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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. 

Spring 2021 program registration will open January 11 for members, January 25 for nonmembers. Join now to take advantage of the early registration period. Schedule is subject to change. (Spring listing will be available soon)

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

Upcoming Programs

More information about registration.

    • 12/07/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Kings Landing Park
    Register

    For Ages 18 months to 5 years

    Adult participation is required

    The Christmas Possum has hidden candy canes in the park.  We'll meet in Pavilion 1 where the Possum Puppet will explain the rules of the candy cane search; then the naturalist will lead your children on a hike to find them.  This program will be limited to 5 families per session and will be completely outdoors.

    LocationKings Landing Park 

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

    Reservations are required by Thursday, December 3.  Register online, by emailby mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Program Fee:
    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.

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded: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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 12/07/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Kings Landing Park
    Register

    For Ages 18 months to 5 years

    Adult participation is required

    The Christmas Possum has hidden candy canes in the park.  We'll meet in Pavilion 1 where the Possum Puppet will explain the rules of the candy cane search; then the naturalist will lead your children on a hike to find them.  This program will be limited to 5 families per session and will be completely outdoors.

    LocationKings Landing Park 

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

    Reservations are required by Thursday, December 3.  Register online, by emailby mail, or by phone, 410-535-5327.

    Program Fee:
    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.

    These policies are effective from June 5 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 12/08/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    Register

    For students ages 12-16 years old - no parent needed

    Our fall (September - December) Teen Homeschool series will focus on invertebrates - with each month focusing on a different group of these fascinating critters. December's class will focus on millipedes, centipedes, worms and other critters who live in the soil and under logs.

    Each class session involves both indoor learning and hands-on outdoor exploration.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    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.

    These policies are effective from June 5 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



    • 12/08/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EST)
    • Ward Farm Recreation & Nature Park
    Register

    All Ages

    It's the beginning of owl nesting season, and owls are especially vocal this time of year.  Join the naturalist on an evening hike through the trails and field edges where we will attempt to call one closer. 

    Due to COVID-19, we have significantly reduced the program maximum.  Please only register for one owl hike so that other families may have an opportunity to attend.

    Location: Ward Farm Recreation & Nature Park 

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

    Program Fee Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by Sunday, December 6

    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 from June 5 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 12/11/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EST)
    • Ward Farm Recreation & Nature Park
    Registration is closed

    DUE TO RAINY FORECAST, THIS PROGRAM WAS POSTPONED FROM 12/4 to 12/11

    All Ages

    It's the beginning of owl nesting season, and owls are especially vocal this time of year.  Join the naturalist on an evening hike through the trails and field edges where we will attempt to call one closer. 

    Due to COVID-19, we have significantly reduced the program maximum.  Please only register for one owl hike so that other families may have an opportunity to attend.

    Location: Ward Farm Recreation & Nature Park 

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

    Program Fee Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by Wednesday, December 2

    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 from June 5 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 12/12/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)
    • Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm
    Register

    For Ages: 6-9 years, 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: Shannon Steele

    Please register by Thursday, December 10

    Program Fee: 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.

    These policies are effective from June 5 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 12/12/2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
    • Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm
    Register

    For Ages: 6-9 years, 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: Shannon Steele

    Please register by Thursday, December 10

    Program Fee: 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.

    These policies are effective from June 5 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 12/17/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 5

    3-5 years old, Adults are required

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    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!

    We will have a fire going from 10AM-11AM - you may stay for part or all of that time

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by December 10

    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.

    These policies are effective from June 5 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 12/30/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    Register

    For Ages 1.5 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Hiking with toddlers is always an adventure! Join us as we flip over rocks, pick up sticks, and hike through the woods at a toddler's pace.

    Location:  Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Kim Curren

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

    Reservations are required

    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 from June 5 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 12/30/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    Register

    For Ages 1.5 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Hiking with toddlers is always an adventure! Join us as we flip over rocks, pick up sticks, and hike through the woods at a toddler's pace.

    Location:  Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Kim Curren

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

    Reservations are required

    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 from June 5 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



    • 01/02/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    Register

    All ages

    Celebrate the first Saturday of 2021 while exploring the trails at Flag Ponds Nature Park. 

    Naturalist in Charge: Amy Werking

    Park: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Fees: 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.

    These policies are effective from June 5 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 review 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



    • 01/02/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    Register

    All ages

    Celebrate the first Saturday of 2021 while exploring the trails at Flag Ponds Nature Park. 

    Naturalist in Charge: Amy Werking

    Park: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Fees: 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.

    These policies are effective from June 5 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 review 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



    • 01/06/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EST)
    • Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm
    Register

    All Ages

    It's the beginning of owl nesting season, and owls are especially vocal this time of year.  Join the naturalist on an evening hike through the trails and field edges where we will attempt to call one closer. 

    Due to COVID-19, we have significantly reduced the program maximum.  Please only register for one owl hike so that other families may have an opportunity to attend.

    Location: Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm   Meet at the equestrian entrance 

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

    Program Fee Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by Monday, January 4

    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 from June 5 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 01/08/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    Ages 4-12 with adult

    Water is important - in so many ways. During this homeschool series we will explore some of the properties that make water unique and think about how we use water.

    Zoom meetings will serve as a springboard for at-home, in-your-yard or kitchen experiments.

    Each month will feature a different watery theme.

    Location: Online via Zoom

    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

    • 01/08/2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
    • online via Zoom
    Register

    Ages 4-12 with adult

    Water is important - in so many ways. During this homeschool series we will explore some of the properties that make water unique and think about how we use water.

    Zoom meetings will serve as a springboard for at-home, in-your-yard or kitchen experiments. Each month will feature a different watery theme.

    Location: online via Zoom

    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


    • 01/08/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EST)
    • Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm
    Register

    All Ages

    It's the beginning of owl nesting season, and owls are especially vocal this time of year.  Join the naturalist on an evening hike through the trails and field edges where we will attempt to call one closer. 

    Due to COVID-19, we have significantly reduced the program maximum.  Please only register for one owl hike so that other families may have an opportunity to attend.

    Location: Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm   Meet at the equestrian entrance 

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

    Program Fee Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by Wednesday, January 6

    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 from June 5 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 review 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 01/13/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    Register

    For students ages 12-16 years old - no parent needed

    Our Teen Homeschool classes will be in-person meetings because the groups are small enough to participate safely. Staff and participants will need to wear masks.  Classes will be outside only and if equipment is needed - each participant will have their own.    

    This winter we will start an exploration of the habitats present at Flag Ponds Nature Park. Teens will meet outside each month 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. Masks will be needed for all participants.

    Each class session involves hands-on outdoor exploration.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Program Fee are per family: Please register each child separately.

    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.

    These policies are effective from June 5 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 01/23/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    Register

    For children ages 8-12. 

    Adult supervision is required. 

    MEMBERS ONLY

    Calling all young witches and wizards! Come learn about the owls that live in both the magic and muggle worlds and discover what makes them so magical. You will also meet the owls that live at our nature center and make a snowy owl of your own!

    Naturalist in Charge: Kim Curren

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Please register by 1/6/2021


    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 from June 5 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 review 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 01/30/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
    • Kings Landing Park
    Register

    MEMBERS ONLY

    All ages and families, adult supervision required.

    Join the Naturalist to learn the process of tapping Maple trees to collect sap that can be boiled into delicious syrup. We will have an overview of the process and history of Maple "sugaring", then visit the our local Maple trees to get a first-hand opportunity to learn this simple skill. After we visit our trees, warm up by an outdoor campfire. You may bring your own marshmallows to toast. Program will be all outside, so dress for the weather.

    Advanced Reservations are required.  No walk ins allowed.

    Naturalist in Charge: Jessy Oberright

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Registration Deadline: January 24, 2021



    COVID Policies and Procedures 

    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.

    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 read 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



    • 01/31/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
    • Kings Landing Park
    Register

    MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

    All ages, adult supervision required.

    Join the Naturalist to learn the process of tapping Maple trees to collect sap that can be boiled into delicious syrup. We will have an overview of the process and history of Maple "sugaring", then visit the our local Maple trees to get a first-hand opportunity to learn this simple skill. After we visit our trees, warm up by an outdoor campfire. You may bring your own marshmallows to toast. Program will be all outside, so dress for the weather.

    Advanced Reservations are required.  No walk ins allowed.

    Naturalist in Charge: Jessy Oberright

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Registration Deadline: January 24, 2021

    MEMBERS ONLY


    COVID Policies and Procedures 

    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.

    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 review 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 02/10/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    Register

    For students ages 12-16 years old - no parent needed

    Our Teen Homeschool classes will meet in-person meetings because the groups are small enough to participate safely. Staff and participants will need to wear masks.  Classes will be outside only and if equipment is needed - each participant will have their own.    

    This winter we will start an exploration of the habitats present at Flag Ponds Nature Park. Teens will meet outside each month 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. Masks will be needed for all participants.

    Each class session involves hands-on outdoor exploration.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Program Fee are per family: Please register each child separately

    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.

    These policies are effective from June 5 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 02/12/2021
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    Register

    All ages.

    The 24th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count is this weekend. Whether you are a novice or an expert birder, volunteers of all ages are welcome to help identify and count birds. Researchers at Cornell and the National Audubon Society will use the data we collect.  Please sign up for no more than 2 bird count programs so that other families may attend.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    Program Fee Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by: Wednesday, February 10

    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 from June 5 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 review 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 02/12/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    Register

    All ages.

    The 24th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count is this weekend. Whether you are a novice or an expert birder, volunteers of all ages are welcome to help identify and count birds. Researchers at Cornell and the National Audubon Society will use the data we collect.  Please sign up for no more than 2 bird count programs so that other families may attend.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    Program Fee Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by: Wednesday, February 10

    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 from June 5 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 review 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 02/12/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    Please note that the safety of our participants and staff is of the utmost importance.  This class will be going virtual through the winter.

    Ages 4-12 with adult

    Water is important - in so many ways. During this homeschool series we will explore some of the properties that make water unique and think about how we use water. Zoom meetings will serve as a springboard for at-home, in-your-yard or kitchen experiments. Each month will feature a different watery theme.

    Location: Online via Zoom

    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


    • 02/12/2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
    • online via Zoom
    Register
    Please note that the safety of our participants and staff is of the utmost importance.  This class will be going virtual this fall and potentially through the winter.

    Water is important - in so many ways. During this homeschool series we will explore some of the properties that make water unique and think about how we use water. Zoom meetings will serve as a springboard for at-home, in-your-yard or kitchen experiments. Each month will feature a different watery theme.

    Ages 4-12 with adult

    Location: online via Zoom

    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

    • 02/13/2021
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)
    • Ward Farm Recreation & Nature Park
    Register

    All ages.

    The 24th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count is this weekend. Whether you are a novice or an expert birder, volunteers of all ages are welcome to help identify and count birds. Researchers at Cornell and the National Audubon Society will use the data we collect.  Please sign up for no more than 2 bird count programs so that other families may attend.

    Location: Ward Farm Recreation & Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    Program Fee Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by: Thursday, February 11

    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 from June 5 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 02/13/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Ward Farm Recreation & Nature Park
    Register

    All ages.

    The 24th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count is this weekend. Whether you are a novice or an expert birder, volunteers of all ages are welcome to help identify and count birds. Researchers at Cornell and the National Audubon Society will use the data we collect.  Please sign up for no more than 2 bird count programs so that other families may attend.

    Location: Ward Farm Recreation & Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    Program Fee Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by: Thursday, February 11

    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 from June 5 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 02/13/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 10
    Register

    This is an ADULTS ONLY event (Ages 21 & up)

    Celebrate Valentine's Day this year in a new way! Teams of 2 will work together to figure out which animals have the weirdest and wildest mating habits in this trivia-style event. Prizes will be awarded, so come on down and see just how WILD nature can get!

    Team members must be from the same household. Team registration fee helps support Calvert Nature Society's educational programming.

    Naturalist in Charge: Kim Curren

    Location: Kings Landing Park, Tom Wisner Hall

    Team Registration Fee: $20    

    Team Fee must be paid to be considered registered.

    Rules

    • Must be 21 years or older. Picture ID required.
    • No cell/smartphone or other outside information source. We will have a cell phone parking lot in the room. You may not use your cell phone during a round until your team’s answers are turned in to the judge.
    • There is no partial credit for an answer.
    • The quiz master will be the final arbiter of correct answers and scoring. 
    • Any rule not listed here may be made up on the spot by the quiz master, Kim Curren
    • Current employees of Calvert County Natural Resources, members of the Calvert Nature Society Board of Directors, or their families, may not be a team member.

    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 from June 5 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



     

     

    • 02/13/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    Register

    MEMBERS ONLY

    All ages

    Bundle up to gaze at the night sky on the bay. Bring a chair and flashlight. We'll look for constellations and planets on the peaceful beach at Flag Ponds Nature Park. This is a family program and is appropriate for all ages. 

    Naturalist in Charge: Amy Werking

    Park: Flag Ponds Nature Park


    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 from June 5 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 review 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



    • 02/14/2021
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)
    • Kings Landing Park
    Register

    All ages.

    The 24th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count is this weekend. Whether you are a novice or an expert birder, volunteers of all ages are welcome to help identify and count birds. Researchers at Cornell and the National Audubon Society will use the data we collect.  Please sign up for no more than 2 bird count programs so that other families may attend.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    Program Fee Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by:Friday, February 12

    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 from June 5 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 02/14/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Kings Landing Park
    Register