Washington DC: Alumni Event at Rock Creek Park

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - April 1, 2017 10:00 am


SCA invites our DC-area alumni, current members, staff, friends, and supporters for a special day in Rock Creek Park located right in our nation’s capital! Join us as we hike the 3.5-mile Boulder Bridge Loop and wind down with a relaxing picnic. 

Rock Creek Park is truly a gem in our nation’s capital. This 1,754-acre city park was officially authorized in 1890, making it the third national park to be designated by the federal government. Come along as we escape the bustle of the city and find peaceful refuge, encounter history, and get some fresh air. 

WHEN: Saturday, April 1st, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (hike from 10-12pm, picnic from 12-1pm). 

WHERE: Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium, 5200 Glover Road, NW, Washington, DC 20015 

Look for SCA Staff in blue shirts in front of the Nature Center!

The Friendship Heights or Fort Totten metro stations are closest to the Nature Center. Take the E-2 or E-3 bus from either metro stop to the intersection of Glover & Military Rd. Get off, look to your left, and follow the trail up to the Nature Center. Parking is also available at the Nature Center, though we encourage you to coordinate carpooling if you plan on driving. 


•   Connect with SCA and learn about SCA programs in DC.

•   Explore the Boulder Bridge Loop, a 3.5-mile hike through forest and creek-side ecosystems that President Theodore Roosevelt frequented over one hundred years ago. 

•   Pack a lunch for a relaxing picnic and share stories with fellow SCA alumni. 

WHO: SCA alumni, staff, current members, family, friends, and supporters throughout the DC metro area. Guests welcome! 

BRING WITH YOU: Bring a reusable water bottle and pack a lunch for the post-hike picnic. Please wear sturdy hiking shoes appropriate for a 3.5-mile hike. 

REGISTRATION: To join us, please register at https://scaalumnirockcreek.eventbrite.com to complete the online waiver. 

QUESTIONS: Contact Michael Cronin, SCA Events Coordinator (SCA Alum ’14 -’16) at [email protected] or 845-596-3717. 


Can’t make it to the event? Upload a photo through the free Donate A Photo app and select SCA as the benefiting organization. For every photo uploaded, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1* to help empower the next generation of conservation leaders. 

 * Disclosure Statement: Johnson & Johnson has curated a list of trusted causes, and you can donate a photo to one cause, once a day. Each cause will appear in the app until it reaches its goal, or the donation period ends. If the goal isn’t reached, the cause will still get a minimum donation.


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