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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 our COVID policies for all in-person activities.

NEW Registration Opening Dates

We have new dates for when registration opens:

 Programs in... Members Nonmembers
 April February 7 February 21
 May March 7 March 21
 June April 7 April 21

Summer camp registration dates tbd.

Upcoming Programs

    • 01/12/2022
    • 03/09/2022
    • 3 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 Winter/Spring Teen Homeschooler classes will be a cumulative series on phenology - the study of nature over time.  This series will weave together science, math, art ... and whatever else we can pull in.  

    • Each month we will record information about the physical environment so that we can watch for changes as the year moves forward. 
    • We will pick sit spots and make observations in those same spots over time to look for seasonal changes to the plants and animals living in that spot.
    • Other fun, hands-on activities that highlight seasonally important  topics

    Each month will build upon the skills learned before so students must be registered for the series vs individual classes.

    We expect teens to attend all 3 sessions.

    Classes will be outside  as much as possible (there is no bad weather, only the wrong gear for the situation).

    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

    COVID Policies and Procedures 

    MASKS

    Effective on October 1, 2021, during programs sponsored by Calvert Nature Society which are designed for children under the age of 18 years the policy for masks is 1) while in buildings regardless of vaccination status all adult participants and children above the age of 2 years old are required to wear a face covering; 2) for programs that take place outdoors, and physical distancing of at least 3 feet is practical, masks are highly recommended, but not required; and 3) when physical distancing cannot be maintained participants are to wear a face covering. For programs designed for adults, masks are highly recommended, but not required. Program participants must provide their own masks which must comply with the requirements set forth herein. READ THE FULL POLICY


    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.


    • 01/22/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    6-8 years old, Adults are required

    Winter is so beautiful, but wouldn't it be great if spring was here already! If you are ready for the warmer days ahead come join me, a naturalist, at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp. We will learn when animals will start to come back out and what they will be doing. We will also get to make some things to help prep our gardens and yards for the upcoming spring!

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by January 15.

    Fee is per family

    Program Fee

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Jessy Oberright

    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.

    • 01/26/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Prince Frederick

    For current Calvert Steward volunteers ages 18 and up 

    This is a special opportunity for current Calvert Stewards volunteers to get together with a park naturalist and explore a little-visited part of the Battle Creek Cypress Swamp property. We will trek thru the winter swamp to the county champion bald cypress tree – the biggest of its kind in the county. 

    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.


    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.

    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.


    • 01/30/2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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 and roast a marshmallow.  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, 2022



    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 needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



    • 02/06/2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 7
    Register

    This session is scheduled for those on waitlists for Sessions A, B and C.  If space is available after February 1, 2022, registration will be open to others.

    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 and roast a marshmallow.  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: February  1, 2022



    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 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 needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



    • 02/09/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 3
    Register

    3-5 years old, Adults are required

    Most of the trees in the woods have lost their leaves – but not the evergreens! We will use our senses to explore the local evergreens. How do they feel? How do they smell? We will also look to see how different animals use these trees in the winter. Be sure to dress appropriately for this entirely outdoor adventure!

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Kim Curren

    Program Fee:

    Free for Society members

    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Advanced Reservations are required. Please register by February 7

    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.


     


    • 02/11/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Ages 4-12

    Our Winter/Spring homeschool series focuses on “phenology” - nature’s calendar. It is the study of seasonal changes in plant and animal life-cycles such as date flowers begin to bloom or frogs start singing in the spring. Month to month, we will make and record weather observations and check in with the plants and animals at Flag Ponds Park - watching watching winter change to spring then summer.

    Please register by 2/1/22 to attend

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    There is no charge for parents since they are expected to participate as mentors and teachers. Staff will provide guidance for parents on how to assist.

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Homeschool Fridays is a series of environmental education programs developed especially for homeschoolers ages 4 to 12. These classes are a great way to get hands-on science and nature lessons and network with other homeschooling families. Each two-hour program will consist of indoor and outdoor hands-on learning. Depending on the topic, students may observe live animals, collect aquatic creatures, take measurements using scientific equipment, or play games.

    Siblings younger than 4 are welcome, but must be under the care of a parent/guardian at all times and should not distract the program participants.

    The inside section of the class will be mixed-age learning  - with participants in their family groups.

    In general, for the outside portion of the class, students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger age-group to assist).

    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.


    • 02/11/2022
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Ages 4-12

    Our Winter/Spring homeschool series focuses on “phenology” - nature’s calendar. It is the study of seasonal changes in plant and animal life-cycles such as date flowers begin to bloom or frogs start singing in the spring. Month to month, we will make and record weather observations and check in with the plants and animals at Flag Ponds Park - watching watching winter change to spring then summer.

    Please register by 2/2/22 to attend

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    There is no charge for parents since they are expected to participate as mentors and teachers. Staff will provide guidance for parents on how to assist.

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Homeschool Fridays is a series of environmental education programs developed especially for homeschoolers ages 4 to 12. These classes are a great way to get hands-on science and nature lessons and network with other homeschooling families. Each two-hour program will consist of indoor and outdoor hands-on learning. Depending on the topic, students may observe live animals, collect aquatic creatures, take measurements using scientific equipment, or play games.

    Siblings younger than 4 are welcome, but must be under the care of a parent/guardian at all times and should not distract the program participants.

    The inside section of the class will be mixed-age learning  - with participants in their family groups.

    In general, for the outside portion of the class, students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger age-group to assist).

    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.


    • 02/12/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Families, Adults are required if under 16

    This will be a family oriented program to learn about how all the different animals care for one another. How long do animal families stay together and how do they find their true love? Come join a naturalist at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp to explore the loving side of animals just in time for Valentine's Day!

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by February 5.

    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, 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.


    • 02/13/2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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 and roast a marshmallow.  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: February 7, 2022



    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.

    • 02/15/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm
    • 1
    Register

    Ages 18 months -  3 years. Adult participation is required.

    Bundle up for a winter hike exploring Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm. We'll flip logs and pick up sticks as we meander at a toddler's pace. The hike is approximately a half mile in length and the terrain is not suitable for strollers.

    Location: Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm

    Advanced Reservations are required. No walk ins allowed.

    Naturalist in Charge: Amy Werking

    Registration Deadline: February 13, 2022



    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.


    Location: Ward Farm


    • 02/19/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Ages 6-9 with an adult

    Your children will have fun helping the naturalist take care of the nature center's live animals while being able to see them up-close. Wear clothes that can get dirty.

    Naturalist in charge: Kim Curren

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Reservations are required by February 16

    Program 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. 

    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.


    • 02/20/2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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 and roast a marshmallow.  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

    MEMBERS - no charge,  NON-MEMBERS $8/ family

    Registration Deadline: February 14 , 2022



    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.



    • 02/25/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Ages 3 - 5, Adults are required

    What makes a mammal a mammal? Where can you find them? What do mammals do in the winter? These are all amazing questions that will be explored in this fun naturalist led program!

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by February 18.

    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, 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.


    • 02/26/2022
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown
    • 46
    Register

    This even has been updated for ages 15 and up

    Think you are a nature expert??? Well grab your friends and come test your skills at Nature Trivia while helping benefit your local nature programs.

    We are expanding our Nature Trivia program to include families as well and will be hosting it at Kings Landing Park. Due to this change this will now be an alcohol free event. 

    There is a cash prize for the team finishing in first as well as door prizes. We will provide light snacks but you are welcome to bring snacks too. Check In will start at 6:30 p.m. and trivia will start promptly at 7:00 p.m.

    Naturalist in Charge: Gene Groshon 

    Location: Wisner Hall at Kings Landing Park

    Team Registration Fee: $60    

    The registration fee supports all of our education programs.
    Max Team size: 6

    Registration Required. Deadline: February 24

    Team Fee must be paid to be considered registered.

    Don't know who will be on your team? Not a problem. Register anyway, and we can add team members later.

    Rules

    • Must be 15 years or older. 
    • Team must have a team name.
    • Up to 6 people (physically present) per team. Minimum team size is one person.
    • Every person at the team table will be counted as part of your maximum team size.
    • 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, Gene Groshon.
    • 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.

    Maximum number of teams: 10

    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.


     

     

    • 03/04/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Ages 4-12

    Our Winter/Spring homeschool series focuses on “phenology” - nature’s calendar. It is the study of seasonal changes in plant and animal life-cycles such as date flowers begin to bloom or frogs start singing in the spring. Month to month, we will make and record weather observations and check in with the plants and animals at Flag Ponds Park - watching watching winter change to spring then summer.

    Please register by 2/1/22 to attend

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    There is no charge for parents since they are expected to participate as mentors and teachers. Staff will provide guidance for parents on how to assist.

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Homeschool Fridays is a series of environmental education programs developed especially for homeschoolers ages 4 to 12. These classes are a great way to get hands-on science and nature lessons and network with other homeschooling families. Each two-hour program will consist of indoor and outdoor hands-on learning. Depending on the topic, students may observe live animals, collect aquatic creatures, take measurements using scientific equipment, or play games.

    Siblings younger than 4 are welcome, but must be under the care of a parent/guardian at all times and should not distract the program participants.

    The inside section of the class will be mixed-age learning  - with participants in their family groups.

    In general, for the outside portion of the class, students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger age-group to assist).

    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.


    • 03/04/2022
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Ages 4-12

    Our Winter/Spring homeschool series focuses on “phenology” - nature’s calendar. It is the study of seasonal changes in plant and animal life-cycles such as date flowers begin to bloom or frogs start singing in the spring. Month to month, we will make and record weather observations and check in with the plants and animals at Flag Ponds Park - watching watching winter change to spring then summer.

    Please register by 2/25/22 to attend

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    There is no charge for parents since they are expected to participate as mentors and teachers. Staff will provide guidance for parents on how to assist.

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Homeschool Fridays is a series of environmental education programs developed especially for homeschoolers ages 4 to 12. These classes are a great way to get hands-on science and nature lessons and network with other homeschooling families. Each two-hour program will consist of indoor and outdoor hands-on learning. Depending on the topic, students may observe live animals, collect aquatic creatures, take measurements using scientific equipment, or play games.

    Siblings younger than 4 are welcome, but must be under the care of a parent/guardian at all times and should not distract the program participants.

    The inside section of the class will be mixed-age learning  - with participants in their family groups.

    In general, for the outside portion of the class, students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger age-group to assist).

    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.


    • 03/05/2022
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 2
    Register

    Ages 11-13,  Grades 6-8

    Have you ever been to any of our county nature parks? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work there or in other natural places? Do you love plants and animals? If so come join me, a naturalist, at some of our locations to dive into some of the careers in this exciting field. From March to May this program will meet every first Saturday of the month. Each time we meet we will be exploring something new and different than the time before! Make sure to sign up for each event if you want to join us each time!

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by February 26.

    Fee is per person.

    Free for members

    $8 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, 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.

    • 03/06/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 5
    Register

    For children ages 6-12. Adult supervision is required. 

    Celebrate Women's History Month by learning about some of the incredible contributions women have made to modern science, and try your hand at some fun experiments from different scientific fields!

    Naturalist in Charge: Kim Curren

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Please register by 3/2/2022

    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.


    • 03/12/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Open to individuals and families. Adults required if under 16.

    All I can say is....Salamanders! If you do not already love them, you soon will! Come join me, a naturalist, at Flag Ponds Nature Park for a wonderful morning searching for these most marvelous amphibians! We will not only cover where, but also how to safely search for salamanders. Not to mention why we are looking for them in the early spring and how we should handle them. Get ready for a salamander celebration you will not forget!

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Tori Hall

    Reservations are required, deadline: March 4

    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.


    • 03/16/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Ages 3 - 5 years. Adult participation is required.

    Worms, bugs, and grubs! So many things to see under logs in the woods. Join us for a wooded walk checking out life under logs. Terrain is not suitable for strollers.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Advanced Reservations are required. No walk ins allowed.

    Naturalist in Charge: Amy Werking

    Registration Deadline: March 14, 2022



    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.

    • 03/18/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm
    • 7
    Register

    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 - looking for signs of spring like amphibians waking up from hibernation!

    We will follow our COVID safety protocol which will require everyone to mask while indoors and include a health check at the beginning of the program.  More on our COVID protocol can be found here: Calvert Nature Society - COVID Policies (calvertparks.org)

    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 : $10 
    Nonmembers pay : $20

    Please register before March 11

    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.


    • 03/19/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 3
    Register

    Ages 6-9 with an adult

    Your children will have fun helping the naturalist take care of the nature center's live animals while being able to see them up-close. Wear clothes that can get dirty.

    Naturalist in charge: Kim Curren

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Reservations are required by March 16

    Program 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. 

    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.



    • 03/24/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Ages 3-5 Adult Participation Required.

    Come meet our turtles! We will be looking at the different kinds of turtles that live at the nature center, and talking about what makes each one special.

    LocationBattle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in charge:  Sabrina Tolbert 

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by: 3/17/22

    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. 

    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.


    • 03/24/2022
    • 05/18/2022
    • 3 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.

    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.

    • 03/26/2022
    • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Enjoy an afternoon beachcombing for fossils and other seaside treasures while the tide is falling. Pick up a fossil hunting kit (one per family) to see what you can find, then identify your finds using the naturalist's guidebook and samples. Adult participation is required for participants under age 18.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by: March 23. 


    Program Fee

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Amy Werking

    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, or 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.


    • 04/02/2022
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 5
    Register

    Ages 11-13,  Grades 6-8

    Have you ever been to any of our county nature parks? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work there or in other natural places? Do you love plants and animals? If so come join me, a naturalist, at some of our locations to dive into some of the careers in this exciting field. From March to May this program will meet every first Saturday of the month. Each time we meet we will be exploring something new and different than the time before! Make sure to sign up for each event if you want to join us each time!

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by March 25.

    Fee is per person.

    Free for members

    $8 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, 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.

    • 04/06/2022
    • 06/01/2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Lower Marlboro Pier
    • 6
    Registration is closed

    For students ages 12-16 years old

    No parent needed, participants must be AT LEAST 12, no exceptions

    Please register each child separately.

    Our spring Teen Homeschooler classes will be a 3-part series on kayaking and the ecology of the Patuxent river and its tributaries. Each month we will go out in kayaks to explore the river and the areas around it. We will use nets, water quality equipment, and our own senses to learn more about the river and the plants and animals that call it home.

    We expect the teen to attend all three sessions.

    During registration, you will be asked to agree to our kayak waiver. https://www.calvertparks.org/waiver.html/

    Each person will have their own kayak. 

     Location: Lower Marlboro

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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

    $10 for Society members
    $20 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.




    • 04/08/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 5
    Register

    Ages 4-12

    Our Winter/Spring homeschool series focuses on “phenology” - nature’s calendar. It is the study of seasonal changes in plant and animal life-cycles such as date flowers begin to bloom or frogs start singing in the spring. Month to month, we will make and record weather observations and check in with the plants and animals at Flag Ponds Park - watching watching winter change to spring then summer.

    Please register by 4/1/22 to attend

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    There is no charge for parents since they are expected to participate as mentors and teachers. Staff will provide guidance for parents on how to assist.

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Homeschool Fridays is a series of environmental education programs developed especially for homeschoolers ages 4 to 12. These classes are a great way to get hands-on science and nature lessons and network with other homeschooling families. Each two-hour program will consist of indoor and outdoor hands-on learning. Depending on the topic, students may observe live animals, collect aquatic creatures, take measurements using scientific equipment, or play games.

    Siblings younger than 4 are welcome, but must be under the care of a parent/guardian at all times and should not distract the program participants.

    The inside section of the class will be mixed-age learning  - with participants in their family groups.

    In general, for the outside portion of the class, students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger age-group to assist).

    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.


    • 04/08/2022
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    Ages 4-12

    Our Winter/Spring homeschool series focuses on “phenology” - nature’s calendar. It is the study of seasonal changes in plant and animal life-cycles such as date flowers begin to bloom or frogs start singing in the spring. Month to month, we will make and record weather observations and check in with the plants and animals at Flag Ponds Park - watching watching winter change to spring then summer.

    Please register by 4/1/22 to attend

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    There is no charge for parents since they are expected to participate as mentors and teachers. Staff will provide guidance for parents on how to assist.

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Homeschool Fridays is a series of environmental education programs developed especially for homeschoolers ages 4 to 12. These classes are a great way to get hands-on science and nature lessons and network with other homeschooling families. Each two-hour program will consist of indoor and outdoor hands-on learning. Depending on the topic, students may observe live animals, collect aquatic creatures, take measurements using scientific equipment, or play games.

    Siblings younger than 4 are welcome, but must be under the care of a parent/guardian at all times and should not distract the program participants.

    The inside section of the class will be mixed-age learning  - with participants in their family groups.

    In general, for the outside portion of the class, students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger age-group to assist).

    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.


    • 04/09/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby
    • 10
    Registration is closed

    This program is for adults as well as children 12 years and older (under 18 adult required)

    Flag Ponds Nature Park is one of the best areas in Calvert to view nesting Bald Eagles. We will learn about Bald Eagles as we hike along the trails to try and get a view of the nest.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Fee is per person. Free for members

    $8 for nonmembers

    Registration Deadline:  Thursday, April 4

    Naturalist in Charge: Gene Groshon

    • 04/11/2022
    • 04/12/2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    For Children in Grades  3-5

    Feel like you've been stuck inside all winter? This camp will be full of adventures -- we will wade into the swamp, use nets to look for amphibians, and, of course, play in the mud.

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Bring a snack, lunch, and dress for the weather each day.

    Welcome to Camp letter and packing list for camp will be posted here in early March and emailed to participants.

    Available as a 2-day session only. 

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    Please register before April 1

    Each child must be registered separately.

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale


    COVID Policies and Procedures 

    MASKS

    Effective on October 1, 2021, during programs sponsored by Calvert Nature Society which are designed for children under the age of 18 years the policy for masks is 1) while in buildings regardless of vaccination status all adult participants and children above the age of 2 years old are required to wear a face covering; 2) for programs that take place outdoors, and physical distancing of at least 3 feet is practical, masks are highly recommended, but not required; and 3) when physical distancing cannot be maintained participants are to wear a face covering. For programs designed for adults, masks are highly recommended, but not required. Program participants must provide their own masks which must comply with the requirements set forth herein. READ THE FULL POLICY


    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.


    • 04/14/2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • 04/15/2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 10
    Registration is closed

    For ages 12-16

    Spend part of spring break with friends searching the woods, ponds, and swamps for animals big and small. If you like to search for animals, and you don’t mind getting dirty in the process, come on down. 

    Includes:

    • Hands-on experience cooking dinner together over a campfire.
    • Night-time swamp wade-in to look for salamanders and peepers.
    • Indoor, as well as, outdoor activities.
    • Campfire dinner, s'mores, and breakfast included, but bring lunch and a snack for Thursday.

    *We will be sleeping in the building*

    We will follow our COVID safety protocol which will require everyone to mask while indoors and include a health check at the beginning of the program.  More on our COVID protocol can be found here: Calvert Nature Society - COVID Policies (calvertparks.org)

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Program Fee is per teen: $10 for members; $20 for nonmembers

    Please register by April 1

    Reservations are required.

    Welcome to Camp Letter and packing list can be found here in early April.

    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.



    • 04/16/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    Ages 6-9 with an adult

    Your children will have fun helping the naturalist take care of the nature center's live animals while being able to see them up-close. Wear clothes that can get dirty.

    Naturalist in charge: Kim Curren

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Reservations are required by April 13

    Program 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. 

    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.


    • 04/22/2022
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    Ages 3-5, Adult Participation Required

    We invite mini paleontologists to join us in learning about and hunting for fossils. We will make our own fossils and enjoy a day on the beach combing the sands for ancient treasures.


    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Emily Smith

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by: April 14, 2022


    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. 

    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, or 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.


    • 05/02/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    3-5 years old, Adults are required

    Have you noticed the changes happening around us? Spring is coming - how can we tell?  We will learn and then look for signs in nature tell us that spring is on its way!

    This class will be all outside.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by May 9, 2022

    Fee is per family

    Program Fee

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale and Spring Intern

    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.


    • 05/06/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    Ages 4-12

    Our Winter/Spring homeschool series focuses on “phenology” - nature’s calendar. It is the study of seasonal changes in plant and animal life-cycles such as date flowers begin to bloom or frogs start singing in the spring. Month to month, we will make and record weather observations and check in with the plants and animals at Flag Ponds Park - watching watching winter change to spring then summer.

    Please register by 4/29/22 to attend

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    There is no charge for parents since they are expected to participate as mentors and teachers. Staff will provide guidance for parents on how to assist.

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Homeschool Fridays is a series of environmental education programs developed especially for homeschoolers ages 4 to 12. These classes are a great way to get hands-on science and nature lessons and network with other homeschooling families. Each two-hour program will consist of indoor and outdoor hands-on learning. Depending on the topic, students may observe live animals, collect aquatic creatures, take measurements using scientific equipment, or play games.

    Siblings younger than 4 are welcome, but must be under the care of a parent/guardian at all times and should not distract the program participants.

    The inside section of the class will be mixed-age learning  - with participants in their family groups.

    In general, for the outside portion of the class, students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger age-group to assist).

    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.


    • 05/06/2022
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    Ages 4-12

    Our Winter/Spring homeschool series focuses on “phenology” - nature’s calendar. It is the study of seasonal changes in plant and animal life-cycles such as date flowers begin to bloom or frogs start singing in the spring. Month to month, we will make and record weather observations and check in with the plants and animals at Flag Ponds Park - watching watching winter change to spring then summer.

    Please register by 4/29/22 to attend

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    There is no charge for parents since they are expected to participate as mentors and teachers. Staff will provide guidance for parents on how to assist.

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Homeschool Fridays is a series of environmental education programs developed especially for homeschoolers ages 4 to 12. These classes are a great way to get hands-on science and nature lessons and network with other homeschooling families. Each two-hour program will consist of indoor and outdoor hands-on learning. Depending on the topic, students may observe live animals, collect aquatic creatures, take measurements using scientific equipment, or play games.

    Siblings younger than 4 are welcome, but must be under the care of a parent/guardian at all times and should not distract the program participants.

    The inside section of the class will be mixed-age learning  - with participants in their family groups.

    In general, for the outside portion of the class, students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger age-group to assist).

    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.


    • 05/07/2022
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 6
    Registration is closed

    Ages 11-13,  Grades 6-8

    Have you ever been to any of our county nature parks? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work there or in other natural places? Do you love plants and animals? If so come join me, a naturalist, at some of our locations to dive into some of the careers in this exciting field. From March to May this program will meet every first Saturday of the month. Each time we meet we will be exploring something new and different than the time before! Make sure to sign up for each event if you want to join us each time!

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Advanced Reservations are required by April 29th

    NEW Registration Information

    Fee is per person.

    Free for members

    $8 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. Theses policies oare subject to change with no notice.

    • 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.

    • 05/08/2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 6
    Register