Potomac Overlook Regional Park & Nature Center

Take your group to Potomac Overlook Regional Park & Nature Center for a day of nature filled adventure. Groups will enjoy the interpretive garden where they will learn about organic vegetable gardening, and animal exhibits featuring live reptiles, amphibians, and fish. Groups will also enjoy over two miles of nature trails that will take them through the scenic woodlands with views of the Potomac River. Educational programs at Potomac Overlook Regional Park & Nature Center focus on topics such as Native American History, energy, conservation, ecology, wildlife, and geology. 

Contact Info
Address: 2845 Marcey Rd., Arlington, VA 22207. Arlington County. Tel: 703-528-5406. Email: cpittrizzi@nvrpa.org. Website: www.nvrpa.org/park/potomac_overlook. Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 1PM-5PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: K-9th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Fee. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science, Science. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.... Continue