Potomac Overlook Regional Park

Potomac Overlook Regional Park A property of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, Potomac Overlook Regional Park is located in Arlington, Virginia. Park staff present educational programs on a wide range of natural and human history topics.
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POTOMAC POLLINATORSAUGUST 14POTOMAC OVERLOOK REGIONAL PARKLearn all about our local pollinators in a program that will h...
08/08/2020

POTOMAC POLLINATORS
AUGUST 14
POTOMAC OVERLOOK REGIONAL PARK

Learn all about our local pollinators in a program that will have you buzzing with excitement! Observe some of our native pollinators and learn what makes them so important. Get to see our observation bee hive and explore our gardens, and even plant some native seeds to help our butterflies. We’ll end the day by making our very own pollinator houses!

To ensure your safety this program has been broken into 3 sessions to all for plenty of physical distancing and adherence to all COVID 19 safety precautions.

For more information: http://ow.ly/gGhq50AU0W5

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08/07/2020

@potomacoverlook naturalist Sarah took this awesome video today of a daddy-long-legs (harvestman) attempting to feast on a dead wasp. Unlike most arachnids, which are strictly predatory, daddy-long-legs are omnivorous and even scavenge for food. Watch as this clumsy animal loses track of its prize and chases away a rival!

Are you planning a staycation this summer? Our parks offer so many wonderful activities from camping and cabins to kayak...
08/07/2020

Are you planning a staycation this summer?

Our parks offer so many wonderful activities from camping and cabins to kayaking, hiking, fishing and mini golf.

Find out all we have to offer at http://ow.ly/6sm450ATBqt

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #novaparks #staycation #summer2020

POKÉMONATURE CONNECTIONSSATURDAY, AUGUST 811AM-2PMPOTOMAC OVERLOOK REGIONAL PARKCome explore the world of Pokémon at Pot...
08/06/2020

POKÉMONATURE CONNECTIONS
SATURDAY, AUGUST 8
11AM-2PM
POTOMAC OVERLOOK REGIONAL PARK

Come explore the world of Pokémon at Potomac Overlook Regional Park for August's community day! Learn about (and meet!) some real animals and plants that inspired some of Pokémon's little pocket monsters. Then, we will venture out as a group to hit the trails and seek the elusive shiny Magikarp! We will be sure to set up lures at several pokéstops around the park to increase our chances. Perhaps we will even take on a legendary raid or two!

Please bring facemasks, social distancing in place. Come and go as you please, feel free to stop in at any time. Ages 8 and up. Parent or guardian required for children under 12. Invite your friends! FREE *suggested donation*

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #pokemon #summer2020 #potomacoverlook #novaparks

Only a few slots left for tomorrow's Raptor Program at Potomac Overlook Regional Park. Registration ends TODAY at 1PM.Re...
08/06/2020

Only a few slots left for tomorrow's Raptor Program at Potomac Overlook Regional Park. Registration ends TODAY at 1PM.

Register now: http://ow.ly/Eedz50ASrpa

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #raptors #summer2020 #potomacoverlook #novaparks

Calling all Girl Scout Troops! Are you planning out your Girl Scout program for the Fall? Did you know NOVA Parks offers...
08/05/2020

Calling all Girl Scout Troops! Are you planning out your Girl Scout program for the Fall?

Did you know NOVA Parks offers a variety of programs designed to help your girl scout achieve a wide range of badges for Daisies all the way up to Cadets! Badge programs are currently available at three different locations, with more being added all the time!

NOVA Parks adheres to all currently COVID 19 safety precautions and regulations.

For more information please visit: http://ow.ly/IUWd50ARpRB

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RAPTORS OF THE POTOMACFRIDAY, AUGUST 7POTOMAC OVERLOOK REGIONAL PARKSoar on down to this program about our local avian p...
08/04/2020

RAPTORS OF THE POTOMAC
FRIDAY, AUGUST 7
POTOMAC OVERLOOK REGIONAL PARK

Soar on down to this program about our local avian predators!

We have broken this program into 3 session to allow for plenty of physical distancing and adherence to all COVID 19 safety precautions.

For more information: http://ow.ly/xY5O50AQmTu

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #raptors #potomacoverlook #novaparks #summer2020

SURVIVAL SKILLSPOTOMAC OVERLOOK REGIONAL PARKAUGUST 5Calling all young survivalists in the making! Join us for a class a...
08/03/2020

SURVIVAL SKILLS
POTOMAC OVERLOOK REGIONAL PARK
AUGUST 5

Calling all young survivalists in the making! Join us for a class all about primitive skills needed to survive and thrive in the wild.

This program is broken into 3 session to allow for plenty of physical distancing and COVID 19 safety precautions.

For more information: http://ow.ly/nSMw50APj19

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #summer2020 #potomacoverlook #novaparks

Be sure to join us next Wednesday for our Survival Skills program and next Friday for our Raptors of the Potomac program...
08/01/2020

Be sure to join us next Wednesday for our Survival Skills program and next Friday for our Raptors of the Potomac program! These programs will have 3 sessions throughout the day and space is limited! Follow the link below to reserve your spot today and see what other programs we have coming up!

https://www.novaparks.com/parks/potomac-overlook-regional-park/events

SURVIVAL SKILLSPOTOMAC OVERLOOK REGIONAL PARKWEDNESDAY AUGUST 5 Calling all young survivalists in the making! Join us fo...
07/31/2020

SURVIVAL SKILLS
POTOMAC OVERLOOK REGIONAL PARK
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 5

Calling all young survivalists in the making! Join us for a class all about primitive skills needed to survive and thrive in the wild. Explore sensory awareness, search for hidden “critters” with a camouflage game, and learn how to track. Discover how to make a fire with a bow drill, and even create your very own plaster track cast to bring home with you!

For more information: http://ow.ly/Krzz50ANFEr

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #survivalskills #potomacoverlook #novaparks

Join us TONIGHT with our roving naturalist on a quest to find owls. Afterwards, we will enjoy a short campfire complete ...
07/30/2020

Join us TONIGHT with our roving naturalist on a quest to find owls. Afterwards, we will enjoy a short campfire complete with s'mores!

OWL HIKE AND CAMPFIRE
POTOMAC OVERLOOK REGIONAL PARK
THURSDAY JULY 31
9:00pm to 10:30pm

Please be sure to bring masks and wear proper hiking footwear. Meet at nature center. $8, ages 5+

To register: http://ow.ly/Q6bN50AMiBN

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #potomacoverlook #novaparks #novaparksnaturalist

07/29/2020
Box Turtle Racing!

On your mark, get set, go!! Today’s Talkin Bout Turtles program saw our 3 eastern box turtles race each other for some tasty earthworms! Crunchy won this race here and Sunny made an epic comeback for the championship in the last race of the day, but Stumpy the seasoned veteran won 2 races and took home the title! Who says Box Turtles can’t move? 🐢

Wow--just look at all the amazing programs at Potomac Overlook in the next month! There's something for everyone.✔️Owl H...
07/29/2020

Wow--just look at all the amazing programs at Potomac Overlook in the next month! There's something for everyone.
✔️Owl Hike and Campfire July 30 & August 6
✔️ Hisstory of Snakes July 31
✔️Survival Skills August 5 & 20
✔️Raptors of the Potomac August 7
✔️Birds the Word August 12
✔️Potomac Pollinators August 14
✔️Learn to Letterbox August 23
✔️Rock the Park August 26
✔️Talking About Turtles August 28

To register for any or all of these programs please visit: http://ow.ly/3OrQ50ALmsy

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #potomacoverlook #novaparks #summer2020

Join us tomorrow at Potomac Overlook Regional Park for our "turtley" awesome Turtle Program. We are offering three sessi...
07/28/2020

Join us tomorrow at Potomac Overlook Regional Park for our "turtley" awesome Turtle Program. We are offering three sessions to allow for all safety precautions and social distancing.

Reservations close today at 1PM so make your reservation soon!

To reserve: http://ow.ly/v2wv50AK70Q

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #turtles #summerfun #potomacoverlook #novaparks

"Whooooo cooks for youuuu? Whoooo cooks for youuuu allllll?" No, this is not a chef looking for a job! This is the call ...
07/27/2020

"Whooooo cooks for youuuu? Whoooo cooks for youuuu allllll?" No, this is not a chef looking for a job! This is the call of a Barred Owl, perhaps Northern Virginia's most frequently observed owl. Join the roving naturalist on a quest to find these feathered friends. Learn more about owl adaptations, behavior, and role in the ecosystem before we hit the trails to find them! Afterwards, we will enjoy a short campfire complete with s'mores! Please be sure to bring masks and wear proper hiking footwear. Meet at nature center. $8, ages 5+

Rachel found (and freed) a tiny juvenile Five-lined Skink who was stuck in a cobweb in the workshop! Only juveniles have...
07/27/2020

Rachel found (and freed) a tiny juvenile Five-lined Skink who was stuck in a cobweb in the workshop! Only juveniles have tails this electric-blue, which fades in color as they get older.

HISTORY OF SNAKESJULY 31POTOMAC OVERLOOK REGIONAL PARKSlither on down to a program all about our local serpents! Learn a...
07/27/2020

HISTORY OF SNAKES
JULY 31
POTOMAC OVERLOOK REGIONAL PARK

Slither on down to a program all about our local serpents! Learn about the natural history of our snakes, why they’re so important (and often misunderstood) and what makes them such incredible animals.

To register: http://ow.ly/DDM750AJaGA

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #potomacoverlook #novaparks #snakes #summer2020

Today is going to be another extremely hot day. As you visit our parks today please pack more water than your think you ...
07/27/2020

Today is going to be another extremely hot day. As you visit our parks today please pack more water than your think you may need. Staying hydrated is a very important step to beating the heat!

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #summerheat #beattheheat #novaparks

Come out of your shell and join us for a turtley awesome program! Meet some of our resident turtles and learn about thei...
07/26/2020

Come out of your shell and join us for a turtley awesome program! Meet some of our resident turtles and learn about their adaptations, habitat, and what sets them apart from each other.

Make your reservation: http://ow.ly/hcBb50AHAmS

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #turtles #potomacoverlook #novaparks

Don’t miss out on our exciting programs next week! Join us Wednesday for Talkin Bout Turtles and Friday for The Hisstory...
07/25/2020

Don’t miss out on our exciting programs next week! Join us Wednesday for Talkin Bout Turtles and Friday for The Hisstory of Snakes as we learn more about these amazing reptiles and meet some of them! Participants must pre-register. Follow the link below to sign up for your session today!

https://www.novaparks.com/parks/potomac-overlook-regional-park/events

Rock the Park program this Sunday at 10:00am still has a few spaces available! Explorer the park's oldest element, the r...
07/23/2020

Rock the Park program this Sunday at 10:00am still has a few spaces available! Explorer the park's oldest element, the rocks, and then use then to create an adventure for friends and family. $7 per person, all minors must be accompanied by an adult also register for the program.
Sign up now: https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search/3891

Come out to Potomac Overlook Regional Park on THIS Friday, July 24th for our Raptor Program!Learn about our native birds...
07/22/2020

Come out to Potomac Overlook Regional Park on THIS Friday, July 24th for our Raptor Program!

Learn about our native birds of prey and the amazing adaptations they use to hunt, and then meet the raptors we care for at the park. Watch our naturalist feed a live bird of prey, and then make your own soaring “raptors” in a paper airplane challenge!

To register: http://ow.ly/owvK50AF899

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #potomacoverlook #novaparks

Today is the last day to register for tomorrow's Tree ID Hike!To register: https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/A...
07/21/2020

Today is the last day to register for tomorrow's Tree ID Hike!

To register: https://apm.activecommunities.com/novaparks/Activity_Search

Tree ID Hike, Wednesday, July 22 10:00am to 4:30pm (3 sessions)

Leaf your cares behind and come on down to this Poplar program! Learn how to identify our native trees, how they grow, what external threats they face, and more in this class that will have you pining for more dendro knowledge. Don’t stay rooted to the spot, come branch out and explore with us!

To register: http://ow.ly/ii5w50ADhLh

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #novaparks #potomacoverlook #summerfun

07/21/2020

What’s the newest buzz on the nature center? We’re excited to announce that our bees have returned!! Come on out and see our observation hive, and learn about what makes our pollinating friends so important!

Tree ID Hike, Wednesday, July 22 10:00am to 4:30pm (3 sessions)Leaf your cares behind and come on down to this Poplar pr...
07/20/2020

Tree ID Hike, Wednesday, July 22 10:00am to 4:30pm (3 sessions)

Leaf your cares behind and come on down to this Poplar program! Learn how to identify our native trees, how they grow, what external threats they face, and more in this class that will have you pining for more dendro knowledge. Don’t stay rooted to the spot, come branch out and explore with us!

To register: http://ow.ly/ii5w50ADhLh

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #novaparks #potomacoverlook #summerfun

Boy is it HOT, HOT, HOT outside today! Don't forget to pack plenty of water when you visit our parks today!  Stay hydrat...
07/20/2020

Boy is it HOT, HOT, HOT outside today! Don't forget to pack plenty of water when you visit our parks today! Stay hydrated!

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #novaparks #hydrate

If you missed our Frog Frenzy program yesterday at Potomac Overlook, have no fear--they are doing another amazing progra...
07/18/2020

If you missed our Frog Frenzy program yesterday at Potomac Overlook, have no fear--they are doing another amazing program next Friday.

Join our friends at Potomac Overlook next Friday, July 24th for their Raptors of the Potomac Program.

For more information: http://ow.ly/Vd5O50ABduj

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #potomacoverlook #novaparks #raptors

Running  out of ideas to do with your kids this week? Hop on over to Potomac Overlook Regional Park this Friday for our ...
07/15/2020

Running out of ideas to do with your kids this week? Hop on over to Potomac Overlook Regional Park this Friday for our Frog Frenzy program.

Due to COVID 19 safety precautions this program will have 3 sessions throughout the day.

For more information: http://ow.ly/hpB550Azjeg

#happinesshere #discoverwhatsnext #potomacoverlook #novaparks #summerfun

The EXPLORERS PACKS are now available for pre-order! Filled with lots of fun and educational activities and crafts to ke...
07/15/2020

The EXPLORERS PACKS are now available for pre-order! Filled with lots of fun and educational activities and crafts to keep your little Explorers learning and engaged.

Each box includes instructions for 10 nature themed activities plus the supplies needed for each; 2 activities for each day. Plus five crafts which go along either with the activities or online videos. Also 5 coloring pages of some of the nature center's most famous wildlife ambassadors.

Explorers Packs cost $50 plus tax. For households with multiple Explorers, extra craft kits can be purchased for $15 plus tax. Packs will be available for pick-up starting Friday at the Potomac Overlook Nature Center.

Supplies are limited so be sure to reserve yours today. Either call (703-528-5406) or email [email protected].

Check out this awesome photo from Meadowlark Botanic Gardens!
07/11/2020

Check out this awesome photo from Meadowlark Botanic Gardens!

About two weeks ago we posted a video of a male red-winged black who has been protecting at least four nests. Our Resident Photographer Dennis Govoni captured this awesome image of nest protection at its best. #davidandgoliathbirds #meadowlarkbotanicalgardens #novaparks #byebyemrheron

Our participants sure had a hoot at the morning session of our Owl Prowl program today! We learned all about owls, met a...
07/08/2020

Our participants sure had a hoot at the morning session of our Owl Prowl program today! We learned all about owls, met an eastern screech owl, went on a scavenger hunt, and finished the class by making these wacky paper towel owls here! Be sure to check the link below for more of our upcoming programs! https://www.novaparks.com/parks/potomac-overlook-regional-park/events

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2845 Marcey Rd
Arlington, VA
22207

Visit www.wmata.com for bus access to the park. The park is roughly 2 miles north of the Ballston metro station on the Orange Line.

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Park features include 2+ miles of hiking trails, a picnic area, covered shelter space (for rent), playground, a nature center, live animal exhibits, gardens, and more!

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Can you identify this snake from the park?
What type of park snake is this? Thanks.
FYI, blue blazed trail blocked by downed tree debris.
A cool place to explore just minutes from city stuff! #getoutside #naturing
It was a great day out there today on the Potomac Heritage Trail! Thanks to all who help maintain it and keep it runnable!
Thank you for a nice afternoon with wreath making ... and great results 👍
What is the schedule of the summertime free concerts?