Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway Lane Closures and Construction Update Summer 2014
Construction work on Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway at Waterside Drive continues. There will be lane closures between rush hours to accommodate work on the roadway, multi-use trail and infrastructure. More »
Three Urban Wildlife Kits (deer, owl, turtle), designed for pre-K through grade 3, are available for loan from the Rock Creek Park Nature Center. Each kit contains a teacher's guide, materials, books, and objects for hands-on lessons focusing on adaptions and habitats. Contact the nature center to reserve a kit.
Civil War Trunk
The Sentinels of Freedom trunk contains materials to assist in teaching at the fourth grade curriculum level, the diverse and controversial time in American History known as the American Civil War.
Activities and resources in the trunk allow you to cover the political, cultural, geographical, and social aspects of the Civil War from local and national perspectives. Such activities and resources found within this trunk include:
Additional activities for certain subject matters can be found in the Activity Sheets.
Did You Know?
The Andromeda Galaxy (M31) at about 2.5 million light years from the earth is the farthest object visible to the naked eye. You can learn more amazing astronomy facts at the only planetarium in the NPS in Rock Creek Park. More...