• Aerial view of the George Washington Memorial Parkway in the fall

    George Washington

    Memorial Parkway DC, MD, VA

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  • Temporary Road Closure October 5, 2014 from 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

    The G.W. Parkway will be closed from Mount Vernon Circle to Old Town, Alexandria during a footrace event. Two sections of southbound traffic will remain open to southbound traffic: Old Town to Belle Haven Rd. and Vernon View Dr. to Stratford Ln. More »

Curriculum Materials

Rangers have developed lesson plans for the classroom and the field that follow Standards of Learning in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Please feel free to use these materials on your own or with a ranger.

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Illustration of wildlife in Dyke Marsh

Alive in Dyke Marsh

It can be tough to figure out whether something is living or nonliving. A good definition of "life" has eluded biologists for millennia, and living things can look very different at different stages in their life cycles. Students will explore the characteristics of living things by describing mystery bag items.

Did You Know?

Box Turtle

Box turtles are one of the 21 species of reptiles that call the George Washington Memorial Parkway home. You can help protect these turtles by observing them from afar and not removing them from the wild. More...