Rock Creek National Park
Our country’s history abounds within the park. Visitors walk in the footsteps of Piscataway Indians, the Old Stone House attests to a time when Washington, D.C. was a new capital, Peirce Mill reminds us how a new technology aided the economic growth of the nation, and Civil War remnants divulge stories of unrest. Ultimately, the establishment of Rock Creek Park in 1890, “…for the benefit and enjoyment of the people of the United States” served as an inspiration for the creation of future National Parks.
Location: Rock Creek National Park is in Washington, D.C.
- Field Studies available: Watershed Watchdogs, Exotic Invaders, Don’t Get Sedimental, Water Canaries, Talkin’ Trash, Herring Highway
- Habitat: Woodland edge, river/stream bank
- Terrain: Mostly flat grassy areas; creek banks steep in places
- Suitable for the disabled
- Facilities: Restrooms nearby
- Additional Info: Can accommodate up to 40 students. Bring lunches and beverages.
For more information on Rock Creek National Park, including directions, visitor information and hours of operation, visit their official website: http://www.nps.gov/rocr/