Save up to 17% on the price of your tickets! It's easy... Become a member today! If you are already a member, log in to get your member rate. Rock Creek Park: A Virtual Exploration Evening Program on Zoom Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. ET Code: 1NV072 Tickets Login $25 - Member 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 $30 - Non-Member Resize text remove add Boulder Bridge, Rock Creek Park PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Did you know that Rock Creek Park is the oldest urban national park in the country and is twice the size of New York’s Central Park? This forested gem running through the heart of Washington, D.C., has delighted residents long before it was declared a national park by an Act of Congress in 1890—and now more than ever offers a welcome destination for outdoor lovers. With stunning images and a deep knowledge of Rock Creek Park through the seasons, author and naturalist Melanie Choukas-Bradley introduces the story and natural history of a national park landscape as old as Yosemite. Learn about the Indigenous people who hunted, fished, and quarried on the land; the presidents including Theodore Roosevelt who enjoyed recreation here; and the flora and fauna that find wild refuge in their urban surroundings. Choukas-Bradley is the author of the award-winning A Year in Rock Creek Park: The Wild Wooded Heart of Washington, DC, with photographs by Susan Austin Roth, and six other nature books, including City of Trees and Finding Solace at Theodore Roosevelt Island. BOOK SALE INFORMATION Purchase your copy of A Year in Rock Creek Park: The Wild, Wooded Heart of Washington, D.C. by Melanie Choukas-Bradley here. SPECIAL NOTE: Politics and Prose is offering a 10% discount to Smithsonian Associates ticket-holders. To claim your discount, enter the code SPECIAL10 (no space between letters and numbers) in the “Coupon discount” section on Politics and Prose's check-out page. PATRON INFORMATION If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom. This program is part of ourSmithsonian Associates Streaming series.