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

    • 09/28/2016
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    3-5 years old, Adult participation required

    What will the fall give us? Will we find colorful leaves or nuts? Come celebrate fall - we will enjoy playing with whatever we find!

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Reservations by September 26 

    Program Fee per family:

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers 

     


    • 09/28/2016
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    3-5 years old, Adult participation required

    What will the fall give us? Will we find colorful leaves or nuts? Come celebrate fall - we will enjoy playing with whatever we find!

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Reservations by September 26 please    

    Program Fee per family:

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers 

     


    • 10/07/2016
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Ages 4-12

    This fall’s homeschool series covers “Outdoor Skills,” with each month focusing on something different.October’s class will cover finding direction with a compass, using a map, how to not get lost, and what to do when you DO get lost.

    Please register by October 5 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

    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).

    • 10/07/2016
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Ages 4-12

    This fall’s homeschool series covers “Outdoor Skills,” with each month focusing on something different.  October’s class will cover finding direction with a compass, using a map, how to not get lost, and what to do when you DO get lost.

    Please register by October 5 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

    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).

    • 10/13/2016
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    3-5 years old, Adult participation required

    Enjoy a short autumn stroll to explore common leaf types and why leaves fall. We will collect freshly fallen leaves and use them to create a variety of easy craft projects. All materials will be provided.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Reservations by Monday, October 10 please    

    Program Fee per family:

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers 

     


    • 10/13/2016
    • 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.

    Join waitlist

    3-5 years old, Adult participation required

    Enjoy a short autumn stroll to explore common leaf types and why leaves fall. We will collect freshly fallen leaves and use them to create a variety of easy craft projects. All materials will be provided.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Reservations by Monday, October 10 please    

    Program Fee per family:

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers 

     


    • 10/18/2016
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 1

    For Ages 18 months to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Join us as we learn about why these silly creatures are going nuts this time of year. 

    LocationFlag Ponds Nature Park 

    Naturalist in Charge: Amanda DuPrey-Hicks

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

    Reservations are required by Sunday, October 16

     

    • 10/18/2016
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 3

    For Ages 18 months to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Join us as we learn about why these silly creatures are going nuts this time of year. 

    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 Sunday, October 16

     

    • 10/31/2016
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • 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.

    Join waitlist

    3-5 years old, Adult participation required

    Gather together to celebrate our local owls! Find out what makes them special and meet some in person.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Reservations by October 20 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 

     


    • 10/31/2016
    • 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.

    Join waitlist

    3-5 years old, Adult participation required

    Gather together to celebrate our local owls! Find out what makes them special and meet some in person.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Reservations by October 20 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 

     


    • 11/03/2016
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 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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    For Ages 18 months to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    The puppets will talk about the ways animals use their tails.  Children will also create a pretend animal tail and will wear them on a short hike through the park. 

    LocationFlag Ponds Nature Park 

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

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

    Reservations are required by Tuesday, November 1

     

    • 11/03/2016
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 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.

    Join waitlist

    For Ages 18 months to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    The puppets will talk about the ways animals use their tails.  Children will also create a pretend animal tail and will wear them on a short hike through the park. 

    LocationFlag Ponds Nature Park 

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

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

    Reservations are required by Tuesday, November 1

     

    • 11/04/2016
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 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.

    Join waitlist

    Homeschool Fridays

    Ages 4-12

    This fall’s homeschool series covers “Outdoor Skills,” with each month focusing on something different. November’s class will cover finding and making shelter in the outdoors – as well as how to pitch a tent.

    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

    Please register by November 2 to attend   

    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

    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).

    • 11/04/2016
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 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.

    Join waitlist

    Homeschool Fridays

    Ages 4-12

    This fall’s homeschool series covers “Outdoor Skills,” with each month focusing on something different. November’s class will cover finding and making shelter in the outdoors – as well as how to pitch a tent.

    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

    Please register by November 2 to attend   

    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

    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).

    • 11/09/2016
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown, MD
    • 3

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Ever wanted to know more about the deer you see in your back yard? We will go on a hike to learn more about this common backyard animal.

    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: Monday, Nov 7

    • 11/09/2016
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown, MD
    • 1

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Ever wanted to know more about the deer you see in your back yard? We will go on a hike to learn more about this common backyard animal.

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

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Reservations are required

    Registration Deadline: Monday, Nov 7

    • 11/15/2016
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Prince Frederick MD
    • 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.

    Join waitlist

    For Ages 3 to 5 years, adult participation is required

    A dead tree is full of life! Discover the many different animals that call dead trees home. A puppet show and hike will help us learn.  

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in Charge: Lindsay Hollister

    Reservations are requiredRegistration Deadline: Friday, November 11

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

    • 11/15/2016
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Prince Frederick MD
    • 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.

    Join waitlist

    For Ages 3 to 5 years, adult participation is required

    A dead tree is full of life! Discover the many different animals that call dead trees home. A puppet show and hike will help us learn.  

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in Charge: Lindsay Hollister

    Reservations are requiredRegistration Deadline: Friday, November 11

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

    • 12/02/2016
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Ages 4-12, with adult

    This fall’s homeschool series focuses on “Outdoor Skills,” with each month will focusing on something different.  In December’s class we will cover how to keep warm when it’s cold outside – including dressing right for the weather and safely using fire.  This class will include a snack cooked over a fire.

    Please register by November 30 to attend   

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    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

    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).

    • 12/02/2016
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 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.

    Join waitlist

    Ages 4-12, with adult

    This fall’s homeschool series focuses on “Outdoor Skills,” with each month will focusing on something different.  In December’s class we will cover how to keep warm when it’s cold outside – including dressing right for the weather and safely using fire.  This class will include a snack cooked over a fire.

    Please register by November 30 to attend   

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    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

    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).

     


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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