Friday, January 25, 2013

I Love Nature

Calling all 3-5 year olds!  Come join us at Catoctin Creek Nature Center for

   Little knee-high naturalists will explore the natural world through stories, crafts, and the live animals at the nature center. This series will feature a different story-based theme each month. Be surprised at all your child can learn!
 
 
Ages:  3-5 years
Fee:   $28.00 for 3 sessions
Dates:  On the last Thursday of each month:  1/31, 2/28, 3/28
Time:  10 - 11:15 am
To Register:  Call 301-600-2936 or go on-line to www.recreater.com
 



Winter Survival Skills Class Rescheduled

The Winter Survival Skills class for tomorrow (Saturday, 1/26/13) has been rescheduled to Saturday, February 2nd. 
 Please call the Nature Center for more details: 301-600-2051

Stream Survey Cancelled for January

The Macroinvertebrate Stream Survey for Saturday, January 26th,
has been cancelled due to frigid temperatures.
The next macroinvertebrate sampling will be in April.
Stay tuned for future posts!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Stream Survey Rescheduled!


This Saturday's Stream Survey has been rescheduled
 due to high water at the sampling sites!

New Date:  Saturday, January 26th from 11am-3pm.

See below for more information.


Volunteers Still  Needed!


When: Saturday, Jan 26, 11:00 am -3:00 pm
Where: Catoctin Creek Nature Center & Park in Middletown, MD
Information: Please call # 301-600-2050
Ages: 8 y.o. and up


On Sat. Jan 26th we will be conducting a survey of macro-invertebrates, tiny freshwater insects found in Catoctin Creek. Volunteers are needed to help collect, sort, and identify macro-invertebrates.  Volunteers also are needed to assist with water sampling up to 1-2 feet deep. Creek temperatures will be very chilly.
 Please remember to dress for the weather.  All volunteers are required to wear boots in order to participate in this survey.

 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
















Wednesday, January 9, 2013

What's Going on at Catoctin Creek!




Winter Birds Family Program
Bring the little ones to cuddle-up and enjoy some special stories about our feathered friends.  We will have the chance to search for birds on a mini-hike, make a bird feeder, and play interactive games. 

When:   Saturday, January 12 from         10-10:45 am
Ages:  3 to 5 years
Fee:  $10.00
Space is limited, so we suggest you 
pre-register by calling 301-600-2936 or go 
on-line to www.recreater.com











                                       The Frederick County Nature Council
Presents a FREE program on
OWLS
(A MD DNR Scales and Tales Program)


Bring the whole family* and learn about the wonders of owls!

When: Sunday, January 13th from 2 – 3 PM
Where: Catoctin Creek Nature Center
2929 Sumantown Road Middletown, MD 21769      301-600-2051

*Limited to the first 70 participants to arrive and sign the required waiver form.

 



Catoctin Creek Stream Field Study

Volunteers Needed!

When: Saturday Jan 19, 11:00 am -3:00 pm
Inclement Weather Date: Sat. Jan. 26th, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: Catoctin Creek Nature Center & Park in Middletown, MD
Ages: 8 y.o. and up
Information: Please call # 301-600-2050

On Sat. Jan 19th we will be conducting a survey of macro-invertebrates  tiny freshwater insects found in Catoctin Creek. Volunteers are needed to help collect, sort, and identify macro-invertebrates  Volunteers are needed to assist with water sampling up to 1-2 feet deep. Creek temperatures will be very chilly.
All volunteers are required to wear boots in order to participate in this survey. 
Please remember to 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.