The USGS Visitors Center at the National Center in Reston, Virginia
Art Exhibits: Each month, in the main hallway of the National Center, visitors can view a new art exhibit from schools, local artists and photographers, special interest groups, and USGS employees.
Langston Hughes Middle School Beaver Pond Field Trip
USGS employees and scientists participated in the Langston Hughes Middle School’s Beaver Pond Field Trip. This outdoor activity consists of a walking field trip with five science stations set up in and around Lake Audubon in Reston, Virginia. Through presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on-activities, USGS volunteers helped the children understand and learn about stream flow measurement and factors affecting aquatic organisms of a depositional stream environment. In addition, the children also learned about stream chemistry and how to construct a map.