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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

NEW Registration Opening Dates

We have new dates for when registration opens:

 Programs in... Members Nonmembers
 January October 7 October 21
 February November 7 November 21
 March December 7 December 21

Upcoming Programs

More information about registration.

    • 09/05/2021
    • 12/05/2021
    • 4 sessions
    • Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm
    • 3
    Register

    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

    • 09/15/2021
    • 12/08/2021
    • 4 sessions
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    For students ages 12-16 years old

    No parent needed, participants must be AT LEAST 12 by the beginning of the series 

    Please register each child separately.

    Our fall Teen Homeschooler classes will be a cumulative series on fire.  We will practice fire safety skills, building fires for different situations.  Each month will build upon the skills learned so students must be registered for the series vs individual classes.

    We expect the teen to attend all 4 sessions.

    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 indoors.  Classes will be outside only and if equipment is needed - each participant will have their own.   

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Program Fee are per teen: Please register each teen separately.

    $10 per teen for Society members
    $20 per teen for nonmembers

    • 09/23/2021
    • 12/16/2021
    • 4 sessions
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 12

    Ages 12 and up, under 18 with adult

    Please register through our new  Galaxy Digital volunteer portal https://calvertstewards.galaxydigital.com .  If you are new to the system, you will need to create an account.

    Volunteers are needed to help our staff with the maintenance and upkeep of the trails and gardens around Battle Creek Nature Center. From invasive plant removal, to routine garden care, to maintaining the nature play space and trails - there is always something to be done. Volunteers must be able to perform moderately strenuous physical tasks.

    Later in the season, we may be working on garden crafts like making stepping stones to add to the gardens com spring.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    What are Calvert Stewards? They are the volunteer corps of the Calvert Nature Society and the Calvert County Natural Resources Division. More information can be found on the Calvert Stewards Volunteer Page.


    • 10/01/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    For Children ages 8-10

    Come explore the outdoors, meet new friends, discover new interests, and create memories that last a lifetime. We will spend the day exploring the park - hiking through the woods, walking in the creek, and playing games.

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Bring a snack, lunch, and dress for the weather!

    Location: Biscoe Grey Heritage Farm

    Fee per child:
    Society members pay : $25 
    Nonmembers pay : $40

    Please register before September 23

    Each child must be registered separately.

    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.


    • 10/05/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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

    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, 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.


    • 10/08/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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.


    • 10/08/2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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.


    • 10/15/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 0

    Ages 12-16 years old

    Friday, October 15, 10:00 a.m.  - 9:00p.m.

    Do you have an outdoorsy teen - or one that would like to be?  Don't let this day off from school go to waste!  On this awesome extended-day adventure teens will kayak the Patuxent River, hike through the forest and wetlands, cook dinner together over a fire, and explore the park at night.  This event will be all-outdoors.

    Fee per child:
    Society members pay $25 per person.
    Nonmembers pay $40.

    Please register before October 7.

    Each child must be registered separately.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Additional details

    Provide your own snacks, lunch, and supplies for dinner (we will cook over a campfire during camp)

    Packing list can be found here in Early October and will be emailed to participants before the event.

    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.


    • 10/16/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
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    Open to individuals and families. 

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

    Location: *** THE LOCATION OF THIS PROGRAM HAS CHANGED***

    This program will now be held at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    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
    • 10/16/2021
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Lower Marlboro, MD

    For All Ages

    Registration is not required.

    Commemorating the freedom of those who, with the help of the British, fled slavery during the War of 1812.

    The daylong celebration includes:

    • A walking tour 
    • Speakers
    • Woodworking Demonstrations
    • Naturalist-led activities
    • Exhibits at the historic Lower Marlboro United Methodist Church and the Lower Marlboro Hall 
    • Food Vendor
    • Ample free parking available
    Contact: Karyn Molines 410-535-5327 karyn.molines@calvertcountymd.gov

    Location: Lower Marlboro Hall, 3911 Lower Marlboro Road, Owings, MD

    Registration is not required.

    If you are interested in volunteering, go to our Calvert Steward event, call 410-535-5327 or volunteer@calvertparks.org 

    Sponsors include:
    Calvert Nature Society, Calvert County Parks & Recreation Natural Resources Division,  Residents of Lower Marlboro, All Saints Episcopal Church, Calvert County Chapter of the NAACP, Calvert County Historical Society, Calvert Library, Calvert County Historic District Commission, Maryland State Archives, Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, and Mt. Harmony – Lower Marlboro United Methodist Church
    • 10/19/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 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.


    • 10/22/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm
    Register

    Fall Foliage

    Forests are important for protecting the Patuxent River watershed. Learn to identify trees using leaves, seeds, bark and twigs. Bring a lunch to eat in the field.

    Leader: Karyn Molines

    Location: Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm


    The Patuxent River, considered “Maryland’s River”, is the longest river entirely in the state of Maryland. Home to over 100 species of fish and a staggering variety of resident and migratory birds, the Patuxent River is a jewel of the Maryland natural world. Archaeological artifacts dating back to 7,205 B.C. suggests the River has been an essential lifeline for humans for thousands of years.

    The Patuxent River Conference (PAXCON) is the premier forum uniting scientists, environmental educators, natural resource managers, and anyone passionate about the health and future of the Patuxent River. To know and understand the Patuxent River is to take one more step towards its protection.

    You must register in order to receive details on how to join the field trip.

    For Additional Information: http://www.paxcon.org/

    Consider being a Sponsor of the Conference: With a sponsorship of $100 your organization's logo will be on the conference website and materials, as well as being able to share materials with conference attendees.

    • 10/23/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 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

    • 10/30/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    For children ages 1.5-5 years. Parent participation required.

    Owls are  often associated with Halloween, but they really aren't spooky at all! Come learn all about these nocturnal birds and meet the owls that live at our nature center!

    LocationBattle Creek Cypress Swamp Nature Center

    Naturalist in charge: Kim Curren

    Reservations are required, deadline: Wednesday, October 27

    Program Fee per person:
    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers
    • 10/31/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby
    • 19
    Register


    10 years old and up adult participation required

    Ever wondered what owls live in Maryland? Come to our owl banding station and learn about what owls could be living in your backyard as well as the migratory Saw-Whet Owls we are studying. You may even have a chance to see a wild Saw-Whet Owl!

    Location:Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Gene Groshon and Andy Brown

    Fee is per person. Free for members
    $8 for nonmembers

    Registration deadline: Friday, Oct 29

    • 11/02/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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

    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, 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.


    • 11/05/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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.


    • 11/05/2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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.


    • 11/06/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby
    • 18
    Register


    10 years old and up adult participation required

    Ever wondered what owls live in Maryland? Come to our owl banding station and learn about what owls could be living in your backyard as well as the migratory Saw-Whet Owls we are studying. You may even have a chance to see a wild Saw-Whet Owl!

    Location:Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Gene Groshon and Andy Brown

    Fee is per person. Free for members
    $8 for nonmembers

    Registration deadline: Friday, Oct 29

    • 11/12/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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

    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, 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.


    • 11/16/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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
    • 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
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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

    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, 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.


    • 12/03/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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.


    • 12/03/2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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.

    • 12/10/2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Nature Center
    • 32
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    Adult Program

    Raptors are an important part of our ecosystem but they are facing some hard times these days.  Come learn about what is being done to study these birds and help save them. Naturalist Gene Groshon will share stories from current research projects, conferences and working with a raptor researcher in Wisconsin.
     

    Naturalist in charge: Gene Groshon

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp


    This is a free program.

    • 12/11/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm
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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
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
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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
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
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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
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
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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

    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, 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.


    • 12/19/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Ward Farm Nature Park
    • 7
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    For children 12 - 18 years old 

    Adults not required.

    Come help us with the Jug Bay Christmas Bird Count. These surveys help to show population trends in the different species of birds wintering in our area. We will hike around our designated park/area and attempt to identify and count all the birds we see.

    Location: Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park

    Fee is per person. Free for members

    $8 for nonmembers

    Registration Deadline:  Thursday December 9

    Naturalist in Charge: Gene Groshon

    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. Please 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.

    • 01/01/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm
    • 10
    Registration is closed

    Family program, ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

    Ring in the new year with an approximately three mile guided hike at Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm. A naturalist will share information about the site as the group enjoys being outdoors on the first day of 2022.

    Location: Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm<

    Advanced Reservations are required. No walk ins allowed.

    Naturalists in Charge: Amy Werking

    Registration Deadline: December 30, 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(s) are 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, 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.