Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

Here are some fantastic views of Catoctin Creek Park during the snow. Hopefully we'll get a few more feet, which will be great for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and tracking wildlife!






















Feeling Green for the Holidays

The green roof has been creeping along and growing very nicely. Here are some recent photos that truly highlight the beauty of these plants just in time for the holiday season.





Thursday, December 16, 2010

Latest picture of Catoctin Creek Nature Center!

Call 301-600-2936 today to reserve your next Educational Birthday Party, or maybe a scout program at the newest Nature Center in Frederick County Maryland.

Also, register online at www.recreater.com for nature programs that begin late January at the nature center.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

New news about Catoctin Creek Nature Center


Here is the most recent article from the Frederick News Post highlighting Catoctin Creek Park and Nature Center.

http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/archives/display_detail.htm?StoryID=118404



And here is some fantastic video footage of the inside and outside at the park.

http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/archives/display_detail.htm?StoryID=118391

It's beginning to look a lot like a Nature Center...

Here are some updated photos of just a portion of the playground area. Additional play structures will include bouldering rocks and rope bridge connecting. Children of all ages will have the opportunity to explore this fantastic play setting!



After leaving the playground and pavilion area journey onto the trail leading towards the nature center. Inside the carpet is being placed inside the Discovery Room where the children's area will house discovery boxes full of interactive nature activities.





Friday, November 26, 2010

Register TODAY for Catoctin Creek Nature Programs!


Here is your chance. The recreater is now available online and you can register for programs which start in January at the new Catoctin creek Nature Center. What a Christmas Gift. Give an educational program to someone special.

Visit www.recreater.com and click on the brochure icon, then check out the Nature section of the brochure. Many new programs and opportunities to get excited about. Birthday parties, to scout programs, to special events. Catoctin Creek Nature Center has something for everyone.


Monday, November 22, 2010

Playground Construction begins Today!

Here are a couple photos of boxes being opened containing the new playground equipment. This playground structure should be completely installed in the next two weeks.

Stay tuned for more photos...








Two paths, One Trail

Stone Rocks were placed this weekend at specific corners and turns along the new nature trail. The trails completion is moving along nicely, with seeding and fill top soil placement expected to finish after Thanksgiving.







The turtle exhibit nears completion!



Friday, November 12, 2010

Animal Mounts Needed


If you or someone you know is willing to donate or loan native animal mounts to the new Catoctin Creek Nature Center please contact Brian Campbell, Park Naturalist, at 301-600-2050. Parks and Recreation staff utilize the animal mounts to assist with teaching children and families in Frederick County.

Latest Catoctin Creek Nature Center News!

The Catoctin Creek nature center and park is changing everyday. With new sidewalks, light poles, and cabinets in the program spaces. Contractors and staff are working diligently to complete the project prior to the end of the year. Stay tuned for more pictures and program opportunities.








Monday, November 1, 2010

Amazing new photos of Catoctin Creek!


From new flooring to skylites, the facility is changing each and every day. Enjoy the photos.








Friday, October 15, 2010

Nature Center Progressing Nicely....

Here are some new photos of the ongoing construction of inside the nature center.

The Discovery Room is southwardly facing thus allowing the sunlight to be utilized to lighten the space.



The nature center is designed with many earth tones to accentuate the buildings architecture. The stone around the doorway was specifically selected to match the rocks discovered during excavation and they also match the foundation stonework amongst the historical structures that remain in the park.

Waste management; when nature calls!


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Discovery Room




The Discovery Room in the nature center is being prepped for the flooring to be installed. The new rock wall looks marvelous!