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Your support is needed now, more than ever. Please consider a donation to support the nature parks and the programs we provide.

The schedule of events is subject to changed based on the status of the coronavirus response, weather, staffing, and other situations that may arise. If Calvert Nature Society or Calvert County Natural Resources Division cancels a program, a full refund will be issued. 

Spring 2021 program registration will open January 11 for members, January 25 for nonmembers. Join now to take advantage of the early registration period. Schedule is subject to change. 

Download the Spring Program listing

Dec. 10, 2020: We have new policies. See the Calvert Nature Society's for our COVID policies for all in-person activities

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Upcoming events

    • 01/30/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    MEMBERS ONLY

    All ages and families, adult supervision required.

    Join the Naturalist to learn the process of tapping Maple trees to collect sap that can be boiled into delicious syrup. We will have an overview of the process and history of Maple "sugaring", then visit the our local Maple trees to get a first-hand opportunity to learn this simple skill. After we visit our trees, warm up by an outdoor campfire. You may bring your own marshmallows to toast. Program will be all outside, so dress for the weather.

    Advanced Reservations are required.  No walk ins allowed.

    Naturalist in Charge: Jessy Oberright

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Registration Deadline: January 24, 2021



    COVID Policies and Procedures 

    All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines. 

    Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please read the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to  the program.  The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



    • 01/31/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

    All ages, adult supervision required.

    Join the Naturalist to learn the process of tapping Maple trees to collect sap that can be boiled into delicious syrup. We will have an overview of the process and history of Maple "sugaring", then visit the our local Maple trees to get a first-hand opportunity to learn this simple skill. After we visit our trees, warm up by an outdoor campfire. You may bring your own marshmallows to toast. Program will be all outside, so dress for the weather.

    Advanced Reservations are required.  No walk ins allowed.

    Naturalist in Charge: Jessy Oberright

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Registration Deadline: January 24, 2021

    MEMBERS ONLY


    COVID Policies and Procedures 

    All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines. 

    Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please review the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to  the program.  The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 02/10/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 1
    Register

    For students ages 12-16 years old - no parent needed

    Our Teen Homeschool classes will meet in-person meetings because the groups are small enough to participate safely. Staff and participants will need to wear masks.  Classes will be outside only and if equipment is needed - each participant will have their own.    

    This winter we will start an exploration of the habitats present at Flag Ponds Nature Park. Teens will meet outside each month and spend the class out hiking the trails - we will explore the park, learn to identify the common plants and animals, build shelters, and whatever the season has to offer. Masks will be needed for all participants.

    Each class session involves hands-on outdoor exploration.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Program Fee are per family: Please register each child separately

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 02/12/2021
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    All ages.

    The 24th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count is this weekend. Whether you are a novice or an expert birder, volunteers of all ages are welcome to help identify and count birds. Researchers at Cornell and the National Audubon Society will use the data we collect.  Please sign up for no more than 2 bird count programs so that other families may attend.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    Program Fee Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by: Wednesday, February 10

    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    ·       All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.

    ·       Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 

    ·       Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please review the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 02/12/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    All ages.

    The 24th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count is this weekend. Whether you are a novice or an expert birder, volunteers of all ages are welcome to help identify and count birds. Researchers at Cornell and the National Audubon Society will use the data we collect.  Please sign up for no more than 2 bird count programs so that other families may attend.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    Program Fee Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by: Wednesday, February 10

    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    ·       All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.

    ·       Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 

    ·       Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please review the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 02/12/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 9
    Register

    Ages 4-12 with adult

    Water is important - in so many ways. During this homeschool series we will explore some of the properties that make water unique and think about how we use water. Zoom meetings will serve as a springboard for at-home, in-your-yard or kitchen experiments. Each month will feature a different watery theme.

    Location: Online via Zoom

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Program Fee are per family: Please register all your children on one entry.

    Free for Society members

    $8 per family for nonmembers


    • 02/12/2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
    • online via Zoom
    • 9
    Register

    Water is important - in so many ways. During this homeschool series we will explore some of the properties that make water unique and think about how we use water. Zoom meetings will serve as a springboard for at-home, in-your-yard or kitchen experiments. Each month will feature a different watery theme.

    Ages 4-12 with adult

    Location: online via Zoom

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Program Fee are per family: Please register all your children on one entry.

    Free for Society members

    $8 per family for nonmembers

    • 02/13/2021
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)
    • Ward Farm Recreation & Nature Park
    • 2
    Register

    All ages.

    The 24th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count is this weekend. Whether you are a novice or an expert birder, volunteers of all ages are welcome to help identify and count birds. Researchers at Cornell and the National Audubon Society will use the data we collect.  Please sign up for no more than 2 bird count programs so that other families may attend.

    Location: Ward Farm Recreation & Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    Program Fee Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by: Thursday, February 11

    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    ·       All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.

    ·       Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 

    ·       Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 02/13/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Ward Farm Recreation & Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    All ages.

    The 24th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count is this weekend. Whether you are a novice or an expert birder, volunteers of all ages are welcome to help identify and count birds. Researchers at Cornell and the National Audubon Society will use the data we collect.  Please sign up for no more than 2 bird count programs so that other families may attend.

    Location: Ward Farm Recreation & Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    Program Fee Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by: Thursday, February 11

    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    ·       All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.

    ·       Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 

    ·       Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 02/13/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 10
    Register

    This is an ADULTS ONLY event (Ages 21 & up)

    Celebrate Valentine's Day this year in a new way! Teams of 2 will work together to figure out which animals have the weirdest and wildest mating habits in this trivia-style event. Prizes will be awarded, so come on down and see just how WILD nature can get!

    Team members must be from the same household. Team registration fee helps support Calvert Nature Society's educational programming.

    Naturalist in Charge: Kim Curren

    Location: Kings Landing Park, Tom Wisner Hall

    Team Registration Fee: $20    

    Team Fee must be paid to be considered registered.

    Rules

    • Must be 21 years or older. Picture ID required.
    • No cell/smartphone or other outside information source. We will have a cell phone parking lot in the room. You may not use your cell phone during a round until your team’s answers are turned in to the judge.
    • There is no partial credit for an answer.
    • The quiz master will be the final arbiter of correct answers and scoring. 
    • Any rule not listed here may be made up on the spot by the quiz master, Kim Curren
    • Current employees of Calvert County Natural Resources, members of the Calvert Nature Society Board of Directors, or their families, may not be a team member.

    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



     

     

    • 02/13/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    MEMBERS ONLY

    All ages

    Bundle up to gaze at the night sky on the bay. Bring a chair and flashlight. We'll look for constellations and planets on the peaceful beach at Flag Ponds Nature Park. This is a family program and is appropriate for all ages. 

    Naturalist in Charge: Amy Werking

    Park: Flag Ponds Nature Park


    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please review the waiver prior to the program.

    You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



    • 02/14/2021
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 3
    Register

    All ages.

    The 24th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count is this weekend. Whether you are a novice or an expert birder, volunteers of all ages are welcome to help identify and count birds. Researchers at Cornell and the National Audubon Society will use the data we collect.  Please sign up for no more than 2 bird count programs so that other families may attend.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    Program Fee Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by:Friday, February 12

    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    ·       All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.

    ·       Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 

    ·       Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 02/14/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 1
    Register

    All ages.

    The 24th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count is this weekend. Whether you are a novice or an expert birder, volunteers of all ages are welcome to help identify and count birds. Researchers at Cornell and the National Audubon Society will use the data we collect.  Please sign up for no more than 2 bird count programs so that other families may attend.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    Program Fee Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by:Friday, February 12

    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    ·       All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.

    ·       Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 

    ·       Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 02/15/2021
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)
    • Gatewood Preserve
    • 3
    Register

    All ages.

    The 24th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count is this weekend. Whether you are a novice or an expert birder, volunteers of all ages are welcome to help identify and count birds. Researchers at Cornell and the National Audubon Society will use the data we collect.  Please sign up for no more than 2 bird count programs so that other families may attend.

    Location: Gatewood Preserve

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    Program Fee Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by: Saturday, February 13

    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    ·       All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.

    ·       Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 

    ·       Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 02/15/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Gatewood Preserve
    • 3
    Register

    All ages.

    The 24th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count is this weekend. Whether you are a novice or an expert birder, volunteers of all ages are welcome to help identify and count birds. Researchers at Cornell and the National Audubon Society will use the data we collect.  Please sign up for no more than 2 bird count programs so that other families may attend.

    Location: Gatewood Preserve

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    Program Fee Free for members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required by: Saturday, February 13

    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    ·       All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.

    ·       Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 

    ·       Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 03/03/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    All ages

    The peaceful woods may seem lifeless in winter, but it's not. This program will explore plant, animal, and insect life in the quiet, but not dormant, woods in winter. Dress for an outdoor winter hike at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp.  All ages are welcome for this family event. Please realize the terrain of the hike is not conducive to strollers.

    Naturalist in Charge: Amy Werking

    Park: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Fees: Free for Society Members, $8 per family for nonmembers



    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please review the waiver prior to the program.

    You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



    • 03/05/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • online via Zoom
    • 11
    Register

    Ages 4-12 with adult

    Water is important - in so many ways. During this homeschool series we will explore some of the properties that make water unique and think about how we use water. Zoom meetings will serve as a springboard for at-home, in-your-yard or kitchen experiments. Each month will feature a different watery theme.

    Location: Online via Zoom

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Program Fee are per family: Please register all your children on one entry.

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers


    • 03/05/2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
    • online via Zoom
    • 12
    Register

    Water is important - in so many ways. During this homeschool series we will explore some of the properties that make water unique and think about how we use water.

    Zoom meetings will serve as a springboard for at-home, in-your-yard or kitchen experiments. Each month will feature a different watery theme.

    Ages 4-12 with adult

    Location: online via Zoom

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Program Fee are per family: Please register all your children on one entry.

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    • 03/06/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 26
    Register

    All ages welcome

    MEMBERS ONLY

    Celebrate Women's History Month by learning about some of the incredible contributions women have made in the field of science, and hear what is currently being done to close the gender gap within the field.

    Adult supervision is required for children under 18. 

    Naturalist in Charge: Kim Curren

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Please register by 3/3/2021



    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 03/10/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    For students ages 12-16 years old - no parent needed

    Our Teen Homeschool classes will meet in-person meetings because the groups are small enough to participate safely. Staff and participants will need to wear masks.  Classes will be outside only and if equipment is needed - each participant will have their own.    

    This winter we will start an exploration of the habitats present at Flag Ponds Nature Park. Teens will meet outside each month and spend the class out hiking the trails - we will explore the park, learn to identify the common plants and animals, build shelters, and whatever the season has to offer. Masks will be needed for all participants.

    Each class session involves hands-on outdoor exploration.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Program Fee are per family:Please register all your children on one entry.

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 03/11/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 12
    Register

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    It's never to early to start learning how to be a birder. Join us as we show your child the wonderful world of birds. Discover what a bird is, how we find them in nature and test your skills with a birding scavenger hunt! 

    Location:  Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in Charge: Jade Harris

    Program Fee per family:
    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required

    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 03/13/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Flag Ponds
    • 0
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    All ages welcome. 

    Worms, salamanders, toads and more! Join us as we go off trail and take you into the damp, dark world under a log. Discover the hidden habitat that is home to some of Calvert County's coolest and sometimes slippery residents. 

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge - Jade Harris

    Advanced Reservations are required. No walk ins allowed


    COVID Policies and Procedures 

    All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines. 

    Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to  the program.  The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 03/17/2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 8
    Register

    All Ages Welcome, adult supervision is required for children under 18.

    Did you know that green is the easiest color for our eyes to see? This St. Patrick's Day, come learn why green is so common in nature, and take a short hike to see all the green that nature has to offer us this time of year!

    Location:  Kings Landing Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Kim Curren

    Program Fee per family:
    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required

    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



    • 03/20/2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
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    MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

    Families, Ages 6 and up with adult

    We will usher in the Spring Equinox with an evening stroll to the beach. We will look for signs of the emerging spring,  enjoy the sunset,  and do a little sky gazing as the stars begin to twinkle. 

    Please wear sturdy walking shoes and bring a flashlight or headlamp.

    Advanced Reservations are required. No walk ins allowed

    Naturalist in Charge: Jessy Oberright

    Registration Deadline: March 14, 2012



    COVID Policies and Procedures 

    All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines. 

    Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to  the program.  The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park


    • 03/22/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 5
    Register

    For children 7 - 9 year old,  Adult participation is not required. 

    Come explore what Battle Creek Cypress Swamp has to offer. Learn what the swamp was named for, why bald cypress trees last so long in nature and check out some foliage in the swamp area. Dress for the outdoors.

    Naturalist in Charge: Amy Werking

    Park: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Fees: Free for Society Members, $8 per family for nonmembers



    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program, we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please review the waiver prior to the program.

    You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



    • 03/22/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 05/05/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 12

    Ages 12 and up, under 18 with adult

    Please register through our new  Galaxy Digital volunteer portal https://calvertstewards.galaxydigital.com .  If you are new to the system, you will need to create an account.

    Volunteers are needed to help our staff with the maintenance and upkeep of the trails and gardens around Battle Creek Nature Center. From invasive plant removal, to routine garden care, to maintaining the nature play space and trails - there is always something to be done. Volunteers must be able to perform moderately strenuous physical tasks.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    What are Calvert Stewards? They are the volunteer corps of the Calvert Nature Society and the Calvert County Natural Resources Division. More information can be found on the Calvert Stewards Volunteer Page.


    • 03/31/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 04/02/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 3
    Register

    For Children in Grades  3-5

    Feel like you've been stuck inside all winter? This camp will be full of adventures -- we will wade into the swamp, use nets to look for amphibians, and, of course, play in the mud.

    All participants and staff will need to wear masks.

    If Calvert County schools changes their schedule due to snow days,  Monday,  April 5  will be our back-up camp day.

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Bring a snack, lunch, and dress for the weather each day!

    Welcome to Camp letter and packing list for camp will be posted here in March.

    Available as a 3-day session only. 

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Fee per child:
    Society members pay : $25 
    Nonmembers pay : $40

    Please register before March 26

    Each child must be registered separately.

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale


    COVID safety measures:

    • All participants and staff will be asked to wear masks during the program
    • We will have temperature checks at check-in.  Anyone with a temperature above 100.4 F will not be able to participate 
    • The group will be limited to 8 children; it will be the same 8 children each week and the same staff members
    • We will be social distancing as much as possible during our adventures
    • This will be an all-outside program
    • Activities will be planned so that there is no need for shared supplies

    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online during registration or print and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 04/03/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby
    • 0
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    This program is for adults as well as families.

    For children 12 years and older (under 16 adult required)

    Flag Ponds Nature Park is one of the best areas in Calvert to view nesting Bald Eagles. We will hike along the trails to try and get a view of an eagle's nest.

    We will be socially distancing and wearing masks.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Fee is per person. Free for members

    $8 for nonmembers

    Naturalist in Charge: Gene Groshon

    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online during registration or print and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 04/06/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 13
    Register

    For Ages 3 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    You probably know snakes are not worms, but does your toddler know that? Join us as we explore and discover what makes snakes different from worms. Even get a chance to meet some worms and a snake in person. 

    Location:  Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in Charge: Jade Harris

    Program Fee per family:
    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Reservations are required

    COVID Policies and Procedures

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded:

    • All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.
    • Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 
    • Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 04/09/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • online via Zoom
    • 12
    Register

    Ages 4-12 with adult

    Water is important - in so many ways. During this homeschool series we will explore some of the properties that make water unique and think about how we use water. Zoom meetings will serve as a springboard for at-home, in-your-yard or kitchen experiments. Each month will feature a different watery theme.

    Location: Online via Zoom

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Program Fee are per family: Please register all your children on one entry.

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers


    • 04/10/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
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    Ages 5 and up, Adult supervision required

    MEMBERS ONLY

    Meet the naturalist to learn how to identify some of our local wildlife by their tracks and other signs they leave behind. We will then take a hike to practice our skills and see which critters have been out and about. The hike will be approximately 1 mile and is not stroller-friendly. Participants should wear sturdy shoes and bring water and insect spray. 

    LocationFlag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Jessy Oberright

    Registration deadline: 04/7/2021

    Advanced Reservations are required. No walk ins allowed


    COVID Policies and Procedures 

    All participants over the age of 2 (including parents) must wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. Participants must provide their own masks.

    The Calvert Nature Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines. 

    Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns. 

    Prior to participation in any Society sponsored program,  we will ask each individual, to if under 18 a parent, to complete a participant waiver.

    Please download and complete the waiver prior to the program. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to  the program.  The waiver needs to be completed for each in-person program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.




    • 04/10/2021
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 7
    Register