Upcoming Programs

Listing of Summer Programs (pdf)

More information about registration.

    • 11/19/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 9
    Registration is closed

    Ages 13 and up, under 18 with adult

    Because of the nature center renovations this winter, many of the native plants in the surrounding gardens need moved.  Come help our staff  dig up and relocate the plants.  This will be a moderately strenuous physical activity, but we will provide refreshments to help keep up our energy levels.   

    If you can come for the whole day, or only an hour, your help will be much appreciated.  When you register, please let us know  what time you plan to be here.  

    You can register through Galaxy Digital https://calvertstewards.galaxydigital.com to help us record your volunteer.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalists in Charge: Tania Gale & Shannon Steele 

    Please Register by November 17, 2019

     You can also register on our new volunteer portal as an easy way to track your volunteer hours:

    https://calvertstewards.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=473710

    RAIN DATE: November 22nd, if needed

    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.


    • 11/20/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    Ages 13 and up, under 18 with adult

    Because of the nature center renovations this winter, many of the native plants in the surrounding gardens need moved.  Come help our staff  dig up and relocate the plants.  This will be a moderately strenuous physical activity, but we will provide refreshments to help keep up our energy levels.   

    If you can come for the whole day, or only an hour, your help will be much appreciated.  When you register, please let us know  what time you plan to be here.  

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalists in Charge: Tania Gale & Shannon Steele 

    Please Register by November 17, 2019

     You can also register on our new volunteer portal as an easy way to track your volunteer hours:

    https://calvertstewards.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=473710

    RAIN DATE: November 22nd, if needed

    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.


    • 11/21/2019
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm
    • 7
    Register

    Come and learn all about the amazing turkey! We will have games, a hike, and a craft to help us explore nature the way turkeys do.

    Location ChangeBiscoe Gray Heritage Farm

    Naturalist in Charge: Jessy Oberright

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

    Reservation deadline: November 18

    • 11/21/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm
    • 5
    Register
    Come and learn all about the amazing turkey! We will have games, a hike, and a craft to help us explore nature the way turkeys do.

    Location ChangeBiscoe Gray Heritage Farm

    Naturalist in Charge: Jessy Oberright

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

    Reservation deadline: November 18

     

    • 11/22/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    Register

    Presenter: David R. Curson, Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Maryland-DC

    Audubon’s conservation work in Maryland focuses on two areas of activity: 1) stewardship and advocacy to protect and enhance the Important Bird Areas network, and 2) A climate adaptation program for tidal marshes.

    Rapid sea level rise threatens the survival of the tidal salt marsh ecosystem during the current century.  Audubon is working with Federal, State and NGO partners to ensure that Maryland’s salt marshes and their birds do survive, by implementing innovative strategies including thin-layer sediment application, removing salt-stressed trees to facilitate the transition of dying forests to salt marsh, and enhancing tidal exchange through hydrological management.

    Heavy hors d'oeuvres, coffee, tea and soft drinks will be provided.

    Location: Kings Landing Park, Wisner Hall

    This free lecture is made possible through funding from Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust.

    • 11/23/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 5
    Register

    This trip is open to Calvert Stewards who have volunteered during the past year. Thanks for everything you do!

    Join us for a winter waterbird adventure! We will travel by van down to Point Lookout to observe and identify the birds that spend the winter on the Chesapeake Bay.

    Bring lunch or snacks, and a water bottle. Bring binoculars and a spotting scope if you have them, also available to borrow.

    Naturalist in charge: Lindsay Hollister

    We reserve the right to cancel registration if not a current Calvert Steward

    Meet at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Program Fee: Free for Calvert Stewards who volunteered in 2018-2019


    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
    • 12/06/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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   December 4, 2019

    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).

    • 12/06/2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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      December 4, 2019

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Members Registration opens           .

    Nonmembers Registration opens       .

    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).

    • 12/07/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    For Ages: 6-9 years, Adult participation is required.

    Children will learn some basic compass skills and will use what they have learned to find candy canes hidden in the park.

    Location: Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

    Thursday, December 5

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

    • 12/10/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Free for Society members.
    Nonmembers pay $8 per person
    Please register by Dec 4

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale





    • 12/11/2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 11
    Register

    For Ages 18 month to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Brrr! Come learn what different animals are doing now that it's getting cold out! 

    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

    • 12/11/2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 11
    Register

    For Ages 18 month to 5 years Adult participation is required

    Brrr! Come learn what different animals are doing now that it's getting cold out!

    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 by Monday, December 9, 2019

    • 12/12/2019
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 3
    Register

    3-5 years old, Adults are required

    What animal left those footprints? A game, crafts, and a hike will help us learn how to identify animals from their footprints and other clues they leave behind.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Registration deadline: Monday, Dec 9

    Program Fee:

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    • 12/12/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 5
    Register

    3-5 years old, Adults are required

    What animal left those footprints? A game, crafts, and a hike will help us learn how to identify animals from their footprints and other clues they leave behind

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Registration deadline: Monday, Dec 9

    Program Fee:

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    • 12/18/2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 10
    Register

    For Ages 18 month to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Come learn about the special types of trees that keep their leaves all year: Evergreens!

    Location:  Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Kim Curren

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

    • 12/18/2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 10
    Register

    For Ages 18 month to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Come learn about the special types of trees that keep their leaves all year: Evergreens!

    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

    • 12/19/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    3-5 years old, Adults are required

    NEW Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    The days are short and the animals and plants have been getting ready for winter. Are you ready? We will tell stories, play games, and build forts - best of all - cook some snacks over a campfire. Wear your warm clothes to this one – it will be outside!

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

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by December 13

    Fee is per family

    Program Fee

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    • 01/01/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 15
    Register

    All ages, families and adults, children must be supervised by an adult.

    Come ring in the New Year with a brisk hike through the winter woods of Flag Ponds. Dress in layers for frosty weather, and explore the uplands, swamps and ponds on this circuit hike of the park. The hike will be approximately 3 miles in length. We will end back at the Visitor's Center to warm up with a cup of hot cocoa.

    LocationFlag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Jessy Oberright

    Registration is required.

    Registration deadline: 12/27/2019


    • 01/08/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Prince Frederick
    • 15

    For volunteers ages 18 and up 

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

    Please register by 1/3/20

    LocationBattle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    Program Fee:
    Free 

    • 01/10/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Ages 4-12

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

    Please register by 1/3/20 to attend

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

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

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

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

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

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

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

    • 01/10/2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Ages 4-12

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

    Please register by 1/3/20 to attend

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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

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

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

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

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

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

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

    • 01/11/2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 01/12/2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    For children in grades 3-5--no parents needed

    Winter is a great time for outdoor adventures! During the day, we will explore the woods and the beach playing games, building forts, following our sense of adventure. After sunset, we will head out into the quiet winter woods for a night walk, followed by a campfire and s'mores. Don't worry about getting too cold - this camp will include indoor, as well as, outdoor activities and plenty of hot chocolate. Dinner, breakfast, and snacks included.

    Saturday, January 11, 9:00 a.m. overnight through Sunday, January 12, 2019, 9:00 a.m.

    * We will be sleeping indoors with a cozy fire in the fireplace*

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Program Fee is per child:

    • Society members pay $25 per person.
    • Nonmembers pay $40 per person.

    Please register by January 3

    Reservations are required.

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


    • 01/14/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 3
    Register

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

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

    Please register by 1/7/20 to attend

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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


    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers


    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Free for Society members.
    Nonmembers pay $8 per person
    Please register by Dec 4

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    • 01/19/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 11
    Register

    3-5 years old, Adults are required

     

    Join the naturalist for an hour of fun learning about the birds that might visit your backyard in the winter time. Hear a story and make a craft to take home. 

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Registration deadline: 1/04/2020

    Program Fee:

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Jessy Oberright


    • 01/19/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 15
    Register

    3-5 years old, Adults are required

     Join the naturalist for an hour of fun learning about the birds that might visit your backyard in the winter time. Hear a story and make a craft to take home.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Registration deadline: 1/4/2020

    Program Fee:

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Jessy Oberright


    • 01/20/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 27
    Register

    ages 4-12 years old, Adults are required

    School is out, so drop on in to Kings Landing for some fun on your day off. Participate in a variety of nature activities. Make some crafts to take home. Come anytime during the session and stay as little or as long as you like.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Registration deadline: 1/17/2020

    Program Fee:

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Jessy Oberright


    • 01/20/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 28
    Register

    ages 4-12 years old, Adults are required

    School is out, so drop on in to Kings Landing for some fun on your day off. Participate in a variety of nature activities. Make some crafts to take home. Come anytime during the session and stay as little or as long as you like.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Registration deadline: 1/17/2020

    Program Fee:

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Jessy Oberright


    • 01/31/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm
    • 1
    Register

    All Ages

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

    Location: Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm

    Naturalist in Charge: Shannon Steele

    Program Fee Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by Wednesday, January 29

    • 02/01/2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 13
    Register

    3-5 years old, Adults are required

     

    Gear up for some Groundhog fun and get ready to celebrate Groundhog Day! Join the Naturalist for an hour long program to learn about the Groundhog Day tradition through stories, craft and activity.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Registration deadline: 1/25/2020

    Program Fee:

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Jessy Oberright


    • 02/01/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 14
    Register

    3-5 years old, Adults are required

     

    Gear up for some Groundhog fun and get ready to celebrate Groundhog Day! Join the Naturalist for an hour long program to learn about the Groundhog Day tradition through stories, craft and activity.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Registration deadline: 1/25/2020

    Program Fee:

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Jessy Oberright


    • 02/08/2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    Get bundled up for a family fossil finding expedition while the beach is uncrowded and less picked over. We will explore the shore, then retreat to the Visitor Center to identify our finds. Recommended for families with older children ages 8+ due to the long walk to the beach (approx. 1 mile round trip). Dress in layers and be prepared for cold, damp and windy conditions at the beach. ion: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Jessy Oberright

    Registration deadline: 02/05/2020


    • 02/12/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 9
    Register

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Come learn all about what makes reptiles so special! Make a fun craft and meet one of our resident reptiles up close!

    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

    • 02/12/2020
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 9
    Register

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Come learn all about what makes reptiles so special! Make a fun craft and meet one of our resident reptiles up close!

    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

    • 02/13/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 4
    Register

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

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

    Please register by 2/3/20 to attend

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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


    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers


    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Free for Society members.
    Nonmembers pay $8 per person
    Please register by Dec 4

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    • 02/14/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 3
    Register

    Ages 4-12

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

    Please register by 1/31/20 to attend

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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

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

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

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

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

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

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

    • 02/14/2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 3
    Register

    Ages 4-12

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

    Please register by 1/31/20 to attend

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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

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

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

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

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

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

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

    • 02/15/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
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