Long Branch Nature Center

Let your group discover nature at Long Branch Nature Center at Glencarlyn Park! Groups will enjoy the nature center’s exhibits, live animal displays, interpretive gardens, a viewing pond, and more! Spend some time watching birds at the park where your group will find species such as warblers, woodpeckers, and wood ducks. Explore the plant life on the trails, and experience the calmness of the rocky stream. Younger learners will enjoy the indoor playhouse where they can engage in imaginative play. Educational programs aim to teach groups about animal and plant science.   
 
Contact Info 
Address: 625 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington, VA 22204. Arlington County. Tel: 703-228-6535. Email: longbranchnaturectr@arlingtonva.us. Website: parks.arlingtonva.us/locations/long-branch-nature-center-park/. 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: Varies. Cost: Free/Fee.
 
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