Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Located in the 52-acre Annandale District Park, the Hidden Oaks Nature Center is nestled among woodland trails and creeks, with gardens and a nearby playground. Facilities include live animals, a climbing "tree" loft and puppet stage, a resource library, and the Urban Woodlands interactive exhibit.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

School

Located in the 52-acre Annandale District Park, the Hidden Oaks Nature Center is nestled among woodland trails and creeks, with gardens and a nearby playground. Facilities include live animals, a climbing "tree" loft and puppet stage, a resource library, and the Urban Woodlands interactive exhibit.

supports classroom learning in:
Environmental Science.

topics covered:
Weather, Plants, Animals, Gardening, Native Americans, Ecology.

contact info
Name: Suzanne Holland, Visitor Services Manager.
Phone: 703-941-1065
Email: Suzanne.holland@fairfaxcounty.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School Group Size: 15 min., 75 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: Yes.

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Trees can also clean the soil and air by absorbing harmful pollutants. So what have you done for a tree lately? 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.

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Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Located in the 52-acre Annandale District Park, the Hidden Oaks Nature Center is nestled among woodland trails and creeks, with gardens and a nearby playground. Facilities include live animals, a climbing "tree" loft and puppet stage, a resource library, and the Urban Woodlands interactive exhibit.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Scouts

Programs include Eastern Woodland Indians of the Early 1600's, Critters of the Forest, Getting Ready for Winter, Roots, Shoots, Blooms and Buds, Weather Patterns, and more. Outreach programs available. The interactive exhibit is ideal for children aged 2 and up. Be sure to also see the nature center rain garden.

supports scout badges in:
Environmental Science.

topics covered:
Weather, Plants, Animals, Gardening, Native Americans, Ecology.

contact info
Name: Suzanne Holland, Visitor Services Manager.
Phone: 703-941-1065
Email: Suzanne.holland@fairfaxcounty.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School Group Size: 15 min., 75 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: Yes.

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Trees can also clean the soil and air by absorbing harmful pollutants. So what have you done for a tree lately? 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.

View Lesson Plan>>

Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Located in the 52-acre Annandale District Park, the Hidden Oaks Nature Center is nestled among woodland trails and creeks, with gardens and a nearby playground. Facilities include live animals, a climbing "tree" loft and puppet stage, a resource library, and the Urban Woodlands interactive exhibit.

contact info

Hrs: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks

Camp

Programs include Eastern Woodland Indians of the Early 1600's, Critters of the Forest, Getting Ready for Winter, Roots, Shoots, Blooms and Buds, Weather Patterns, and more. Outreach programs available. The interactive exhibit is ideal for children aged 2 and up. Be sure to also see the nature center rain garden.

topics covered:
Weather, Plants, Animals, Gardening, Native Americans, Ecology.

contact info
Name: Suzanne Holland, Visitor Services Manager.
Phone: 703-941-1065
Email: Suzanne.holland@fairfaxcounty.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School Group Size: 15 min., 75 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: Yes.

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Trees can also clean the soil and air by absorbing harmful pollutants. So what have you done for a tree lately? 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.

View Lesson Plan>>

Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Located in the 52-acre Annandale District Park, the Hidden Oaks Nature Center is nestled among woodland trails and creeks, with gardens and a nearby playground. Facilities include live animals, a climbing "tree" loft and puppet stage, a resource library, and the Urban Woodlands interactive exhibit.

contact info

Hrs: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hidden-oaks

Homeschool

Programs include Eastern Woodland Indians of the Early 1600's, Critters of the Forest, Getting Ready for Winter, Roots, Shoots, Blooms and Buds, Weather Patterns, and more. Outreach programs available. The interactive exhibit is ideal for children aged 2 and up. Be sure to also see the nature center rain garden.

supports classroom learning in:
Environmental Studies.

topics covered:
Weather, Plants, Animals, Gardening, Native Americans, Ecology.

contact info
Name: Suzanne Holland, Visitor Services Manager.
Phone: 703-941-1065
Email: Suzanne.holland@fairfaxcounty.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School Group Size: 15 min., 75 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: Yes.

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Trees can also clean the soil and air by absorbing harmful pollutants. So what have you done for a tree lately? 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.

View Lesson Plan>>

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