Programs for children 18 months through 5 years

These programs introduce families with young children to the natural world. Adult participation is required for these programs.

Check out the events for families or "all ages" allowed.

Only programs for pre-school aged children are listed. Check the Calendar of Events page for the full schedule.

Upcoming events

    • 02/18/2016
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown MD
    • 0

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    For Ages 18mo to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Ever wonder how animals stay warm in the winter without wearing scarves and hats and gloves? We will talk about the fur coats different animals have and how they keep them warm.

    Naturalist in charge: Amanda DuPrey

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Reservations are required

    Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Feb 16

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

    • 02/18/2016
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown MD
    • 0

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    For Ages 18 months to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Ever wonder how animals stay warm in the winter without wearing scarves and hats and gloves? We will talk about the fur coats different animals have and how they keep them warm.

    Naturalist in charge: Amanda DuPrey

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Reservations are required

    Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Feb 16

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

     

    • 02/29/2016
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0

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    3-5 years old, Adults are required  

     

    Leap long, leap tall  - it’s Leap Day!  Not every year has one, so we’ll celebrate Leap Day by looking at animals that can make spectacular leaps.  We’ll compare how far we can leap, too!  Will include both indoor and outdoor fun.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park  

    Naturalist In Charge: Tania Gale

    Please register by February 25 

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

    Advanced Reservations are required.

    Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    • 02/29/2016
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0

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    3-5 years old, Adults are required   

    Leap long, leap tall  - it’s Leap Day!  Not every year has one, so we’ll celebrate Leap Day by looking at animals that can make spectacular leaps.  We’ll compare how far we can leap, too!  Will include both indoor and outdoor fun.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park  

    Naturalist In Charge: Tania Gale

    Please register by February 25 

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

    Advanced Reservations are required.

    Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    • 03/04/2016
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 1

    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 February 26 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.

    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.

    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).

    • 03/04/2016
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    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 winter change to spring then summer.

    Please register by February 26 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.

    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.

    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).

    • 03/08/2016
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby MD
    • 0

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    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Art can be made easily made from many things. We’ll use items from nature to make your very own garden stepping stone. Wear clothes you can get dirty.

    Naturalist in charge: Amanda DuPrey

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Reservations are required

    Registration Deadline: Friday, March 4

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

     

    • 03/08/2016
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby MD
    • 0

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    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Art can be made easily made from many things. We’ll use items from nature to make your very own garden stepping stone. Wear clothes you can get dirty.

    Naturalist in charge: Amanda DuPrey

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Reservations are required

    Registration Deadline: Friday, March 4

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

     

    • 03/16/2016
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    3-5 years old, Adults are required   

    Spring is springing all around us!  What are some signs of spring – are we seeing them yet?  We will have both indoor and outdoor activities to guide us as we search for spring. 

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Please register by March 14 

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

    Advanced Reservations are required.

    • 03/16/2016
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    3-5 years old, Adults are required   

    Spring is springing all around us!  What are some signs of spring – are we seeing them yet?  We will have both indoor and outdoor activities to guide us as we search for spring. 

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Please register by March 14       

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

    Advanced Reservations are required.

     

    • 03/30/2016
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 1
    For Ages 18 months to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    After some indoor activities and a puppet show about roly poly animals, your children will explore the area surrounding Wisner Hall and will have fun rolling down the grassy hill. 

    LocationKings Landing Park

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    Reservations are required by Monday, March 28

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

    • 03/30/2016
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 2
    For Ages 18 months to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    After some indoor activities and a puppet show about roly poly animals, your children will explore the area surrounding Wisner Hall and will have fun rolling down the grassy hill. 

    LocationKings Landing Park

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    Reservations are required by Monday, March 28. Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

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

    • 06/27/2016
    • 06/30/2016
    • 4 sessions
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Prince Frederick
    • 10
    Registration is closed

    For children ages 4-5 years old by time of camp

    Monday, June 27 – Thursday, June 30, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    We will set out on mini adventures throughout the park to explore our natural world. From the creek to the fields who knows what we may find. Parents are not required to stay during the camp. No younger or older siblings allowed.

    Naturalist in Charge: Gene Groshon

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Fee per camper: 
    Society members: $60
    Nonmembers: $75


Join BCNES today and most of these programs are free!

Calvert Nature Society (formerly 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.
The Society is a 501(c)3 organization.

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