Birding for Beginners (12-Adult)

(12-Adult) Interested in birding? We can get you started. Learn about the park's birds and some basic identification skills. Program begins with a bird identification discussion. Children age 12 to 16 must be accompanied by a registered adult.


Fishing for Parent and Child (5-Adult)

(5-Adult) Learn how to fish together. This introductory course starts you with the basics including how to rig and use a fishing rod, safety, environmental awareness and fishing. Rod and bait will be provided. Each person must register. Participants 16 and older must have valid Virginia fishing license.


Geocaching Workshop (8-Adult)

(8-Adult) Students learn to use hand-held Global Positioning System (GPS) units to locate hidden treasure caches within the park. After learning how to enter latitude and longitude coordinates into a GPS, students follow the coordinates to find a hidden object, container or unique geological feature. Bring your own GPS; a limited number are available to borrow from instructor at class.


Intro to Kayaking (12-Adult)

(12-Adult) This introductory-level class is perfect for beginners or for those who want to learn how to paddle more efficiently. Learn about different kayaks, paddles, personal flotation devices and safety gear. On the water, learn to move the boat in every direction using forward and reverse strokes, a turning stroke, a slice stroke and stopping maneuvers.


Nature Kayaking at Lake Fairfax (12-Adult)

(12-Adult) Paddle with a naturalist to learn about the flora and fauna that call Lake Fairfax home. Find out what’s growing along the lake’s edge, who likes to wade in the water, and what might be swimming underneath you right now.


Twilight by Kayak (12-Adult)

(12-Adult) Watch the sunset on the lake as the wildlife settles in for the night, then return to the dock by the light of the moon. Single kayaks and all equipment provided.


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