Thursday, September 18, 2014

Free Nature Program Sunday Sept. 21st

Finding Your Way-Orienteering Program
Sunday, Sept. 21st (2-3pm)
Cost: This is a free program

Naturalist John Powers heads you in the right direction as you learn different ways to find your way in the great outdoors. Children must be 8 years old or older and accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Please plan on arriving 10 minutes before the program starts to register your family at the front desk. If you have any questions regarding this program please call Catoctin Creek Nature Center at: 301-600-2051.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Upcoming Programs & Volunteer Activities

Women’s Wilderness Class

This Fall come & treat yourself to an overnight outdoor escape from emails, carpooling the kids to sports practice, and house work. We will campout under the stars and take a quiet evening hike in search of night calling animals. In the morning we will head to the archery range for an archery 101 class taught by a skilled USA Archery Level 1 certified instructor.
Ages: 18+ y.o. and up
Dates/Times: Sat 9/20 5pm to Sun. 9/21 9am
Cost:$28/ Registration #4384

For more information or to register for this program please call: 301-600-2936 or visit us online at: www.recreater.com


Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:

Stream Survey
Date: Sat. Oct. 18th
Time: 11-2pm
Ages: 8 y.o. and up

Description:  We will be conducting surveys of macro-invertebrates, tiny freshwater insects found in Catoctin Creek. Volunteers are needed to help collect, sort, and identify macro-invertebrates. We will be entering the water approximately up to 1-2 feet deep. Please wear boots or old sneakers that can get wet and dress for the weather.


Sensory Trail Service Day
Date: Sat. Oct. 25th
Time: 11-2pm
Ages: 7 y.o. and up

Description:  We are looking for volunteers to help us conduct trail maintenance on our .2 mile sensory trail. This sensory was designed with a guide rope and 12 sensory boxes for our vision impaired visitors. This is a great opportunity for scout groups to earn their community service hours.

For More On Volunteer Opportunities: Please contact Susan Matthews, Park Naturalist, at 301-600-2050 or via e-mail at:  SMatthews@FrederickCountyMD.gov 


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Upcoming Fall Programs



Box Turtle Time Program: Join us as we learn how to care for the turtles in our outdoor enclosure. Participants will have the chance to add leaves to our outdoor enclosure, meet live animals, and learn where reptiles & amphibians go during the winter time.
Ages: 6-10 years old
Date/Time: 9/2 from (4-5:30pm)  
Cost:$10/ Registration #4271

Archery Merrit Badge Program: You will learn about the history of the sport, make or repair an arrow, how to shoot 3 different kinds of bows, and more to help complete this badge. A USA Archery Level 1 Certified Instructor will be on hand to guide you through the requirements. Please consult your merit badge list as blue cards will not be signed unless the workbook has been completed.
Ages: 8-18 years old
Date/Time: 10/25 (10am-2pm)
Cost: $20 /  Registration #4242

Gravel Roads Program: Walk along with a Naturalist to Discover the hidden charms along some of the 85 miles of gravel unpaved roads in Frederick County, MD. Themes will include: Butterflies; Fall Foliage; Seeds and Pods of Fall; Identifying Bark. This class meets the second Saturday of every month on the following dates: 9/13, 10/11, 11/8, and 12/13. Pre-registration required.
Ages: 18+ years
Date/Time: 9/13 (10am-12pm)
Cost: $4 / Registration #4316

Women’s Wilderness Class: This Fall come & treat yourself to an overnight outdoor escape from emails, carpooling the kids to sports practice, and house work. We will campout under the stars and take a quiet evening hike in search of night calling animals. In the morning we will head to the archery range for an archery 101 class taught by a skilled USA Archery Level 1 certified instructor.
Ages: 18+ years old   
Date/Time: 9/20 (5-9pm)
Cost: $28 / Registration #4384
 


 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Bio Blitz Event this weekend

 Bio Blitz Survey
Saturday Aug. 2, 2014
8am-1pm
Catoctin Creek Park is pleased to announce our first Bio-Blitz Event. A Bio Blitz is a survey method used by scientists, naturalists, community volunteers to count and identify wildlife species at the park. If you are interested in tomorrows event please call the nature center at:301-600-2051.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Butterfly Count This Weekend


Butterfly Count
Sun. Jul. 27th
10-11am
 
Learn how to capture, identify, and release butterflies. Nets provided. This program maybe cancelled due to inclement weather or conditions not suitable for butterflies. No reservations are needed. We will meet in front of the nature center at 10am.