Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Turtle Pond Renovation Project

We are pleased to announce that the designers of our indoor pond exhibit, Poole's Stone and Garden, Inc, are remodeling our turtle pond exhibit. Our new exhibit will feature a larger basking area for our turtles and expanded area for them to swim & explore. We would like to thank the designer of this project Bruce Poole for volunteering to expand our turtle pond exhibit. We are very excited to see this project taking fold. Thanks so much Bruce for making this project possible.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Program Cancelations

This evenings Green Roof Astronomy and Campfire program has been canceled due to inclement weather. Our next Green Roof Astronomy and Campfire program is scheduled for March 24th from (8-10pm). Thank you.

Monday, February 20, 2012

NEW !! Green Roof Astronomy Series

The Tri-State- Astronomers Club ( and our staff naturalist will be on hand to lead a night of star gazing and marsh mellow roasting program you won’t want to miss. Please note our night sky viewing portion of the program is weather dependent. For more information on this program please call 301-600-2050.

14646, Sat. 2/25 8:00-10:00pm
14647, Sat. 3/24 8:00-10:00pm

Hubble's view of an expanding halo of light around a distant star, named V838 Monocerotis (V838 Mon). ...The illumination of interstellar dust comes from the red supergiant star at the middle of the image, which gave off a flashbulb-like pulse of light two years ago. V838 Mon is located about 20,000 light-years away from Earth in the direction of the constellation Monoceros, placing the star at the outer edge of our Milky Way galaxy.

Home School Nature Days:

Allow our experienced naturalists to enrich your child’s studies through a multi-disciplinary approach using nature as a focus. There will be separate lessons for younger and older home schoolers with a group activity at the end. Next Monday Feb. 27th we will be covering “Animals and Winter Adaptations. Parents are encouraged to attend, but are also required to register.

5-12 yrs/1 day/$4.50 child & $4.50 adult
14452, Mon. 2/27 1:00-2:30pm

For more information regarding these upcoming programs please visit our website at:

Friday, February 17, 2012

Happy One Year Anniversary Catoctin Creek Nature Center!

It’s hard to believe that a year ago we where opening our doors for the very first time. We would like to welcome our visitors to take a brief survey to let us know how you are enjoying our new nature center. Please click on the link below and you will be taken to our brief online survey. Thanks so much everyone!

Catoctin Creek Nature Center Visitors Survey:

Monday, February 13, 2012


Are you interested in supporting our two Frederick County Nature Centers at Catoctin Creek and Fountain Rock, but you don’t have time to volunteer during the day? Come join us TONIGHT Monday Feb. 13th at 7pm. The meeting will be held at Fountain Rock Nature Center in Walkersville, MD.

For information on whether a program or a parks and recreation facility is open due to inclement weather please use our weather cancellation hotline at 301-600-6291.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Upcoming Programs

Winter Wonderland Party for Preschoolers

Join us as we celebrate the wonderful winter season! We'll meet some live animals and enjoy games, crafts, and meet some of the nature center residents!
14440 Fri, 2/10 10:00-12:00 pm
3-5 yrs / 1 day / $10

Holiday for the Birds

Celebrate National Bird Feeding Month by preparing special treats for them. We'll make garlands, pine cone feeders and create some homemade suet.

14443 Sat, 2/11 10:00-11:30 am
6-10 yrs / 1 day / $10

Survival Shelters

Come and learn different animal survival techniques and how a predator is always on the lookout for its prey. Then let your imagination turn you back into a person and see if you could survive a night in the woods of Catoctin Creek Park if you were lost. Could you think like an animal and survive the night? Then come to the nature center and find out. Great fun!

14615 Sun, 2/12 3:00-4:30 pm
10+ yrs / 1 day / $10

Valentine's Day Preschool Party

Come celebrate Valentine's Day with your favorite animals at the Nature Center. Get together with some of your friends and make some new friends too. Listen to Valentine's Day stories and make a Valentine craft. Sign up for a fun time.
14441 Tue, 2/14 10:00-11:15 am
3-5 yrs / 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.

14364 Fri, 2/17 10:00-10:45 am
2-4 yrs / 1 day / $10

No School- Animals Rule!

Take advantage of the four day series of programming at the cozy Nature Center when school is out. Children will learn about different animal facts each visit. Enjoy games, crafts, and lots of other fun activities!

14471 Mon, 2/20 8:00-5:00 pm
6-10 yrs / 1 day / $29

For more information regarding these upcoming programs please visit our website at: