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    • 01/31/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm- Equestrian Entrance
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    All Ages

    It's the beginning of owl nesting season, and owls are especially vocal this time of year.  Join the naturalist on an evening hike through the trails and field edges where we will attempt to call one closer. 

    Location: Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm    Meet at the equestrian entrance.

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

    Program Fee Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by Wednesday, January 29

    • 02/01/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 8
    Register

    3-5 years old, Adults are required

     

    Gear up for some Groundhog fun and get ready to celebrate Groundhog Day! Join the Naturalist for an hour long program to learn about the Groundhog Day tradition through stories, craft and activity.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Registration deadline: 1/25/2020

    Program Fee:

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Jessy Oberright


    • 02/01/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 14
    Register

    3-5 years old, Adults are required

     

    Gear up for some Groundhog fun and get ready to celebrate Groundhog Day! Join the Naturalist for an hour long program to learn about the Groundhog Day tradition through stories, craft and activity.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Registration deadline: 1/25/2020

    Program Fee:

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Jessy Oberright


    • 02/08/2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
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    Get bundled up for a family fossil finding expedition while the beach is uncrowded and less picked over. We will explore the shore, then retreat to the Visitor Center to identify our finds. Recommended for families with older children ages 8+ due to the long walk to the beach (approx. 1 mile round trip). Dress in layers and be prepared for cold, damp and windy conditions at the beach.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Jessy Oberright

    Registration deadline: 02/05/2020


    • 02/12/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 8
    Register

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Come learn all about what makes reptiles so special! Make a fun craft and meet one of our resident reptiles up close!

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Kim Curren

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

    Reservations are required

    • 02/12/2020
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 8
    Register

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Come learn all about what makes reptiles so special! Make a fun craft and meet one of our resident reptiles up close!

    Location:  Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Kim Curren

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

    Reservations are required

    • 02/13/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 2
    Register

    For students ages 12-16 years old - no parent needed

    Our Winter/Spring homeschool series focuses on “phenology” - nature’s calendar. It is the study of seasonal changes in plant and animal life-cycles such as date flowers begin to bloom or frogs start singing in the spring. Month to month, we will make and record weather observations and check in with the plants and animals at Flag Ponds Park - watching watching winter change to spring.

    Please register by 2/3/20 to attend

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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


    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers


    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Free for Society members.
    Nonmembers pay $8 per person
    Please register by Dec 4

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    • 02/14/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
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    Ages 4-12

    Our Winter/Spring homeschool series focuses on “phenology” - nature’s calendar. It is the study of seasonal changes in plant and animal life-cycles such as date flowers begin to bloom or frogs start singing in the spring. Month to month, we will make and record weather observations and check in with the plants and animals at Flag Ponds Park - watching watching winter change to spring then summer.

    Please register by 1/31/20 to attend

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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

    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.

    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. Depending on the topic, students may observe live animals, collect aquatic creatures, take measurements using scientific equipment, or play games.

    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.

    The inside section of the class will be mixed-age learning  - with participants in their family groups.

    In general, for the outside portion of the class, students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger age-group to assist).

    • 02/14/2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 2
    Registration is closed

    Ages 4-12

    Our Winter/Spring homeschool series focuses on “phenology” - nature’s calendar. It is the study of seasonal changes in plant and animal life-cycles such as date flowers begin to bloom or frogs start singing in the spring. Month to month, we will make and record weather observations and check in with the plants and animals at Flag Ponds Park - watching watching winter change to spring then summer.

    Please register by 1/31/20 to attend

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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

    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.

    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. Depending on the topic, students may observe live animals, collect aquatic creatures, take measurements using scientific equipment, or play games.

    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.

    The inside section of the class will be mixed-age learning  - with participants in their family groups.

    In general, for the outside portion of the class, students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger age-group to assist).

    • 02/15/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 8
    Register

    All ages.

    The 23rd Annual Great Backyard Bird Count is this weekend. Whether you are a novice or an expert birder, volunteers of all ages are welcome to help identify and count birds. Researchers at Cornell and the National Audubon Society will use the data we collect.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    This program is free.

    Reservations are required by: Thursday, February 13.

    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.


    • 02/17/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 27
    Register

    ages 4-12 years old, Adults are required

    School is out, so drop on in to King's Landing for some fun on your day off. Participate in a variety of nature activities. Make some crafts to take home. Come anytime during the session and stay as little or as long as you like.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Registration deadline: 2/15/2020

    Program Fee:

    Free for Society members

    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Jessy Oberright


    • 02/17/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 29
    Register

    ages 4-12 years old, Adults are required

    School is out, so drop on in to Kings Landing for some fun on your day off. Participate in a variety of nature activities. Make some crafts to take home. Come anytime during the session and stay as little or as long as you like.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Registration deadline: 2/15/2020

    Program Fee:

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Jessy Oberright

    • 02/22/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 7
    Register

    For Ages 5 to 7 years
    Children must be accompanied by an adult

    Nature can provide both inspiration and tools for creating works of art. Come prepared to get messy as we create several different nature art projects!

    Location:  Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Kim Curren

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

    Reservations are required

    • 02/22/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 3
    Register

    For Ages 5 to 7 years
    Children must be accompanied by an adult

    Nature can provide both inspiration and tools for creating works of art. Come prepared to get messy as we create several different nature art projects!

    Location:  Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Kim Curren

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

    Reservations are required

    • 02/22/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Scorpion Brewing, 929 Skinners Turn Rd, Owings, MD 20736
    • 38
    Register

    This event is for participants 21 years and older.

    Think you are a nature expert??? Well grab your friends and come test your skills at Nature Trivia!

    Scorpion Brewing Company will be hosting this trivia event and will have beer and soda for sale. There is a cash prize for the team finishing in first as well as door prizes. We will provide light snacks but you are welcome to bring snacks too. Check In will start at 6:30 p.m. and trivia will start promptly at 7:00 p.m.

    Team Registration Fee: $60    

    The registration fee supports all of our education programs.
    Max Team size: 6

    Registration Required. Deadline: February 20

    Team Fee must be paid to be considered registered.

    Don't know who will be on your team? Not a problem. Register anyway, and we can add team members later.

    Rules

    • Must be 21 years or older. Picture ID required.
    • Team must have a team name.
    • Up to 6 people (physically present) per team. Minimum team size is one person.
    • Every person at the team table will be counted as part of your maximum team size.
    • No cell/smartphone or other outside information source. We will have a cell phone parking lot in the room. You may not use your cell phone during a round until your team’s answers are turned in to the judge.
    • There is no partial credit for an answer.
    • The quiz master will be the final arbiter of correct answers and scoring. 
    • Any rule not listed here may be made up on the spot by the quiz master, Gene Groshon.
    • Current employees of Calvert County Natural Resources, members of the Calvert Nature Society Board of Directors, or their families, may not be a team member.

    Maximum number of teams: 18

    Location: To Be Determined

     

     

    • 02/23/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 0
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    All ages and families, adult supervision required.

    Join the Naturalist to learn the process of tapping Maple trees to collect sap that can be boiled into delicious syrup. We will have an overview of the process and history of Maple "sugaring", then visit the our local Maple trees to get a first-hand opportunity to learn this simple skill. After we visit our trees, warm up by an outdoor campfire and toast a marshmallow. Program will be all outside, so dress for the weather.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Registration deadline: 02/16/2020

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

    • 03/01/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
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    Recommended for 8 years old and up, adult participation required

    Join the Naturalist to learn the ancient art of making cord out of natural materials. Create your own cord for necklaces, bracelets, etc. and then string them with beads, shells or other decorations. Bring your own favorite beads or make clay creations at the workshop. Spend time relaxing and creating. Ages 8 to adult are welcome. Making cordage requires some manual dexterity and may be difficult for younger children. Children must be supervised by an adult.

    Location:Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Jessy Oberright

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

    Registration deadline: 02/23/2020

    • 03/06/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 3
    Register

    Ages 4-12

    Our Winter/Spring homeschool series focuses on “phenology” - nature’s calendar. It is the study of seasonal changes in plant and animal life-cycles such as date flowers begin to bloom or frogs start singing in the spring. Month to month, we will make and record weather observations and check in with the plants and animals at Flag Ponds Park - watching watching winter change to spring then summer.

    Please register by 2/28/20 to attend

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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

    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.

    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. Depending on the topic, students may observe live animals, collect aquatic creatures, take measurements using scientific equipment, or play games.

    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.

    The inside section of the class will be mixed-age learning  - with participants in their family groups.

    In general, for the outside portion of the class, students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger age-group to assist).

    • 03/06/2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 1
    Register

    Ages 4-12

    Our Winter/Spring homeschool series focuses on “phenology” - nature’s calendar. It is the study of seasonal changes in plant and animal life-cycles such as date flowers begin to bloom or frogs start singing in the spring. Month to month, we will make and record weather observations and check in with the plants and animals at Flag Ponds Park - watching watching winter change to spring then summer.

    Please register by 2/28/20 to attend

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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

    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.

    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. Depending on the topic, students may observe live animals, collect aquatic creatures, take measurements using scientific equipment, or play games.

    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.

    The inside section of the class will be mixed-age learning  - with participants in their family groups.

    In general, for the outside portion of the class, students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger age-group to assist).

    • 03/07/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Ward Farm Nature Park
    • 0
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    For Families with children ages 8 and up.

    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. 

     Adult participation is required.  No younger siblings please. This hike is not be suitable for younger children 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.

    Please register by 2/28/20
    • 03/08/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 4
    Register

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Join the Naturalist for an hour of fun learning about the frogs and salamanders that begin to emerge at this time of the year. Take a walk in the woods to see who may be beginning to stir. Dress for the weather and possible mud.

    Location:  Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Jessy Oberright

    Registration deadline: 03/01/2020

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

    Reservations are required

    • 03/08/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 7
    Register

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Join the Naturalist for an hour of fun learning about the frogs and salamanders that begin to emerge at this time of the year. Take a walk in the woods to see who may be beginning to stir. Dress for the weather and possible mud.

    Location:  Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Jessy Oberright

    Registration deadline: 03/01/2020

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

    Reservations are required

    • 03/10/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 1
    Register

    For students ages 12-16 years old - no parent needed

    Our Winter/Spring homeschool series focuses on “phenology” - nature’s calendar. It is the study of seasonal changes in plant and animal life-cycles such as date flowers begin to bloom or frogs start singing in the spring. Month to month, we will make and record weather observations and check in with the plants and animals at Flag Ponds Park - watching watching winter change to spring.

    Please register by 3/6/20 to attend

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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


    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers


    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Free for Society members.
    Nonmembers pay $8 per person
    Please register by Dec 4

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    • 03/15/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
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    For Families and Adults
    Adult participation is required

    Celebrate National Wildlife Week by learning how to identify signs of some of our common local wildlife. The soft spring mud is the perfect time to to view tracks. We will visit several habitats on our 1 mile hike to see who has been around. Dress for the weather and possibly muddy conditions.

    Location:  Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Jessy Oberright

    Registration deadline: 03/08/2020 

    Program Fee per family:

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required

    • 03/19/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Ward Farm Park
    • 7
    Register

    All Ages Welcome
    Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

    Come out to Ward Farm Park and celebrate the first day of Spring with us! Come prepared to do some hiking as we explore the park and see what the changing seasons have brought us. 

    Location:  Ward Farm Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Kim Curren

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

    Reservations are required

    • 03/21/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 9
    Register

    Ages 6-9 years
    Children must be accompanied by an adult

    Animals can be some of the best hide-n-seek players around. We will learn about different ways animals use camouflage and then go on hike to see if we can find anyone!

    Location:  Flag Ponds Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Kim Curren

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

    Reservations are required

    • 04/03/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
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    Ages 4-12 with adult


    Our Winter/Spring homeschool series focuses on “phenology” - nature’s calendar. It is the study of seasonal changes in plant and animal life-cycles such as date flowers begin to bloom or frogs start singing in the spring. Month to month, we will make and record weather observations and check in with the plants and animals at Flag Ponds Park - watching watching winter change to spring then summer.

    Please register by March 27 to attend

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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

    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.

    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. Depending on the topic, students may observe live animals, collect aquatic creatures, take measurements using scientific equipment, or play games.

    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.

    The inside section of the class will be mixed-age learning  - with participants in their family groups.

    In general, for the outside portion of the class, students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger age-group to assist).

    • 04/03/2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 1
    Register
    Ages 4-12 with adult


    Our Winter/Spring homeschool series focuses on “phenology” - nature’s calendar. It is the study of seasonal changes in plant and animal life-cycles such as date flowers begin to bloom or frogs start singing in the spring. Month to month, we will make and record weather observations and check in with the plants and animals at Flag Ponds Park - watching watching winter change to spring then summer.

    Please register by March 27 to attend

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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

    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.

    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. Depending on the topic, students may observe live animals, collect aquatic creatures, take measurements using scientific equipment, or play games.

    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.

    The inside section of the class will be mixed-age learning  - with participants in their family groups.

    In general, for the outside portion of the class, students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger age-group to assist).

    • 04/21/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown
    • 0
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    For students ages 12-16 years old - no parent needed

    Please register each child separately.

    Our spring Teen Homeschooler 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 own senses to learn more about the river and the plants and animals that call it home.

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

    Please fill out a waiver for each child attending: Waiver.pdf

    Location: Kings Landing Park location subject to change

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    Members Registration opens February 18, 2019. Nonmembers Registration opens March 4.

    Registration Deadline is April 14

    Free for Society members; nonmembers pay $8 per person


    • 05/01/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
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    Ages 4-12 with adult


    Our Winter/Spring homeschool series focuses on “phenology” - nature’s calendar. It is the study of seasonal changes in plant and animal life-cycles such as date flowers begin to bloom or frogs start singing in the spring. Month to month, we will make and record weather observations and check in with the plants and animals at Flag Ponds Park - watching watching winter change to spring then summer.

    Please register by April 24 to attend

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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

    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.

    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. Depending on the topic, students may observe live animals, collect aquatic creatures, take measurements using scientific equipment, or play games.

    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.

    The inside section of the class will be mixed-age learning  - with participants in their family groups.

    In general, for the outside portion of the class, students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger age-group to assist).

    • 05/01/2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 1
    Register
    Ages 4-12 with adult


    Our Winter/Spring homeschool series focuses on “phenology” - nature’s calendar. It is the study of seasonal changes in plant and animal life-cycles such as date flowers begin to bloom or frogs start singing in the spring. Month to month, we will make and record weather observations and check in with the plants and animals at Flag Ponds Park - watching watching winter change to spring then summer.

    Please register by April 24 to attend

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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

    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.

    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. Depending on the topic, students may observe live animals, collect aquatic creatures, take measurements using scientific equipment, or play games.

    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.

    The inside section of the class will be mixed-age learning  - with participants in their family groups.

    In general, for the outside portion of the class, students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger age-group to assist).

    • 05/05/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Lower Marlboro Pier
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