Upcoming Programs

Listing of programs for Spring 2018 (pdf)

  • Members Registration Opens February 12
  • Nonmembers Registration Opens February 26
Join today to take advantage of members early registration and program discounts (most are free to members)

    • 02/20/2018
    • 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

    Big seed, little seed, smooth seed, spiky seed. All around us there are seeds but why is there a need for so many? We’ll go outside and hunt for different seeds and bring them inside to sort. 

    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, February 18

     

    • 02/20/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 6
    Register

    For Ages 18 months to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Big seed, little seed, smooth seed, spiky seed. All around us there are seeds but why is there a need for so many? We’ll go outside and hunt for different seeds and bring them inside to sort. 

    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, February 18

     

    • 02/24/2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 2
    Register

    Ages 13 and up.

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

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

    LocationFlag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Lindsay Hollister

    Reservations are required, deadline: Wednesday, February 21

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

     

    • 02/24/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    Register

    For people who want to find out more about volunteering through our Calvert Stewards projects, discover what it means to be a Calvert Steward, and learn about the projects that are happening throughout the year.

    We encourage everyone who might be interested in our projects to attend. New and returning volunteers will gain insight into the recent volunteer activities. Current volunteers can share their experiences and make recommendations for the future.

    After a short indoor presentation and Q&A, we'll work on a service project.

    Some activities are suitable for families. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. You can complete the volunteer application before, during or after to orientation.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    We plan to hold these Orientations monthly at the different nature parks. 

    If you cannot attend this orientation, send in your volunteer application and we'll contact you about other times to learn about the program.


    Who are Calvert Stewards? They are the volunteer corps of the Calvert Nature Society and the Calvert County Natural Resources Division. More information can be found on the Calvert Stewards Volunteer Page.


    • 02/24/2018
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm
    • 6
    Register

    Adults only

    The Calvert County Natural Resources Division is partnering with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and the North American Orchid Conservation Center to document orchid species found in Calvert County for the purpose of conserving native orchids found in the U.S. and Canada.

    The Calvert Stewards volunteers will identify locations of orchids so that trained collectors can obtain photographs, viable seeds, fruits, leaf samples, and root samples with the aim of conserving North American orchid species. In special situations whole plants will be collected for voucher specimens to be stored in the Botany Department of the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

    Location: Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm.
    Note for new volunteers: You may want to attend the Calvert Stewards Orientation at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp prior to this activity. 

    If you cannot attend this orientation, send in your volunteer application and we'll contact you about other times to learn about the program.


    Who are Calvert Stewards? They are the volunteer corps of the Calvert Nature Society and the Calvert County Natural Resources Division. More information can be found on the Calvert Stewards Volunteer Page.

    • 03/02/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
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    Ages 4-12

    This winter's homeschool series covers “Outdoor Skills,” with each month focusing on something different. March’s class will cover finding direction with a compass, using a map, how to not get lost, and what to do when you DO get lost.   

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers


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

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

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

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

    • 03/02/2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
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    Ages 4-12

    This winter's homeschool series covers “Outdoor Skills,” with each month focusing on something different. March’s class will cover finding direction with a compass, using a map, how to not get lost, and what to do when you DO get lost.   

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers


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

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

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

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

    • 03/03/2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Ward Farm Nature Park
    • 0
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    Ages 5 and up. Adult participation is required

    Don’t miss this great opportunity to explore one of the lesser known Calvert County Natural Resource Division areas – Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park. We’ll hike through the woods to search for vernal pools and streams fed by spring rains – looking for spring wildflowers and amphibians along the way. Wear your rain boots and wear clothes that can get muddy. 

    This hike is not be suitable for children under the age of five (5) as it will be off-trail on uneven ground.

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    Location: Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park

    Program Fee per family:

    • Members: Free
    • Nonmembers $8
    Space is limited to 5 families.
    • 03/05/2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 3
    Register

    Ages 12-16 years, adult participation not required

    Does your teen know how to read a map? Could they use one to get themselves home if they needed to? In this class we will practice with different kinds of maps, focusing on what types of situation each is good for, and practice making our own. We will also look at compasses and practice using those.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Program Fee is per person:

    • Free for Society members
    • $8 per person for nonmembers

    Register by February 28

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    • 03/06/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Meet at Kings Landing Park, then travel to Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge
    • 11
    Register

    Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge is a hidden gem on the eastern shore providing great habitat for wintering eagles and waterfowl. It’s also a great spot to see Tundra Swans feeding along the shore. Bring your binoculars and we will see what we can find!

    This trip is open to Calvert Stewards who have volunteered 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 Thursday March 1.

    Naturalist in charge: Gene Groshon

    Program is free.


     

    • 03/10/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 11
    Register

    For families with children ages 8 -10. 

    Come on a spring scavenger hunt with us! It may still feel wintery outside, but we will explore the trails to find evidence of the coming season.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Naturalists in charge: Lindsay Hollister

    Reservations are required by: Wednesday, March 7

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

     

    • 03/15/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
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    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    We will take a look at some fascinating feet and look and the many uses of toes! We will take our shoes off and see how good we are with our toes too!

    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 Tuesday, March 13

     

    • 03/15/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 2
    Register

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    We will take a look at some fascinating feet and look and the many uses of toes! We will take our shoes off and see how good we are with our toes too!

    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 Tuesday, March 13

     

    • 03/20/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park
    • 3
    Register

    Ages 15-adult, under 18 with adult 

    Volunteers are needed to help clear paths to the new warbler nest boxes.  We will have loppers and pruners for you to use, but you may bring your own, if you'd prefer. 

    Location: Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge:  Shannon Steele

    Reservations are required by Monday, March 19. Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Program Fee:  
    Free for volunteers

    What are Calvert Stewards? They are the volunteer corps of the Calvert Nature Society and the Calvert County Natural Resources Division. More information can be found on the Calvert Stewards Volunteer Page.

    • 03/21/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 5
    Register
    For Volunteers, Ages 10 and up, under 18 with adult

    After a short presentation about our Prothonotary Warbler Study, volunteers will borrow some waders and trek into the swamp to learn the nest box locations and prepare them for the season.  Interested volunteers can monitor them as little as once or as many as 12 times between April and July.

    Since we have a limited number of waders up to size 13, please let us know your shoe size when you register so that we can try to have enough waders for everyone. 

    LocationBattle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in charge:  Shannon Steele

    Reservations are required by Monday, March 19. Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Program Fee:  
    Free for volunteers

    What are Calvert Stewards? They are the volunteer corps of the Calvert Nature Society and the Calvert County Natural Resources Division. More information can be found on the Calvert Stewards Volunteer Page.


    • 03/21/2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 5
    Register

    Ages 10-adult, under 18 with adult 

    After a short presentation about our Prothonotary Warbler Study, volunteers will trek around the park to learn the nest box locations and prepare them for the season. Interested volunteers can monitor them as little as once or as many as 12 times between April and July.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge:  Shannon Steele

    Reservations are required by Monday, March 19

    Program Fee:  
    Free for volunteers

    What are Calvert Stewards? They are the volunteer corps of the Calvert Nature Society and the Calvert County Natural Resources Division. More information can be found on the Calvert Stewards Volunteer Page.

    • 03/24/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 4
    Register

    For Volunteers, Ages 10 and up, under 18 with adult

    After a short presentation about our Prothonotary Warbler Study, volunteers will borrow some waders and trek into the swamp to learn the nest box locations and prepare them for the season. Interested volunteers can monitor them as little as once or as many as 12 times between April and July.

    Since we have a limited number of waders up to size 13, please let us know your shoe size when you register so that we can try to have enough waders for everyone. 

    LocationBattle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in charge:  Shannon Steele

    Reservations are required by Thursday, March 22. Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Program Fee:  
    Free for volunteers

    What are Calvert Stewards? They are the volunteer corps of the Calvert Nature Society and the Calvert County Natural Resources Division. More information can be found on the Calvert Stewards Volunteer Page.

    • 03/24/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    Register

    For people who want to find out more about volunteering through our Calvert Stewards projects, discover what it means to be a Calvert Steward, and learn about the projects that are happening throughout the year.

    We encourage everyone who might be interested in our projects to attend. New and returning volunteers will gain insight into the recent volunteer activities. Current volunteers can share their experiences and make recommendations for the future.

    After a short indoor presentation and Q&A, we'll work on a service project.

    Some activities are suitable for families. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. You can complete the volunteer application before, during or after to orientation.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    We plan to hold these Orientations monthly at the different nature parks. 

    If you cannot attend this orientation, send in your volunteer application and we'll contact you about other times to learn about the program.


    Who are Calvert Stewards? They are the volunteer corps of the Calvert Nature Society and the Calvert County Natural Resources Division. More information can be found on the Calvert Stewards Volunteer Page.


    • 03/24/2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 5
    Register

    Ages 10-adult, under 18 with adult 

    After a short presentation about our Prothonotary Warbler Study, volunteers will trek around the park to learn the nest box locations and prepare them for the season. Interested volunteers can monitor them as little as once or as many as 12 times between April and July.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge:  Shannon Steele

    Reservations are required by Thursday, March 22

    Program Fee:  
    Free for volunteers

    What are Calvert Stewards? They are the volunteer corps of the Calvert Nature Society and the Calvert County Natural Resources Division. More information can be found on the Calvert Stewards Volunteer Page.

    • 03/30/2018
    • 04/02/2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
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    Due to the change in the Calvert County school calendar, this camp will now take place:

    Friday, March 30, 9:00-3:00 and Monday, April 2, 9:00-3:00

    Location will remain the same: Flag Ponds Nature Park



    For Children in ages 6-9 years old

    Feel like you've been stuck inside all winter? This camp will be full of adventures -- we will wade into the swamp, use nets to look for amphibians, and, of course, play in the mud.

    Note: This is a two day program.

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Bring a snack, lunch, and dress for the weather each day!

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Registration deadline:March 21

    Fee: $40 for members; $60 for nonmembers.



    • 03/31/2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
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    Ages 13 and up.

    Our amazing Chesapeake Bay is a rest stop for many birds that are passing through on their way farther north to nest. Learn the silhouettes and sounds of spring migrating birds while taking a leisurely hike along the trails.

    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, March 28

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

     

    • 04/06/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
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    Homeschool First Fridays-Leave No Trace - AM session

    Ages 4-12 with adult

    This spring's series continues the “Outdoor Skills” theme, with each month focusing on something different. April’s class will cover how to have fun outside while protecting the environment and yourself by using Leave No Trace principles.

    Location:Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Please register by April 4 to attend   

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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

    Indoor activities are generally designed to be done by families as a unit, though older children may be able to complete them on their own.  Parents are expected to participate in this program as mentors and teachers. Staff will provide guidance for parents on how to assist.

    Older and younger students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic outdoor exploration.  Parents will be expected to stay with the younger group, while the older children will stay with park staff.

    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.

    • 04/06/2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 2
    Register

    Homeschool First Fridays - Leave No Trace - PM Session

    Ages 4-12

    This spring's series continues the “Outdoor Skills” theme, with each month focusing on something different. April’s class will cover how to have fun outside while protecting the environment and yourself by using Leave No Trace principles.

    Location:Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Please register by April 4 to attend   

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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

    Indoor activities are generally designed to be done by families as a unit, though older children may be able to complete them on their own.  Parents are expected to participate in this program as mentors and teachers. Staff will provide guidance for parents on how to assist.

    Older and younger students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic outdoor exploration.  Parents will be expected to stay with the younger group, while the older children will stay with park staff.

    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.

    • 04/06/2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 12
    Register

    For Current Calvert Stewards Volunteers

    Adults Only

    Join other park volunteers for this nighttime adventure into the swamp at Flag Ponds.  We will wade into the swamp and with luck find spring peepers calling and spy on other swamp animals, like salamanders, in the water.         

    LocationFlag Ponds Nature Park

    Advanced registration is required. Please register by April 4

    This program is free.

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Who are Calvert Stewards? They are the volunteer corps of the Calvert Nature Society and the Calvert County Natural Resources Division. More information can be found on the Calvert Stewards Volunteer Page.

     

    • 04/07/2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 3
    Register

    For children ages 12-16

    Come find out what it takes to work with the captive animal collection here at Battle Creek Nature Center.  Help take care of the daily maintenance of these animals and spend some time working hands-on with them.     

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp   

    Space is limited to 5

    Fee is per child.

    Free for Society members
    $8 for nonmembers

    Please register by April 4

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

     

    • 04/07/2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 10
    Register

    Ages 13 and up, under 18 with adult

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

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Reservations are required by 4/4/17

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    Who are Calvert Stewards? They are the volunteer corps of the Calvert Nature Society and the Calvert County Natural Resources Division. More information can be found on the Calvert Stewards Volunteer Page.


    • 04/09/2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 6
    Register

    Ages 12-16 years, no adult needed

    The skills covered under Leave No Trace (LNT) can help teens develop a sense of stewardship for the nature world while helping them to understand how to be safe and make responsible decisions on their outdoor adventures. This class will cover the basics of LNT including how to plan ahead and prepare, to dispose of waste properly outdoors, and how to hike and camp in a sustainable manner.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Program Fee is per person:

    • Free for Society members
    • $8 per person for nonmembers

    Register by April 4

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    • 04/13/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 2
    Register

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Amphibians are back from their long sleep. We will learn what an amphibian is and go outside and see if we can find some!

    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 Wednesday, April 11

     

    • 04/13/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 9
    Register

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Amphibians are back from their long sleep. We will learn what an amphibian is and go outside and see if we can find some!

    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 Wednesday, April 11

     

    • 04/13/2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park
    • 4
    Register

    Ages 10-adult, under 18 with adult 

    Accompany the naturalist as she checks Prothonotary Warbler nest boxes and does a little trail trimming.  Come lend a hand and learn how you can help with this project.    

    Location: Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge:  Shannon Steele

    Reservations are required by Wednesday, April 11

    Program Fee:  
    Free for volunteers

    What are Calvert Stewards? They are the volunteer corps of the Calvert Nature Society and the Calvert County Natural Resources Division. More information can be found on the Calvert Stewards Volunteer Page.

    • 04/14/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 14
    Register

    13 years - adult (children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)

    Autumn Olive is an invasive species that is taking over parts of our park. Join us to help dig up these plants to allow for our native species to return! We will provide the tools and gloves.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Reservations are required by Wednesday, April 11

    Naturalist in charge: Gene Groshon

    Program is free.

    What are Calvert Stewards? They are the volunteer corps of the Calvert Nature Society and the Calvert County Natural Resources Division. More information can be found on the Calvert Stewards Volunteer Page.


    • 04/18/2018
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 5
    Register

    For Volunteers, Ages 10 and up, under 18 with adult

    Accompany the naturalist into the swamp as she checks nest boxes.  Interested volunteers can sign up to monitor them on their own after this training.

    Since we have a limited number of waders up to size 13, please let us know your shoe size when you register so that we can try to have enough waders for everyone. 

    LocationBattle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in charge:  Shannon Steele

    Reservations are required by Monday, April 16

    Program Fee:  
    Free for volunteers

    What are Calvert Stewards? They are the volunteer corps of the Calvert Nature Society and the Calvert County Natural Resources Division. More information can be found on the Calvert Stewards Volunteer Page.

    • 04/21/2018
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 11
    Register

    Ages 13 and up (under 18 with an adult)

    Our amazing Chesapeake Bay is a rest stop for many birds that are passing through on their way farther north to nest. Learn the silhouettes and sounds of spring migrating birds while taking a leisurely hike along the trails.

    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, April 18

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

     

    • 04/22/2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Prince Frederick, MD
    • 5
    Register

    All ages welcome.

    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: Wednesday, April 18

    Reservations are required.

    • 04/24/2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 5
    Register

    Ages 10-adult, under 18 with adult 

    Volunteer Program

    Accompany the naturalist as she checks Prothonotary Warbler nest boxes, and learn how you can help with this project. 

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge:  Shannon Steele

    Reservations are required by Sunday, April 22

    Program Fee:  
    Free for volunteers

    What are Calvert Stewards? They are the volunteer corps of the Calvert Nature Society and the Calvert County Natural Resources Division. More information can be found on the Calvert Stewards Volunteer Page.

    • 04/27/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    Register

    Volunteers, ages 18 and up

    You deserve a relaxing evening at Flag Ponds Nature Park after hours. The naturalist will have a fire going and will have a few pairs of waders on hand if you would like to use the seine net, or you can 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 wish. We will provide the s'mores.

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

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

    For Current Calvert Stewards Volunteers and Their Immediate Family (All attendees must be at least age 18)
    Free event. 

    We have the right to cancel registrations if it is determined that those registered are not volunteers. No children, please.

    Reservations are required by Wednesday, April 25

    • 04/28/2018
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 3
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    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, April 26. 

    Program Fee: Free.

    This project is part of our Calvert Stewards volunteer program, providing families an opportunity to contribute to our efforts to improve habitat and help with various park projects.

    • 04/28/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
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