Calendar of Events


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Registration For Winter 2018 Programs:

For Members: Opens November 17

For Nonmembers: Opens December 1


To Cancel a Registration in a Program:

Email CypressSwamp@co.cal.md.us or call 410-535-5327

Refund and Cancellation Policies

Upcoming events

    • 11/29/2017
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 5
    Register
    For teens or adults, ages 15 and up.

    We are always looking for an extra hand to take care of the nature center's live animals.  As you accompany staff, you will learn how to clean cages, feed the animals and handle them.  If you are only available for a portion of the three hours, please sign up anyhow; your help with this much-needed service is always welcome.   Once you are trained, you will be able to sign up to care for the animals as often as you'd like.

    Trained volunteers are welcome to register too.  They can help train new volunteers and can help hold the raptors while the naturalist trims talons, etc.

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    LocationBattle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Reservations are required by November 28

    Program Fee:  
    Free for volunteers

    • 11/29/2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 5
    Register
    For teens or adults, ages 15 and up.

    We are always looking for an extra hand to take care of the nature center's live animals.  As you accompany staff, you will learn how to clean cages, feed the animals and handle them.  If you are only available for a portion of the three hours, please sign up anyhow; your help with this much-needed service is always welcome.   Once you are trained, you will be able to sign up to care for the animals as often as you'd like.

    Trained volunteers are welcome to register too.  They can help train new volunteers and can help hold the raptors while the naturalist trims talons, etc.

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    LocationBattle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Reservations are required by November 28

    Program Fee:  
    Free for volunteers

    • 12/01/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist

    This fall’s homeschool series focuses on animal classification. Each month will focus on a different animal group. December's class will be an investigation of birds. We will learn what makes them special and then search outside for some examples.

    Please register by November 29

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Program Fee:

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Please register all your children on one entry. Program  fees are per family.

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale


    Homeschool First Fridays is a series of environmental education programs developed especially for homeschoolers ages 4 to 12.  These classes are a great way to get hands-on science and nature lessons, receive help on projects and research and network with other homeschooling families. Each two-hour program will consist of indoor and outdoor hands-on learning. Depending on the topic, students may observe live animals, collect aquatic creatures, take measurements of water quality, or play games. 

    • Parents with younger children (ages 4-6) will stay with the group; parents of older children have the option of staying or not; there is no charge for parents since they are expected to participate as mentors and teachers.  Staff will provide guidance for parents on how to assist.
    • Siblings younger than 4 are welcome, but must be under the care of a parent/guardian at all times and should not distract the program participants.
    • Older and younger students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger group).


    • 12/01/2017
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist

    Ages 4-12, with adult 

    This fall’s homeschool series focuses on animal classification.  December's class will be an investigation of birds.  We will learn what makes them special and then search outside for some examples.

    Please register by November 29

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Program Fee:

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Please register all your children on one entry. Program  fees are per family.

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale


    Homeschool First Fridays is a series of environmental education programs developed especially for homeschoolers ages 4 to 12.  These classes are a great way to get hands-on science and nature lessons, receive help on projects and research and network with other homeschooling families. Each two-hour program will consist of indoor and outdoor hands-on learning. Depending on the topic, students may observe live animals, collect aquatic creatures, take measurements of water quality, or play games. 

    • Parents with younger children (ages 4-6) will stay with the group; parents of older children have the option of staying or not; there is no charge for parents since they are expected to participate as mentors and teachers.  Staff will provide guidance for parents on how to assist.
    • Siblings younger than 4 are welcome, but must be under the care of a parent/guardian at all times and should not distract the program participants.
    • Older and younger students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger group).


    • 12/01/2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    Register

    Calvert Nature Society and Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust are pleased to present "Tomorrow," an inspiring documentary that presents concrete solutions to sustainability issues, as implemented throughout the world by hundred of communities.

    This is a FREE event.
    Learn more at https://www.tomorrow-documentary.com/

    • 12/02/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 4
    Register
    For teens or adults, ages 15 and up.

    We are always looking for an extra hand to take care of the nature center's live animals.  As you accompany staff, you will learn how to clean cages, feed the animals and handle them.  If you are only available for a portion of the three hours, please sign up anyhow; your help with this much-needed service is always welcome.   Once you are trained, you will be able to sign up to care for the animals as often as you'd like.

    Trained volunteers are welcome to register too.  They can help train new volunteers and can help hold the raptors while the naturalist trims talons, etc.

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    LocationBattle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Reservations are required by December 1

    Program Fee:  
    Free for volunteers

    • 12/02/2017
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    For Ages: 6-9 years
    Adult participation is required.

    Children will learn some basic compass skills and will use what they have learned to find candy canes hidden in the park.   

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

    Reservations are required by Thursday, November 30.

    Register online, by mailemail or by phone 410-535-5327.

    Program Fee: Free for Society members

    $8 per family for nonmembers

     

     

    • 12/04/2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist

    For ages 12-16

    Come practice a variety of ways to build fires – from some of the oldest to modern ways, and learn basic fire safety. We’ll end by cooking lunch in the fire we make together.

    Location: Battle Creek Nature Center

    Adults are not required to attend.

    Program Fee
    Members: Free
    Nonmembers: $8 per person

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    • 12/05/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Many animals are on the move, we’ll learn about migration and some of the journeys animals take for their winter getaway. 

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in Charge: Amanda DuPrey-Hicks

    Program Fee per family:
    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by Sunday, December 3

     

    • 12/05/2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 1
    Register

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Many animals are on the move, we’ll learn about migration and some of the journeys animals take for their winter getaway. 

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in Charge: Amanda DuPrey-Hicks

    Program Fee per family:
    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by Sunday, December 3

     

    • 12/06/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 7
    Register
    Ages 13 and up, under 18 with adult

    Volunteers are needed to help our staff with the maintenance and upkeep of the trails and gardens around Battle Creek Nature Center. From invasive plant removal, to routine garden care, to maintaining the nature play space and trails - there is always something to be done.  Volunteers must be able to perform moderately strenuous physical tasks.


    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    LocationBattle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Reservations are required by 12/1/17


    • 12/07/2017
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 5
    Register
    For teens or adults, ages 15 and up.

    We are always looking for an extra hand to take care of the nature center's live animals.  As you accompany staff, you will learn how to clean cages, feed the animals and handle them.  If you are only available for a portion of the three hours, please sign up anyhow; your help with this much-needed service is always welcome.   Once you are trained, you will be able to sign up to care for the animals as often as you'd like.

    Trained volunteers are welcome to register too.  They can help train new volunteers and can help hold the raptors while the naturalist trims talons, etc.

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    LocationBattle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Reservations are required by December 6

    Program Fee:  
    Free for volunteers

    • 12/07/2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 4
    Register
    For teens or adults, ages 15 and up.

    We are always looking for an extra hand to take care of the nature center's live animals.  As you accompany staff, you will learn how to clean cages, feed the animals and handle them.  If you are only available for a portion of the three hours, please sign up anyhow; your help with this much-needed service is always welcome.   Once you are trained, you will be able to sign up to care for the animals as often as you'd like.

    Trained volunteers are welcome to register too.  They can help train new volunteers and can help hold the raptors while the naturalist trims talons, etc.

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    LocationBattle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Reservations are required by December 6

    Program Fee:  
    Free for volunteers

    • 12/09/2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 4
    Register

    For Adults and Teens 16 years and older.

    Eagles, ducks, geese and more! We will enjoy a leisurely two mile hike as we visit the swamp, ponds and beach to learn visual and auditory identification techniques.

    Dress for the weather, wear comfortable hiking shoes, and bring binoculars if you have them. Binoculars will be available to borrow.

    LocationFlag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Lindsay Hollister

    Reservations are required, deadline: Wednesday, December 6

    Program Fee per person:
    Free for Society members
    $8 per person for nonmembers

     

    • 12/09/2017
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    For families, all ages welcome.

    Let's go for an evergreen scavenger hunt together! We will explore the different types of evergreens that live in our area, then make a holiday decoration together using some evergreens. All materials will be provided.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Lindsay Hollister

    Program Fee:
    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Advanced Reservations are required. Please register by December 6.  



    • 12/13/2017
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 5
    Register
    For teens or adults, ages 15 and up.

    We are always looking for an extra hand to take care of the nature center's live animals.  As you accompany staff, you will learn how to clean cages, feed the animals and handle them.  If you are only available for a portion of the three hours, please sign up anyhow; your help with this much-needed service is always welcome.   Once you are trained, you will be able to sign up to care for the animals as often as you'd like.

    Trained volunteers are welcome to register too.  They can help train new volunteers and can help hold the raptors while the naturalist trims talons, etc.

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    LocationBattle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Reservations are required by December 12

    Program Fee:  
    Free for volunteers

    • 12/13/2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 5
    Register
    For teens or adults, ages 15 and up.

    We are always looking for an extra hand to take care of the nature center's live animals.  As you accompany staff, you will learn how to clean cages, feed the animals and handle them.  If you are only available for a portion of the three hours, please sign up anyhow; your help with this much-needed service is always welcome.   Once you are trained, you will be able to sign up to care for the animals as often as you'd like.

    Trained volunteers are welcome to register too.  They can help train new volunteers and can help hold the raptors while the naturalist trims talons, etc.

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    LocationBattle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Reservations are required by December 12

    Program Fee:  
    Free for volunteers

    • 12/14/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    3-5 years old, Adults are required

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    The days are short and the animals and plants have been getting ready for winter. Are you ready?  We will tell stories, play games, and build forts - best of all - cook some snacks over a campfire. Wear your warm clothes to this one – it will be outside!


    We will have a fire going from 10AM-12PM - you may stay for part or all of that time


    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by December 11

    Fee is per family; Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Program Fee:

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    • 12/18/2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Meet at Kings Landing Park, then travel to Blackwater Wildlife Refuge
    • 7
    Register

    For Current Volunteers (Adults only)

    From eagles to owls and ducks to geese who knows what we could see as we go birding at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. This area is a major stayover and migration stop for many birds along the east coast. 

    This trip is open to Calvert Stewards who have volutneered during the past year. Thanks for everything you do!

    Location: Meet at Kings Landing Park.   We will then travel to the eastern shore in the county vans.

    Reservations are required by Wednesday, Dec 13

    Naturalist in charge: Gene

    Program is free.

     

    • 12/20/2017
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 5
    Register
    For teens or adults, ages 15 and up.

    We are always looking for an extra hand to take care of the nature center's live animals.  As you accompany staff, you will learn how to clean cages, feed the animals and handle them.  If you are only available for a portion of the three hours, please sign up anyhow; your help with this much-needed service is always welcome.   Once you are trained, you will be able to sign up to care for the animals as often as you'd like.

    Trained volunteers are welcome to register too.  They can help train new volunteers and can help hold the raptors while the naturalist trims talons, etc.

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    LocationBattle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Reservations are required by December 19

    Program Fee:  
    Free for volunteers

    • 12/20/2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 5
    Register
    For teens or adults, ages 15 and up.

    We are always looking for an extra hand to take care of the nature center's live animals.  As you accompany staff, you will learn how to clean cages, feed the animals and handle them.  If you are only available for a portion of the three hours, please sign up anyhow; your help with this much-needed service is always welcome.   Once you are trained, you will be able to sign up to care for the animals as often as you'd like.

    Trained volunteers are welcome to register too.  They can help train new volunteers and can help hold the raptors while the naturalist trims talons, etc.

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    LocationBattle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Reservations are required by December 19

    Program Fee:  
    Free for volunteers

    • 01/05/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 1
    Register

    Homeschool Fridays

    Ages 4-12

    This winter's homeschool series covers “Outdoor Skills,” with each month focusing on something different. January’s class will cover finding and making shelter in the outdoors – as well as how to pitch a tent.

    Location:Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Program Fee are per family:
    Please register all your children on one entry. Program fees are per family. 

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Please register by January 3 to attend   

    Homeschool Fridays is a series of environmental education programs developed especially for homeschoolers ages 4 to 12. These classes are a great way to get hands-on science and nature lessons and network with other homeschooling families. Each two-hour program will consist of indoor and outdoor hands-on learning

    Parents with younger children (ages 4-6) will stay with the group; parents of older children have the option of staying or not; there is no charge for parents since they are expected to participate as mentors and teachers. Staff will provide guidance for parents on how to assist.

    Siblings younger than 4 are welcome, but must be under the care of a parent/guardian at all times and should not distract the program participants.

    Older and younger students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger group).

    • 01/05/2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 12
    Register

    Ages 4-12

    This winter's homeschool series covers “Outdoor Skills,” with each month focusing on something different. January’s class will cover finding and making shelter in the outdoors – as well as how to pitch a tent.

    Location:Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Program Fee are per family:
    Please register all your children on one entry. Program fees are per family. 

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Please register by January 3 to attend   

    Homeschool Fridays is a series of environmental education programs developed especially for homeschoolers ages 4 to 12. These classes are a great way to get hands-on science and nature lessons and network with other homeschooling families. Each two-hour program will consist of indoor and outdoor hands-on learning

    Parents with younger children (ages 4-6) will stay with the group; parents of older children have the option of staying or not; there is no charge for parents since they are expected to participate as mentors and teachers. Staff will provide guidance for parents on how to assist.

    Siblings younger than 4 are welcome, but must be under the care of a parent/guardian at all times and should not distract the program participants.

    Older and younger students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger group).

    • 01/08/2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 4
    Register

    For ages 12-16

    From a one-person emergency shelter to a bigger, long-term structure - knowing how to create your own shelter could come in handy.  Join friends new and old to learn about different types of shelters, what materials to use, and put then put that knowledge to practice.  

    Bring water, a snack, and a lunch.  Wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty. 

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Adults are not required to attend.

    Program Fee per teen
    Members: Free
    Nonmembers: $8 per person

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    • 01/12/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby, MD
    • 11
    Register
    Ages 13 years through adult

    Learn to identify some of our evergreen plants. We’ll explore the forests in search of the ferns, herbaceous plants, and trees that are green in the winter. 

    Wear warm clothes for standing around outside (we won't be moving very fast). Bring a snack or lunch if you think you'll get hungry.

    Optional but useful to bring 10x hand lens, binoculars, field guides.

    Co-sponsored by the Maryland Native Plant Society

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Karyn Molines

    Fee is per person.

    Free for Society members
    Free for MNPS members
    $8 for nonmembers


     

    • 01/13/2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 01/14/2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 10
    Register

    For ages 9-11

    Saturday, January 13, 9:00 a.m. overnight through Sunday, January 14, 2016, 9:00 a.m.

    Don't hide inside all winter! During the day, we will play detective - searching the beach and the woods for animal clues. After sunset, we will head out into the quiet winter woods for a night walk, followed by a campfire and s'mores. Don't worry about getting too cold. This camp will include indoor, as well as, outdoor activities - and plenty of hot chocolate. Dinner, breakfast, and snacks included.

    * We will be sleeping indoors*

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Program Fee is per child:

    • Society members pay $25 per person.
    • Nonmembers pay $40 per person.

    Please register by January 10

    Reservations are required.

    Welcome letter and packing list will be available in early January

    • 01/16/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 6
    Register

    For Ages 6 to 9 years, Adult participation is required

    Learn about the birds that visit our feeders in the winter and we will make our own bird feeder to take home. Bring a half gallon or gallon milk jug with a screw on lid and wear clothes that are ok to paint in.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Program Fee:

    • Free for members
    • $8 per family for nonmembers
    • 01/19/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 11
    Register

    For Ages 18 months to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    What is a snowflake and how does it make its incredible journey from the sky to the earth? We will explore this fascinating weather wonder.

    LocationFlag Ponds Nature Park 

    Naturalist in Charge: Amanda DuPrey-Hicks

    Program Fee per family:
    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by Wednesday, January 17

     

    • 01/19/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 12
    Register

    For Ages 18 months to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    What is a snowflake and how does it make its incredible journey from the sky to the earth? We will explore this fascinating weather wonder.

    LocationFlag Ponds Nature Park 

    Naturalist in Charge: Amanda DuPrey-Hicks

    Program Fee per family:
    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by Wednesday, January 17

     

    • 01/20/2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 7
    Register

    Ages 6-9 with an adult

    Your children will learn about these misunderstood creatures and the strategies they use to survive the winter.  Meet some of our live snakes and observe them during feeding time.

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    LocationBattle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Reservations are required by Thursday, January 18.

    Program Fee: 

    • Free for members
    • $8 per family for nonmembers

     

    • 01/24/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 7
    Register

    All Ages

    After a short presentation about Maryland's owls and their  calls, the naturalist will lead you on a hike around the boardwalk where we will attempt to call one closer. 

    LocationBattle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

    Program Fee:
    Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by Monday, January 22

     

    • 01/27/2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 7
    Register

    Ages 13 and up.

    Eagles, ducks, geese and more! We will enjoy a leisurely two mile hike as we visit the swamp, ponds, and beach to learn visual and auditory identification techniques.

    Dress for the weather, wear comfortable hiking shoes, and bring binoculars if you have them. Binoculars will be available to borrow.

    LocationFlag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Lindsay Hollister

    Reservations are required, deadline: Wednesday, January 24

    Program Fee per person:
    Free for Society members
    $8 per person for nonmembers

     

    • 02/03/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

    Join waitlist

    For Ages 6-9 years; Adult participation is required.

    Discover what tracks animals leave behind as we search the park for animal clues. You’ll even get to make your own track guide.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Program Fee:
    Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Registration Deadline: Jan 31

    • 02/07/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 13
    Register

    For Ages 18 months to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Join us for some stories that focus on nature and animals.

    Location:  Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in Charge: Amanda DuPrey-Hicks

    Program Fee per family:
    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by Monday, February 5

     

    • 02/09/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 4
    Register

    Ages 4-12, with adult

    This Winter’s homeschool series focuses on “Outdoor Skills,” with each month will focusing on something different. In February’s class we will cover how to keep warm when it’s cold outside – including dressing right for the weather and safely using fire. This class will include a snack cooked over a fire.

    Please register by February 7 to attend

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Program Fee are per family:
    Please register all your children on one entry. Program fees are per family.

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Homeschool Fridays is a series of environmental education programs developed especially for homeschoolers ages 4 to 12. These classes are a great way to get hands-on science and nature lessons and network with other homeschooling families. Each two-hour program will consist of indoor and outdoor hands-on learning

    There is no charge for parents since they are expected to participate as mentors and teachers. Staff will provide guidance for parents on how to assist.

    Siblings younger than 4 are welcome, but must be under the care of a parent/guardian at all times and should not distract the program participants.

    Older and younger students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger group).

    • 02/09/2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 11
    Register

    Ages 4-12, with adult

    This Winter’s homeschool series focuses on “Outdoor Skills,” with each month will focusing on something different. In February’s class we will cover how to keep warm when it’s cold outside – including dressing right for the weather and safely using fire. This class will include a snack cooked over a fire.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Program Fee are per family:
    Please register all your children on one entry. Program fees are per family.

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Homeschool Fridays is a series of environmental education programs developed especially for homeschoolers ages 4 to 12. These classes are a great way to get hands-on science and nature lessons and network with other homeschooling families. Each two-hour program will consist of indoor and outdoor hands-on learning

    There is no charge for parents since they are expected to participate as mentors and teachers. Staff will provide guidance for parents on how to assist.

    Siblings younger than 4 are welcome, but must be under the care of a parent/guardian at all times and should not distract the program participants.

    Older and younger students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger group).

    • 02/10/2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
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    For children ages 12-16

    Come find out what it takes to work with captive hawks and owls.  Help take care of the daily maintenance of these birds and spend some time working hands-on with them.     

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp   

    Space is limited to 8.

    Fee is per child.

    Free for Society members
    $8 for nonmembers

    Please register by February 7

     

    • 02/10/2018
    • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 12
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    Volunteers 16 and up, with adult participation

    Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and flashlights

    Join other volunteers for this evening of fellowship, fire, and food. Learn more about campfire cooking and eat a dinner you make yourself cooked over the fire.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale 

    Please register by: 2/7/18

    • 02/12/2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 1
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    For ages 12-16

    Come practice a variety of ways to build fires – from some of the oldest to modern ways, and learn basic fire safety. We’ll end by cooking lunch in the fire we make together.

    Location: Battle Creek Nature Center

    Adults are not required to attend.

    Program Fee
    Members: Free
    Nonmembers: $8 per person

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    • 02/16/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Varies: Meet at Kings Landing Park
    • 9
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