art of building without plans; working by hand and eye to create an authentic watercraft of the Potomac River. Appropriate for 13 years and up. Please R.S.V.P. by May 15 for your spot!

This Workshop is a four Saturday progression and will start on May 16th and continue on each Saturday until June 6.

For more information or to R.S.V.P. please call 703-583-6904 or email [email protected]

Pond Play!

Date: 05/17/2015

Time: 11:00 a.m. To 11:45 p.m.

Location: Pond by Playground

Description: Explore the animals that live in our pond. You’ll get to see frogs, turtles, and fish. A ranger will use nets to catch animals that are under the water so you can see them up close and personal.

Stump the Ranger

Date: 05/17/2015

Time: 1:00 p.m. To 1:45 p.m.

Location: Playground

Description: Have you got a nature question you have been burning to ask someone? Do you live for local history facts? Come down to Leesylvania State Park’s picnic area and see if you can’t stump the ranger. We’ll be answering questions and sharing our knowledge of the park’s environment and history.

Osprey Observation

Date: 05/17/2015

Time: 3:00 p.m. To 3:45 p.m.

Location: Fishing Pier

Description: During the spring and summer osprey dominate the skies over Leesylvania as they build nests and raise their young. Join a ranger near the fishing pier in the picnic area to get a closer look at these feathered fishermen. Learn where they go in the winter and what adaptations they have that make them so good at living over the water.


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