Sunday, December 23, 2012

Holiday Hours



The Nature Center is closed from Saturday, December 22 through Tuesday, January 1st.  The center will re-open on Wednesday, January 2nd at 12 noon.
 
  The grounds will be open from 8AM to 5 PM each day.


Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Holidays



At Catoctin Creek Nature Center, our resident critters have a new year’s wish... They would love for you to come visit and see them! Our animals love to share by giving our visitors the wonderful and educational experience of interacting with them, watching them eat, roam around, and play. You can share with the animals too by giving them a holiday treat! They would greatly appreciate some new things in their enclosures to explore, climb, and hide in, and other supplies to keep them healthy and happy. If you have any animal care supplies at home that you no longer need, or any other items that you think our critters could use, bring them on in during your next visit to Catoctin Creek! We welcome and greatly appreciate your donations. Catoctin Creek Nature Center will be accepting donations beginning January 2nd. Thank you very much for your generosity.

Catoctin Creek Nature Center Animal Wish list:

-A climbing log for: Ursula the tarantula, or Sweetheart the juvenile Corn Snake

 -A hiding cave for any of the following animals: Pumpkin the adult Corn Snake,  Dezzy the Western Hognose Snake, Cinnamon the Sinaloan Milk Snake, or Sly the juvenile Eastern Ratsnake

- any logs, branches, caves, huts, medium-large feeding dishes, rocks, and other habitat accessories

-new or used large aquarium tanks (50-100 gallon) with lid

Please do not bring in any logs from outside or products out of cedar. Toxins in the cedar logs can harm our reptile friends.




Tuesday, December 11, 2012

What's new at Catoctin Creek?





 
New Plant Signs
 
Every wonder what some of those plants are around the Nature Center?
Ginny Brace, one of our Master Naturalist volunteers, designed sturdy signs with the common and scientific names for the native plants surrounding our building.  
New signs will be added later.
Thanks Ginny!




Friday, November 30, 2012

A New Visitor to Catoctin Creek Park


Today we had some interesting visitors at Catoctin Creek Park.  A flock of guinea fowl were observed in the park today.  Guinea Fowl are native to Africa. They were introduced to North America when the early settlers arrived.

Upcoming Winter Series Programs:

Home School Drop In Days
On the first Friday of each month we will have hands on activities for families to enjoy at their leisure. Activities include: Animal Adaptations-Anatomy Lab, Winter Bird Identification, and Maryland Geology. This program will be held on the following dates (1/4, 2/1, and 3/1).
Registration #17209
Fri, Jan. 4th
1-2:30pm

Home School Nature Days
In this series, allow our experienced naturalists to enrich your child's studies through a multi-disciplinary approach using nature as a focus. After a group introductory presentation, students will separate into age-based groups to continue their lesson. The scheduled topics are January: 'Tracks & Traces', February: 'Woodland Indians', and March 'Bones'. Parents are encouraged to attend, but also are required to register. The series is held on the last Monday of each month at Catoctin Creek Nature Center.
Registration #16612
Mon., Jan. 28th
1-2:30pm

Creek Chubs Club
These programs are designed for little nature lovers! Your child will learn about the natural world through stories, live animals, nature walks, hands on crafts, and games. Parents are free! Dress appropriately for outdoor activities. 
Registration #16600
Tue, 1/15-Fri, 3/29
10-10:45am

Schools Out Winter Nature Detectives Series
Inquiring minds want to know . . . all about nature's chilly secrets! In each program of this series, we'll explore, investigate, craft, and hike our way to understanding one of nature's wonders. Topics will include: Session 1: Animal Adaptations: learn about animal adaptations including: hibernation, join us as we take a winter wonderland hike and search for winter animal tracks, Session 2: Nature Babies: Spring is here and the forest is stirring. Join us as we search for signs of new life. Come for one or both sessions in this series.
Registration #16616
Mon, 1/21; Mon, 2/18
10-11:30am

For more information on our upcoming programs please visit: www.Recreater.com or call: (301)600-2936.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Catoctin Creek Park Hours


Catoctin Creek Nature Center
will be closed on:
Thur.Nov.22nd–Mon.Nov. 26th
We will re open on
Tues. Nov. 27th at noon

The park entrance gates will open for visitors to come and walk the trails from 8am-5pm daily 




Thursday, November 15, 2012

Volunteers Needed


Volunteers Needed
Sun. Nov. 18th
1-4pm 
We are looking for volunteers to help install a bird sanctuary garden this coming Sunday, Nov. 18th (1-4pm) at Catoctin Creek Park. We will be digging holes, spreading/moving mulch, and planting several shrubs & grasses. Please e-mail us at: smatthews@frederickcountymd.gov to sign up and volunteer with this project. We look forward to working with you soon.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Damage from Hurricane Sandy


Dear friends,
During Hurricane Sandy two beautiful benches, and four bird houses (wood duck and tree swallow boxes) washed away during the storm. The benches were designed by eagle scouts Nathan Wright, and the bird houses were designed by Phillip O’Neill. If anyone has seen these benches or bird houses please give us a call at: 301-600-2050. Thanks a lot everyone.   

Friday, November 9, 2012

Home School Days Program

Join our experienced naturalist next Friday Nov. 16th as we explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics topics in our 
Home School Days STEM Day Program. Space is limited.

5-12yrs, Fee:$5 child & $5 adult
Fri, 11/16 1:00-2:30pm


For more information on our upcoming programs please visit: www.Recreater.com or call: (301)600-2936.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Catoctin Creek Nature Center will be closed Tues. Nov 6th


Catoctin Creek Nature Center will be closed on Election Day, Tues. Nov. 6th, the nature center will re open on Wed. Nov. 7th at noon.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Free Archaeology Talk this Sunday Nov. 4th (2-3pm)


All around us is evidence of past cultures and historic landscapes. Come to Catoctin Creek Nature Center and learn how archaeologists conduct surveys to find evidence of these people who lived in our area long ago. A look at the park landscape will follow a brief talk about the methods used and some examples of finds from the region. Artifacts from local historic and prehistoric sites will be on hand to examine. Senior archaeologist Michael Clem holds a Master’s degree in Anthropology from American University, and received his Bachelor’s degree in Humanities from Georgetown University. He has worked as an archaeologist for some 15 years, primarily in the Mid-Atlantic region, but has worked in the American southwest and in Argentina. Until recently he served as the Loudoun County, Virginia Archaeologist. He and his family live nearby in Brunswick.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Catoctin Creek Nature Center will be closed on Wed. Oct. 31


Catoctin Creek Nature Center will be closed

Wednesday Oct. 31st

Call the cancellation line for details:

301.600.6291

Monday, October 29, 2012

Catoctin Creek Nature Center will be closed on Tues Oct. 30th


Catoctin Creek Nature Center

has cancelled all programs and rentals tomorrow,

Tuesday October 30, in anticipation of the

damage projected to happen from Hurricane Sandy.

Call the cancellation line for details:

301.600.6291

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Box Turtle Workshop



When: Thursday, October 25, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Catoctin Creek Nature Center
Speaker: Sandy Barnett
Registration donation: $25 payable at the door
To Register: contact Susan Matthews at: 301-600-2051

Do you own box turtles, or just want to learn more about them? Have you ever found an injured or sick box turtle and don’t know how to provide emergency care? You’ll find answers to these and other questions at this workshop. Participants will receive a CD that includes: three Power Points (Eastern Box Turtles: Disappearing Gems of the Forest, Non-Marine Turtles of Maryland, and Handling and Transport of Turtles), and a variety of relevant literature and online resources. Please call us at the nature center:301-600-2051 to register for this program.

Guest Speaker: Sandy Barnett was an animal keeper for 28 years, the last 17 as a Senior Herpetologist at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. She is senior author of “Indoor Care of North American Box Turtles,” which was awarded top article of the year in the veterinary journal, Exotic DVM, in 2004.


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Volunteers Needed


Catoctin Creek Field Study
Saturday Oct. 20th

When: Saturday Oct 20, 9:00-2:00pm
Where: Catoctin Creek Nature Center & Park in Middletown, MD
Ages: 8 y.o. and up
Information: Please call 301-600-2050

This Saturday we will be conducting a survey of macroinvertebrates, tiny freshwater insects found in Catoctin Creek. Volunteers are needed to help collect, sort, and identify macroinvertebrates. 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. If you are interested in helping with this project please call us and let us know how many people will be coming in your group. This is a rain or shine event.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Upcoming Nature Hike Programs



Fall Colors Hike
Come join us as we take a beautiful walk along Catoctin Creek. We will search for signs of wildlife and learn about the processes which cause the leaves to change color in the Fall. Parents with infants are strongly encouraged to carry their infants in a backpack or pouch.
All Ages, Fee:$10
Sun, 10/21 1:00-2:30pm

Halloween Hike
Halloween is coming and who doesn't like to dress up for it? Wear a costume and come learn about some animals that seem pretty spooky at first…until you know more about them. Touch a toad, sing to a salamander and meet some of our other creepy critters. After we learn about some animals, we will take a hike along the paved paths so everyone can enjoy a parade!
All Ages, Fee:$10
Sat, 10/27 10:00-11:30am

For more information on our upcoming programs please visit:
www.Recreater.com or call: (301)600-2936.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Outdoor Box Turtle Exhibit Installation


This Saturday (Sept. 29th) our Eagle Scout Jesse Gladhill will be installing an outdoor box turtle exhibit for our two non-releasable box turtles. Our box turtles will not be introduced into this exhibit until June 2013 when the air temperature is over 70 degrees. This new exhibit will feature a circulated pond, live plants, and a rain barrel. Once our box turtles are introduced into this exhibit, they will live year round in the exhibit. Please join us as we thank Jesse for all his hard work creating this new home for our box turtles.  

Friday, September 21, 2012

Nature Center Naming Contest


Eastern Milk Snake

Our nature center animals are not pets but they are cherished members of our nature center team. We are currently accepting thoughtful Name suggestions for our nature center animals. If you have a name suggestion for our Eastern milk snake in the above photo please e-mail us at: smatthews@frederickcountymd.gov.

Eastern Milk Snakes are slender, smooth snakes with reddish or brown splotches on a gray or tan background.  A light “Y’ or “V” mark is usually just behind the head.  The belly of this snake is white with a black checkerboard color.  The number and type of splotches, body rings, and the scale pattern vary in different geographical areas.  Adults grow from 2 to 4 feet. Milksnakes are secretive and like to hide under logs, bark, stumps, and the underground rodent burrows.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Fall 2012 Recreater Brochure

Have you registered for Fall programs in the 2012 Recreater?  Visit www.recreater.com for fall sports instruction, leagues, drop in adult programs, and special events throughout Frederick.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Free Geocaching Class This Weekend



Date: http://img1.blogblog.com/img/icon18_wrench_allbkg.pngSunday, Sept. 9th, 2012
Time: 11:00-12:00pm
 Location: Catoctin Creek Nature Center


Come learn about Geocaching at Catoctin Creek Nature Center. This program will be an introduction to geocaching. Particiapants will have the chance to operate hand held GPS units and explore the trails at Catoctin Creek Park. This free program is made possible by the Frederick County Nature Council.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

No School Animals Rule Program



No School Animals Rule Program     
When school is out join us for a series of nature programs at Catoctin Creek Park. Themes will include: All About Birds, Fall Color Changes, Totally Turkeys, and Snakes Rule. Children will learn about different animal facts each visit. Enjoy games, crafts, and lots of other fun activities. This program is held on 1st Friday's of each month this fall.           
Ages 6-12 , Fee:$12 
Monday, 9/17, 10:00-11:30am
Friday, 9/21,10:00-11:30am      
Monday 11/5,10:00-11:30am

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Upcoming Fall Nature Series



Home School Drop in Science     #16357  
On the first Friday of each month we will have hands on activities available for families to enjoy at their leisure. Activities include: geo-caching, microscope explorations, natural history labs, and much more. This program is held on 1st Friday's of each month this fall (9/7, 10/5, 11/2, 12/7)
          
Ages 7-12 , Fee:$15 (for all 4 sessions)
Friday, 9/7, 1:00 -2:30 PM

Animal Husbandry Specialist    #16395  
Have fun taking care of and interacting with our Nature Center animals! Help check the health of our animals, add mulch to their terrariums, clean their tanks, feed them, refresh their water, and learn some neat animal facts. Wear old clothes. We talk about different animal care careers and mention ways in which teens can gain more hands on experience working with animals (9/11, 10/9, 11/6).
Ages 13+yrs old, Fee:$38 (for all 3 sessions)
Tuesday, 9/11, 4:30 -6:00 PM


Home School Days    # 16349
Allow our experienced naturalists to enrich your child's studies through a multi-disciplinary approach using nature as a focus. Each month a different curriculum topic is presented. Parents are encouraged to attend, but are also required to register (9/14,11/16).                     
Ages 5-12 yrs old, Fee:$5
Friday, 9/14, 1:00 -2:30 PM

For more information on our upcoming programs please visit:
www.Recreater.com or call: (301)600-2936.


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Park Activities

Come visit us this weekend and try out our Geocache Trails. Visitors can rent one of our gps units for $5 or bring their own. All participants will receive a gps map & activity guide.



Fall is just around the corner. For more information on our upcoming programs please visit:


Register at: (301)600-2936 or www.Recreater.com

Friday, July 27, 2012

Upcoming Programs


For Goodness Snakes     # 15081
Hisss! Do snakes make noise? Do they have noses and ears? Learn all about these scaly creatures as we separate fact from fiction. The program concludes with a snake craft.
Ages 6-12 , Fee:  $10.00
Saturday, 8/11, 10:00 -11:30 AM

Worms Bugs and Slugs     # 15121
We'll wander through the forest and talk about the importance of leaf litter. We'll also look at some rotting logs for spiders, centipedes, millipedes and various fungi.
All Ages, Fee:  $10.00
Sunday, 8/12, 2:00 -3:30 PM
  
Animal Care Specialist for a Day!  # 15095
Have fun taking care of and interacting with our Nature Center animals! Help check the health of our animals, add mulch to their terrariums, clean their tanks, feed them, refresh their water, and learn some neat animal facts. Wear old clothes.
Ages 6-10 , Fee:  $10.00
Tuesday, 8/14, 10:30 -12:00 PM

Radical Reptiles! # 15066
Come celebrate these scaly critters that make the Nature Center and park their home. We'll hear slithering stories, play games, and make a scaly craft to take home!
Ages 3-5 , Fee:  $10.00
Wednesday, 8/15, 10:00 -11:15 AM

Insect Safari  # 15099
Hunt for beautiful butterflies, green grasshoppers, dazzling dragonflies and find out about other amazing insects throughout the park! Help fill our butterfly pavilion and take home an insect-inspired craft!



Fees:

Description:
Hunt for beautiful butterflies, green grasshoppers, dazzling dragonflies and find out about other amazing insects throughout the park! Help fill our butterfly pavilion and take home an insect-inspired craft!

Registration Date: 

Member Registration Date: 

Non-Resident Registration Date: 

Registration End Date: 
Ages 6-10 , Fee:  $10.00
Friday, 8/17, 10:00 -12:00 PM

Campfire - Night Sky Program # 15122
With the aid of a telescope we will search for shooting stars, planets, and the craters of the moon. Join us for this exciting look into our night sky.
7 years old+, Fee:  $4.00
Saturday, 8/18, 8:00 -9:30 PM
Register at: (301)600-2936 or www.Recreater.com



Saturday, July 21, 2012

Tonights campfire program has been canceled

Dear visitors,

Tonights campfire program at Catoctin Creek Park has been canceled due to inclement weather. Our next scheduled Campfire Program is on Sat. Aug. 18th at 8pm.


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Upcoming Programs

YOUTH LEARN TO FLY FISH COURSE
Saturday, July 21, 2012
9AM-4PM
Ages 10 and up
This Saturday Potomac Valley Fly Fishers in coordination with the Frederick County Parks and Recreation Division will be offering a free one day youth learn to fly fish course at Catoctin Creek Park. This course is open for ages 10 and up with an adult. Students will learn ways to successfully fish streams or wide open lakes. The course will cover all the basic skills needed to be successful on the water and enjoy the sport of fly fishing. To register or for more information on this event please call John Brognard at: 301-371-5617 or e-mail him at: jb@FlyFishWebDesign.com.
  
Campfire: Night Insect Hunt     #15119
Join us as we search for the unique night insects including: moths, beetles, fire flies and much more. Activities will include: night insect survey, live animal presentations, and stories around the campfire.
Ages 7 and up, Fee:  $4.00
Saturday, 7/21, 8:00 -9:30 PM
Register at: (301)600-2936 or www.Recreater.com


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Weekend Programs


FREE SATURDAY AFTERNOON HERP WALK
(1-4pm)
We are pleased to announce that this Saturday July 14th Wayne Hildebrand the Maryland Amphibian and Reptile Atlas Frederick County Coordinator will be leading a HERP Walk at Catoctin Creek Park on Saturday. We will have fun exploring our park in search of turtles, snakes, reptiles, frogs, toads, and more. If you are interested in joining us please call: 301-600-2051 or e-mail us at: smatthews@frederickcountymd.gov.







Thursday, July 5, 2012

Weekend Programs



Toad Abodes     # 15086
If you love toads, this is the program for you! First we'll talk about these hopping amphibians and then make a toad home that you can decorate and take home!
Ages 6-12 , Fee:  $10.00
Saturday, 7/7, 11:00 -12:00 PM

Annual Butterfly Count    
SATURDAY July 7th, 2012 - " Annual Butterfly Count at Fountain Rock Nature Center" 2:00 p.m. -3:00pm 
AND SUNDAY July 8, 2012 - "Annual Butterfly Count at Catoctin Creek Nature Center"2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  
This is an invitation to butterfly lovers of all ages to come and participate in the annual Butterfly Count on Saturday at Fountain Rock Nature Center and Sunday at Catoctin Creek Nature Center! You don't have to be an expert. Nets are provided! The butterfly count is a free program made possible by the Frederick County Nature Council. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Catoctin Creek Nature Center will be closed on July 4th



On Wed. July 4th  Catoctin Creek Nature Center will be closed for the Fourth of July Holiday. The park grounds will be open from 8am-6pm. The nature center will re-open on Thursday July 5th at noon. 

Monday, July 2, 2012

Power outage update At catoctin creek

The nature center at catoctin creek still does not have power and may not have it until Thursday morning. Camps have been cancelled for the week and participants have the option of transferring if they wish to another county day camp.

Day one of nature camp cancelled

The first day of nature camp this week (July 2) has been cancelled due to the power outage at catoctin creek nature center. The facility has been without power since a storm on Friday night. Please stay tuned for more updates.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The nature center will remain closed today

Dear Visitors,

Catoctin Creek Nature Center will be closed today Sunday July 1st due to a power outage. The nature center grounds will be open until 6pm this evening. We apologize for the inconvenience. We hope you will come and visit us again soon.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Nature Center will be closed today

 Dear Visitors,

Catoctin Creek Nature Center will be closed today Saturday June 30th due to a power outage. The nature center grounds will be open until 6pm this evening. We apologize for the inconvenience. We hope you will come and visit us again soon.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Volunteer Opportunities

This Fall Catoctin Creek & Fountain Rock Nature Centers will be offering our first Maryland Master Naturalist Volunteer Training Program. This training will be held on Mondays staring Sept. 10th through Dec. 10th. The classes will be led by naturalists and educators experienced in Maryland Flora and fauna identification. A vast array of nature topics will be presented including: Ornithology, Botany, Reptiles and Amphibians, Insects, Freshwater Ecosystems, Interpretation and more! 

We are currently accepting applications for our Fall Maryland Master Naturalist Volunteer Training Program. For more information on this program please call (301-600-2051) or e-mail: smatthews@frederickcountymd.gov




Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Weekend Programs


Campfire: Night Calling Animals     #15112
Join us for a quite night hike through the woods. We will be listening for frogs, katydids, crickets, owls, as well as several other night calling animals. Activities will include: live animal presentations, and stories around the campfire.
Ages 7 and up, Fee:  $4.00
Saturday, 6/23, 8:00 -9:30 PM

Geocaching in Nature    #15082
Are you looking for a fun way to explore the outdoors with your family? Join us as we learn how to use hand held GPS, and search for treasures in the woods. Please remember to wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle.
Ages 8-13 y.o., Fee:  $10.00
Sunday, 6/24, 1:00-2:30 PM 
                                                                                                           Register at: (301)600-2936 or www.Recreater.com

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Free Geology Program This Sunday


Rockin’ Rocks & Fabulous Fossils

Sunday June 10th

2:00-3:15pm

Free Program

Join Spelunker, John Powers, and learn about the many rocks and minerals in the collections at Catoctin Creek Park. New fossils have recently been donated and John is anxious to share them with you.  This is definitely a hands-on program! We would like to thank John Powers and our Frederick County Nature Council for making this program possible. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Upcoming Programs



 Creek Chubs Club            
These program are designed for little nature lovers! Your child will learn about the natural world through stories, live animals, nature walks, hands on crafts, and games. Dress appropriately for outdoor activities. This program is held on 2nd Friday's of each month

All Ages, Fee:  $10.00

Friday, 6/8, 10:00 -10:45 AM #15045

Friday, 6/15 10:00-10:45AM #15046

Nature Escapes Day             #15111
Come treat your family to a day of guided walks along our trails, tubing down the creek, and nature photography. Bring a bag lunch, portable water bottle and enjoy the wonders of Catoctin Creek.

8+yrs with an Adult, Fee:  $10.00

          Saturday, 6/9, 1:00 -2:30 PM


Home School Days                 #15072

Allow our experienced naturalists to enrich your child's studies through a multi-disciplinary approach using nature as a focus. Each month a different curriculum topic is presented. Parents are encouraged to attend, but are also required to register. This month’s Theme will be Stream Investigations.

5-12 yrs, Fee:  $4.50

Monday, 6/11, 1:00 -2:30 PM

  
     Wildlife Exploration Walk         #15108

Discover what's going on in the woods and fields around Catoctin Creek. We'll take a stroll along one of the park's trails exploring and enjoying being outdoors.

All Ages, Fee:  $10.00

Sunday, 6/17, 1:00 -2:30 PM



Join us for a quite night hike through the woods. We will be listening for frogs, katydids, crickets, owls, as well as several other night calling animals. Activities will include: live animal presentations, and stories around the campfire.

8-13 yrs, Fee:  $10.00

Saturday, 6/23, 8:00-9:30 PM


Geocaching in Nature        #15082     
Are you looking for a fun way to explore the outdoors with your family? Join us as we learn how to use hand held GPS, and search for treasures in the woods. Please remember to wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle.

8-13 yrs, Fee:  $10.00

Sunday, 6/24, 1:00-2:30 pm 

     

Friday, May 25, 2012

Summer Nature Camps 2012



Does your child love getting their feet wet exploring streams, searching for crayfish, salamanders, and frogs? ECO-Adventure Campers (Ages:8-13 y.o.) have the opportunity to participate in fun hands on nature activities including creek walks, nature hikes, archery practice and much more. Our Nature Camp (Ages 4-6 & 6-10 y.o.) includes many hands on activities, nature walks, crafts, and story time. All of our camps are all taught by experienced educators who love teaching & sharing their love for the natural world with others. Space is limited. Please call or visit us online today to register your son or daughter for a nature camp experience that they are sure to love and memories that will last a life time. 
Register your child today at (301)600-2936 or www.Recreater.com

Monday, May 14, 2012

Weekend Events


 Honorary Butterfly Garden Ribbon Cutting
Saturday May 19th
11am-1pm

 Please join us this weekend for our butterfly meadow ribbon cutting ceremony on Sat. May 19th.This project was made possible by the generous support of the 2011Francie's Family 5K Run/Walk. For more information about this event please call: 301-600-2051. 


Friday, May 4, 2012

Scout Programs


We offer both Girl Scout and Boy Scout programs that will assist your daughter/son’s troop with meeting their badge requirements. Is your troop also interested in earning community service? Please call the nature center at # 301-600-2051 for more information about our scout programs & volunteer opportunities.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Upcoming Programs



Orienteering 101: Map & Compass
Whether you are going hiking, canoeing, fishing or hunting, you should always know how to get where you want to go and even more important, how to return. This 4-hour program will teach you the basics of how to read a map and use a compass. Then refine your skills as we hike around the park. (Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult).
15181 Sun, 5/6 12:30pm-4:30pm
10+ y.o./1 day/$29
   
Family Fishing Program
Join us for a relaxing morning on the water. We will learn about native fresh water fish species, how to safely cast & bait and hook, different fishing techniques, lures and much more. Please bring your own fishing rod & bobber.
15105 Sat, 5/12 10:00am-12:00pm
6+y.o./1 day/$10

Over the Rainbow
Come discover the wonder of rainbows. We will take a short nature hike, see a mini science experiment, and make our own rainbow to take home with us.
15063 Wed, 5/16 10:00am-11:15am
3-5y.o./1 day/$10

Creek Chubs Club
These programs are designed for little nature lovers! Your child will learn about the natural world through stories, live animals, nature walks, hands on crafts, and games. Parents are free. Dress appropriately for outdoor activities.
15041 Fri, 5/18 10:00am-10:45am
2-3y.o./1 day/$10