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Summer Camps

Registration For Fall 2017 Programs:

For Members: Opens July 17

For Nonmembers: Opens July 24


To Cancel a Registration in a Program:

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

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Upcoming events

    • 07/24/2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/28/2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0

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    For children entering grades 2-4

    Monday-Friday, July 24-28, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

    Each day will bring a new adventure, exploring the park to learn about the natural world. We’ll also do crafts, play games, and cook over a fire. The week ends with a fun-filled team competition to test the skills they've learned in camp.

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

    LocationFlag Ponds Nature Park

    Fee per camper:  

    Society members: $150
    Nonmembers: $180


    • 07/24/2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/28/2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Varies, see description
    • 8

    This camp has been canceled.  If you were interested in this camp please contact me at groshopg@co.cal.md.us  and we may be able to lead a day program incorporating some of the activities that would have been in this camp.


    Entering Grades 5-6

    Monday, July 24 – Friday, July 28, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

    Everybody loves to eat but where does our food come from? We will explore local farms in our area while making fun food creations. We will also look towards the local waterways and land for wild edibles to include in our cuisine.

    Naturalist in Charge: Gene Groshon

    Location:
    Monday-Wednesday: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    Thursday: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Friday: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp


    Fee per camper: Society members: $150
    Nonmembers: $180


    • 07/31/2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08/03/2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Prince Frederick
    • 0

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    For children ages 4-5 years old by time of camp

    Monday, July 31 – Thursday, Aug 3, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    We will set out on mini adventures throughout the park to explore our natural world. From the creek to the fields who knows what we may find. Parents are not required to stay during the camp. No younger or older siblings allowed.

    Naturalist in Charge: Gene Groshon

    Location:  

    Mon & Tues: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Wed & Thu: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Registration Deadline: Monday July 10

    Fee per camper: 
    Society members: $60
    Nonmembers: $75

    • 07/31/2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08/04/2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Varies, see description
    • 0

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    For children entering grades 3rd –5th in Fall 2017

    Monday, July 31-Friday, August 4
    9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

    Whether your child is already at home outside or needs a little encouragement, this outdoor skills camp introduces campers to some of the basic skills necessary to keep them safe and self-reliant in the “wild.” We’ll spend the week exploring the natural resources of Calvert County while learning important outdoor skills like: navigation, animal tracking, shelter building, and fire safety.

    Naturalist In Charge: Tania Gale

    Location

    Monday: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Tuesday: Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm

    Wednesday: Kings Landing Park

    Thursday: Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park

    Friday: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Fee per camper: Society members: $150
    Nonmembers: $180

    • 07/31/2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • 08/03/2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Prince Frederick
    • 0

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    For children ages 4-5 years old by time of camp

    Monday, July 31 – Thursday, Aug 3, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

    We will set out on mini adventures throughout the park to explore our natural world. From the creek to the fields who knows what we may find. Parents are not required to stay during the camp. No younger or older siblings allowed.

    Naturalist in Charge: Gene Groshon

    Location: 

    Mon & Tues: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Wed & Thu: Flag Ponds Nature

    Registration Deadline: Monday July 10

    Fee per camper: 
    Society members: $60
    Nonmembers: $75

    • 08/02/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 28
    Adults only.

    Learn how you can connect your preschool child to nature and inspire their creativity through hands-on activities and make-and-take crafts. Enjoy this relaxing time away from the kids as you share ideas with other parents & teachers of preschool-aged children.  

    Offered at the same time as the Early Explorers Camp for 4 & 5 year-olds, if parents and care-givers are interested in learning how to engage with their children.


    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

    Reservations are required by Wednesday, July 19. 

    Program Fee per Person: 
    $10 for Society Members
    $20 for Nonmembers
    Program fee includes light refreshments and take-home materials.
    • 08/02/2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 29
    Adults only.

    Learn how you can connect your preschool child to nature and inspire their creativity through hands-on activities and make-and-take crafts. Enjoy this relaxing time away from the kids as you share ideas with other parents & teachers of preschool-aged children.  

    Offered at the same time as the Early Explorers Camp for 4 & 5 year-olds, if parents and care-givers are interested in learning how to engage with their children.


    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

    Reservations are required by Wednesday, July 19. 

    Program Fee per Person: 
    $10 for Society Members
    $20 for Nonmembers
    Program fee includes light refreshments and take-home materials.
    • 08/08/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown
    • 3

    For Ages 13-16 years old

    We’ll set out for a sunrise paddle along the Patuxent River and explore the nearby creeks for wildlife and wonder.

    Location: Kings Landing Park Meet at the put in by the pier

    Naturalist in charge: Gene Groshon

    Reservations and payment are required in advance.

    Register online or by mail or in person (at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp) No phone reservations accepted.

    Registration Deadline: Thursday, July 28

    • 08/12/2017
    • 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown
    • 7

    For Ages 9 years to adult

    Participants must be at least 9 years old to accompany an adult in a double kayak, and at least 12 years old to ride in a single kayak. Those under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

    We’ll set out for a sunrise paddle along the Patuxent River and explore the nearby creeks for wildlife and wonder.

    Location: Kings Landing Park Meet at the put in by the pier

    Naturalist in charge: Gene Groshon

    Reservations and payment are required in advance.

    Registration Deadline: Wednesday, Aug 2

    Fee is per person.
    $15 for Society members
    $30 for nonmembers

    $10 Discount if you bring your own kayak

    Due to the limited number of kayaks, we may not be able to accommodate your kayak preference. There is a chance that the demand for kayaks exceeds our capacity. If we are unable to fit you into the trip, you will receive a full refund.

    • 08/12/2017
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown MD
    • 8

    For Ages 10-adult, under 16 needs an adult.

    Ever wanted to see a shooting star? Then come to Kings Landing Park to watch one of the best meteor showers of the year. Bring a reclining lawn chair and we will see how many we can see.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Naturalist in charge: Gene Groshon

    Reservations are required.

    Registration Deadline: Wednesday, Aug 9

    Program Fee:

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    • 08/15/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0

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    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Explore wiggly worms hiding in the soil and underneath logs. We will learn why are these creatures important and what makes them special.  

    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 Sunday, August 13

     

    • 08/15/2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0

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    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Explore wiggly worms hiding in the soil and underneath logs. We will learn why are these creatures important and what makes them special.  

    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 Sunday, August 13

     

    • 08/16/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 7
    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 August 14


    • 08/17/2017
    • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 6

    Volunteers 13 and up; under 16 with an adult

    Let's get the Education Building ready for fall! From cleaning up after summer camp, putting school program supplies in order, and checking on the pier - there's lots to do! 

    Please dress to get messy and for the weather (projects will be both indoors and outdoors) and bring a lunch if you can stay all day.

    Option to come in the morning, the afternoon, or stay all day. Email Tania Gale @ galete@co.cal.md.us after you register to specify when you will come.  

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    Please register by: August 15



    • 08/22/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0

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

    What animals lived here millions of years ago? Hike along the beach with the naturalist to see what kind of fossil evidence you can find.  Bring a water bottle and a container for fossils, and prepare to get your feet wet.


    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

    Reservations are required. Registration opens May 1 for members; May 8 for nonmembers.

    Program Fee: Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers
    • 08/24/2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 1

    Salamander Study Training Day

    For adults and families with older children (age 9 and up) with adult participation.  Not suitable for young children.

    Come find out more about our local salamanders and this volunteer program which helps to keep tabs on their population at Flag Ponds Park.  Join the naturalist in getting the traps ready for the fall season.  Bring work gloves and wear clothes that can get dirty.   

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Reservations are required. Registration opens May 1 for members; May 8 for nonmembers. Register by 8/22/17

    This program is free.

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    • 08/26/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 7

    Ages 10-Adult, under 18 with adult

    Enjoy the convenience of collecting data at home, while expanding our monarch conservation efforts. Learn about the monarch citizen science projects we're working on and practice tagging and other data collection techniques that you will use at home.

    LocationBattle Creek Cypress Swamp  

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    Reservations are required. Registration opens May 1; Register by Thursday, August 24.

    Free.


    • 08/26/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park, Dunkirk MD
    • 9

    For ages 8-10 years old

    Learn about the amazing creature features of insects that eat other bugs, then we will look for them in the forest and meadow. Bring bug nets and catching containers if you have them.

    Location: Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Lindsay Hollister

    Reservations are required. Registration opens May 1 for members; May 8 for nonmembers.

    Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 22

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

    • 09/01/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Ages 4-12, with adult 

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

    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

    Please register by August 29 to attend


    • 09/01/2017
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 2

    Ages 4-12, with adult 

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

    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

    Please register by August 29 to attend


    • 09/05/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 6

    We'll practice our basic kayaking skills while paddling the Patuxent River. Teens will help clean up the kayaks and associated equipment after the summer season.

    Give your homeschool teen a chance to get hands on experience with science and nature activities, provide an opportunity for service, and have fun in the company of other teens while doing it.

    Ages 12-16 years

    Please register by 8/31/17

    Location: Kings Landing Park     

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale


     

      
      
      
      
      
     
    • 09/06/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 7
    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 9/1/17


    • 09/09/2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Nan's Cove
    • 1

    For adults, ages 18 and up.

    Enjoy a leisurely paddle and sunset over the river.

    Location: Nan's Cove

    Naturalist in Charge: Lindsay Hollister

    Reservations and payment are required in advance.

    Registration Deadline is Wednesday, September 6 

    Fee is per person. $15 for Society members
    $30 for nonmembers. Bring your own kayak and get $10 off the program fee.

    • 09/14/2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Meet at Kings Landing Park
    • 14

    Adults only

    A special opportunity for our Calvert Stewards volunteers. 

    Fall migration will begin for many raptor species in late August. We will head up to Washington Monument State Park to observe raptors migrating along the Appalachian Mountains and submit our data to the Washington Monument Hawk Watch. We will meet at Kings Landing Park then travel to the park in Boonsboro, MD.

    Location: Meet at Kings Landing Park.   We will then travel to the Washington Monument State Park in the county vans.

    Naturalist in charge: Gene Groshon

    Reservations are required by Monday, September 9

    Program is free.

     

    • 09/19/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0

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    For Ages 18 months to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    What is a weasel? A fisher? A marten? We’ll find out! Learn about these slender sneaky animals. 

    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 Sunday, September 17

     

    • 09/19/2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 2

    For Ages 18 months to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    What is a weasel? A fisher? A marten? We’ll find out! Learn about these slender sneaky animals. 

    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 Sunday, September 17

     

    • 09/22/2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    For Calvert Nature Society Members, Volunteers and Their Families

    Have a relaxing evening with your family at Flag Ponds Park after hours. Go seining with a naturalist, look for shark's teeth, or simply relax and enjoy the view as the sky changes colors over the bay. Bring a blanket or chairs and a picnic supper, if you'd like. We will provide the s'mores.

    Only registered participants will be provided with information about entry into the park.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

    Current Members and Volunteers Only
    Free event. 

    We have the right to cancel registrations if it is determined that those registered are neither members nor volunteers.

    Reservations are required by Wednesday, September 20

    • 09/23/2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    For All Ages

    Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult

    We will see the park illuminated with the colors of sunset as we take an evening hike around Kings Landing Park. 

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

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Reservations are required.  

    Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 21, 2017

     

    • 09/27/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Prince Frederick
    • 0

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    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Learn about the animals that live in our creeks and streams. We’ll be wading in the water catching animals so wear clothes and shoes that you can get wet and dirty and bring a change of clothes. Old tennis shoes are best as they will stay on your feet.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in charge: Gene Groshon

    Reservations are required.

    Registration Deadline: Monday, Sept 25

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

    • 09/29/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park
    • 10

    For children ages 8-10 years old, adults are not required 

    Come explore the outdoors, meet new friends, discover new interests, and create memories that last a lifetime. 

    We will spend the day exploring this new park - hiking through the woods, walking in the creek, and playing games.

    Bring water, a snack, lunch, bug spray, sunscreen. Wear clothes and shoes that can get wet and dirty. You’ll want a change of clothes for the way home and a towel.

    Location: Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park

    Space is limited to 10 campers.

    Register before September 27

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Fee is per child.
    $10 for Society members
    $20 for nonmembers

    • 09/30/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 34

    All ages, adult participation required

    Learn how your family can help monarch butterflies. After a short presentation and hands-on activities, you will venture outside to plant seeds and practice netting techniques. Please pre-register for one of the three sessions offered throughout the day.  If you are interested in watching the 40-minute film Flight of the Monarchs,  it will be shown between Sessions 2 & 3. 

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Naturalists in charge: Lindsay Hollister and Shannon Steele

    Reservations are required by Thursday, September 28. 

    Program Fee (please pre-pay since staff will not have a way to make change on-site):  
    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

     

    • 10/03/2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 15

    For adults. 

    New and current volunteers are welcome.

    Join a naturalist and other park volunteers for this fun supplemental training opportunity.  Many of us spend a lot of time at the Flag Ponds beach but don’t have time to identify what we find there – now’s the chance! 

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Register by September 28 

    This program is free.

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale


     

    • 10/06/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 1

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

    Please register by October 4 to attend

    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).


    • 10/06/2017
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 7

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

    Please register by October 4 to attend

    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).


    • 10/13/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 10

    For Ages 18 months to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Little eggs can have big surprises inside. Come explore what starts off as an egg and where we might find some in nature. 

    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, October 11

     

    • 10/13/2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 11

    For Ages 18 months to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Little eggs can have big surprises inside. Come explore what starts off as an egg and where we might find some in nature. 

    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, October 11

     

    • 10/16/2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 8

    For students ages 12-16 years

    Looking for enrichment activities for your teen homeschooler? This month’s class will focus on the animals and plants live in the Bay and why they are important. We will sample the nearshore life with a seine net - identifying what we find and discussing their place in the ecosystem.

    Chest waders will be provided.

    Location: Flag Ponds Park

    Free for Society members.
    Nonmembers pay $8 per person

    Location Flag Ponds Nature Park 
      
    Please register by October 12

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    Teen homeschool days will give your teen a chance to get hands on experience with science and nature activities, provide an opportunity for service, and have fun in the company of other teens while doing it. 
        
        
       
    • 10/18/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Varies: Meet at Kings Landing Park
    • 6

    Free Program For Volunteers Ages 10 and Up   

    Help conserve monarch butterflies by gently catching and tagging them. As you help the naturalist collect data at various county parks, you will learn how you can participate in this citizen science project.  Transportation provided during the program.

    Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Returning and new volunteers are welcome.

    Location: Varies: Meet at Kings Landing Park.  After searching for butterflies there, we will take a van to Ward Farm Nature Park and try our luck, returning to Kings Landing at the end.

    Reservations are required by Monday, October 16

     

    • 10/20/2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • 10/21/2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Assateague Island National Seashore
    • 6

    Ages 12-16 years old

    Friday, October 20, 7:00 a.m. through Saturday, October 21, 3:00 p.m.

    Mandatory pre-trip meeting on Thursday, October 5 at 6:30 pm at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp.

    Assateague Island is poised between the land and the sea - recreated each day by ocean, wind, and waves. Teens will kayak the coastal bay, camp in the sand dunes, cook dinner over a fire, and explore the beach at night.

    Fee per child:
    Society members pay $40 per person.
    Nonmembers pay $60.

    Please register before October 2

    Each child must be registered separately.

    Location: meets at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp then we'll travel by van to Assateague Island

    Additional details

    Provide your own lunch Friday. Dinner Friday, snacks, breakfast and lunch Saturday provided. Tents provided – must have own sleeping bag.

    Packing list can be found here in October and will be emailed to participants in the fall.

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

     


    • 10/20/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby, MD
    • 5

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

    Some animals have extra protection to help them survive. We’ll explore these critters and their habitats.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Amanda DuPrey-Hicks

    Reservations are required by Wednesday, October 18.

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

     

     

    • 10/23/2017
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 9

    Ages 18 months to 5 years, adult participation required

    Your little ones will have fun playing in the dirt while they help the naturalist plant native wildflower seeds in starter trays.  Dress for the outdoors.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Meet at the picnic pavilion.

    Reservations are required by Thursday, October 19

    Program Fee:  
    Free.

    • 10/23/2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 6

    Ages 18 months to 5 years, adult participation required

    Your little ones will have fun playing in the dirt while they help the naturalist plant native wildflower seeds in starter trays.  Dress for the outdoors.    

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Meet at the picnic pavilion.

    Reservations are required by Thursday, October 19

    Program Fee:  
    Free.

    • 10/26/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 7
    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 10/23/17


    • 10/28/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 18

    12 years and older (children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)

    Battle Creek Cypress Swamp is a beautiful park home to lots of unique plants and animals. Unfortunately the area along Grays and Sixes roads are not as pretty due to the litter from passing motorists. Help us beautify the park by collecting the litter and separating it for recycling. Afterwards we will take you on a tour through the nature center and get an up close view at some of our exhibit animals.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Reservations are required by Wednesday, Oct 25

    Naturalist in charge: Gene

    Program is free.


    • 10/28/2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby
    • 18

    For ages 10 years and up (adult required if under 18)

    Ever wondered what owls live in Maryland? Come to our owl banding station and learn about what owls could be living in your backyard as well as the migratory Saw-Whet Owls we are studying. We will have a live owl to see and maybe a chance to see a wild Saw Whet Owl.

    Location:Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Registration Deadline: Wednesday, Oct 18

    Naturalist in charge: Gene

    Fee is per person. Free for members
    $8 for nonmembers

    • 11/03/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 3

    This fall’s homeschool series focuses on animal classification.  Each month will focus on a different animal group.  November’s class will be an investigation of mammals.  We will learn what makes them special and then search outside for some clues that they have been nearby.

    Please register by November 1 to attend

    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).


     

     

     

    • 11/03/2017
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 4

    Ages 4-12, adult participation required

    This fall’s homeschool series focuses on animal classification.  Each month will focus on a different animal group.  November’s class will be an investigation of mammals.  We will learn what makes them special and then search outside for some clues that they have been nearby.

    Please register by November 1 to attend

    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).

     

     

     

     

     

    • 11/04/2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 8
    Ages 16 to adult

    Under 18 years old, must be accompanied by and adult.

    Experience a ghost hunt while listening to tales of the haunted and supernatural history of Kings Landing and Calvert County.  We'll use professional ghost hunting equipment on a late night tour through the woods in search of the unseen. Be prepared for a night hike: boots, flashlights, jacket

    Location: Kings Landing Park

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

    • 11/04/2017
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Prince Frederick
    • 11

    For ages 10 years and up (adult required if under 18)

    Hiking at night is a whole different experience. Come explore the trails under the moonlight and see what is out and about. We will even try to call in some owls as well. Be sure to bring a flashlight and some bug spray.

    Location:Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Registration Deadline: Wednesday, Nov 1

    Naturalist in charge: Gene

    Fee is per family. Free for members
    $8 for nonmembers

    • 11/05/2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 12
    Ages 16 to adult

    Under 18 years old, must be accompanied by and adult.

    Experience a ghost hunt while listening to tales of the haunted and supernatural history of Kings Landing and Calvert County.  We'll use professional ghost hunting equipment on a late night tour through the woods in search of the unseen. Be prepared for a night hike: boots, flashlights, jacket

    Location: Kings Landing Park

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

    • 11/06/2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 11
    Ages 12-16 years, adult participation not required

        
    Which way is west from here?  North is the side of the tree with the moss, right?  If you have wanted to learn how to use a compass, now’s your chance!  We’ll go over ways of finding your way without a compass, compass basics, then put our newly-learned skills to the test on an orienteering course around the park.   

    Location - Kings Landing Park

    Program Fee is per person:

    Free for Society members

    $8 per person for nonmembers
      
    Register by November 2 

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale


      
      
      
      
      
     
    • 11/08/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 7
    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 11/3/17


    • 11/11/2017
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 4

    Ages 6-9 with an adult

    Your children will have fun helping the naturalist take care of the nature center's live animals while being able to see them up-close. Wear clothes that can get dirty.

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Reservations are required by Thursday, November 9. 

    Program Fee: Free.


    • 11/11/2017
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Ages 6-9 with an adult

    Your children will have fun helping the naturalist take care of the nature center's live animals while being able to see them up-close. Wear clothes that can get dirty.

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    LocationBattle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Reservations are required by Thursday, November 9.

    Program Fee: Free.


    • 11/11/2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 12
    Ages 16 to adult

    Under 18 years old, must be accompanied by and adult.

    Experience a ghost hunt while listening to tales of the haunted and supernatural history of Kings Landing and Calvert County.  We'll use professional ghost hunting equipment on a late night tour through the woods in search of the unseen. Be prepared for a night hike: boots, flashlights, jacket

    Location: Kings Landing Park

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

    • 11/12/2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 12
    Ages 16 to adult

    Under 18 years old, must be accompanied by an adult.

    Experience a ghost hunt while listening to tales of the haunted and supernatural history of Kings Landing and Calvert County.  We'll use professional ghost hunting equipment on a late night tour through the woods in search of the unseen. Be prepared for a night hike: boots, flashlights, jacket

    Location: Kings Landing Park

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

    • 11/14/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 11
    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Let's roll around and have a good time looking for these little critters. 

    LocationFlag Ponds Nature Park 

    Naturalist in Charge: Amanda DuPrey-Hicks

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

     

    • 11/14/2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 7

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Let's roll around and have a good time looking for these little critters.

    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 Sunday, November 12.


    • 11/17/2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 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

    All ages, with adult participation

    Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and flashlights

    Most everyone knows how to make s’mores over a fire, but campfire cooking can be so much more. Come discover some new campfire cooking methods and recipes. Dress for the weather - and bring your appetite.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Fee is per family. Free for members
    $8  for nonmembers

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale and Amanda Duprey

    Please register by: 11/15/17

    • 11/18/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 3

    Adults and Teens 16 and older 

    Members Only

    Come on a Bald Eagle adventure with us! We will travel by van to the Conowingo dam and Susquehanna State Park to see the dozens, sometimes hundreds, of Bald Eagles that congregate there. We will observe the eagles, hike some trails, and see historical features that the state park has to offer.

    Bring lunch, snacks, and a water bottle. Bring binoculars and a spotting scope if you have them, also available to borrow.

    Naturalist in charge: Lindsay Hollister

    Program Fee: $5 per person

    LocationBattle Creek Cypress Swamp


    • 12/01/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 2

    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
    • 7

    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).


    • 12/02/2017
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 5

    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
    • 6

    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
    • 10

    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
    • 11

    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
    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


    • 12/09/2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 8

    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
    • 5
    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.  



    • 12/14/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 5

    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
    • 15

    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.

     

Past events

07/22/2017 Plants of the Marsh Kayak Trip
07/22/2017 Teens Behind the Scenes - Animal Care
07/17/2017 Summer Camp: Native American Camp
07/11/2017 Summer Camp: Lives of Reptiles & Amphibians
07/10/2017 Summer Camp: Mountains to the Bay
07/08/2017 Evening Kayak Trip
07/05/2017 Summer Camp: Patuxent Paddlers
07/03/2017 Summer Camp: Nature Photography Camp
06/29/2017 Meet Osprey Families
06/26/2017 Summer Camp: Marvelous Mud Camp
06/26/2017 Summer Camp: Creature Feature
06/24/2017 Calvert Stewards: Animal Care Orientation
06/16/2017 Who Lives in the Bay?
06/14/2017 Calvert Stewards: Prothonotary Warbler Nest Box Monitoring
06/12/2017 Calvert Stewards Garden Club
06/10/2017 Dazzling Dragonflies: Session B
06/10/2017 Dazzling Dragonflies: Session A
06/09/2017 Full Moon Kayak Trip
06/08/2017 Calvert Stewards: Prothonotary Warbler Nest Box Monitoring
06/06/2017 Wonderful Water Session B
06/06/2017 Wonderful Water Session A
06/05/2017 Teen Homeschool Day - Kayaking the Patuxent
06/02/2017 Friday Homeschool Day - Down by the Bay - PM session
06/02/2017 Friday Homeschool Day - Down by the Bay - AM session
05/31/2017 Canceled: Prothonotary Warbler Nest Box Monitoring
05/23/2017 Calvert Stewards: Prothonotary Warbler Nest Box Monitoring
05/20/2017 Kings Landing Ghost Tour
05/20/2017 Volunteer Program: Kayak Training
05/19/2017 Horseshoe Crab Survey
05/19/2017 Kings Landing Ghost Tour
05/19/2017 Let's Grow Some Butterflies
05/14/2017 Mother's Day at the Park
05/13/2017 Kings Landing Ghost Tour
05/13/2017 Help Care for the Animals- Session 2
05/13/2017 Help Care for the Animals
05/13/2017 **Canceled** Paddling St Leonard Creek Kayak Trip
05/12/2017 **CANCELED** Kings Landing Ghost Tour
05/12/2017 **Canceled **Campfire: Twilight on the Beach
05/12/2017 Hellen Creek Explorations: Wildflowers
05/08/2017 Calvert Stewards Garden Club
05/07/2017 Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm Day
05/07/2017 Heritage Farm Day: Calvert Stewards
05/06/2017 Beginners Bilingual Family Hike- Spring CANCELLED
05/05/2017 Friday Homeschool Day - The Birds and the Bees - PM session
05/05/2017 Friday Homeschool Day - The Birds and the Bees - AM session
05/03/2017 Fantastic Frogs: Session B
05/03/2017 Fantastic Frogs: Session A
05/01/2017 Teen Homeschool Day - Nature Playspace
04/28/2017 Wildflower ID for Beginners
04/26/2017 Nests! Session B
04/26/2017 Nests! Session A
04/25/2017 Calvert Stewards: Prothonotary Warbler Nest Box Monitoring
04/22/2017 Earth Day Crafts
04/22/2017 Spring Ephemeral Hike- Cancelled
04/21/2017 Hellen Creek Explorations: Dawn Chorus
04/19/2017 Calvert Stewards: Prothonotary Warbler Nest Box Monitoring
04/18/2017 Archery
04/17/2017 Mud Monsters
04/14/2017 Service Day at Kings Landing Park
04/13/2017 Amphibian Bio Blitz - Teen Overnight
04/10/2017 Calvert Stewards Garden Club
04/08/2017 Calvert Stewards: Prothonotary Warbler Information Session
04/08/2017 Calvert Stewards: Prothonotary Warbler Information Session
04/07/2017 Volunteer Enrichment - Spring Swamp Wade-in
04/07/2017 Friday Homeschool Day - Early Risers - PM session
04/07/2017 Friday Homeschool Day - Early Risers - AM session
04/03/2017 Teen Homeschool Day - Spring Salamander Day
04/01/2017 Kestrel Monitoring Volunteer Training
03/31/2017 The Waking Woods - School's Out Adventure
03/21/2017 Prothonotary Warbler Information Session
03/20/2017 Aquatic Mammals Session B
03/20/2017 Aquatic Mammals Session A
03/18/2017 Welcome Back Ospreys!
03/16/2017 Coming Home - Animals that Migrate - Session B
03/16/2017 Coming Home - Animals that Migrate - Session A
03/10/2017 Bugs Make the World Go 'Round
03/08/2017 Little Birdie - Session B
03/08/2017 Little Birdie - Session A
03/06/2017 Teen Homeschool Day - Spring Herp Search
03/04/2017 Spring Salamander Study Training
03/03/2017 Friday Homeschool Day - Habitats, The Super Swamp - PM session
03/03/2017 Friday Homeschool Day - Habitats, The Super Swamp - AM session
02/26/2017 Winter Waterbirds - February
02/25/2017 Canceled- Nature Preschool Workshop for Adults
02/23/2017 Spring Salamander Study Training
02/22/2017 Backbone Bash (Session B)
02/22/2017 Backbone Bash (Session A)
02/18/2017 Family Birding Hike
02/17/2017 Winter Greens
02/17/2017 Volunteer Program: Great Backyard Bird Count
02/13/2017 Volunteer Program: Blackwater Wildlife Refuge
02/11/2017 Nature Trivia
02/10/2017 Friday Homeschool Day - Habitats, The Beautiful Beach - PM session
02/10/2017 Friday Homeschool Day - Habitats, The Beautiful Beach - AM session
02/09/2017 Winter Nature Mobile: Session B
02/09/2017 Winter Nature Mobile: Session A
02/07/2017 Teen Homeschool Day - Hike to the Big Cypress
02/03/2017 Frozen Fun - Session B
02/03/2017 Frozen Fun - Session A
01/30/2017 Who Lives in a Tree (Session B)- Cancelled
01/30/2017 Who Lives in a Tree (Session A)- Cancelled
01/28/2017 Winter Waterbirds - January
01/27/2017 Hike to the Big Cypress for Volunteers
01/21/2017 The Eagle's Nest
01/18/2017 Winter Storytime Session B
01/18/2017 Winter Storytime Session A
01/14/2017 Nature Nuts Winter Overnight
01/14/2017 Creating the Money Crop Trail
01/12/2017 Wintertime Hike - Session B
01/12/2017 Teen Homeschool Day - Animal Care
01/12/2017 Wintertime Hike - Session A
01/06/2017 Friday Homeschool Day - Habitats, the Friendly Forest - PM session
01/06/2017 Friday Homeschool Day - Habitats, the Friendly Forest - AM session
12/17/2016 **canceled** Great Falls Hiking Trip
12/10/2016 Teen Owl Pellet Dissection
12/07/2016 The Christmas Possum - Session B Rescheduled to 12/7
12/07/2016 The Christmas Possum - Session A Rescheduled to 12/7
12/03/2016 Bountiful Harvest - Family Campfire Cooking
12/03/2016 Beach Birds
12/02/2016 Homeschool Friday - Keeping Warm - PM session
12/02/2016 Homeschool Friday - Keeping Warm - AM session
11/17/2016 Your Land, Your Legacy - Landowner Meeting
11/15/2016 Life of a Dead Tree: Session B
11/15/2016 Life of a Dead Tree: Session A
11/12/2016 Beginners Bilingual Family Hike
11/09/2016 Deer Safari - Session B
11/09/2016 Deer Safari - Session A
11/07/2016 Teen Homschool - Raptors Behind the Scenes
11/05/2016 Calvert Stewards Nature Center Work Day
11/05/2016 Become an Animal Tracker
11/04/2016 Homeschool Friday: Home Away from Home - PM session
11/04/2016 Homeschool Friday: Home Away from Home - AM session
11/03/2016 Tales of Tails- Session B
11/03/2016 Tales of Tails- Session A
10/31/2016 Owlween - Session B
10/31/2016 Owlween - Session A
10/30/2016 Owl Pellet Skull Picking Party
10/28/2016 Calvert Stewards Children's Program: Seed Bombs
10/23/2016 Kings Landing Ghost Tour Session B
10/22/2016 Kings Landing Ghost Tour
10/21/2016 **canceled** Fall Campfire
10/21/2016 Orienteering
10/18/2016 Silly Squirrels Session B
10/18/2016 Silly Squirrels Session A
10/18/2016 Calvert Stewards: Native Seed Planting
10/15/2016 Pirates of the Chesapeake
10/13/2016 Leaf Crafts: Session B
10/13/2016 Leaf Crafts: Session A
10/07/2016 Homeschool Friday - Finding Your Way - PM session
10/07/2016 Homeschool Friday - Finding Your Way- AM session
10/06/2016 Life on the Edge Teen Overnight
10/06/2016 Volunteer Program: Monarch Tagging
10/03/2016 How Do I Get There from Here?
10/03/2016 Saw-whet Owl Banding Project set up
10/01/2016 Monarch Day
09/30/2016 School's Out Adventure
09/28/2016 The Great Fall Find! - Session B
09/28/2016 The Great Fall Find! - Session A
09/24/2016 Meadow Bugs
09/24/2016 Volunteer Program: National Public Lands Day
09/23/2016 Members-Only Campfire on the Beach
09/20/2016 Wild Cats Session B
09/20/2016 Wild Cats Session A
09/17/2016 Evening Kayak Tour
09/16/2016 Crazy for Caterpillars: Session B
09/16/2016 Crazy for Caterpillars: Session A
09/12/2016 Nature Playspace Project Day
09/10/2016 **Canceled** Nature Trivia
09/07/2016 Salamander Study Training
09/02/2016 Homeschool Friday - Eating Wild - PM session
09/02/2016 Homeschool Friday - Eating Wild - AM session
08/28/2016 Annual Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation
08/27/2016 The Lost Ladybug Project
08/26/2016 Goldenrod Jungle: Session B
08/26/2016 Goldenrod Jungle: Session A
08/20/2016 After Dark in the Park
08/20/2016 J is for Jellyfish
08/17/2016 Spiders! Session B
08/17/2016 Spiders! Session A
08/09/2016 Archery
08/06/2016 Summer Marsh Kayak Trip
08/05/2016 All About Animals Campfire
08/01/2016 Summer Camp: Bio Blitz Camp
08/01/2016 Summer Camp: Into the Wild
07/26/2016 T is for Turtle Session B
07/26/2016 T is for Turtle Session A
07/25/2016 Summer Camp: Nature Photography Camp
07/25/2016 Summer Camp: Patuxent Paddlers
07/23/2016 Meadow, Forest, and Creek Hike
07/18/2016 Summer Camp: Sons of the Forest
07/18/2016 Summer Camp: Nature Girls
07/16/2016 Bald Eagle Kayak Trip
07/11/2016 Teddy Bear Picnic Session B
07/11/2016 Teddy Bear Picnic Session A
07/11/2016 Summer Camp: Mountains to the Bay
07/09/2016 Evening Kayak Trip
07/07/2016 Meadow Maze Volunteer Project
07/05/2016 Archery
07/05/2016 Summer Camp: Creature Feature
07/05/2016 Summer Camp: Adventure Camp
07/01/2016 Ospreys of the Patuxent (Teen Trip)
07/01/2016 Ospreys of the Patuxent (Adult Trip)
06/27/2016 Summer Camp: Early Explorers PM
06/27/2016 Summer Camp: Water World
06/27/2016 Summer Camp: Early Explorers AM
06/23/2016 Tree Detective
06/22/2016 MAPS Bird Banding 9-11:30am
06/22/2016 MAPS Bird Banding 6:20-9am
06/16/2016 Wonderful Word of Trees - Session B
06/16/2016 Wonderful Word of Trees - Session A
06/14/2016 Prothonotary Warbler Nest Box Monitoring
06/11/2016 War of 1812 Kayak Trip
06/09/2016 Teen Homeschool Day - Kayak Skills and River Life
06/08/2016 Prothonotary Warbler Nest Box Monitoring
06/07/2016 Fish, Fins and Fun- Session B
06/07/2016 Fish, Fins and Fun- Session A
06/04/2016 Eat the Weeds
06/03/2016 Friday Homeschool Day - PM
06/03/2016 Friday Homeschool Day - AM
06/01/2016 Leaves Everywhere - Session B
06/01/2016 Leaves Everywhere - Session A
05/28/2016 Horseshoe Crab Survey
05/25/2016 Volunteer Enrichment - Bay Animals ID
05/22/2016 Barn Owl Nest Box Monitor Training
05/20/2016 Prothonotary Warbler Nest Box Monitoring
05/20/2016 Hellen Creek Hemlock Preserve
05/19/2016 Barn Owl Nest Box Monitor Training
05/16/2016 Counting Crabs
05/14/2016 canceled-Boardwalk Repair at Flag Ponds
05/14/2016 Canceled-Celebrate Migratory Bird Day
05/13/2016 NOT CANCELED-Campfire: Twilight on the Beach
05/13/2016 NOT CANCELED-Prothonotary Warbler Nest Box Monitoring
05/13/2016 Canceled--Boardwalk Repair at Flag Ponds
05/11/2016 Walk Like the Animals- Session B
05/11/2016 Walk Like the Animals- Session A
05/08/2016 Mother's Day Kayak Trip
05/07/2016 Volunteer Program: Kayak Training
05/06/2016 Friday Homeschool Day - PM
05/06/2016 Friday Homeschool Day - AM
05/01/2016 Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm Day
04/27/2016 Prothonotary Warbler Nest Box Monitoring
04/26/2016 At Home in the Woods
04/23/2016 Salamanders and Singing Frogs
04/23/2016 Flowers and Phenology
04/21/2016 Prothonotary Warbler Nest Box Monitoring
04/19/2016 Ribbit Roundup - Session B
04/19/2016 Ribbit Roundup - Session A
04/19/2016 Teen Homeschool Day - Salamanders in the Swamp
04/16/2016 Prothonotary Warbler Volunteer Information Session
04/16/2016 Hiding in Plain Sight
04/15/2016 Woodland Tea Party- Session B
04/15/2016 Woodland Tea Party- Session A
04/08/2016 Wildflower ID for Beginners
04/02/2016 Volunteer Enrichment - Spring Swamp Wade-in
04/01/2016 Friday Homeschool Day - PM
04/01/2016 Friday Homeschool Day - AM
03/30/2016 Roly Poly Animals- Session B
03/30/2016 Roly Poly Animals- Session A
03/29/2016 Prothonotary Warbler Information Session
03/28/2016 Junior Entomologist
03/23/2016 Stalking the Wild Timberdoodle
03/23/2016 Spring Bio Blitz - Teen Overnight
03/21/2016 Mud Monsters
03/19/2016 Barking at the Moon: Coyotes in Calvert
03/19/2016 Wacky Woodpeckers
03/16/2016 Spring Search - Session B
03/16/2016 Spring Search - Session A
03/14/2016 Volunteer Program: Terrapin Training
03/11/2016 Salamander Study Work Day
03/08/2016 Nature Art - Session B
03/08/2016 Nature Art - Session A
03/05/2016 Hike to the Big Cypress
03/05/2016 Insect Hotels
03/04/2016 Bees Are Not Optional
03/04/2016 Friday Homeschool Day - PM
03/04/2016 Friday Homeschool Day - AM
02/29/2016 Leap Day! - Session B
02/29/2016 Leap Day! - Session A
02/27/2016 Nature Trivia
02/20/2016 Harpers Ferry Hiking Trip
02/18/2016 Furry Friends - Session B
02/18/2016 Furry Friends - Session A
02/15/2016 Winter Fun!
02/14/2016 Great Backyard Bird Count for Kids
02/14/2016 Volunteer Program: Great Backyard Bird Count
02/12/2016 Friday Homeschool Day - PM
02/12/2016 Friday Homeschool Day - AM
02/12/2016 Volunteer Program: Great Backyard Bird Count
02/05/2016 Winter Greens
02/01/2016 "S" is for Snake- Session B
02/01/2016 "S" is for Snake- Session A
01/29/2016 The Quiet Woods
01/23/2016 Turtles
01/22/2016 Frosty Winter Night Hike
01/20/2016 Big Birds - Session B
01/20/2016 Big Birds - Session A
01/16/2016 Nature Nuts Winter Overnight
01/15/2016 Kestrel Nest Box Work Day
01/11/2016 Everywhere Evergreens - Session B
01/11/2016 Everywhere Evergreens - Session A
01/09/2016 Kestrel Nest Box Work Day
01/08/2016 Friday Homeschool Day - PM
01/08/2016 Homeschool Fridays - AM
01/05/2016 National Bird Day - Session B
01/05/2016 National Bird Day - Session A
01/02/2016 Meteor Shower Campout
12/19/2015 Compass Skills: Candy Cane Hunt
12/17/2015 The Shortest Day - Session B
12/17/2015 The Shortest Day - Session A
12/13/2015 Winter Tree Identification
12/12/2015 Geminid Meteor Shower
12/12/2015 Tree Cookie Ornaments
12/08/2015 The Christmas Possum - Session B
12/08/2015 The Christmas Possum - Session A
12/05/2015 Raptors Behind the Scenes
12/04/2015 Session 2 - First Friday's Homeschool Day - Mammals
12/04/2015 First Friday's Homeschool Day - Mammals
12/02/2015 *Canceled* Sleepy Trees - Session B
12/02/2015 *Canceled* Sleepy Trees - Session A
11/23/2015 "T" is for Turkey - Session B
11/23/2015 "T" is for Turkey - Session A
11/21/2015 Nature Sleuths
11/18/2015 Gaggle of Geese - Session B
11/18/2015 Gaggle of Geese - Session A
11/15/2015 Fall Nature Hike
11/14/2015 Dog Hike
11/11/2015 Service Day at Kings Landing Park
11/08/2015 Calvert Stewards (All Ages) Holly Planting
11/07/2015 Nature Playspace Project Day
11/06/2015 Session 2 - First Friday's Homeschool Day - Birds
11/05/2015 The Great Fall Find! - Session B
11/05/2015 The Great Fall Find! - Session A
10/30/2015 "O" is for Owls- Session B
10/30/2015 "O" is for Owls- Session A
10/25/2015 Calvert Stewards: Flag Ponds Trail Crew Day
10/24/2015 Calvert Stewards: Flag Ponds Trail Crew Day
10/22/2015 Animal Moves - Session B
10/22/2015 Animal Moves - Session A
10/19/2015 Field Day
10/17/2015 Kayak Photography Trip
10/17/2015 Nature Playspace Building
10/16/2015 Life on the Edge Teen Overnight
10/10/2015 Fall Fish BioBlitz
10/06/2015 Down by the Bay Session B
10/06/2015 Down by the Bay - Session A
10/03/2015 First Friday's Homeschool Day - Animal Classification - Fish
10/02/2015 Owl Eyes and Raccoon Paws
10/02/2015 Session 2 - First Friday's Homeschool Day - Fish
10/02/2015 First Friday's Homeschool Day - Fish
10/01/2015 Bluebird Monitoring Project
09/23/2015 Archery
09/23/2015 School's Out Adventure
09/21/2015 Volunteer Program: Monarch Tagging
09/21/2015 Monarch Migration - Session B
09/21/2015 Monarch Migration - Session A
09/19/2015 Monarch Tagging
09/19/2015 Capture That Critter
09/17/2015 Shells on the Shore - Session B
09/17/2015 Shells on the Shore - Session A
09/12/2015 Life Down Under Kayak Trip
09/12/2015 How Do I Get There from Here?
09/06/2015 Annual Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation
09/05/2015 **Canceled** Night Time Stand Up Paddle
09/05/2015 Calvert County's Favorite Falcon
09/04/2015 Session 2 - First Friday's Homeschool Day - Insects
09/04/2015 First Friday's Homeschool Day - Insects
09/02/2015 Insects Abound! Session B
09/02/2015 Insects Abound! Session A
08/30/2015 *Canceled* Morning Hike
08/29/2015 Full Moon Kayak Trip
08/26/2015 Lizards
08/22/2015 Wildflower ID for Beginners
08/21/2015 Habitat & Plant Survey (16 years-Adult)
08/19/2015 Gone Fishing
08/15/2015 River of Life Kayak Trip
08/13/2015 Creek Exploration and Clean Up
08/12/2015 Capture That Critter
08/11/2015 Prothonotary Warbler Nest Box Monitoring
08/11/2015 Mudpies - Session B
08/11/2015 Mudpies - Session A
08/08/2015