Special Events and Programs for Adults

05/07/2017 1:00 PM • Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm

These programs offer adults, and older teens, and opportunity to explore and learn about the natural world.  Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Program Fees: Unless noted programs are free for members; $8 per person for nonmember

Some programs charge slightly more due to materials and supplies.

Reservations are required in advance. 


Upcoming events

    • 05/08/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 10
    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


    • 05/12/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Hellen Creek Hemlock Preserve, Lusby
    • 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.

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    For adults, although teens 16 years and older may attend.

    Hellen Creek Preserve harbors part of an isolated stand of eastern hemlock, the southern-most in Maryland. We’ll keep our eye open for the spring wildflowers and songbirds, including some more characteristic of the Appalachian forest in western Maryland.  

    Be prepared for some difficult terrain, with some up and down and not all on trails; steep in places and wet in others.

    For more information on the Preserve: http://www.covepoint-trust.org/

    Suggestions: Wear long pants and sleeves, good hiking shoes/boots, some areas may be muddy. Bring water bottle, snacks and/or lunch. Optional: Field guides, 10x hand lens, binoculars.

    Leaders: Karyn Molines & Bob Boxwell

    Free. Registration is required: 


    • 05/12/2017
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 9
    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

    • 05/13/2017
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 2
    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

    • 05/19/2017
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 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

    • 05/20/2017
    • 06/03/2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown
    • 1

    Adults only.

    Are you interested in helping out with our kayak trips? This two day training course will cover getting boats to the water, paddle strokes, rescues and routes for our trips. Volunteers need to be able to attend both training days. While this program is free we expect volunteers to help with two trips during the following season.

    Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and participate in both days of the training.

    Naturalists in charge: Tania Gale

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    This program is free.

    Reservations are required by Thursday May 17

     

    • 05/20/2017
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 11
    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

    • 05/31/2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 3
    Ages 10-adult, under 18 with adult

    Accompany the naturalist as she checks Prothonotary Warbler nest boxes.  Have fun trekking through seldom-seen parts of the swamp, and perhaps catch a glimpse of some fuzzy little nestlings. 

     Since we have a limited number of waders up to size 12, please let us know your shoe size when you register so that we can try to have enough waders for everyone. 

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    LocationBattle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Reservations are required by Friday, May 26. Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Program Fee:  
    Free for volunteers

    • 06/12/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 10
    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


    • 06/14/2017
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 3
    Ages 10-adult, under 18 with adult


    Note: On April 7, the program time was changed from 10am-noon to 1:30-3:30pm. 

    Accompany the naturalist as she checks Prothonotary Warbler nest boxes.  Have fun trekking through seldom-seen parts of the swamp, and perhaps catch a glimpse of some fuzzy little nestlings.

    Since we have a limited number of waders up to size 12, please let us know your shoe size when you register so that we can try to have enough waders for everyone.

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    LocationBattle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Free for volunteers


    • 06/29/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd, Upper Marlboro MD
    • 14
    Registration is closed

    MEMBERS ONLY

    For individuals and families. Children must be at least 7 years old; under 16 years old with an adult

    Description: Learn about the amazing fish hawk at its home out on the river. Naturalist Greg Kearns will take us by boat to meet osprey families up close for catch and release research.

    Special registration information: Bring sun protection, snacks, and water.

    Location: Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Rd, Upper Marlboro MD

    Fee is per person

    $10 for members

    Deadline for registration: Monday, June 26

    • 07/08/2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown
    • 16

    For adults, ages 18 and up.

    Enjoy a frog serenade, a peaceful paddle, and sunset over the river.

    Special registration information: Participants may bring their own paddles and life vests. 

    Location: Kings Landing Park Meet at the parking lot by the pool.

    Naturalist in Charge: Lindsay Hollister

    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 is Wednesday, July 5 

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

    • 08/02/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 30
    Registration is closed
    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 26. 

    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
    • 30
    Registration is closed
    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 26. 

    Program Fee per Person: 
    $10 for Society Members
    $20 for Nonmembers
    Program fee includes light refreshments and take-home materials.
    • 08/16/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 7
    Registration is closed
    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
    • 7
    Registration is closed

    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



    • 08/24/2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 3
    Registration is closed

    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
    • 10
    Registration is closed

    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.


    • 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
    • 15
    Registration is closed

    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
    • 15

    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 eastern shore in the county vans.

    Naturalist in charge: Gene Groshon

    Reservations are required by Monday, September 9

    Program is free.

     

Past events

04/28/2017 Wildflower ID for Beginners
04/25/2017 Calvert Stewards: Prothonotary Warbler Nest Box Monitoring
04/21/2017 Hellen Creek Explorations: Dawn Chorus
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
04/01/2017 Kestrel Monitoring Volunteer Training
03/21/2017 Prothonotary Warbler Information Session
03/10/2017 Bugs Make the World Go 'Round
03/04/2017 Spring Salamander Study Training
02/26/2017 Winter Waterbirds - February
02/25/2017 Canceled- Nature Preschool Workshop for Adults
02/23/2017 Spring Salamander Study Training
02/17/2017 Winter Greens
02/13/2017 Volunteer Program: Blackwater Wildlife Refuge
02/11/2017 Nature Trivia
01/28/2017 Winter Waterbirds - January
12/03/2016 Beach Birds
11/17/2016 Your Land, Your Legacy - Landowner Meeting
11/05/2016 Calvert Stewards Nature Center Work Day
10/23/2016 Kings Landing Ghost Tour Session B
10/22/2016 Kings Landing Ghost Tour
10/15/2016 Pirates of the Chesapeake
10/03/2016 Saw-whet Owl Banding Project set up
09/17/2016 Evening Kayak Tour
09/10/2016 **Canceled** Nature Trivia
09/07/2016 Salamander Study Training
08/28/2016 Annual Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation
07/16/2016 Bald Eagle Kayak Trip
07/09/2016 Evening Kayak Trip
07/01/2016 Ospreys of the Patuxent (Adult Trip)
06/14/2016 Prothonotary Warbler Nest Box Monitoring
06/08/2016 Prothonotary Warbler Nest Box Monitoring
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
05/13/2016 NOT CANCELED-Prothonotary Warbler Nest Box Monitoring
05/07/2016 Volunteer Program: Kayak Training
04/27/2016 Prothonotary Warbler Nest Box Monitoring
04/21/2016 Prothonotary Warbler Nest Box Monitoring
04/16/2016 Prothonotary Warbler Volunteer Information Session
04/08/2016 Wildflower ID for Beginners
04/02/2016 Volunteer Enrichment - Spring Swamp Wade-in
03/29/2016 Prothonotary Warbler Information Session
03/23/2016 Stalking the Wild Timberdoodle
03/14/2016 Volunteer Program: Terrapin Training
03/11/2016 Salamander Study Work Day
03/04/2016 Bees Are Not Optional
02/27/2016 Nature Trivia
02/05/2016 Winter Greens
01/15/2016 Kestrel Nest Box Work Day
01/09/2016 Kestrel Nest Box Work Day
12/13/2015 Winter Tree Identification
10/02/2015 Owl Eyes and Raccoon Paws
10/01/2015 Bluebird Monitoring Project
09/06/2015 Annual Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation
08/30/2015 *Canceled* Morning Hike
08/22/2015 Wildflower ID for Beginners
08/21/2015 Habitat & Plant Survey (16 years-Adult)
08/11/2015 Prothonotary Warbler Nest Box Monitoring
07/29/2015 Prothonotary Warbler Nest Box Monitoring
07/22/2015 Habitat & Plant Survey (16 years-Adult)
07/02/2015 Habitat & Plant Survey (16 years-Adult)
06/15/2015 Prothonotary Warbler Nest Box Monitoring
06/04/2015 Habitat & Plant Survey (16 years-Adult)
06/03/2015 ARTcade 2015 Docent Training
05/27/2015 Prothonotary Warbler Nest Box Monitoring
05/16/2015 Barn Owl Nest Box Monitor Training Day
05/14/2015 Barn Owl Nest Box Monitor Training Day
05/14/2015 Prothonotary Warbler Nest Box Monitoring
04/23/2015 Spring Wildflowers
04/23/2015 Habitat & Plant Survey (16 years-Adult)
04/18/2015 Calvert Stewards Trail Crew
04/11/2015 Prothonotary Warbler Volunteer Information Session
04/11/2015 Artist's Access Days
04/04/2015 Full Moon Hike
03/30/2015 Prothonotary Warbler Volunteer Information Session
03/26/2015 Habitat & Plant Survey (16 years-Adult)
03/15/2015 Artist's Access Days
03/11/2015 Stalking the Wild Timberdoodle
03/05/2015 RESCHEDULED to 3/11: Stalking the Wild Timberdoodle
03/04/2015 Salamander Study Orientation
02/21/2015 Eagle Hike
02/16/2015 Barn Owl Box Installation
02/07/2015 Barn Owl Box Installation
01/21/2015 Kestrel Box Installation
01/16/2015 Winter Greens
12/28/2014 Christmas Bird Count
09/13/2014 Park To Park Paddle (Adults Only)
09/07/2014 Annual Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation
08/09/2014 Beach Yoga (CANCELED)
08/03/2014 Kayak Trip for BCNES Volunteers
07/11/2014 Habitat Survey (16 years-Adult)
06/27/2014 In Search of the Goat Sucker
06/13/2014 Habitat Survey (16 years-Adult)
06/04/2014 ARTcade Docent Training
05/30/2014 Prothonotary Warbler Monitoring Project
05/09/2014 Habitat Survey (16 years-Adult)
04/21/2014 Indian Landscapes near Battle Creek (16 year-Adult)
04/19/2014 The Chesapeake Campaign
04/13/2014 The Chesapeake Campaign
04/12/2014 Artist's Access Days
04/11/2014 Habitat Survey (16 years-Adult)
03/16/2014 Artist's Access Days
03/14/2014 Habitat Survey (16 years-Adult)
03/09/2014 Dabblers - Adults Only
02/22/2014 Trailblazers (ages 10-adult)
02/07/2014 Winter Greens (Ages 16-adult)
01/18/2014 Artist's Access Days
01/15/2014 Full Moon Hike (Ages 16-adult)
11/24/2013 Artist's Access Days
11/16/2013 Artist's Access Days
10/26/2013 Forest Ecology (Ages 16-adult)
10/19/2013 Fall Harvest Campfire
09/29/2013 Liking Lichens
08/23/2013 Cricket Crawl - Adults Only
05/18/2013 Tree Tour (Adults and Teens)
05/11/2013 Bluebird Trail Hike (Adults only)

Join BCNES today most 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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