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

    • 01/12/2017
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown, MD
    • 6

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Now that winter is upon us the outside world is looking very different. We will go hiking around the park and see what’s different this time of year.

    Program Fee:

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Location: Kings Landing Park

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

    Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Jan 10

    • 01/12/2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown, MD
    • 2

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Now that winter is upon us the outside world is looking very different. We will go hiking around the park and see what’s different this time of year.

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

    Location: Kings Landing Park

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

    Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Jan 10

    • 01/18/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Prince Frederick
    • 6

    For Ages 18 months to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Join us for some wonderful winter stories and songs. 

    Location:  Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in Charge: Amanda DuPrey-Hicks

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

     

     

    • 01/18/2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Prince Frederick
    • 12

    For Ages 18 months to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Join us for some wonderful winter stories and songs. 

    Location:  Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in Charge: Amanda DuPrey-Hicks

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

     

     

    • 01/30/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Prince Frederick
    • 2

    For Ages 3 years to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Birds aren't the only ones who make their home in a tree. We'll discover other animals that call a tree their home. We'll explore outdoors for signs of animal homes. 

    Location:  Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in Charge: Amanda DuPrey-Hicks

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

     

     

    • 01/30/2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Prince Frederick
    • 12

    For Ages 3 years to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Birds aren't the only ones who make their home in a tree. We'll discover other animals that call a tree their home. We'll explore outdoors for signs of animal homes. 

    Location:  Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in Charge: Amanda DuPrey-Hicks

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

     

     

    • 02/03/2017
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    For Ages 18 months to 5 years

    Adult participation is required

    Children will have fun doing indoor activities and crafts with ice then will bundle up and take a short hike in the frozen outdoors. 

    LocationFlag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

    Reservations are required by: Wednesday, February 1. 

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

    • 02/03/2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 10

    For Ages 18 months to 5 years

    Adult participation is required

    Children will have fun doing indoor activities and crafts with ice then will bundle up and take a short hike in the frozen outdoors. 

    LocationFlag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

    Reservations are required by: Wednesday, February 1. 

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

    • 02/09/2017
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 2

    3-5 years old, adult participation required

    Enjoy a short hike to explore nature in winter. We will collect found materials and use them to create a nature mobile to hang at home. All materials will be provided.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Reservations by Monday, February 6  

    Program Fee per family:

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers 

     


    • 02/09/2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 6

    3-5 years old, adult participation required

    Enjoy a short hike to explore nature in winter. We will collect found materials and use them to create a nature mobile to hang at home. All materials will be provided.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Reservations by Monday, February 6  

    Program Fee per family:

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers 

     


    • 02/22/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Prince Frederick
    • 4

    For Ages 18 months to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Explore the wonderful world of animals with a backbone. What it is used for? why is it important? We'll even meet some of those special animals. 

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in Charge: Amanda DuPrey-Hicks

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

     

     

    • 02/22/2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Prince Frederick
    • 10

    For Ages 18 months to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Explore the wonderful world of animals with a backbone. What it is used for? why is it important? We'll even meet some of those special animals. 

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in Charge: Amanda DuPrey-Hicks

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

     

     

    • 02/25/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 30
    Adults only.

    Learn how you can connect your preschool child to nature and inspire their creativity through numerous hands-on activities and make-and-take crafts. Enjoy this relaxing morning away from your kids as you share ideas with other parents & teachers of preschool-aged children.  Be prepared for a hike outdoors if weather permits.


    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

    Reservations are required by Wednesday, February 22. 

    Program Fee per Person: 
    $20 for Society Members
    $30 for Nonmembers
    Program fee includes all materials and supplies for the workshop.
    • 03/08/2017
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 5

    For Ages 3 to 5 years

    Adult participation is required.

    There are birds of all shapes and sizes here at Battle Creek. We will go on a hike to see who we can find flying about the park.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in Charge: Gene Groshon

    Reservations are required.Registration Deadline: Monday, March 6

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

    • 03/08/2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 7

    For Ages 3 to 5 years

    Adult participation is required.

    There are birds of all shapes and sizes here at Battle Creek. We will go on a hike to see who we can find flying about the park.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in Charge: Gene Groshon

    Reservations are required.Registration Deadline: Monday, March 6

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

    • 03/16/2017
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • King Landing Park
    • 6

    3-5 years old, Adult participation required

    Animals have lots of adaptations to survive the winter – some stay active, some hibernate, and some migrate. Bring your preschoolers to learn what Calvert County animals will be returning from the warm south in the spring and then head outside to search for these travelers.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Reservations by 3/9/17 please    

    Fee is per family; Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Program Fee:

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers 

     


    • 03/16/2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • King Landing Park
    • 4

    3-5 years old, Adult participation required

    Animals have lots of adaptations to survive the winter – some stay active, some hibernate, and some migrate.  Bring your preschoolers to learn what Calvert County animals will be returning from the warm south in the spring and then head outside to search for these travelers.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Reservations by 3/9/17 please    

    Fee is per family; Register online, by email, by mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Program Fee:

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers 

     


    • 03/20/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Not all mammals live on land, some call the water their home. 

    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 Thursday, March 16

     

    • 03/20/2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 6

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Not all mammals live on land, some call the water their home. 

    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 Thursday, March 16

     


Join BCNES today and most of these programs are free!

Calvert Nature 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.

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