Programs for children 18 months through 5 years

These programs introduce families with young children to the natural world. Adult participation is required for these programs.

Check out the events for families or "all ages" allowed.

Only programs for pre-school aged children are listed. Check the Calendar of Events page for the full schedule.

Upcoming events

    • 03/08/2017
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 2

    For Ages 3 to 5 years

    Adult participation is required.

    There are birds of all shapes and sizes here at Battle Creek. We will go on a hike to see who we can find flying about the park.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in Charge: Gene Groshon

    Reservations are required.Registration Deadline: Monday, March 6

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

    • 03/08/2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 5

    For Ages 3 to 5 years

    Adult participation is required.

    There are birds of all shapes and sizes here at Battle Creek. We will go on a hike to see who we can find flying about the park.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in Charge: Gene Groshon

    Reservations are required.Registration Deadline: Monday, March 6

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

    • 03/16/2017
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • King Landing Park
    • 3

    3-5 years old, Adult participation required

    Animals have lots of adaptations to survive the winter – some stay active, some hibernate, and some migrate. Bring your preschoolers to learn what Calvert County animals will be returning from the warm south in the spring and then head outside to search for these travelers.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Reservations by 3/9/17 please    

    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 

     


    • 03/16/2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • King Landing Park
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    3-5 years old, Adult participation required

    Animals have lots of adaptations to survive the winter – some stay active, some hibernate, and some migrate.  Bring your preschoolers to learn what Calvert County animals will be returning from the warm south in the spring and then head outside to search for these travelers.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Reservations by 3/9/17 please    

    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 

     


    • 03/20/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Not all mammals live on land, some call the water their home. 

    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 Thursday, March 16

     

    • 03/20/2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 1

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Not all mammals live on land, some call the water their home. 

    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 Thursday, March 16

     

    • 04/22/2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Prince Frederick, MD
    • 9

    For Ages: 3-5 years old, with adult 

    Celebrate Earth Day by making cool crafts from recycled objects. All materials will be provided.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in Charge: Lindsay Hollister

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

    Registration Deadline: April 19

    Reservations are required. Register online, by mail, email or by phone 410-535-5327.

    • 04/26/2017
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 8
    3-5 years old, Adults are required

    Location: Kings Landing Park

     What kinds of animals build nests?  Birds do, of course, but what other animals protect their babies?  We’ll discover nests big and small, try building our own, then go for an outdoor nest search!

      

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

    Advanced Reservations are required by April 24

    Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    • 04/26/2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 4
    3-5 years old, Adults are required

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    What kinds of animals build nests? Birds do, of course, but what other animals protect their babies? We’ll discover nests big and small, try building our own, then go for an outdoor nest search!

    Program Fee:

    Free for members

    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Advanced Reservations are required by April 24

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale



    • 05/03/2017
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    Ages: 3-5 years old, with adult     

    Learn about our local frogs through hands-on activities. Then join us for a hike to visit the frogs where they live.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in charge: Lindsay Hollister

    Registration due: May 1

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


    • 05/03/2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 3
    Ages: 3-5 years old, with adult     

    Learn about our local frogs through hands-on activities. Then join us for a hike to visit the frogs where they live.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in charge: Lindsay Hollister

    Registration due: May 1

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


    • 05/19/2017
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 1
    18 months - 5 years, adult participation required

    Help the naturalist plant seeds and seedlings to attract caterpillars and butterflies to the gardens around the nature center.  Bring gloves and kid-friendly digging tools, if you'd like. 

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    LocationBattle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Reservations are required by Wednesday, May 17. Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Program Fee:  
    Free.

    • 06/03/2017
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park, Dunkirk MD
    • 8

    Ages: 3-5 years old, with adult

    Learn all about these amazing insect predators. We will start with hands-on activities, then join us for a hike to visit the dragonflies where they live.   Bring an insect net if you have one. Nets will be available to borrow.

    Location: Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Lindsay Hollister

    Reservations are required. Register online, by mail, email or by phone 410-535-5327. 

    Registration Deadline: May 31

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

    • 06/03/2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park, Dunkirk MD
    • 5

    Ages: 3-5 years old, with adult

    Learn all about these amazing insect predators. We will start with hands-on activities, then join us for a hike to visit the dragonflies where they live.   Bring an insect net if you have one. Nets will be available to borrow.

    Location: Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Lindsay Hollister

    Reservations are required. Register online, by mail, email or by phone 410-535-5327. 

    Registration Deadline: May 31

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

    • 06/06/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 5

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Water water all around on land and in the bay. Let’s look at it a bit closer and see the many things that make water interesting and unique. 

    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, June 4

     

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

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Water water all around on land and in the bay. Let’s look at it a bit closer and see the many things that make water interesting and unique. 

    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, June 4

     


Join BCNES today and most of these programs are free!

Calvert Nature Society is dedicated to the protection and preservation of Calvert County’s natural heritage and the creation of an environmentally literate and aware community. We provide opportunities for appreciation and understanding of our natural world through our outreach initiatives and in support of the mission of the Calvert County Natural Resources Division.  The Society is a 501(c)3 organization.

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Mailing address: PO Box 122, Port Republic, MD 20676. info@calvertparks.org
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