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Fairfax County Community Resources Falls Church Recreation and Parks Fairfax County Park Authority 223 Little Falls Street 12055 Government Center Parkway Falls Church, VA 22046 Fairfax, VA 22035 (703) 248-5077 (703) 324-8702 http://www.ci.falls-church.va.us/services/park/index.html http://www.co.fairfax.va.us/parks/ : Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills St Great falls, VA 22066 Field Trip Opportunities for Preschool children ages 3-6 at Riverbend Park. September 19 - December 7, 2001 Call for reservations: (703) 759-9018. Please note: Programs that require extra staff or materials have a $2 fee per child. Also all NON-FAIRFAX county schools have a $2 fee per child. Payment is due on the scheduled program date. No programs are offered on Tuesdays. HOLE WORLD- What animals live in holes? See a puppet play and listen to a story. Take a hike to search for cavity critters. Discover what animals live in the high-rises of the forest. Fairfax County and Non-County Cost: $2 per child Location: Nature Center, Ages: 3-6 Length : 1 hour, Available: Sept. - Dec. Program of Studies/SOLs - 1.K.3-1, 1.K.5-7, 1.K.5-8, 1.K.5-9 A SQUIRREL'S TALE- Hear the story of the squirrel searching for his cache of acorns. Take a hike to explore the world of these high-climbing acrobats. Fairfax County Cost: FREE, Non-County Cost: $2 per child Location: Nature or Visitor Center, Ages: 3-6 Length: 45 minutes, Available: Sept. - Dec. Program of Studies/SOLs - 1.K.2-3, 1.K.4-1, 1.K.5-2, 1.K.5-7, 1.K.5-9 ALL ABOUT ANTS- Explore the world of these amazing insects. Become part of an ant colony, learn their life cycle and make a craft to take home. Fairfax County and Non-Fairfax County Cost: $2 per child Location: Nature Center, Ages: 3-6 Length: 45 minutes, Available: September - October Program of Studies/SOLs - 1.K.3-1, 1.K.5-7, 1.K.5-8 SENSORY WALK - Use your eyes, ears, nose and fingers to get close to nature. On a short walk, discover what is in the naturalist’s bag of tricks. Fairfax County Cost: FREE, Non-County Cost: $2 per child Location: Nature and Visitor Center, Ages: 3-6 Length: 45 minutes, Available: Sept. - Dec. Program of Studies/SOLs - 1.K.3-1, 1.K.6-1, 1.K.6-2, 1.K.6-7, 1.K.6-8, 1.K.7-2, 1.K.7-4 WALK, WADDLE, AND WIGGLE – Get ready to move in this program which features bird dancing, a story, and the lily pad game. Fairfax County Cost: FREE, Non-County Cost: $2/child Location: Nature Center, Ages: 3-6 Length: 45 minutes, Available: Sept.-Nov. Program of Studies/SOLs -1.K.5-7, 1.K.5-8 Hidden Oaks Nature Center Annandale Park MORNING BIRD WALK Discover the birds that reside along the Accotink Stream Valley. Warblers, owls and hawks can be seen. Bring binoculars. Meet at Prosperity Avenue parking lot. Cancelled in case of rain. FREE Location: Eakin Community Park, Hidden Oaks Nature Center Time: 7-9 AM Call 703-941-1065 for information Hidden Oaks Nature Center is located in Annandale Park at 4020 Hummer Road in Annandale. Inside the nature center, visitors will find natural and cultural history exhibits, a library, and an auditorium. A naturalist is always available during operating hours to answer questions. Parktakes Check out Fairfax County Parktakes Class, Camp & Tour Listings on the web http://www.co.fairfax.va.us/parks/parktakes.html. The fall catalog contains consolidated listings from both the Park Authority and Community and Recreation services. This consolidated database is searchable by title, location, day and class description criteria. Cost of each program varies, financial aid is available. For a FREE subscription to Parktakes call 703-222-4664. This project has been funded at least in part with Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, under Grant Number 59-3199. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the view or policies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.