Montgomery Parks is Hosting its Free Community Science Festival on April 29

by MCS Staff

Montgomery Parks, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is hosting a free Community Science Festival at Lake Needwood in Rock Creek Regional Park on Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Discover the flora and fauna that live in your neighborhood and hone observation skills through interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities with Montgomery Parks scientists and naturalists. Take part in the City Nature Challenge and become a citizen scientist. Attendees will also be able to learn how to get involved with local groups and projects.

What: Montgomery Parks Community Science Festival

When: Saturday, April 29 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Rock Creek Regional Park located here: Google Maps Location

Cost to attend: Free

The schedule of events will include:

  • Presentation on Biological Monitoring with Fish in Rock Creek led by a Parks scientist
  • Presentation on Rare Habitats of Montgomery Parks led by a Parks ecologist
  • Aquatic Macroinvertebrates Interactive Demonstration
  • Guided hikes and identification help for wildflowers, trees and birds
    • 10:30 am Bird Hike with Montgomery Bird Club
    • 11:15 am Tree Hike with Maryland Master Naturalist
    • 1:15 pm Wildflower Hike with Maryland Master Naturalist
    • 10 am – 2 pm Get help entering observations in iNaturalist and eBird at the observation kiosk

Partner organizations on-site include:

  • DC Audubon Society
  • Montgomery Bird Club
  • Rock Creek Conservancy
  • Washington Mycological Association

Festival activities will be most enjoyable for adults and older children (11+), but all ages are welcome, and all activities are free of charge. Bathroom facilities, including those that are ADA-accessible, will be available.


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