Nature on Wheels mobile unit will bring fun science-based activities, displays, and program presentations to the community, starting April 30, 2021.
Montgomery Parks, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, announces the launch of Nature on Wheels a mobile nature center and science field station that will bring programming to parks throughout the county. The mobile unit will be equipped with field research and presentation tools, displays, and program presentation activities – possibly including animal ambassadors. Park naturalists will lead various programs, science activities, and games, ensuring social distancing around the vehicle.
“We can’t wait to take our nature programming on the road and engage with residents in the neighborhoods where they live and play,” said Angela Yau, Facility Manager, Locust Grove Nature Center. “Nature on Wheels allows us to provide nature programs in a safe, outdoor environment and is a way for us to increase access to community science, community service, and career exploration programs throughout the county.”
Naturalists will also be available to answer questions and share information related to natural areas throughout the park system. The Nature on Wheels program plans to expand as it becomes safer for groups to gather and will offer organizations, including schools, the opportunity to schedule a visit at a park within walking distance of their facility.