Fall Programs Are Just Around the Corner!

In this sweltering summer heat, it’s refreshing to think about the cool and colorful days of Fall. September is just around the corner! Take a look at our 2016 Fall Nature Program schedule:

Enjoying a crisp fall day at the boardwalk at Fountain Rock Park

Featured Series Programs

Nature Academy
Get ready to play in the park! Observe, listen, smell, and feel the outdoors in this interactive program designed for our smallest nature lovers. Our supplemental, nature based, program is for those pre-school aged children that learn best naturally. Join us as we explore the woods, the creek, the fields, and look deep into our environment to discover answers together.

Ages: 3 – 5 | $119 for the 12-week semester
REGISTER NOW for Mondays 12:30 – 3:00pm, Sep. 12 – Nov. 28
REGISTER NOW for Tuesdays 9:30 – 12:00pm, Sep. 13 – Nov. 29
REGISTER NOW for Wednesdays 12:30 – 3:00pm, Sep. 14 – Nov. 30
REGISTER NOW for Thursdays 9:30 – 12:00pm, Sep. 15 – Dec. 8

Big Outdoors
Our semester-long outdoor class for the big kids! Take a weekly adventure into the woods, creek, or fields to explore natural science concepts that teach you how the “real world” works.

Tuesdays 12:30 – 2:30pm | Sep. 13 – Nov. 29 | $149 for the 12-week semester
REGISTER NOW for Pathfinders (Ages 6 – 8)
REGISTER NOW for Trailblazers (Ages 8 – 11)

Rustic Arts
This fall, it’s all about fairies. Learn how to make various fairy furnishings the first week, then come back to make small fairy size gardens. Finally, we’ll build a house just for your fairy friends. Joins us for one class or all three to put everything together. We will provide all of the supplies, you bring the imagination! Ages 12+ | $18 per person

Sundays from 1:30 to 2:30pm
REGISTER NOW for “Making Fairy Furniture” on Sept. 4
REGISTER NOW for “Fairy Gardens” on Oct. 2
REGISTER NOW for “Build a Fairy House” on Nov. 6


Regular Monthly Programs

Babes in the Woods
Let our naturalist introduce the sights and sounds of nature. Take a sensory walk on our kid friendly trails and listen for frog calls, feel animal furs, or look at bright colorful feathers. There are lots of interesting ways to discover nature together. Ages 4 and under. Third Saturdays from 9 – 10am. $5 per parent child pair.
Register Now: Sept. 17 | Oct. 15 | Nov. 19

Nature Pals
In this parent and child program explore our world through stories, songs, and games. Live animals will be introduced according to the monthly theme. Ages 2 – 3. Third Tuesdays from 10 – 10:45am. $8 per parent child pair.
Register Now: Sept. 20 | Oct. 18 | Nov. 15 | Dec. 20

I LOVE Nature
You are invited to investigate a different nature theme each month! Each session is unique and incorporates games, songs, stories and a craft. Enjoy this time with your child and see the natural world through their eyes. Ages 3 – 5. $8 per parent child pair.

1st Wednesdays 10:00 – 11:00am
Register Now: Sept. 7 | Oct. 5 | Nov. 2 | Dec. 7

3rd Sundays 1:00 – 2:30pm
Register Now: Sept. 18 | Oct. 16 | Nov. 20 | Dec. 18

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Join CommuniTyler and Help Clean Up Fountain Rock Park


CommuniTyler is a volunteer service group that helps communities around the country through service projects on synchronized days. The group is named in memory of Tyler Lorenzi, an outdoor recreation enthusiast who passed in 2011.

For the past three years, volunteers from CommuniTyler have completed stewardship projects in Fountain Rock Park, including planting native perennials, maintaining trails, and removing invasive weeds. It’s a great way to make friends and make a difference.

This year, CommuniTyler will volunteer at Fountain Rock Park on Saturday, May 21st from 9am to 1pm. The public is welcome to participate. To learn more and to register, please visit CommuniTyler.org.

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Join Us for a Youth Fly Fishing Camp!

Programs - Fishing - Trout PondThe Trout Pond at Fountain Rock Park.
Saturday, April 30th 2016

9am – 4pm

Taught by members of the Potomac Valley Fly Fishers, Antietam Fly Anglers, and master fly tier Art Overcash, the class invites students of all skill levels, especially beginners, to learn the art and basic technique of fly fishing, including stream ecology, insect identification, hands-on fly tying, and fly casting. Students will have ample opportunities to catch some of our 300 newly stocked rainbow trout.

This FREE program is intended for participants ages 12 – 16, with all equipment and a lunch provided.

Space is limited to just 12 participants and is expected to fill up quickly. Call Wayne “Doc” Leadbetter to enroll: 301.980.8106, or the Fountain Rock Park office: 301.600.4460.


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