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Every Kid Enjoys Outdoor Education in National Parks

Protecting the space-time continuum isn’t normally a task trusted to elementary school kids. However, on the Eco-Explorers: Colonial Time Warp adventure at Piscataway Park, things are a little different. When entering Piscataway Park, students are appointed to the Eco-Explorers team and given a very important mission—save the earth and preserve the course of history! Equipped…

For Immediate Release: Hundreds of Area Students Impacted by Federal Shutdown and Closure of National Parks

  Accokeek, MD—The federal government shutdown and park closures have resulted in the cancellation or alteration of several local environmental education programs, impacting hundreds of students who normally visit Piscataway Park that spans 5,000 acres across southern Prince George’s and Charles County. Through cooperative agreements with the National Park Service, two local non-profit organizations use…

Expanded Ecosystem Tour Introduces 4th Graders to the Natural Landscape of Piscataway Park

Last December, 4th grade students from Fort Washington Forest Elementary embarked onto the National Colonial Farm at Piscataway Park for an exploration of the site’s natural ecosystems. The Pumpkin Ash Trail Tour, which is all about observing nature–looking for it and listening to it–was added to the K-12 education program offerings last year. The students…

Foto Friday: Fall Into Outdoor Education at the National Colonial Farm

Each fall, thousands of youth visit the National Colonial Farm to learn about “Colonial Farm Life,” a tour that interweaves history with agriculture and stewardship. With programs like this, the Accokeek Foundation offers an outdoor learning experience that connects students with their environment every day. Learn how you can show your support for both education…