Thursday, September 18, 2014

Free Nature Program Sunday Sept. 21st

Finding Your Way-Orienteering Program
Sunday, Sept. 21st (2-3pm)
Cost: This is a free program

Naturalist John Powers heads you in the right direction as you learn different ways to find your way in the great outdoors. Children must be 8 years old or older and accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Please plan on arriving 10 minutes before the program starts to register your family at the front desk. If you have any questions regarding this program please call Catoctin Creek Nature Center at: 301-600-2051.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Upcoming Programs & Volunteer Activities

Women’s Wilderness Class

This Fall come & treat yourself to an overnight outdoor escape from emails, carpooling the kids to sports practice, and house work. We will campout under the stars and take a quiet evening hike in search of night calling animals. In the morning we will head to the archery range for an archery 101 class taught by a skilled USA Archery Level 1 certified instructor.
Ages: 18+ y.o. and up
Dates/Times: Sat 9/20 5pm to Sun. 9/21 9am
Cost:$28/ Registration #4384

For more information or to register for this program please call: 301-600-2936 or visit us online at:

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:

Stream Survey
Date: Sat. Oct. 18th
Time: 11-2pm
Ages: 8 y.o. and up

Description:  We will be conducting surveys of macro-invertebrates, tiny freshwater insects found in Catoctin Creek. Volunteers are needed to help collect, sort, and identify macro-invertebrates. We will be entering the water approximately up to 1-2 feet deep. Please wear boots or old sneakers that can get wet and dress for the weather.

Sensory Trail Service Day
Date: Sat. Oct. 25th
Time: 11-2pm
Ages: 7 y.o. and up

Description:  We are looking for volunteers to help us conduct trail maintenance on our .2 mile sensory trail. This sensory was designed with a guide rope and 12 sensory boxes for our vision impaired visitors. This is a great opportunity for scout groups to earn their community service hours.

For More On Volunteer Opportunities: Please contact Susan Matthews, Park Naturalist, at 301-600-2050 or via e-mail at: