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    Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens

    District of Columbia

Park Programs

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Junior Ranger Program

Get your Junior Ranger booklet at the visitor center and explore the park through cross word puzzles, picture games, scavenger hunts and more while learning about aquatic habitats and the National Park. Complete and turn in to the Ranger at the visitor center for your Junior Ranger award!


Bird Walk

Go birding with a Park Ranger. The aquatic gardens is home to many types of birds. Along the ponds, in the marsh off the boardwalk, or through the wooded river trail, how many birds will you see? Bird walk dates and times are listed below:
4/19/2014 at 8:00 a.m meet at the front of the visitor center
5/24/2014 at 8:00 a.m, meet at the front of the visitor center


Nature Walk

Join a Park Ranger and explore the ponds, marsh, and woodlands. What will you see on the nature walk? Beautiful butterflies on the spring and summer flowers? Slithering snakes and jumping frogs around the ponds? Animal tracks and chewed tree bark, could that be the beaver? Come join a Park Ranger and explore the park on our Nature Walks! Nature Walk dates and times are listed below.

6/7/2014 at 11:00 a.m, meet at the front of the visitor center.
6/8/2014 at 11:00 a.m, meet at the front of the visitor center.
6/14/2014 at 11:00 a.m, meet at the front of the visitor center.
6/22/2014 at 11:00 a.m, meet at the front of the visitor center.
7/5/2014 at 11:00 a.m, meet at the front of the visitor center.
7/13/2014 at 11:00 a.m, meet at the front of the visitor center.
7/26/2014 at 11:00 a.m, meet at the front of the visitor center.
8/2/2014 at 11:00 a.m, meet at the front of the visitor center.
8/3/2014 at 11:00 a.m, meet at the front of the visitor center.



Environmental Program

Come out to one of the last remaining types of habitat here in DC and learn more about wetlands and why they should be protected! Program will include a presentation and a brief outdoor activity. Dates and times listed below.
Every Thursday from 11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m starting May 1st 2014. Meet in the front of the visitor center.

Art in the Park
With so many beautiful images and colors the aquatic gardens display it seems as if the landscape is a painting in a museum! Come see for yourself and let nature inspire your inner artist and create your own masterpiece. Join a Park Ranger to walk the gardens and learn about and see some of the parks history and paintings from the past. Then create your own artwork and masterpieces through your eyes of the park.
Paint, water colors, paper, color pencils, and brushes are All included. Dates and times listed below. ALL Ages welcome!
May 11th, 2014. At 11:00 a.m. Meet at the visitor center.
May 18th, 2014. At 11:00 a.m. Meet at the visitor center.
May 25th, 2014. At 12:00 p.m. Meet at the visitor center.
June 1st, 2014. At 12:00 p.m. Meet at the visitor center.
June 8th, 2014. At 12:00 p.m. Meet at the visitor center.
June 29th, 2014. At 12:00 p.m. Meet at the visitor center.

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