Monday, July 29, 2013

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Weed Pull
Saturday Aug. 3rd

Are you looking for a fun way to get a little exercise? Come & join us as we pull non-native invasive plants here at the park. Please e-mail Susan Matthews at or call us here at the nature center at #301-600-2050. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Fall 2013 Program Registration Begins Tomorrow

Fall 2013 Program Registration begins tomorrow Friday, July 26th at 8am. Please click on the link below to be directed to our online catalog.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Nature Birthday Parties

Come celebrate your child’s special day with a Nature Themed Birthday Party at Catoctin Creek Nature Center. The nature birthday party will include a 1-hour live animal presentation by our nature center staff.

Birthday Party Themes
Awesome Animals
     Birds and Butterflies
     Going Buggy
Slithering Snakes

Saturdays:11:00 am - 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Sundays:1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Scheduling a Party
Call (301) 600-2936 to schedule
Note: A 30-day notice is required

Monday, July 15, 2013

Upcoming Programs

Crayfish Capers: Join us as we take a walk along the creek in search of crayfish and other aquatic critters. Use dip nets and stereoscopes to catch and study these creatures up close. Make a crayfish craft to take home. Be prepared to get wet in this tromp through the water. Wear closed-toed shoes and clothes that can get wet.

When: Sat. July 20, 1:00-2:30pm
Where: Catoctin Creek Nature Center
Ages: 8-13 y.o. and up
Cost: $10
Registration Number: 17397

Family Campfire Program: Join us for a quiet night hikes, listen to campfire stories, meet some of our Nature Center animals and enjoy other nocturnal activities!
When: Sat. July 20, 8:00-9:30pm
Where: Catoctin Creek Nature Center
Ages: 7+yrs and up
Cost: $4
Registration Number: 17347

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

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Fish Survey this Saturday

Saturday July 13th
This Saturday MD-DNR staff, nature center staff, and volunteers will be conducting fish electroshocking surveys of Catoctin Creek. We are interested in surveying the fish diversity within the creek. We will be looking for a small number of volunteers to help us sort and count fish.  If you are interested in assisting with this survey please call the nature center at: 301-600-2050.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to assist with an invasive plant pull tomorrow Saturday July 6th (9-10:30am) here at Catoctin Creek Park.  We will be removing non-native plants and planting some native paw-paw trees in the park. The paw-paw trees have been generously donated by John Smucker. Paw-paw trees are the host plant for the zebra swallowtail butterfly. If you are interested in assisting with this project please call the nature center at: 301-600-2051. Please remember to bring: gardening gloves, refillable water bottle, and dress for the weather.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Catoctin Creek Park will be Closed on July 4th

Catoctin Creek Nature Center
will be closed on 
Thursday July 4th 
We will reopen on 
Friday July 5th at noon.