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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. 

Summer 2021 program registration (including Summer Camps)  will open April 12 for members, April 26 for nonmembers. Join now to take advantage of the early registration period. Schedule is subject to change. 

Download the Spring Program listing

Dec. 10, 2020: We have new policies. See the Calvert Nature Society's for our COVID policies for all in-person activities

Upcoming Programs

More information about registration.

    • 03/07/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 1
    Registration is closed

    Ages 8-12; adult participation required.

    Learn the fun outdoor sport of orienteering.  Your children will use a compass and map in order to find 11 control markers throughout the park.  

    Although the ideal age range for this activity is 8-12, you can bring your whole family and participate as a family unit.  After a brief introduction to orienteering, families will spread out to find the control markers on their own.

    Please register for only one session.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    Program Fee Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by: Friday, March 5

    COVID Policies and Procedures

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

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

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

    ·       Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 

    ·       Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 03/10/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Registration is closed

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

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

    This winter we will start an exploration of the habitats present at Flag Ponds Nature Park. Teens will meet outside each month and spend the class out hiking the trails - we will explore the park, learn to identify the common plants and animals, build shelters, and whatever the season has to offer. Masks will be needed for all participants.

    Each class session involves hands-on outdoor exploration.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Program Fee are per family:Please register 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.

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 03/11/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    It's never to early to start learning how to be a birder. Join us as we show your child the wonderful world of birds. Discover what a bird is, how we find them in nature and test your skills with a birding scavenger hunt! 

    Location:  Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in Charge: Jade Harris

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

    Reservations are required

    COVID Policies and Procedures

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

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 03/13/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Flag Ponds
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    All ages welcome. 

    Worms, salamanders, toads and more! Join us as we go off trail and take you into the damp, dark world under a log. Discover the hidden habitat that is home to some of Calvert County's coolest and sometimes slippery residents. 

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge - Jade Harris

    Advanced Reservations are required. No walk ins allowed


    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 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.


    • 03/17/2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 3
    Register

    All Ages Welcome, adult supervision is required for children under 18.

    Did you know that green is the easiest color for our eyes to see? This St. Patrick's Day, come learn why green is so common in nature, and take a short hike to see all the green that nature has to offer us this time of year!

    Location:  Kings Landing Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Kim Curren

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

    Reservations are required

    COVID Policies and Procedures

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

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



    • 03/20/2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

    Families, Ages 6 and up with adult

    We will usher in the Spring Equinox with an evening stroll to the beach. We will look for signs of the emerging spring,  enjoy the sunset,  and do a little sky gazing as the stars begin to twinkle. 

    Please wear sturdy walking shoes and bring a flashlight or headlamp.

    Advanced Reservations are required. No walk ins allowed

    Naturalist in Charge: Jessy Oberright

    Registration Deadline: March 14, 2012



    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 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: Flag Ponds Nature Park


    • 03/22/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 2
    Register

    For children 7 - 9 year old,  Adult participation is not required. 

    Come explore what Battle Creek Cypress Swamp has to offer. Learn what the swamp was named for, why bald cypress trees last so long in nature and check out some foliage in the swamp area. Dress for the outdoors.

    Naturalist in Charge: Amy Werking

    Park: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Fees: Free for Society Members, $8 per family for nonmembers



    COVID Policies and Procedures

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

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please review the waiver prior to the program.

    You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



    • 03/22/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 05/05/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 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.


    • 03/31/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 04/02/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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.

    All participants and staff will need to wear masks.

    If Calvert County schools changes their schedule due to snow days,  Monday,  April 5  will be our back-up camp day.

    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 March.

    Available as a 3-day session only. 

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    Please register before March 26

    Each child must be registered separately.

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale


    COVID safety measures:

    • All participants and staff will be asked to wear masks during the program
    • We will have temperature checks at check-in.  Anyone with a temperature above 100.4 F will not be able to participate 
    • The group will be limited to 8 children; it will be the same 8 children each week and the same staff members
    • We will be social distancing as much as possible during our adventures
    • This will be an all-outside program
    • Activities will be planned so that there is no need for shared supplies

    COVID Policies and Procedures

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

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online during registration or print and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 04/03/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    This program is for adults as well as families.

    For children 12 years and older (under 16 adult required)

    Flag Ponds Nature Park is one of the best areas in Calvert to view nesting Bald Eagles. We will hike along the trails to try and get a view of an eagle's nest.

    We will be socially distancing and wearing masks.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Fee is per person. Free for members

    $8 for nonmembers

    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.

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online during registration or print and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 04/06/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    You probably know snakes are not worms, but does your toddler know that? Join us as we explore and discover what makes snakes different from worms. Even get a chance to meet some worms and a snake in person. 

    Location:  Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in Charge: Jade Harris

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

    Reservations are required

    COVID Policies and Procedures

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

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 04/09/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • online via Zoom
    • 5
    Register

    Ages 4-12 with adult

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

    Location: Online via Zoom

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers


    • 04/10/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
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    Ages 5 and up, Adult supervision required

    MEMBERS ONLY

    Meet the naturalist to learn how to identify some of our local wildlife by their tracks and other signs they leave behind. We will then take a hike to practice our skills and see which critters have been out and about. The hike will be approximately 1 mile and is not stroller-friendly. Participants should wear sturdy shoes and bring water and insect spray. 

    LocationFlag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Jessy Oberright

    Registration deadline: 04/7/2021

    Advanced Reservations are required. No walk ins allowed


    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 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.




    • 04/10/2021
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 0
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    For all ages. Adult supervision is required for children under 18.

    Come get cozy around the campfire and roast marshmallows while the 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

    COVID Policies and Procedures

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

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 04/13/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 06/08/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Lower Marlboro Pier
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    For students ages 12-16* years old

    No parent needed, participants must be AT LEAST 12 

    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/

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

     Masks will be needed for all participants.

    Location: Lower Marlboro

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    COVID Policies and Procedures

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

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. 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.

    • 04/17/2021
    • 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 2
    Register

    For children 12 - 18 years old 

    Adults not required.

    Join us for an early morning birding hike through the park. Members of the Southern Maryland Youth Birders Group will be in attendance so it's a great way to meet other birders your age. We will hike along the trails to try and get a view of an eagle's nest. 

    We will be socially distancing and wearing masks.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Fee is per person. Free for members

    $8 for nonmembers

    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.

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. 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.

    • 04/17/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
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    For Ages 6 to 10
    Adult participation is required

    Do you know all the different types of reptiles there are? Do you know what are the characteristics of reptiles? Join us and discover what adaptations make reptiles unique and how they are a special part of our ecosystem. Even get a chance to meet a few reptiles in person!

    Location:  Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in Charge: Jade Harris

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

    Reservations are required

    COVID Policies and Procedures

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

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program..

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 04/19/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 3
    Register

    For 4-6 year old children. Adult participation is required. 

    Enjoy a read-aloud story about backyard birds. Bring an empty half gallon paper or plastic screw top jug to paint a bird feeder. Wear clothes that can get messy. 

    Naturalist in Charge: Amy Werking

    Park: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Fees: Free for Society Members, $8 per family for nonmembers



    COVID Policies and Procedures

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

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please review the waiver prior to the program.

    You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



    • 04/24/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
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    For all ages. Adult supervision required for children under 18.

    Come celebrate Earth Day with us! We will have games, crafts, and learn about ways to keep our planet beautiful. Drop in any time between 10-12. 

    Naturalist in charge: Kim Curren

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

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

    Reservations are required

    COVID Policies and Procedures

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

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



    • 04/29/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
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    3-5 years old, Adults are required

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    3-5 years old, Adults are required

    What kinds of animals build nests? Birds do, of course, but what other animals protect their babies? We’ll discover nests big and small, try building our own, then go for an outdoor nest search!


    Meet at the pavillion, dress to be outside 

    Program Fee:

    Free for members

    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by April 23

    Naturalist in Charge - Tania Gale

    Fee is per family


    COVID Policies and Procedures

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

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

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

    ·       Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 

    ·       Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 05/01/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    For all ages. Adult supervision is required for children under 18.

    Do you know how seeds grow? Join us as we explore the fascinating world of plants and seeds. Experience the variety of seeds in the world and discover how a single seed turns into a plant. Even take home a seedling of your very own to start your at home garden. 

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Jade Harris

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

    COVID Policies and Procedures

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

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 05/01/2021
    • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 4
    Register

    For all ages. Adult supervision is required for children under 18.

    Do you know how seeds grow? Join us as we explore the fascinating world of plants and seeds. Experience the variety of seeds in the world and discover how a single seed turns into a plant. Even take home a seedling of your very own to start your at home garden. 

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Jade Harris

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

    COVID Policies and Procedures

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

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 05/07/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • online via Zoom
    • 5
    Register

    Ages 4-12 with adult

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

    Location: Online via Zoom

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers


    • 05/08/2021
    • 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 3
    Register

    For children 12 - 18 years old 

    Adults not required.

    Join us for an early morning birding hike through the park. Members of the Southern Maryland Youth Birders Group will be in attendance so it's a great way to meet other birders your age. We will hike along the trails and learn about how to identify birds by their looks and calls.

    We will be socially distancing and wearing masks.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Fee is per person. Free for members

    $8 for nonmembers

    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.

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. 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.

    • 05/13/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    3-5 years old, Adults are required

    Animals have some really cool ways of keeping track of the world around them - so do you.  We will learn more about animal senses and our own through hands-on activities and games.  This class will be all outdoors.  Masks will be needed for all for the age of 2.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by May 10

    Fee is per family

    Program Fee

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    COVID Policies and Procedures

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

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

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

    ·       Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 

    ·       Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 05/22/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 12

    Volunteers must be at least 18 years old

    Are you interested in helping out with our kayak trips? This training course will cover getting boats to the water, paddle strokes, rescues, and routes for our trips. While this program is free we expect volunteers to help with two trips during the following season.

    Register on our volunteer website Galaxy Digital:

    https://calvertstewards.galaxydigital.com/

    Previous paddling experience is required.

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Please become a Fan of the Kayak Leaders volunteer program to be informed of any similar trainings.

    Who 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.

     

    • 05/27/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 6
    Register

    **THE DATE FOR THIS EVENT HAS CHANGED AND WILL NOW BE HELD THURSDAY, MAY 27TH FOM 2-4 P.M.**

    For Ages 1.5 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Horseshoe crabs are one of the coolest animals that inhabit the Chesapeake Bay. Come learn all about these amazing prehistoric animals and then take a walk on the beach to look for them!

    Location:  Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Kim Curren

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

    Reservations are required

    COVID Policies and Procedures

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

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 05/28/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Description: Wade in the bay with a seine net to discover critters living close to the shore. Participants will get a close look at bay animals such as grass shrimp, gobies, and skittlefish. Wear clothes and shoes that can get wet.

    This program is for all ages. Adult participation is required for children under 12.

    Naturalist in Charge: Amy Werking

    Park: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Fees: Free for Society Members, $8 per family for nonmembers



    COVID Policies and Procedures

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

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please review the waiver prior to the program.

    You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



    • 05/29/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park
    • 0
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    Families with children ages 8 and up

    MEMBERS ONLY

    Get a behind-the-scenes look as we enjoy a spring hike around Ward Farm. We will visit several habitats and see which springtime flowers, plants and animals abound. The hike will be approximately 1.5 miles and is not stroller-friendly. Participants should wear sturdy footwear and bring water and insect spray.  

    Location: Ward Farm Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge - Jessy Oberright

    Registration Deadline: May 26, 2021

    Advanced Reservations are required. No walk ins allowed

    COVID Policies and Procedures

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

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online during registration or print and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



    Location: 


    • 06/01/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    3-5 years old, Adults are required

    You can’t eat them, but it sure is fun to make them! Join in the muddy fun as we explore the mud –how it feels, how it smells - what animals live in the mud? Come prepared for getting wet and dirty (adults and kids both), wear old sneakers that you can wear in the water (no flip flops), an old towel, and bring a change of clothes for the way home.

    All participants above 2 years old will need to wear masks.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by May 28.

    Fee is per family

    Program Fee

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    COVID Policies and Procedures

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

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

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

    ·       Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 

    ·       Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 06/04/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • online via Zoom
    • 10
    Register

    Ages 4-12 with adult

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

    Location: Online via Zoom

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers


    • 06/04/2021
    • 9:00 PM - 11:30 PM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
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    This session is FULL.  Please join our waitlist.

    Ages 8 and up - Adult participation is required

    End time is flexible 

    Want to see some horseshoe crabs spawning on the beach by starlight? Join us for this unique chance to see Flag Ponds at night! With luck we will see horseshoe crabs spawning at the water’s edge or maybe bioluminescent comb jellies in the water!

    In order to keep groups small this year, we are offering staggered start times.  Each session will begin with a short informative talk about horseshoe crabs and end with a walk along the beach to look for them along the beach.  Please only sign up for one session.

    Bring a flashlight, insect repellent, and wear shoes that can get wet. You may want to have a change of clothes for the way home.  Don't forget masks for everyone over the age of 2.

    Registration deadline - May 28, 2020

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

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale



    COVID Policies and Procedures

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

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please review the waiver prior to the program.

    You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



    • 06/04/2021
    • 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 1

    This session is FULL.  Please join our waitlist.

    Ages 8 and up - Adult participation is required

    End time is flexible

    Want to see some horseshoe crabs spawning on the beach by starlight? Join us for this unique chance to see Flag Ponds at night! With luck we will see horseshoe crabs spawning at the water’s edge or maybe bioluminescent comb jellies in the water!

    In order to keep groups small this year, we are offering staggered start times.  Each session will begin with a short informative talk about horseshoe crabs and end with a walk along the beach to look for them along the beach.  Please only sign up for one session.

    Bring a flashlight, insect repellent, and wear shoes that can get wet. You may want to have a change of clothes for the way home.  Don't forget masks for everyone over the age of 2.

    Registration deadline - May 28, 2020

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

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale



    COVID Policies and Procedures

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

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please review the waiver prior to the program.

    You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.