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






Friday, April 20, 2012

Nature Fest Event this Sat. April 21st


Join us this Saturday April 21st (10-2pm) for a day of fun filled nature activities including a green technologies presentation, green vendors, wildflower plantings, nature walks, live animal presentations, crafts, face painting, and much more.  For details on this event, please call Catoctin Creek Nature Center at 301-600-5051.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Upcoming Programs


Bunny Rabbit Hop

Come join us as we celebrate spring with a story about cotton tail rabbits. We will all bounce to the bunny rabbit hop and take a short nature hike through the woods in search of favorite furry mammal friends including cotton tail rabbits, squirrels, and woodchucks.

15050 Wed, 4/18 10:00-11:15am

 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.

15040 Fri, 4/20 10:00-10:45am

2-3 yrs/$10


Home School Days

Allow our experienced naturalists to enrich your child's studies through a multi-disciplinary approach using nature as a focus. Each month a different age-appropriate topic is presented.
15069 Fri, 4/20 1:00-2:30pm

5-12yrs/$4.50

Nature Tales Inside & Out

Kids, bring your parents and a blanket to sit on as we venture into the woods or inside the nature center for story time! Afterwards we'll enjoy games, activities, and make a craft related to that day's featured story.

15057 Wed, 4/25 1:00-2:00pm

3-5 yrs/$10


Fairy House Building

Build a beautiful woodland fairy house using elements from nature, making a wonderfully inviting miniature house that any fairy would love to call home. Workshop is complete with a nature hike and storytelling. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult (One fairy house only).



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Build a beautiful woodland fairy house using elements from nature, making a wonderfully inviting miniature house that any fairy would love to call home. Workshop is complete with a nature hike and story telling. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult (One fairy house only).

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15074 Sat, 4/28 10:00-11:30am

6-12 yrs/$25




Saturday, April 14, 2012

Special Thanks to all our Project Clean Stream Volunteers



We would like to thank all the volunteers that came out and helped with this years
Project Clean Stream Event! We filled two large Frederick County Trucks with debris collected near Catoctin Creek and planted close to 50 trees & shrubs. Catoctin Creek Park was one of over 200 cleanup events taking part in the Alliance for the Chesapeake’s Project Clean Stream Event this weekend. This year there were cleanup sites in all 6 states and the District of Columbia that are encompassed by the 64,000 square mile Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Thanks to all of you for making this event possible!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Holiday Hours


Catoctin Creek Nature Center
will be closed on Sunday April  8th.
We will reopen on Tuesday April 10th at noon.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Volunteers Are Needed!


Project Clean Stream Event
Saturday, April 14, 11:00-2:00pm

Catoctin Creek Nature Center will be participating in the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s Project Clean Stream Event on Saturday April 14th. Volunteers are needed to help collect debris collected in and around the banks of Catoctin Creek. For more information please call: 301-600-2051.