Wild Edibles Walks

This series of seasonal walks is designed to support land-based connections, strengthen community ties, and increase our knowledge of native wild edibles. Each 3-hour workshop includes a delicious hot breakfast, an edible plant hike and a wild food tasting. Dates for the walks are: April 20, 9 am to 12 pm: Wild Spring Edibles June…

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31st Annual Potomac River Clean-Up

Celebrate the 31st Annual Potomac River Watershed Clean-Up with Alice Ferguson Foundation and Accokeek Foundation at this flagship event in Piscataway Park on April 13. This is a family-friendly volunteer event. Invite your friends and family to enjoy a beautiful afternoon on the river helping us make sure trash and litter don’t end up in…

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Land and River Conversations: Exploring Race and Culture through Stories from the Earth

Join the Accokeek Foundation as we explore race and culture through stories of the earth. Each event in the Land and River Conversation series features a moderated panel, a Q&A session, and a community input session. In this series: March 31 Conservation: A Complicated Story April 28 Reciprocity: Humans and the Environment May 5 Interconnectedness: Heritage, Traditions,…

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Hands-On History: Colonial Beauty Products

Butter churning, candle-making, and yarn-spinning–see the skills and trades of 1770 in action, led by local experts and educators in historic costume.

Demonstrations are free to attend and are ongoing between 1-5 pm on select weekend dates.

This weekend’s Hands-On History demonstration is: Colonial Beauty Products

Explore beauty regimens from 1770.

Hands-On History: Colonial Fishing

Butter churning, candle-making, and yarn-spinning–see the skills and trades of 1770 in action, led by local experts and educators in historic costume. Demonstrations are free to attend and are ongoing between 1-5 pm on select weekend dates. This weekend’s Hands-On History demonstration is: Colonial Fishing Learn about fishing tactics of 1770 that can be applied…

Hands-On History: Tinctures, Tonics, and Teas

Butter churning, candle-making, and yarn-spinning–see the skills and trades of 1770 in action, led by local experts and educators in historic costume. Demonstrations are free to attend and are ongoing between 1-5 pm on select weekend dates. This weekend’s Hands-On History demonstration is: Tinctures, Tonics, and Teas Learn about home remedies popular in the colonial…

Hands-On History: Colonial Cooking

Butter churning, candle-making, and yarn-spinning–see the skills and trades of 1770 in action, led by local experts and educators in historic costume.

Demonstrations are free to attend and are ongoing between 1-5 pm on select weekend dates.

This weekend’s Hands-On History demonstration is: Colonial Cooking

Learn how to cook easy colonial recipes!

Guided Nature Hike: Pumpkin Ash Trail

Explore the natural wonders of Piscataway Park with a guided trail walk led by an educator. Identify plants and animal life, learn about wild edible plants, or explore the changes in the Potomac River Landscape since the colonial period. $5/non-member, free for members Departs from Visitor Center at 1 pm and 3 pm. This weekend’s…

Guided Nature Hike: Sensory Hike

Explore the natural wonders of Piscataway Park with a guided trail walk led by an educator. Identify plants and animal life, learn about wild edible plants, or explore the changes in the Potomac River Landscape since the colonial period. $5/non-member, free for members Departs from Visitor Center at 1 pm and 3 pm. This weekend’s…