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    • 01/10/2024
    • 03/06/2024
    • 3 sessions
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
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    For students ages 12-16 years old. No parent needed.

    In this 3-part series we will get out and explore Flag Ponds Nature Park. We will spend the class outside hiking the trails. We will learn to identify common plants and animals, build shelters, and discover whatever the season has to offer.  We expect teens to attend all three sessions.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Program Fee per teen

    Members: $10

    Nonmembers: $20 

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    COVID Policies and Procedures 

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant(s) are ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, if under 18 a parent, to agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 02/24/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park
    • 7
    Registration is closed

    Ages 6 and up with adults

    Come explore the winter woods and fields of Ward Farm Park. This will be a moderately strenuous hike on uneven surfaces. Not suitable for strollers and children younger than 6.

    Location: Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park 

    Advanced registration required. 

    Program Fee  

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

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

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale


    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant(s) are ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, if under 18 a parent, to agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 02/24/2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm
    • 13
    Register

    Leave the flashlights at home and join us under the luminous glow of the moon, where nature becomes our guiding light! Traverse the winter wonderlands of Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm at our Snow Full Moon Hike. This full moon earned its name because the month of February typically signifies the peak of winter's beauty, bringing some of the heaviest snowfall of the year to many regions. Join us and experience the graceful winter landscape, bathed in the soft glow of the moonlight.

    Whether you're a seasoned night hiker or a first timer, come discover the allure of the night and make memories that will linger long after the moon sets. These hikes are NOT stroller friendly, but infants and toddlers in backpacks are welcome.

    Mark your calendars and join us each month at a different Calvert County nature park for a themed hike and let us honor the beauty of nature and marvel at the natural magic that unfolds under the light of the full moon.

    Location: Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm

    Naturalist in charge: Lydia Wells

    Program Fee: $5 per participant

    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant(s) are ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, if under 18 a parent, to agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 02/29/2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 9
    Register

    All ages, accompanied by an adult

    Celebrate the bonus day of Leap Year. We’ll leap over a log to start this night hike under the stars.

    This family-oriented hike for all ages will be approximately two hours on uneven terrain, not appropriate for strollers. Each participant should bring their own flashlight or headlamp. 

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by: February 27, 2024

    Program Fee

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Amy Werking

    COVID Policies and Procedures 

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant(s) are ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, if under 18 a parent, to agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 03/01/2024
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    For children 12 - 18 years old. Adults not required.

    As part of our raptor research, staff are conducting surveys of wintering hawks and falcons to better understand their survivability. Join us as we conduct roadside raptor banding surveys throughout Calvert County to collect more data for this study. We will meet at Battle Creek and travel in the county van to various areas.

    For more information on the research project: Winter Raptor Research 

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Advanced registration required. Please register each teen separately

    Registration Deadline: Tuesday, February 27th

    Program Fee

    Free for members

    $8 per person for nonmembers

    Naturalist in Charge: Gene Groshon


    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant(s) are ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, if under 18 a parent, to agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 03/01/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Ages 4-12, with adult

    This homeschool series is centered around on animal classification. Each month we will focus on a different animal group - this month will be reptiles and amphibians and what makes them special.  There will be both indoor activities and out - so please come prepared to be outside (adults too).

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Advanced registration required.

    Program Fee  

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

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

    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

    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).


    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant(s) are ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, if under 18 a parent, to agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 03/01/2024
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Ages 4-12, with adult

    This homeschool series is centered around on animal classification. Each month we will focus on a different animal group - this month will be reptiles and amphibians and what makes them special.  There will be both indoor activities and out - so please come prepared to be outside (adults too).

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Program Fee  

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

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

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Advanced registration required. 

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

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

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

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


    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant(s) are ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, if under 18 a parent, to agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 03/02/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 17
    Register

    All ages welcome

    Drop in anytime between 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    A different book will be read each hour.

    Celebrate "Read Across America Day" by joining a naturalist every hour for a read-aloud from the Dr. Seuss learning library books, such as "Miles and Miles of Reptiles", "Fine Feathered Friends" and more! Let Dr. Seuss take you on a whimsical adventure into the heart of nature!

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Reservations are recommended

    Program Fee

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge:  Kim Curren

    COVID Policies and Procedures 

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant(s) are ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, if under 18 a parent, to agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 03/05/2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 2
    Register

    For ages 18 months - 3 years

    Hiking with toddlers is always an adventure! Join us as we flip over rocks, pick up sticks, and hike through the woods at a toddler's pace.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by: March 1, 2024

    Program Fee

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Amy Werking

    COVID Policies and Procedures 

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant(s) are ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, if under 18 a parent, to agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 03/09/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park
    • 6
    Register

    Ages 6 and up with adults

    Take a journey through forest and field to discover nature's reawakening from its winter sleep and celebrate the coming of spring.

    This will be a moderately strenuous hike on uneven surfaces. Not suitable for strollers and children younger than 6.

    Location: Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park 

    Program Fee  

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

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

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant(s) are ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, if under 18 a parent, to agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 03/11/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 0
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    Ages 3-5, with adult

    Explore the diversity of beaks and how they work through hands-on activities. Discover nature's toolkits in action with games and a craft.

    Join us for interactive activities where your child can explore different beak shapes, feed pretend birds, and create their own beak crafts. Discover how birds use their special beaks to eat and play. Exciting nature learning for you and your little one.

    Location: Kings Landing Park 

    Advanced registration required. Please register by March 4, 2024.

    Program Fee

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Paige Stevens


    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant(s) are ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, if under 18 a parent, to agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 03/16/2024
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 2
    Register

    For children 12 - 18 years old 

    Adults not required.

    We'll scan the Chesapeake Bay, wetlands and ponds  to see what duck species are spending the winter before they head off on their spring migration. We may even catch a glimpse of our resident Bald Eagle nest.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Fee is per person. Free for members

    $8 for nonmembers

    Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 14

    Naturalist in Charge: Gene Groshon


    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant(s) are ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, if under 18 a parent, to agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver. 

    • 03/17/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 18
    Register

    Appropriate for all ages

    There is no better way to welcome the Spring than to get rid of your old winter socks and take a barefoot walk on the beach. Join us for this quirky Maryland tradition where we will gather around the campfire to celebrate the coming Spring by burning our socks.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by: March 15

    Program Fee

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Kim Curren

    COVID Policies and Procedures 

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant(s) are ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, if under 18 a parent, to agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 03/23/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 1
    Register

    All ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

    Explore the mysterious world of Maryland's swamp-dwelling mammals at the Battle Creek Cypress Swamp. Learn about the diverse creatures that call this unique habitat home, and then go on a short guided hike to look for clues and signs of their presence.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Advanced Reservations are required

    Program Fee

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Eva Blockstein

    COVID Policies and Procedures 

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant(s) are ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, if under 18 a parent, to agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 03/25/2024
    • 03/26/2024
    • 2 sessions
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 4
    Register

    For Children in Grades  3-5

    Please register each child separately. 

    Feel like you've been stuck inside all winter? Get outdoors and enjoy the spring!  Each day will be full of adventures -- we will wade into the swamp, use nets to look for amphibians, and, of course, play in the mud.

    Welcome letter and packing list will be posted here in mid- March and emailed to participants.

    Available as a 2-day session only. 

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Fee per child:
    Society members pay : $25 
    Nonmembers pay : $40

    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant(s) are ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, if under 18 a parent, to agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver. 

    • 03/27/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 0
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    For children ages 1.5-5 yrs old

    Bunnies don't lay eggs, but lots of other animals do. Come learn about all the different types of eggs animals lay, go on an egg hunt, and then dye some eggs to take home.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by: March 22

    Program Fee

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Kim Curren

    COVID Policies and Procedures 

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant(s) are ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, if under 18 a parent, to agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 03/27/2024
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 4
    Register

    For children ages 1.5-5 yrs old

    Bunnies don't lay eggs, but lots of other animals do. Learn about all the different types of eggs animals lay, go on an egg hunt, and then dye some eggs to take home.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by: March 22

    Program Fee

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Kim Curren

    COVID Policies and Procedures 

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant(s) are ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, if under 18 a parent, to agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 03/28/2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • 03/29/2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 5
    Register

    For grades 6-8

    Please register each child separately.

    Spend part of spring break with friends searching the woods, ponds, and swamps for animals big and small. If you're an adventurer at heart, ready to embrace the thrill of the unexpected and and you don’t mind getting dirty in the process, come on down. This is an overnight program that includes:

    • Hands-on experience cooking dinner together over a campfire.
    • Indoor, as well as outdoor activities.
    • Campfire dinner, s'mores, and breakfast included, but bring lunch and a snack for Thursday.
    • We will be sleeping in the building.

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Program Fee is per teen: $10 for members; $20 for nonmembers

    Reservations are required.

    Welcome Letter and packing list can be found here in mid-March.

    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant(s) are ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, if under 18 a parent, to agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 04/06/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 7
    Register

    For children ages 5 & up with adult

    Every spring, Spotted Salamanders can be found making their way toward fresh water to mate and lay their eggs. In this program we will learn about and search for these incredible amphibians.

    Wear clothes that can get dirty and shoes made for hiking.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by: April 4

    Program Fee

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Kim Curren

    COVID Policies and Procedures 

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant(s) are ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, if under 18 a parent, to agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 04/07/2024
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby
    • 7
    Register

    This program is for adults as well as children 12 years and older (adult required for those under 18)

    Flag Ponds Nature Park is one of the best areas in Calvert to view nesting Bald Eagles. We will hike to a viewing point from one of our trails to get an up close view of the nestlings through our spotting scope. Along the way we will discuss these amazing birds.

    We will be hiking about 2-3 miles so be sure to wear sturdy hiking shoes and dress for the weather.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Fee is per person. Free for members

    $8 for nonmembers

    Registration Deadline:  Thursday, April 4

    Naturalist in Charge: Gene Groshon

    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant(s) are ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, if under 18 a parent, to agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 04/08/2024
    • 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    Register

    Free event for all ages

    Those under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

    Bring a lawn chair or blanket, along with a picnic and bask in this solar phenomenon. The partial eclipse begins at 2:00 p.m.; maximum eclipse at 3:20 pm, when about 86% of the sun will be obscured by the moon. Finally the eclipse ends at 4:34. You can come for all or part of the event. 

    We'll safely observe the eclipse using pin-hole cameras--bring an empty cereal box (or similar size box) to make your own.  A limited number of solar eclipse glasses will be available.

    Location: Kings Landing Park. We'll be set up in the field in front of Wisner Hall and we'll have activities around the pavilion. 

    Registration is not necessary.

    • 04/09/2024
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 6
    Register

    For adults and children ages 10 years and older.  Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Every spring many species of birds will be migrating to their breeding grounds and pass through our parks. We will go on a hike to see what warbler species are stopping by along their journey.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Fee is per person.

    Free for members

    $8 for nonmembers

    Naturalist in Charge: Gene Groshon

    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) are recommended to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual (if under 18 a parent) to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. Please print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 04/10/2024
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 5
    Register

    For children ages 1.5 - 5 years old with adult

    As the weather warms, many animals can be found making their homes under logs. Join us for a fun adventure as we gently roll logs to uncover these hidden creatures in their natural habitat.

    Wear clothes that can get dirty and shoes built for hiking.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by: April 8

    Program Fee

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Kim Curren

    COVID Policies and Procedures 

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant(s) are ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, if under 18 a parent, to agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 04/10/2024
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 8
    Register

    For children ages 1.5 - 5 years old with adult

    As the weather warms, many animals can be found making their homes under logs. Join us for a fun adventure as we gently roll logs to uncover these hidden creatures in their natural habitat.

    Wear clothes that can get dirty and shoes built for hiking.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by: April 8

    Program Fee

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Kim Curren

    COVID Policies and Procedures 

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant(s) are ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, if under 18 a parent, to agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 04/12/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
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    Ages 4-12, with adult

    This homeschool series is centered around on animal classification. This month we focus on invertebrates.  There will be both indoor activities and out - so please come prepared to be outside (adults too).

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Advanced registration required.

    Program Fee  

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

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

    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

    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).


    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant(s) are ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, if under 18 a parent, to agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 04/12/2024
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 6
    Register

    Ages 4-12, with adult

    This homeschool series is centered around on animal classification. This month we focus on invertebrates.  There will be both indoor activities and out - so please come prepared to be outside (adults too).

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Advanced registration required.

    Program Fee  

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

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

    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

    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).


    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant(s) are ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, if under 18 a parent, to agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 04/13/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park
    • 10
    Register

    Ages 6 to 9 without adults

    This promises to be an exciting adventure through the vibrant world of amphibians. This is the perfect opportunity for young nature enthusiasts to explore the wonders of these fascinating creatures.

    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.

    This will be a moderately strenuous hike on uneven surfaces. 

    Location: Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park 

    Please register each child separately

    Program Fee  per child
    $10 for members
    $20 for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    COVID Policy and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant(s) are ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, if under 18 a parent, to agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



    • 04/16/2024
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 8
    Register

    For adults and children ages 10 years and older.  Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Every spring many species of birds will be migrating to their breeding grounds and pass through our parks. We will go on a hike to see what warbler species are stopping by along their journey.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Fee is per person.

    Free for members

    $8 for nonmembers

    Naturalist in Charge: Gene Groshon

    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) are recommended to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual (if under 18 a parent) to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. Please print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 04/17/2024
    • 06/05/2024
    • 3 sessions
    • Lower Marlboro Pier
    • 0
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    For students ages 12-16 years old

    Our spring Teen Homeschool classes will be a 3-part series on kayaking and the ecology of the Patuxent River and its tributaries. Each month we will go out in kayaks to explore the river and the areas around it. We will use nets, water quality equipment, and our senses to learn more about the river and the plants and animals that call it home.

    We expect the teen to attend all three sessions.

    No parent needed, participants must be AT LEAST 12 years old

    During registration, you will be asked to agree to our kayak waiver. https://www.calvertparks.org/waiver.html/

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Program Fee are per teen: Please register each teen separately.

    $10 for Society members
    $20 for nonmembers

    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant(s) are ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, if under 18 a parent, to agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 04/18/2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 8
    Register

    For ages 4-6 years, with adult

    Lace up your walking shoes and get your listening ears ready to look for signs of nature waking up after winter. We'll look for early wildflowers and listen for wildlife in the swamp, forest, and meadow.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by: April 14

    Program Fee

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Amy Werking

    COVID Policies and Procedures 

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant(s) are ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, if under 18 a parent, to agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 04/19/2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • King's Landing Park
    • 2
    Register