Gulf Branch Nature Center

Observe nature at Gulf Branch Nature Center! Groups will enjoy a fun learning experience while viewing the nature center’s exhibits, Discovery Room, pollinator garden, animal exhibit room, and more. Favorites at Gulf Branch Nature Center include the dugout canoe, Mr. Owl, and the viewing pond. Naturalists lead the educational programs at the nature center, which focus on topics such as gemology, amphibians, and fish. Be sure to check out the plants native to Arlington featured in the pollinator garden.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 3608 Military Rd., Arlington, VA 22207. Arlington County. Tel: 703-228-3403. Email: friendsofgbnc@gmail.com. Website: parks.arlingtonva.us/locations/gulf-branch-nature-center. Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 1PM-5PM.  
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 30 minutes-1.5 hours. Cost: Fee/Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental 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