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The schedule of events is subject to changed based on the status of the coronavirus response, weather, staffing, and other situations that may arise. If Calvert Nature Society or Calvert County Natural Resources Division cancels a program, a full refund will be issued. 

See the Calvert Nature Society's for our COVID policies for all in-person activities

Fall 2021 program registration will open July 12 for members, July 26 for nonmembers. Join now to take advantage of the early registration period. Schedule is subject to change.  MEMBERS: You must be logged in to be eligible for the Members Registration.

Download the Autumn Program listing


Programs for Families, All Ages Welcome

Families can experience the fascinating natural world in our area. These programs incorporate activities to entertain learners of all ages.


Upcoming events

    • 08/14/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 0
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    For all ages, families. Adult participation is required.

    MEMBERS ONLY.

    Celebrate National S'mores Day with a sweet campfire feast! You bring the makings, and we will provide you with recipes and  a toasty campfire to roast up your gourmet s'mores treats. Then enjoy some campfire fun while we eat our sweet creations. You will be provided an ingredients list ahead of the program so that you can come prepared to create some unique s'mores recipes. 

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Jessy Oberright

    Program Fee:
    Free for members

    Reservations are required by Sunday, August 8, 2021. No walk-ins.

    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    These policies are effective until otherwise rescinded:

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • 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 program .

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 08/21/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
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    All ages, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

    Hear that buzzing in the trees? Those are cicadas, one of nature's coolest creatures! Some cicadas spend up to 17 years underground before emerging as adults, and they have an awful lot to say about it! Come learn more about that buzzing sound and the animals that make it, and we'll see if we can find any!

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Meet outside of the education building.

    Naturalist in charge:  Kim Curren

    Free for members, $8 per family for nonmembers

    Advanced Reservations are required. No walk ins allowed



    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    These policies are effective until otherwise rescinded:

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • 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.

    • 08/28/2021
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM (EDT)
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 0
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    For Families with children ages 5 and up.

    Join a naturalist for a night hike and a sound census of the late summer crickets and katydids. Learn to identify different species of crickets by their calls and go for a short hike to see what species we can hear.  

    Adult participation is required.  No younger siblings please. This hike is not be suitable for younger children or strollers as it will be off-trail on uneven ground.

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Space is limited



    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.

    • 09/05/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 12/05/2021
    • (EST)
    • 4 sessions
    • Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm
    • 3
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    Open to children ages 8 - 11. Adult participation not required.

    Please register each child separately. 

    Explore the sounds, sights, flora, and fauna of Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm. This is a 4-part series encouraging budding naturalists to observe seasonal changes in the natural setting. Children are expected to attend all four sessions.

    Location: Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm

    Naturalist in charge: Amy Werking

    Reservations are required, deadline: Friday, September 3

    No Walk-Ins.

    Program Fee per person:
    $10 for Society members
    $20 for nonmembers

    Each child must be registered separately.

    Location: Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm

    • 09/07/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
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    3-5 years old, Adults are required

    Animals are always on the move! But do they all move the same way? How far can they go? Where are they headed? And why? Come join us in exploring all these answers and then searching for animals on the move in the wild!


    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by September 2.

    Fee is per family

    Program Fee

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Tori Hall

    • 09/10/2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
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    For students ages 4-12 years old - with adult

    Classes this fall will be outside only and if equipment is needed - each participant/family will have their own.    

    This fall we will explore the habitats present at Flag Ponds Nature Park. We will meet outside each month in small groups and spend the class out hiking the trails - we will explore the park, learn to identify the common plants and animals, build shelters, and whatever the season has to offer.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Program Fee are per family: Please register all your children on one entry.

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    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.


    • 09/11/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
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    Open to individuals and families. 

    Come learn about the importance of our native Paw Paw tree and get a taste of the wonderful fruit that it provides! 

    LocationFlag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Kim Curren

    Reservations are required, deadline: Wednesday, September 8

    Program Fee per person:
    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers
    • 09/18/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
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    Open to individuals and families. Adults required if under 16.

    Most of these critters are met with shrieks and screams, but come join a naturalist to give them a well deserved round of applause! Amazing defensive strategies, beautiful colors, and sweet personalities! What do these critters not have? Come meet some of these stars up close and get a chance to unearth some for yourself!

    LocationBattle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in charge: Tori Hall

    Reservations are required, deadline: Friday, September 10

    Program Fee per person:
    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers
    • 09/21/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
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    3-5 years old, Adults are required

    Playing outside is healthy for humans of all ages. Take some time to enjoy the outdoors and meet like-minded families in this semi-structured event. Children and their grown-ups can explore the fall forest and meadow by playing games, going on a scavenger hunt, and/or creating some nature art. Families may stay for some or all of the listed program time – activities will be ongoing. Younger siblings are welcome, but for safety, must be supervised by adults.


    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by September 16.

    Fee is per family

    Program Fee

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    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.


    • 09/25/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
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    Open to individuals and families. Children ages 5 and up with adult supervision required.

    Come meet Maryland's best kept secret fruit - the native Paw Paw. Take a walk to learning about these delectable, tropical-tasting fruits and view them during their ripening season. Learn about their importance to wildlife, historic peoples of the region--and even get to taste the fruit! Hike is approximately 1 mile and is not stroller-friendly.

    LocationFlag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Jessy Oberright

    Reservations are required, deadline: Wednesday, September 25

    No Walk-Ins.

    Program Fee per person:
    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers
    • 10/05/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
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    3-5 years old, Adults are required

    Come learn about our favorite night time flyers! What are their jobs? How can they tell where they are flying? Where do they like to sleep? These and many more fun bat questions will be explored in this fun celebration of bats!


    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by September 28.

    Fee is per family

    Program Fee

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Tori Hall

    • 10/08/2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
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    For students ages 4-12 years old - with adult

    Classes this fall will be outside only and if equipment is needed - each participant/family will have their own.    

    This fall we will explore the habitats present at Flag Ponds Nature Park. We will meet outside each month in small groups and spend the class out hiking the trails - we will explore the park, learn to identify the common plants and animals, build shelters, and whatever the season has to offer.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Program Fee are per family: Please register all your children on one entry.

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    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.


    • 10/16/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • TBD
    • 0
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    Open to individuals and families. 

    Bugs are a vital part of the environment. Come explore Ward Farm Park while we learn about the different jobs that bugs do that help us and see what types of critters we can find!

    Location: TBD

    Naturalist in charge: Kim Curren

    Reservations are required, deadline: Wednesday, October 13

    Program Fee per person:
    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers
    • 10/19/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
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    3-5 years old, Adults are required

    Spiders  - good luck or scary and creepy?  Bring your little ones to learn more about spiders and how they fit into a healthy habitat.  We will have games, songs, and nature exploration - all about spiders.


    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by October 14.

    Fee is per family

    Program Fee

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    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.


    • 10/23/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 0
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    For all ages.  Adult supervision is required for children under 18.

    Come get cozy around the campfire and roast marshmallows while the naturalist shares stories of the past.  Learn about some of the historic shipwrecks on the Chesapeake Bay.  Bring a flashlight and a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Meet at Pavilion 1.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Jessy Oberright

    Registration Deadline: October 16, 2021

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

    • 11/02/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
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    3-5 years old, Adults are required

    Everyone loves a good snack, but as we get closer to winter the snacks our animal friends eat get more and more important. Come explore some of Calvert County's wildlife's favorite snacks and even how they eat them!

    Please note that food will be present, so make sure to notify us of any allergies if you register to attend!


    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by October 26.

    Fee is per family

    Program Fee

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Tori Hall

    • 11/05/2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
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    For students ages 4-12 years old - with adult

    Classes this fall will be outside only and if equipment is needed - each participant/family will have their own.    

    This fall we will explore the habitats present at Flag Ponds Nature Park. We will meet outside each month in small groups and spend the class out hiking the trails - we will explore the park, learn to identify the common plants and animals, build shelters, and whatever the season has to offer.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Program Fee are per family: Please register all your children on one entry.

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    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.


    • 11/12/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 0
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    For all ages. Adult supervision is required for children under 18.

    Come get cozy around the campfire and roast marshmallows while the naturalists share some traditional animal folk stories. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Meet at Pavilion 1.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Kim Curren

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

    • 11/13/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
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    Open to individuals and families. Adults required if under 16.

    Are you interested in birding, but do not quite know how to start? Well, your own backyard is one of the best places to start. Come join us and learn about ways to attract and identify birds, as well as give them a helping hand this coming winter!

    LocationBattle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in charge: Tori Hall

    Reservations are required, deadline: November 5

    Program Fee per person:
    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers
    • 11/16/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
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    3-5 years old, Adults are required

    What are the plants in the meadow doing this time of year?  Many animals hibernate for the winter - did you know that many plants do, too?  Bring your little one to explore the meadow and see what kinds of seeds we can find.  Bring an old pair of adult-size fuzzy socks for children to wear over their shoes to collect seeds as we walk.


    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by November 11.

    Fee is per family

    Program Fee

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    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.


    • 11/19/2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (EST)
    • TBD
    • 0
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    Families with children ages 8 and up

    Take a full moon night hike around Ward Farm. We will visit several habitats and look for signs of our resident beavers. The hike will be approximately 1.5 miles. Participants should wear sturdy footwear and bring a flashlight,  water and insect spray.  

    Location:TBD

    Naturalist in Charge - Jessy Oberright

    Registration Deadline: November 10, 2021

    Advanced Reservations are required. No walk ins allowed

    • 12/02/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
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    3-5 years old, Adults are required

    Come join a naturalist to learn about the comfiest and coziest part of winter...hibernation! Well, if you are an animal that is. We will explore why animals sleep so long and how they do it. We will also explore some of our local wildlife that may be sleeping the winter away


    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by November 24.

    Fee is per family

    Program Fee

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Tori Hall

    • 12/03/2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
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    For students ages 4-12 years old - with adult

    Classes this fall will be outside only and if equipment is needed - each participant/family will have their own.    

    This fall we will explore the habitats present at Flag Ponds Nature Park. We will meet outside each month in small groups and spend the class out hiking the trails - we will explore the park, learn to identify the common plants and animals, build shelters, and whatever the season has to offer.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Program Fee are per family: Please register all your children on one entry.

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    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.

    • 12/11/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
    • Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm
    • 0
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    For Ages: 5+, Adult participation is required.

    Children will learn some basic compass skills and will use what they have learned to find candy canes hidden in the park.

    Location: Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm 

    Naturalist in Charge: Kim Curren

    Please register by Wednesday, December 8

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

    • 12/12/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EST)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
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    Families, Ages 8 and up with adult

    Take a night hike to the beach to view the winter sky. We will do a little stargazing as we look for shooting stars from the Geminids meteor shower.

    Please wear sturdy walking shoes, dress for the weather and bring a flashlight or headlamp. A beach blanket is recommended for extended sky viewing.

    Advanced Reservations are required. No walk ins allowed

    Naturalist in Charge: Jessy Oberright

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Registration Deadline: December 5, 2021



    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.



    • 12/14/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
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    3-5 years old, Adults are required

    The days are short and the animals and plants have been getting ready for winter. Are you ready? We will tell stories, play games, and build forts - best of all - cook some snacks over a campfire. Wear your warm clothes to this one – it will be outside!


    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by December 9.

    Fee is per family

    Program Fee

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    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.


    • 12/18/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
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    Open to individuals and families. Adults required if under 16.

    Did you know that a great way to beat the winter blues is to go to the beach? That's right the beach! It is a perfect time to find fossils and other beach goodies! Come join a naturalist and discover why we have so many fossils here in Calvert County, which fossils you are most likely to find, and the best ways to find them!

    LocationFlag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Tori Hall

    Reservations are required, deadline: December 15

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

Past events

07/31/2021 Animal Olympics
07/19/2021 New Adventures Summer Camp
07/17/2021 Mega Moth Mania!
07/10/2021 Butterfly Safari (Members Only)
06/25/2021 RESCHEDULED: Moth Mania!
06/12/2021 Cicada Mania! Session 2
06/12/2021 Cicada Mania!
06/04/2021 Horseshoe Crab Walk - Session 3
06/04/2021 Horseshoe Crab Walk - Session 2
06/04/2021 Horseshoe Crab Walk - Session 1
06/04/2021 Homeschool Fridays -Water - AM
06/01/2021 Mud Pies!
05/28/2021 Seine the Bay
05/27/2021 Happy Helpful Horseshoe Crabs!
05/13/2021 Owl Eyes and Fox Ears
05/07/2021 Homeschool Fridays -Water - AM
05/01/2021 Roots to Shoots (PM Session)
05/01/2021 Roots to Shoots (AM Session)
04/30/2021 City Nature Challenge 2021
04/29/2021 Nests!
04/24/2021 Earth Day Nature Play
04/24/2021 Calvert Stewards: Earth Day Park Clean-up
04/22/2021 City Nature Challenge Training
04/17/2021 Scales and Scutes
04/10/2021 Animal Stories Campfire
04/10/2021 Tracks and Signs 101
04/09/2021 Homeschool Fridays -Water - AM
04/06/2021 Snakes are not Worms
03/20/2021 Sand & Stars Stroll
03/17/2021 Going GREEN for St. Patrick's Day!
03/13/2021 Spring Log Roll
03/11/2021 Baby Birding
03/07/2021 Basic Orienteering (Session 2)
03/07/2021 Basic Orienteering (Session 1)
03/06/2021 CANCELLED: Women in Science
03/05/2021 Homeschool Fridays -Water - PM
03/05/2021 Homeschool Fridays -Water - AM
03/03/2021 Dead or Alive: Winter in the Woods
02/15/2021 Great Backyard Bird Count (Session 8)
02/15/2021 Great Backyard Bird Count (Session 7)
02/14/2021 CANCELED: Great Backyard Bird Count (Session 6)
02/14/2021 CANCELED: Great Backyard Bird Count (Session 5)
02/13/2021 Cancelled: Constellations Over the Chesapeake
02/13/2021 CANCELED: Maple Sugarin' Time - Session B
02/13/2021 Canceled:Great Backyard Bird Count (Session 4)
02/13/2021 Canceled:Great Backyard Bird Count (Session 3)
02/12/2021 Homeschool Fridays -Water - PM
02/12/2021 CLASS CANCELED - Homeschool Fridays -Water - AM
02/12/2021 Great Backyard Bird Count (Session 2)
02/12/2021 Great Backyard Bird Count (Session 1)
01/30/2021 Maple Sugarin' Time - Session A
01/23/2021 Owl Night Hike
01/23/2021 The Magic of Owls
01/21/2021 Owl Night Hike
01/08/2021 Homeschool Fridays -Water - PM
01/08/2021 Homeschool Fridays -Water - AM
01/02/2021 First Saturday Hike: Session B
01/02/2021 First Saturday Hike: Session A
12/30/2020 December Toddler Hike (PM session)
12/30/2020 December Toddler Hike (AM session)
12/18/2020 Mad Chemist Take Home Box
12/17/2020 Winter Solstice Celebration
12/12/2020 Compass Skills: Candy Cane Hunt - Session B
12/12/2020 Compass Skills: Candy Cane Hunt -Session A
12/11/2020 Owl Night Hike
12/08/2020 Owl Night Hike
12/04/2020 Homeschool Fridays -Invertebrates - PM
12/04/2020 Homeschool Fridays -Invertebrates - AM
12/02/2020 Animals in Winter
11/25/2020 November Toddler Hike (PM session)
11/25/2020 November Toddler Hike (AM session)
11/21/2020 Leaf Crafts
11/19/2020 Colorful Day
11/07/2020 Help Take Care of the Animals - Session B
11/07/2020 Help Take Care of the Animals - Session A
11/06/2020 Homeschool Fridays -Invertebrates - PM
11/06/2020 Homeschool Fridays -Invertebrates - AM
10/28/2020 October Toddler Hike (PM session)
10/28/2020 October Toddler Hike (AM session)
10/17/2020 Fall Foliage Foray
10/03/2020 Pickin' Up Paw Paws
10/02/2020 Homeschool Fridays -Invertebrates - PM
10/02/2020 Homeschool Fridays -Invertebrates - AM
10/01/2020 Harvest Moon Tea Party
09/30/2020 September Toddler Hike (PM session)
09/30/2020 September Toddler Hike (AM session)
09/20/2020 Seine the Bay
09/19/2020 Monarch Tagging-Session B
09/19/2020 Monarch Tagging-Session A
09/16/2020 The Great Fall Find!
09/12/2020 Animal Stories Campfire
09/05/2020 Fossil Frenzy
09/04/2020 Homeschool Fridays -Invertebrates - PM
09/04/2020 Homeschool Fridays -Invertebrates - AM
08/28/2020 Cricket Crawl
08/11/2020 Seine the Bay
08/07/2020 CANCELED: Butterfly Safari
08/03/2020 Water Week
08/02/2020 Moonrise on the Bay Hike 2
08/01/2020 CANCELED: Animal Olympics - Session B
08/01/2020 CANCELED: Animal Olympics - Session A
07/27/2020 Backyard Explorers
07/25/2020 The Great American Campout 2
07/20/2020 Mad Science LIVE online
07/17/2020 CANCELED: Sunset on the Beach
07/14/2020 Mud Day Celebration
07/11/2020 Bee Happy, Too!
07/10/2020 Park Trek 2020 - Battle Creek
07/09/2020 Park Trek 2020 - Flag Ponds
07/08/2020 Sensing Flag Ponds
07/08/2020 Park Trek 2020 - Biscoe Gray
07/07/2020 Park Trek 2020 - Kings Landing
07/06/2020 Park Trek 2020 - Ward Farm
06/29/2020 Calvert Stewards: Flag Ponds Nest Box Monitoring
06/27/2020 Postponed - The Great American Campout
06/25/2020 "Ask a Naturalist" Station
06/05/2020 Homeschool Fridays -Phenology series - PM
06/05/2020 Homeschool Fridays -Phenology series - AM
06/02/2020 Summer Nature Play Day
05/29/2020 Canceled - Horseshoe Crab Survey
05/29/2020 CANCELED: Babies in Backpacks Session 2
05/14/2020 Canceled: Teddy Bear Tea Party
05/08/2020 Canceled: Down by the Bay- Session B
05/08/2020 Canceled: Down by the Bay- Session A
05/01/2020 Canceled: Homeschool Fridays -Phenology series - PM
05/01/2020 Canceled: Homeschool Fridays -Phenology series - AM
04/25/2020 Canceled:Help Take Care of the Animals - Session B
04/25/2020 Canceled: Help Take Care of the Animals - Session A
04/22/2020 Canceled- Earth Day Nature Play
04/17/2020 CANCELED: Friday Night Frogs Hike
04/16/2020 Canceled - Nests!
04/09/2020 Canceled: City Nature Challenge Training
04/09/2020 Canceled - Mud Monsters Spring Camp
04/08/2020 CANCELED: Babies in Backpacks Session 1
04/03/2020 Canceled - Homeschool Fridays -Phenology series - PM
04/03/2020 Canceled - Homeschool Fridays -Phenology series - AM
03/21/2020 Canceled: Nature's Hide-n-Seek
03/19/2020 CANCELED: Welcome Spring!
03/15/2020 CANCELED: Tracks 101
03/08/2020 Slippery and Slimy - Session B
03/08/2020 Slippery and Slimy - Session A
03/07/2020 Salamander Soiree
03/06/2020 Homeschool Fridays -Phenology series - PM
03/06/2020 Homeschool Fridays -Phenology series - AM
03/01/2020 Cordage Jewelry Making Workshop
02/23/2020 Maple Tapping - from Sap to Syrup
02/22/2020 Outdoor Art Adventures (Session B)
02/22/2020 Outdoor Art Adventures (Session A)
02/17/2020 CANCELED: School's Out Drop In Nature Crafts: Session D
02/17/2020 School's Out Drop In Nature Crafts: Session C
02/15/2020 Calvert Stewards: Great Backyard Bird Count
02/14/2020 Homeschool Fridays -Phenology series - PM
02/14/2020 Homeschool Fridays -Phenology series - AM
02/12/2020 Radical Reptiles Scales and Tails (Session B)
02/12/2020 Radical Reptiles Scales and Tails (Session A)
02/08/2020 February Fossil Frenzy
02/01/2020 Groundhog Round Up: Session B
02/01/2020 Groundhog Round Up: Session A
01/31/2020 Owl Night Hike
01/20/2020 School's Out Drop In Nature Crafts: Session B
01/20/2020 School's Out Drop In Nature Crafts: Session A
01/19/2020 Backyard Birds: Session B
01/19/2020 Backyard Birds: Session A
01/11/2020 Winter Adventurers Overnight
01/10/2020 Homeschool Fridays -Phenology series - PM
01/10/2020 Homeschool Fridays - Phenology Series - AM
01/01/2020 New Years Day Hike
12/19/2019 Winter Nature Play
12/18/2019 Evergreen Explorers (Session B)
12/18/2019 Evergreen Explorers (Session A)
12/12/2019 Animal Footprints: Session B
12/12/2019 Animal Footprints: Session A
12/11/2019 Keeping Warm (Session B)
12/11/2019 Keeping Warm (Session A)
12/07/2019 Compass Skills: Candy Cane Hunt
12/06/2019 Homeschool Friday - Animal Clues - PM session
12/06/2019 Homeschool Friday - Animal Clues - AM session
11/21/2019 Turkey Lurkey: Session B
11/21/2019 Turkey Lurkey: Session A
11/15/2019 Beyond S’mores - Family Campfire Cooking
11/07/2019 Wonderful Word of Trees
11/02/2019 Help Take Care of the Animals - Session B
11/02/2019 Help Take Care of the Animals - Session A
11/01/2019 Homeschool Friday - Talking Bones - PM session
11/01/2019 Homeschool Friday - Talking Bones - AM session
10/29/2019 The Great Fall Find!
10/22/2019 Cancelled: Leaf Crafts: Session B
10/22/2019 Canceled: Leaf Crafts: Session A
10/05/2019 Lower Marlboro Freedom Day
10/04/2019 Homeschool Friday: Scat Happens - PM session
10/04/2019 Homeschool Friday: Scat Happens - AM session
09/21/2019 Monarch Day
09/18/2019 Pond Adventure
09/14/2019 Sense-ational Fun!
09/07/2019 Paw Paw Party
09/06/2019 CANCELED: Homeschool Friday - Tracks and Trails - PM session
09/06/2019 Homeschool Friday - Tracks and Trails - AM session
09/04/2019 WHOOOray for Owls! (Session B)
09/04/2019 WHOOOray for Owls! (Session A)
08/31/2019 Help Take Care of the Animals - Session B
08/31/2019 Help Take Care of the Animals - Session A
08/24/2019 The Healing Power of Nature
08/17/2019 Goldenrod Jungle
07/13/2019 Insect Predators
07/03/2019 Nest Box Monitoring
06/12/2019 Calvert Stewards: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project
06/07/2019 Homeschool Friday - Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants - PM session
06/07/2019 Homeschool Friday - Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants - AM session
06/05/2019 Summer Nature Play Day
06/04/2019 Calvert Stewards: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project
06/03/2019 Calvert Stewards: Flag Ponds Nest Box Monitoring
05/29/2019 Nurturing Nests
05/28/2019 Calvert Stewards: Monarch Larva Monitoring Project
05/25/2019 Horseshoe Crab Survey
05/20/2019 Calvert Stewards: Flag Ponds Nest Box Monitoring
05/16/2019 Calvert Stewards: MAPS net prep
05/10/2019 Down by the Bay
05/06/2019 Calvert Stewards: Ward Farm Nest Box Monitoring
05/05/2019 Canceled: Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm Day
05/03/2019 Homeschool Friday - Wetland Plants - PM session
05/03/2019 Homeschool Friday - Wetland Plants - AM session
04/29/2019 Calvert Stewards: Flag Ponds Nest Box Monitoring
04/29/2019 Spring Nature Play Day
04/28/2019 City Nature Challenge Bioblitz @ Flag Ponds
04/27/2019 City Nature Challenge: iNaturalist Club
04/26/2019 Canceled: Twilight on the Beach Campfire
04/26/2019 City Nature Challenge: Bioblitz @ Ward Farm Nature Park
04/26/2019 City Nature Challenge
04/23/2019 City Nature Challenge Identification Stations
04/20/2019 Earth Day Crafts
04/19/2019 Mud Monsters
04/15/2019 Spring Has Sprung!
04/11/2019 Calvert Stewards: Ward Farm Nest Box Monitoring
04/05/2019 Homeschool Friday - Spring Wildflowers and Ferns - PM session
04/05/2019 Homeschool Friday - Spring Wildflowers and Ferns - AM session
03/30/2019 Calvert Stewards: Flag Ponds Nest Box Monitoring
03/29/2019 Calvert Stewards: Ward Farm Nest Box Monitoring
03/22/2019 City Nature Challenge Training
03/15/2019 Calvert Stewards: Flag Ponds Nest Box Monitoring
03/07/2019 Wade Into Weather
03/02/2019 Salamander Soiree
03/01/2019 Homeschool Friday - Trees - PM session
03/01/2019 Homeschool Friday - Trees - AM session
02/16/2019 Life of a Dead Tree: Session B
02/16/2019 Life of a Dead Tree: Session A
02/15/2019 Calvert Stewards: Great Backyard Bird Count
02/13/2019 Keeping Warm
02/13/2019 Barn Owl Box Build
02/02/2019