Ages 4-12, with adult
Animals live secret lives all around us, though most of us go through our busy days without even noticing what’s right under our noses. Nature Observation/ animal tracking is both science and storytelling, requiring us to critically observe and gather data as well as use our imaginations to interpret the signs we find.
In this fall series, we will practice the skills necessary to become better trackers and observers. Each month will focus on a different topic. Our October class will cover animal scat (poop) and what it can tell us about our animal neighbors.
Please register by September 30
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
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).
COVID Policies and Procedures
The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.
Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.
Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.
Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.
Please read our full policy statement and waiver.