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