Friends of the Clifton Institute Open Access

Friends of the Clifton Institute Open Access

Apr 17, 2021 – Apr 17, 2021
10:00am

We invite Friends of the Clifton Institute to come explore the field station on their own on designated days throughout the year. You can become a Friend…

Friends of the Clifton Institute Open Access

Friends of the Clifton Institute Open Access

Apr 17, 2021 – Apr 17, 2021
10:00am

We invite Friends of the Clifton Institute to come explore the field station on their own on designated days throughout the year. You can become a Friend…

YHikes!

YHikes!

Apr 10, 2021
10:00am – 12:00pm

Join us for our monthly Saturday YHikes! (Youth Hikes). Come along as we explore the field station and learn about the animals, fungi and plants that live…

Volunteer Day: Tree Planting

Volunteer Day: Tree Planting

Apr 10, 2021
9:00am – 5:00pm

Come help us plant trees for a riparian buffer in our pasture! This will take part in two sessions (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.) but volunteers…

Bird Walk

Bird Walk

Apr 14, 2021
7:00am – 9:00am

Novice and experienced birders will enjoy this guided 1-2 mile hike to look for the many species of birds that can be found on the field station. We will…

SOLD OUT Nature Lab: Herpetology

SOLD OUT Nature Lab: Herpetology

Apr 14, 2021
10:00am – 12:00pm

THIS PROGRAM IS SOLD OUT. Please join us next month for Nature Lab: Lepidopterology

Come be scientists with us! For this Nature Lab, we will explore…

YHikes!

YHikes!

Apr 16, 2021
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Join us for our monthly Friday YHikes! (Youth Hikes). Come along as we explore the field station and learn about the animals, fungi and plants that live…

Walk With a Naturalist

Walk With a Naturalist

Apr 16, 2021
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Join us for a walk on our trails with one our naturalists. Unlike most of our programs, we won’t be looking for anything in particular. Instead we’ll…

Earth Day Family Scavenger Hunt

Earth Day Family Scavenger Hunt

Apr 17, 2021
10:00am – 4:00pm

Happy Earth Day! Bring your family on a self-guided exploration of our trails, and search for specific spots where you will discover silly surprises and…

Volunteer Day: Tree Planting

Volunteer Day: Tree Planting

Apr 17, 2021
9:00am – 12:00pm

Come help us plant trees for a riparian buffer in our pasture! If you have any of the following items, please bring them with you: pick ax, shovel, gardening…

PROGRAM FULL: Nature School - Spring Semester

PROGRAM FULL: Nature School – Spring Semester

Apr 21, 2021
9:00am – 12:00pm

This program is part of a series that is currently full. Learn more about the series here.

Nature Yoga

Nature Yoga

Apr 22, 2021
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Join us for pond-side nature yoga! This all-levels class will be taught by Education Associate and certified RYT-200 yoga teacher, Alison Zak, who strongly…

Warbler Song Boot Camp (Virtual Program)

Warbler Song Boot Camp (Virtual Program)

Apr 23, 2021
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Brush up on your warbler songs just before the migrants arrive in droves. We will listen to the songs of each of the migratory warblers that pass through…

Bird Walk

Bird Walk

Apr 24, 2021
7:00am – 9:00am

Novice and experienced birders will enjoy this guided 1-2 mile hike to look for the many species of birds that can be found on the field station. We will…

Volunteer Day: Tree Planting

Volunteer Day: Tree Planting

Apr 24, 2021
9:00am – 4:00pm

Come help us plant trees for a riparian buffer in our pasture! This will take part in two sessions (9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.) but volunteers…

Book Club: The Home Place

Book Club: The Home Place

Apr 29, 2021
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Join us for an evening of friendly, informal discussion with fellow nature lovers. This spring, the Clifton Institute Book Club will read The Home Place:…

Froggy Friday

Froggy Friday

Apr 30, 2021
7:30pm – 9:00pm

Join us for an exploration of our trails and vernal pools while we listen for frog calls and look for breeding activity and salamander egg masses.

Cost:…

Middle School Nature Club

Middle School Nature Club

May 1, 2021
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Come on out for the last Middle School Nature Club meeting of the school year! You’ll have the opportunity to explore the field station, learn about…

PROGRAM FULL: Nature School - Spring Semester

PROGRAM FULL: Nature School – Spring Semester

May 5, 2021
9:00am – 12:00pm

This program is part of a series that is currently full. Learn more about the series here.

Young Birders Big Day

Young Birders Big Day

May 8, 2021
7:00am – 7:00pm

Young birders, ages 12 and up, are invited to join Bert Harris for a Big Day. We will birdwatch around Northern Virginia all day long during the peak of…

YHikes!

YHikes!

May 8, 2021
10:00am – 12:00pm

Join us for our monthly Saturday YHikes! (Youth Hikes). Come along as we explore the field station and learn about the animals, fungi and plants that live…

Bird Walk

Bird Walk

May 12, 2021
7:00am – 9:00am

Novice and experienced birders will enjoy this guided 1-2 mile hike to look for the many species of birds that can be found on the field station. We will…

Nature Lab: Lepidopterology

Nature Lab: Lepidopterology

May 12, 2021
10:00am – 12:00pm

Come be scientists with us! For this Nature Lab, we will explore our trails, searching for different species of butterflies in various habitats. (This…

Piedmont Polliwogs

Piedmont Polliwogs

May 13, 2021
10:00am – 11:00am

Piedmont Polliwogs is a monthly pre-K program that includes an outdoor story time and short nature walk.

Cost: Free!

Age: Children ages 2 to 5,…

YHikes!

YHikes!

May 14, 2021
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Join us for our monthly Friday YHikes! (Youth Hikes). Come along as we explore the field station and learn about the animals, fungi and plants that live…

Native Plant Sale

Native Plant Sale

May 15, 2021
10:00am – 3:00pm

Native plants provide better food for insects, which in turn provide food for birds. You can make a huge difference for wildlife by planting native species…

PROGRAM FULL: Nature School - Spring Semester

PROGRAM FULL: Nature School – Spring Semester

May 19, 2021
9:00am – 12:00pm

This program is part of a series that is currently full. Learn more about the series here.

Bird Walk

Bird Walk

May 22, 2021
7:00am – 9:00am

Novice and experienced birders will enjoy this guided 1-2 mile hike to look for the many species of birds that can be found on the field station. We will…

Mindful Naturalists: Earth Mandalas

Mindful Naturalists: Earth Mandalas

May 22, 2021
10:00am – 11:30am

Mindful Naturalists is a free program series created to inspire mindful observation and nature appreciation. Each month we will explore a different topic…

Walk With a Naturalist

Walk With a Naturalist

May 22, 2021
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Join us for a walk on our trails with one our naturalists. Unlike most of our programs, we won’t be looking for anything in particular. Instead we’ll…

Nature Yoga: Full Moon Salutations

Nature Yoga: Full Moon Salutations

May 25, 2021
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Join us for a flow yoga class to celebrate the full moon! This class will be taught by Education Associate and certified RYT-200 yoga teacher, Alison Zak,…

Young Scientists Research Experience

Young Scientists Research Experience

Jun 21, 2021 – Jun 25, 2021
9:00am

Ages: 13-18

Dates: June 21-25

Hours: 9am- 4pm

Fee: $350 per student

During this unique experience, students will explore and carry out their…

Dragonfly Count

Dragonfly Count

Jun 26, 2021
9:00am – 5:00pm

Join us for our first annual Dragonfly Count! We are launching this count to learn about which species of dragonflies and damselflies are found in our…

SOLD OUT: Piedmont Polliwogs Half-Day Summer Camp

SOLD OUT: Piedmont Polliwogs Half-Day Summer Camp

Jun 28, 2021 – Jul 2, 2021
9:00am

Piedmont Polliwogs

Ages: 4-6 (accompanied by an adult caregiver)

Dates: June 28- July 2

Hours: 9am- 12pm

Fee: $95 per camper

During Piedmont…

Young Explorers Summer Day Camp

Young Explorers Summer Day Camp

Jul 19, 2021 – Jul 23, 2021
9:00am

Ages: 7-12

Week 1 Dates: July 19-23

Week 2 Dates: July 26-30

Hours: 9am- 4pm

Fee: $215 per camper

Each day at Young Explorers camp, children…

Young Explorers Summer Day Camp

Young Explorers Summer Day Camp

Jul 26, 2021 – Jul 30, 2021
9:00am

Ages: 7-12

Week 1 Dates: July 19-23

Week 2 Dates: July 26-30

Hours: 9am- 4pm

Fee: $215 per camper

Each day at Young Explorers camp, children…

Nature Camp for Grownups

Nature Camp for Grownups

Aug 28, 2021 – Aug 29, 2021
11:00am

Hey grownups! Have you ever wished you could come to one of our nature camps? Well, now you can! This August we are offering our first ever weekend-long…