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Registration Opening Dates

 Members (Nonmembers in parenthesis)

  • September Programs: July 7 (July 21)
  • October Programs: and Summer Camp August 7 (August 21)
  • November Programs:  September 7 (September 21)
  • December Programs: October 7 (October 21)

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 and Cancellation and Refund Policies


Upcoming Programs

    • 07/05/2022
    • 07/08/2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Varies, see description
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    For children entering grades 3-5 in fall 2022

    If you love everything the water has to offer in the hot summer months then this camp is for you! We will splash and play the week away, exploring a different body of water every day and learning what makes each place special.

    Naturalist In Charge: Kim Curren

    Location: Varies, see below-

    Daily schedule:

    Tuesday: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Wednesday: Kings Landing Park

    Thursday: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Friday: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    "Welcome to Camp" letter and packing list will be sent out and posted online in June.

    Summer camp check-in will be running a little differently this year to take COVID protocol into account. Help expedite camper check-in by being sure to mail in all your camp paperwork before camp begins. All required forms must be submitted at least one week before the camp.

    Information you will need can be found here: https://calvertparks.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/camp/Forms/Checklist.SummerCamp.pdf

    Required forms are here: https://calvertparks.wildapricot.org/summercamp/forms.html


    Fee per camper:

    Society members: $120
    Nonmembers: $150


    COVID Policies and Procedures

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

    These policies are effective until otherwise rescinded:

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

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program.

    The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 07/05/2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/08/2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Varies, see description
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    For children entering grades 6-8 grade in fall 2022

    Take your interest in birds to the next level with this camp. From the forest to the shore we will be learning about the many species of birds that call our area home. We will teach you how to identify birds by their song and appearance. This year we will also be collecting data for the breeding bird survey. You will also get the chance to observe a bird banding research project. Bring your binoculars and your camera for a fun adventure.

    Calvert Nature Society reserves the right to modify and/or change camp program activities and structure based on health, safety, and other variable factors.

    Naturalist In Charge: Gene Groshon

    Location varies by day. The schedule below is tentative and could be subject to change. 

    Daily schedule

    **No camp on Monday**

    Tuesday: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Wednesday: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Thursday: Kings Landing Park

    Friday: Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park

    Information you will need can be found here: https://calvertparks.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/camp/Forms/Checklist.SummerCamp.pdf

    Required forms are here: https://calvertparks.wildapricot.org/summercamp/forms.html
     

    Fee per camper:

    Society members: $120
    Nonmembers: $150


    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) are recommended to 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 (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.

    • 07/11/2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/15/2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Varies, see description
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    Welcome to Camp letter and packing list now available

    For children entering grades 6-8 in Fall 2022

    Each day of this camp will bring campers up-close and personal with the Patuxent River and the creeks that flow into it. Campers will learn paddling fundamentals: safety, strokes, and rescues - as well as learning firsthand about water quality and the natural history of the river.

    Participants must be able to swim and be strong enough to paddle their own kayak.  

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    Daily Schedule
    Monday: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    Tuesday:  Kings Landing Park
    Wednesday: Kings Landing Park
    Thursday:  Lower Marlboro Pier
    Friday: Lower Marlboro Pier

     "Welcome to Camp" letter, packing list, and waivers will be available in early June

    Fee per camper: 

    Society members: $150
    Nonmembers:  $180


    COVID Policies and Procedures

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

    These policies are effective until otherwise rescinded:

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

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program.

    The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 07/15/2022
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    All Ages,  Adult participation required

    Come celebrate and learn about frogs! After a brief overview about why frogs are important to the environment, meet our resident frog and then set out to find them in the wild!

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Advanced Reservations are required. Please register by: July 6, 2022

    Program Fee, per family

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Paige Stevens

    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.

    • 07/15/2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 2
    Register

    FOR WAITLISTED FAMILIES OF FROG FEST ONLY!


    All Ages,  Adult participation required

    Come celebrate and learn about frogs! After a brief overview about why frogs are important to the environment, meet our resident frog and then set out to find them in the wild!

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Advanced Reservations are required. Please register by: July 6, 2022

    Program Fee, per family

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Paige Stevens

    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.

    • 07/15/2022
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    All ages.

    Hike the trails at Flag Ponds Nature Park, then enjoy watching the sun set over the bay. The hike is approximately two miles and is not suitable for strollers.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by July 13.

    Program Fee, per family

    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, 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.

    • 07/16/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Come explore the Patuxent River with us and learn what makes the wetland marsh that surrounds it so magical.

    If bringing your own kayak, you will need to arrive early to off-load your boat and park.  Parking space is limited.

    Ages 9 years to adult

    Participants must be at least 9 years old to accompany an adult in a double kayak, and at least 12 years old to ride in a single kayak. Those under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Reservations and payment are required in advance - by July 13

    Program Fee (per person)

    $15 for Society members, $30 for Nonmembers

    Bring your own kayak and get $10 off the program fee.

    Due to the limited number of kayaks, we may not be able to accommodate your kayak preference. There is a chance that the demand for kayaks exceeds our capacity. If we are unable to fit you into the trip, you will receive a full refund.

    Naturalists in charge: Kim Curren 



    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.



    • 07/19/2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 07/22/2022
    • 2:30 PM
    • Varies, see description
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Welcome to camp letter and packing list can be found here.

    For children entering grades 1-2 in Fall 2022

    Send your children outside to explore some of nature's creatures with us. They will have a blast playing games, catching animals, and having close encounters with some of our exhibit animals. Each day will feature a different animal theme: reptiles & amphibians, bugs, birds, and fish.

    Naturalist in charge: Paige Stevens

    Daily Schedule:

    Tuesday and Wednesday:  Battle Creek Cypress Swamp 

    Thursday and Friday: Flag Ponds Nature Park 

    Fee per camper: 

    Society members: $100
    Nonmembers: $130
     

    Summer camp check-in will be running a little differently this year to take COVID protocol into account. Help expedite camper check-in by being sure to mail in all your camp paperwork before camp begins. All required forms must be submitted at least one week before the camp.

    Information you will need can be found here: https://calvertparks.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/camp/Forms/Checklist.SummerCamp.pdf

    Required forms are here: https://calvertparks.wildapricot.org/summercamp/forms.html


    COVID Policies and Procedures

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

    These policies are effective until otherwise rescinded:

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

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program.

    The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.




    • 07/21/2022
    • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 8
    Register

    For ages 12 years- adult

    Adults required if under 18.

    Join us for an early morning birding hike through the park while we help collect data for the Maryland & DC Breeding Bird Atlas 3. Data from this project is used to estimate local populations and conservation needs.


    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Fee is per person. Free for members

    $8 for nonmembers

    Registration Deadline: Sunday, July 17

    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) are recommended to 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 (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.


    • 07/25/2022
    • 07/29/2022
    • 5 sessions
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    For children entering grades 2-4 in fall 2022

    Let nature be your inspiration as we spend the week creating works of art in many different forms! We will draw, paint, photograph, and sculpt our way through the park, and we will end the week with an art gallery exhibition for families to view our masterpieces.

    Naturalist In Charge: Kim Curren

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    "Welcome to Camp" letter and packing list will be sent out and posted online in June.

    Summer camp check-in will be running a little differently this year to take COVID protocol into account. Help expedite camper check-in by being sure to mail in all your camp paperwork before camp begins. All required forms must be submitted at least one week before the camp.

    Information you will need can be found here: https://calvertparks.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/camp/Forms/Checklist.SummerCamp.pdf

    Required forms are here: https://calvertparks.wildapricot.org/summercamp/forms.html

    Fee per camper: 

    Society members: $150
    Nonmembers: $180


    COVID Policies and Procedures

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

    These policies are effective until otherwise rescinded:

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

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program.

    The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 07/26/2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07/29/2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Varies, see description
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    Welcome to Camp letter and packing list are now available HERE


    For children ages 4-5 years old by time of camp - All children must be bathroom independent.


    Send your little campers for this fun close-up look at the plants and animals that live in and around the cypress swamp. Each day we will go on mini-adventures throughout the park to explore our natural world. We’ll use our senses and scientific tools like hand lenses and nets to explore. Nature-related games and crafts round out our days.

    Welcome to camp letter and packing list can be found here in June

    Naturalist in Charge: Summer Interns mentored by Tania Gale

    Tuesday - Friday (no camp on Monday)

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Fee per camper: 

    Society members: $75
    Nonmembers: $90


    COVID Policies and Procedures

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

    These policies are effective until otherwise rescinded:

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

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program.

    The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.




    • 07/26/2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • 07/29/2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Varies, see description
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Welcome to Camp letter and packing list can be found HERE


    For children ages 4-5 years old by time of camp - All children must be bathroom independent.

    Send your little campers for this fun close-up look at the plants and animals that live in and around the cypress swamp. Each day we will go on mini-adventures throughout the park to explore our natural world. We’ll use our senses and scientific tools like hand lenses and nets to explore. Nature-related games and crafts round out our days.

    Welcome to camp letter and packing list can be found here in June

    Naturalist in Charge: Summer Interns mentored by Tania Gale

    Tuesday - Friday (no camp on Monday)

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Fee per camper: 

    Society members: $75
    Nonmembers: $90


    COVID Policies and Procedures

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

    These policies are effective until otherwise rescinded:

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

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program.

    The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.




    • 07/29/2022
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 7

    For Adults and Families with children ages 8 and up. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by and adult.

    Celebrate National Moth Week by learning how to go "mothing" to collect and contribute valuable data to local research efforts. We will get to observe and document our local moth species up close and personal as we go mothing. Learn to attract moths, identify them and log them on iNaturalist for research purposes. Participants should bring a headlamp or flashlight, insect spray and cell phone camera.  It is helpful to have iNaturalist installed on your phone for this program.  Instructions will be emailed to registered participants. 

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in Charge - Jessy Oberright

    Registration Deadline: July 16, 2021

    Free for members, $8 per family for nonmembers

    Advanced Reservations are required. No walk ins allowed



    COVID Policies and Procedures 

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

    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.




    • 07/30/2022
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 8

    For Adults and Families with children ages 8 and up. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Celebrate National Moth Week by learning how to go "mothing" to collect and contribute valuable data to local research efforts. We will get to observe and document our local moth species up close and personal as we go mothing. Learn to attract moths, identify them and log them on iNaturalist for research purposes. Participants should bring a headlamp or flashlight, insect spray and cell phone camera.  It is helpful to have iNaturalist installed on your phone for this program.  Instructions will be emailed to registered participants. 

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge - Jessy Oberright

    Registration Deadline: July 16, 2021

    Free for members, $8 per family for nonmembers

    Advanced Reservations are required. No walk ins allowed



    COVID Policies and Procedures 

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

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

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

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

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.




    • 08/02/2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • 08/04/2022
    • 10:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    For children entering grades 4 –6 in fall 2022

    Summer nights can be magical - with frogs and crickets singing and fireflies glowing in the trees. This camp will get us outdoors to experience the mysteries of the night.  Campers will have fun together exploring the beach, swamp, and forest while learning what makes night animals special.  We will also play games, build shelters, make a campfire, and enjoy campfire snacks!

    Naturalist In Charge: Tania Gale

    This camp meets Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights - 6:00p.m.-10:00p.m.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Fee per camper:

    Society members: $60
    Nonmembers:  $75


    COVID Policies and Procedures

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

    These policies are effective until otherwise rescinded:

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

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program.

    The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.




    • 08/12/2022
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Members Only

    Adults (age 18 and up)

    Come experience a kayak trip like no other as we paddle under the full moon and learn about animals of the night.  Participants may bring their own kayaks and paddle at a discounted rate.

    **Kayaking experience required. So be sure to attend some of our earlier paddles.**

    Location: Kings Landing Park Meet at the parking lot by the pool.

    Naturalist in Charge: Gene Groshon

    Reservations and payment are required in advance.

    Register online or by mail or in person (at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp) No phone reservations accepted.

    Registration Deadline is Friday July 29

    Fee is per person. $15 for Society members
    Bring your own kayak and get $10 off the program fee.

    Due to the limited number of kayaks, we may not be able to accommodate your kayak preference. There is a chance that the demand for kayaks exceeds our capacity. If we are unable to fit you into the trip, you will receive a full refund.

    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) are recommended to 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 (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.


    • 08/13/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 3
    Register

    Appropriate for all ages, families

    Are you faster than a deer? Can you jump higher than a grasshopper? Come see how you would fare against some of the best athletes in the animal kingdom in this fun field-day event! Come any time between 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by: August 10


    Program Fee

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Kim Curren

    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.


    • 08/27/2022
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    All ages.

    Can you find a piece of driftwood? The Maryland State Fossil? This unique scavenger hunt will teach you a bit about beach treasures and encourage you to pick up trash while you beachcomb. For each treasure you take home, you'll turn in a piece of trash.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by August 25.

    Fee is per family

    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, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

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

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 08/27/2022
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 2
    Register

    For Families with children ages 8 and up.

    Learn to identify different species of crickets by their calls and go for a short hike to see what species we can hear.  

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

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    Location: Kings Landing Park



    COVID Policies and Procedures 

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

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

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

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

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 09/03/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    Ages 6 -8, Adult participation required

    There are certain tools you can use to identify the trees you come across. We'll practice identification as we hike the trail and learn a few common species along the way. Bring your walking shoes!

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge:  Sabrina Tolbert 

    Advanced Reservations are required.

    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.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, if under 18 a parent, to agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 09/07/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 8
    Registration is closed

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

    Animals live secret lives all around us, though most of us go through our busy days without even noticing what’s right under our noses.  Nature Observation/ animal tracking is both science and storytelling, requiring us to critically observe and gather data as well as use our imaginations to interpret the signs we find.

    In this fall series, we will practice the skills necessary to become better trackers and observers.  Each month will focus on a different topic.  Our September class will cover animal tracks (footprints) and trails.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Free for Society members.
    Nonmembers pay $8 per person
    Please register by September 7

    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.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, if under 18 a parent, to agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 09/09/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    Ages 4-12, with adult

    Animals live secret lives all around us, though most of us go through our busy days without even noticing what’s right under our noses.  Nature Observation/ animal tracking is both science and storytelling, requiring us to critically observe and gather data as well as use our imaginations to interpret the signs we find.

    In this fall series, we will practice the skills necessary to become better trackers and observers.  Each month will focus on a different topic.  Our September class will cover animal tracks (footprints) and trails.

    This class will have both indoor and outdoor activities.  We will follow current COVID guidelines.

    Please register by September 2

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale


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

    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

    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.

    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.

    Older and younger students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger group).

    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.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, if under 18 a parent, to agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



    • 09/09/2022
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    Ages 4-12, with adult

    Animals live secret lives all around us, though most of us go through our busy days without even noticing what’s right under our noses.  Nature Observation/ animal tracking is both science and storytelling, requiring us to critically observe and gather data as well as use our imaginations to interpret the signs we find.

    In this fall series, we will practice the skills necessary to become better trackers and observers.  Each month will focus on a different topic.  Our September class will cover animal tracks (footprints) and trails.

    This class will have both indoor and outdoor activities.  We will follow current COVID guidelines.

    Please register by September 2

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale


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

    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

    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.

    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.

    Older and younger students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger group).

    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.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, if under 18 a parent, to agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



    • 09/09/2022
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 9
    Registration is closed

    For all ages

    Adults required if under 18.

    See a different side of Flag Ponds Park as we take a hike under the full moon! Spiders? Owls? Who knows who we will see!

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Fee is per person. Free for members

    $8 for nonmembers

    Registration Deadline: Sunday, Sept 4

    Naturalist in Charge: Gene Groshon

    COVID Policies and Procedures

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

    Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant(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 agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 09/22/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    Ages 3-5, adult participation required

    Come learn about how rocks are made and why we need them! Afterwards, pick your own rock for a fun craft!

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Paige Stevens

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by September, 20.

    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.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, if under 18 a parent, to agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 09/25/2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    Open to individuals and families. Children ages 6 and up with adult supervision required.

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

    LocationFlag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Jessy Oberright

    Reservations are required, deadline: Wednesday, September 21

    No Walk-Ins.

    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(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 agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 09/25/2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    Open to individuals and families. Children ages 6 and up with adult supervision required.

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

    LocationFlag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Jessy Oberright

    Reservations are required, deadline: Wednesday, September 21

    No Walk-Ins.

    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(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 agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 10/01/2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 10
    Registration is closed

    Families and individuals, recommended for kids 6 and up.  Adult supervision is required for children under 18.

    Nearly 1,800 ships have met their doom in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Put on your favorite sailor or pirate gear and revel around our campfire while the naturalist shares stories of some of these wrecks. Bring a flashlight, insect repellent and a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Meet at Pavilion 1.

    Rain date: October 29th

    No Walk-ins.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Jessy Oberright

    Registration Deadline: October 16, 2021

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

    • 10/03/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    Ages 18 months - 3 with an adult

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

    Naturalist in charge: Amy Werking

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    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.



    • 10/05/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 8
    Registration is closed

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

    Animals live secret lives all around us, though most of us go through our busy days without even noticing what’s right under our noses.  Nature Observation/ animal tracking is both science and storytelling, requiring us to critically observe and gather data as well as use our imaginations to interpret the signs we find.

    In this fall series, we will practice the skills necessary to become better trackers and observers.  Each month will focus on a different topic.  Our October class will focus on using animal scat to predict what animals have been nearby.


    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Free for Society members.
    Nonmembers pay $8 per person
    Please register by September 28

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    COVID Policies and Procedures 

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

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

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

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

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



    • 10/07/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    Ages 4-12, with adult

    Animals live secret lives all around us, though most of us go through our busy days without even noticing what’s right under our noses.  Nature Observation/ animal tracking is both science and storytelling, requiring us to critically observe and gather data as well as use our imaginations to interpret the signs we find.

    In this fall series, we will practice the skills necessary to become better trackers and observers.  Each month will focus on a different topic.  Our October class will cover animal scat (poop) and what it can tell us about our animal neighbors.

    Please register by September 30

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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

    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

    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.

    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.

    Older and younger students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger group).

    COVID Policies and Procedures 

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

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

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

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

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



    • 10/07/2022
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    Ages 4-12, with adult

    Animals live secret lives all around us, though most of us go through our busy days without even noticing what’s right under our noses.  Nature Observation/ animal tracking is both science and storytelling, requiring us to critically observe and gather data as well as use our imaginations to interpret the signs we find.

    In this fall series, we will practice the skills necessary to become better trackers and observers.  Each month will focus on a different topic.  Our October class will cover animal scat (poop) and what it can tell us about our animal neighbors.

    This class will have both indoor and outdoor activities.

    Please register by September 30

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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

    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

    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.

    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.

    Older and younger students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger group).

    COVID Policies and Procedures 

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

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

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

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

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



    • 10/22/2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 7
    Registration is closed

    All Ages, under 18 must be accompanies by an adult.

    Come learn about what fossils are and how they are made. Then enjoy the day searching the beach for your own fossils.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge:  Paige Stevens

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by: October, 20

    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.


    • 10/31/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 7
    Registration is closed

    Ages 3-5, adult participation required

    Bats, Owls, Spiders, oh my! Come learn about our creepy critters and make a Halloween mask!

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by: October 29

    Naturalist in charge: Paige Stevens

    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.


    • 11/04/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    Ages 4-12, with adult

    Animals live secret lives all around us, though most of us go through our busy days without even noticing what’s right under our noses.  Nature Observation/ animal tracking is both science and storytelling, requiring us to critically observe and gather data as well as use our imaginations to interpret the signs we find.

    In this fall series, we will practice the skills necessary to become better trackers and observers.  Each month will focus on a different topic.  Our November class will cover animal bones and what they can tell us about the animals.

    Please register by    October 28

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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

    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

    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.

    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.

    Older and younger students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger group).

    COVID Policies and Procedures 

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

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

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

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

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



    • 11/04/2022
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    Ages 4-12, with adult

    Animals live secret lives all around us, though most of us go through our busy days without even noticing what’s right under our noses.  Nature Observation/ animal tracking is both science and storytelling, requiring us to critically observe and gather data as well as use our imaginations to interpret the signs we find.

    In this fall series, we will practice the skills necessary to become better trackers and observers.  Each month will focus on a different topic.  Our November class will cover animal bones and what they can tell us about the animals.

    Please register by    October 28

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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

    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

    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.

    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.

    Older and younger students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger group).

    COVID Policies and Procedures 

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

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

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

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

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



    • 11/09/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 8
    Registration is closed

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

    Animals live secret lives all around us, though most of us go through our busy days without even noticing what’s right under our noses.  Nature Observation/ animal tracking is both science and storytelling, requiring us to critically observe and gather data as well as use our imaginations to interpret the signs we find.

    In this fall series, we will practice the skills necessary to become better trackers and observers.  Each month will focus on a different topic.  Our November class will focus on using animal bones and finding out what those bones can tell us about the way that animal lived.

    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.



    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Free for Society members.
    Nonmembers pay $8 per person
    Please register by November 2

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    • 11/09/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    Ages 18 months - 3 with an adult

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

    Naturalist in charge: Amy Werking

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    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.



    • 11/17/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    All Ages, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

    It's National Take a Hike day! Come on a guided hike to learn about Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm.

    Location: Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm

    Naturalist in charge: Paige Stevens

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by: November 15

    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.


    • 11/19/2022
    • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 10
    Registration is closed

    Adults, families, recommended for children ages 8+.  Adult supervision is required for children under 18. 

    Experience the wonder of the night sky as we explore the stars. Bring a blanket to lay on as we will be looking skyward to identify the rising winter constellations and learn their stories. Participants should dress warmly, and bring a flashlight and blanket or mat to lay on. 

    Meet at Pavilion 1.

    Please note: This program will be postponed if visibility is poor that evening. Postpone date is : Saturday, December 17, 2022

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Jessy Oberright

    Registration Deadline: November 16, 2022

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

    • 12/02/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    Ages 4-12, with adult

    Animals live secret lives all around us, though most of us go through our busy days without even noticing what’s right under our noses.  Nature Observation/ animal tracking is both science and storytelling, requiring us to critically observe and gather data as well as use our imaginations to interpret the signs we find.

    In this fall series, we will practice the skills necessary to become better trackers and observers.  Each month will focus on a different topic.  Our December class will cover animal clues like scent, sounds, and other clues we haven't covered yet this fall.

    Please register by   November 25

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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

    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

    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.

    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.

    Older and younger students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger group).

    COVID Policies and Procedures 

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

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

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

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

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



    • 12/02/2022
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    Ages 4-12, with adult

    Animals live secret lives all around us, though most of us go through our busy days without even noticing what’s right under our noses.  Nature Observation/ animal tracking is both science and storytelling, requiring us to critically observe and gather data as well as use our imaginations to interpret the signs we find.

    In this fall series, we will practice the skills necessary to become better trackers and observers.  Each month will focus on a different topic.  Our December class will cover animal clues like scent, sounds, and other clues we haven't covered yet this fall.

    Please register by   November 25

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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

    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

    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.

    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.

    Older and younger students will be grouped by age to allow for age-appropriate topic exploration (parents will stay with the younger group).

    COVID Policies and Procedures 

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

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

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

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

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



    • 12/05/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 7
    Registration is closed

    Ages 3-5  with an adult

    Come learn about how animals survive the winter, read a book, and enjoy a craft!

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Advanced Reservations are required. 

    Naturalist in charge: Paige Stevens

    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.


    • 12/07/2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 8
    Registration is closed

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

    Animals live secret lives all around us, though most of us go through our busy days without even noticing what’s right under our noses.  Nature Observation/ animal tracking is both science and storytelling, requiring us to critically observe and gather data as well as use our imaginations to interpret the signs we find.

    In this fall series, we will practice the skills necessary to become better trackers and observers.  Each month will focus on a different topic.  Our December class will cover animal clues like scent, sounds, and other clues we haven't covered yet this fall.

    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.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to agree to a participant waiver.  The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Free for Society members.
    Nonmembers pay $8 per person

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale





    • 12/10/2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    Ages 5 years and older. Adult participation is required.

    'Tis the season to celebrate the hardy plants and trees that stay green all year long.  We will learn about the adaptations that allow some plants to keep their leaves year-round, while others take a long winters nap. We will take an exploration hike to see some of our evergreen friends in action. Warm up back at the nature center with some cider and create an evergreen decoration to take home.  Please dress warmly and wear sturdy shoes. Hike is not stroller friendly. 

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in charge: Jessy Oberright

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by December 4, 2022

    Fee is per family

    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 agree to a participant waiver.  The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 01/01/2023
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm
    • 6
    Registration is closed

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

    Ring in the new year with an approximately three mile guided hike at Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm. A naturalist will share information about the site as the group enjoys being outdoors on the first day of 2023.


    Location: Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm

    Advanced Reservations are required. No walk ins allowed.

    Naturalists in Charge: Amy Werking

    Registration Deadline: December 30, 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.

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, if under 18 a parent, to agree to the participant waiver. The waiver agreement needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



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