Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tiny’s New Cave

We would like to thank our Animal Care Specialist Caryn Code for designing this special new environment for our Bearded Dragon. Caryn constructed this cave using styrofoam. The new cave features a side viewing area for our visitors to peek in and see our scaly friend.  Thank you Caryn for your creativity and all your hard work! 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Spring & Summer Registration opens Feb. 22 @ 5pm

Check out our Spring and Summer Activity Guides!

Registration opens online this Friday, February 22, 2013 at 5:00 pm.
Summer Camp Guide 2013

To register go to or click on the program number in the activity guides.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Upcoming Programs

Are your little ones longing for summer campfires & family vacations? Come join us as we sit around our magical indoor campfire and read a story, meet live animals, and make a tasty edible campfire treat. Ingredients include: mini marshmallows, pretezel sticks, and candy corns.

Ages:  All Ages
Fee:   $10.00
Date:  Sat.,2/16
Time:  7:00-8:30 pm

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. Topic will include: 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.

Ages:  6-12 y.o.
Fee:   $10.00
Date:  Mon.,2/18
Time:  10:00-11:30 am

To Register:  Call 301-600-2936 or go on-line to

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Free Photography Program This Weekend

Frederick County Nature Council
Free Monthly Nature Program

February 10, 2013      2:00–3:00 pm

Fountain Rock Park and Nature Center
8516 Fountain Rock Road
Walkersville, MD  21793

"Take Your Best Shot - Digital Photography"     Rich Potter

This program is recommended for ages 8 and above. Remember to bring your digital camera. We will practice taking pictures indoors and, weather providing, outdoors. If we have time, we'll view some pictures on the computer and provide helpful critique.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Valentine Party at the Nature Center

I Left My Heart with the Critters

Special delivery! It's a Valentine party at the nature center and our animals are waiting to receive handmade cards from your little ones. Children will make cards and play games during this happy time of sharing. Then they will deliver their valentines to each animal's 'mailbox'. This is a parent/child program.
Ages:  3-5 years
Fee:   $10.00
Date: Thurs., Feb. 14th
Time:  10 - 10:45 am
To Register:  Call 301-600-2936 or go on-line to