Calendar of Events


How to Register:

  • On-line registration is the recommended method of registration.
    • When on-line registration is available, a "Register" button will appear.
    • Online registration typically closes the Thursday before the program. 
    • Space may be available after online registration closes.
  • Email CypressSwamp@co.cal.md.us to be placed on a waitlist or to find out if additional spaces are available.
  • Phone 410-535-5327
  • You may print the Registration Form and mail in or walk in your registration. 

Visit the "Registration Info" page for additional information.

To Cancel a Registration in a Program:

  • Email CypressSwamp@co.cal.md.us or
  • Phone 410-535-5327
  • Refund & Cancellation Policies

    Refunds Battle Creek Nature Education Society (BCNES) will refund payments made for program fees over $10.00 when the cancellation occurs a month before the event; program fees under $10 will not be refunded. If the cancellation incurs bank or PayPal fees, that cost will be deducted from the refund. If BCNES cancels a program, the program fee will be fully refunded. Refunds are available only for transactions involving the purchase of goods and services. Dues payments are not refundable. 

    Cancellations. Many of our programs have wait lists. Please contact the office by CypressSwamp@co.cal.md.us or by phone 410-535-5327 to cancel to allow others to attend the program.

    Weather Policy. Most programs are held rain or shine. For winter weather, if Calvert County schools or government are closed, programs are canceled. If there is a delayed opening, morning programs are canceled. We try to post cancellations as timely as possible.

    For Programs at Flag Ponds Nature Park: Program participants do not need to pay the entrance fee on the day of the program. The entrance fee will be required on any other visit to the park.


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

    Copyright Battle Creek Nature Education Society.
    Mailing address: PO Box 122, Port Republic, MD 20676. info@calvertparks.org
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