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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. 

See the Calvert Nature Society's for our COVID policies for all in-person activities

Fall 2021 program registration will open July 12 for members, July 26 for nonmembers. Join now to take advantage of the early registration period. Schedule is subject to change.  MEMBERS: You must be logged in to be eligible for the Members Registration.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Upcoming events

    • 07/31/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 0
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    All ages, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

    Are you faster than a deer? Can you jump higher than a grasshopper? Come see how you would fare against some of the best athletes in the animal kingdom in this fun field-day event! Come any time between 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Park in the lower lot near the pool. Event will be held in the field located between the pool and Tom Wisner Hall.

    Naturalist in charge:  Kim Curren

    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 program.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 08/02/2021
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 08/06/2021
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Varies, see description
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Welcome to Camp letter and packing list are here


    For children entering grades 3 –5 in fall 2021

    Whether your child is already at home outside or needs a little encouragement, this outdoor skills camp introduces campers to some of the basic skills necessary to keep them safe and self-reliant in the “wild.” We’ll spend the week exploring the natural resources of Calvert County while learning important outdoor skills like: navigation, animal tracking, shelter building, and fire safety.

    Naturalist In Charge: Tania Gale

    Location varies by day. The schedule below is tentative and subject to change. 

    "Welcome to Camp" letter and packing list

    Monday: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Tuesday:   NEW location Biscoe Grey Heritage Farm

    Wednesday: Kings Landing Park

    Thursday: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Friday: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Fee per camper:

    Society members: $150
    Nonmembers: $180


    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 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.




    • 08/12/2021
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Kings Landing Pak
    • 0
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    We have one single kayak and one double kayak (2 people) boats still available for this trip.  Please email Tania Gale (tania.gale@calvertcountymd.gov) if interested.  We are not able to take anyone in their own boats at this time.


    Members Only Trip

    A perfect trip for beginners to learn about kayaking and the biology of the marsh.  We will focus on basic kayak skills and marsh ecology.

    Registration limited to 6 people. 

    If bringing your own kayak, you will need to arrive early to off-load your boat and park.  Parking space is limited.

    Ages 9 years to adult

    Participants must be at least 9 years old to accompany an adult in a double kayak, and at least 12 years old to ride in a single kayak. Those under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Reservations and payment are required in advance - by August 5

    Program Fee (per person)

    $15 for Society members

    Bring your own kayak and get $10 off the program fee.

    Due to the limited number of kayaks, we may not be able to accommodate your kayak preference. There is a chance that the demand for kayaks exceeds our capacity. If we are unable to fit you into the trip, you will receive a full refund.

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale



    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. Please 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.

    • 08/14/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    For all ages, families. Adult participation is required.

    MEMBERS ONLY.

    Celebrate National S'mores Day with a sweet campfire feast! You bring the makings, and we will provide you with recipes and  a toasty campfire to roast up your gourmet s'mores treats. Then enjoy some campfire fun while we eat our sweet creations. You will be provided an ingredients list ahead of the program so that you can come prepared to create some unique s'mores recipes. 

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Jessy Oberright

    Program Fee:
    Free for members

    Reservations are required by Sunday, August 8, 2021. No walk-ins.

    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 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 program .

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 08/21/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    All ages, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

    Hear that buzzing in the trees? Those are cicadas, one of nature's coolest creatures! Some cicadas spend up to 17 years underground before emerging as adults, and they have an awful lot to say about it! Come learn more about that buzzing sound and the animals that make it, and we'll see if we can find any!

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Meet outside of the education building.

    Naturalist in charge:  Kim Curren

    Free for members, $8 per family for nonmembers

    Advanced Reservations are required. No walk ins allowed



    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 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.

    • 08/28/2021
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM (EDT)
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    For Families with children ages 5 and up.

    Join a naturalist for a night hike and a sound census of the late summer crickets and katydids. Learn to identify different species of crickets by their calls and go for a short hike to see what species we can hear.  

    Adult participation is required.  No younger siblings please. This hike is not be suitable for younger children or strollers as it will be off-trail on uneven ground.

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Space is limited



    COVID Policies and Procedures 

    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.

    • 09/05/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 12/05/2021
    • (EST)
    • 4 sessions
    • Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm
    • 4
    Register

    Open to children ages 8 - 11. Adult participation not required.

    Please register each child separately. 

    Explore the sounds, sights, flora, and fauna of Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm. This is a 4-part series encouraging budding naturalists to observe seasonal changes in the natural setting. Children are expected to attend all four sessions.

    Location: Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm

    Naturalist in charge: Amy Werking

    Reservations are required, deadline: Friday, September 3

    No Walk-Ins.

    Program Fee per person:
    $10 for Society members
    $20 for nonmembers

    Each child must be registered separately.

    Location: Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm

    • 09/07/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    3-5 years old, Adults are required

    Animals are always on the move! But do they all move the same way? How far can they go? Where are they headed? And why? Come join us in exploring all these answers and then searching for animals on the move in the wild!


    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by September 2.

    Fee is per family

    Program Fee

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Tori Hall

    • 09/10/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    For students ages 4-12 years old - with adult

    Classes this fall will be outside only and if equipment is needed - each participant/family will have their own.    

    This fall we will explore the habitats present at Flag Ponds Nature Park. We will meet outside each month in small groups 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.

    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. 

    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.


    • 09/10/2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    For students ages 4-12 years old - with adult

    Classes this fall will be outside only and if equipment is needed - each participant/family will have their own.    

    This fall we will explore the habitats present at Flag Ponds Nature Park. We will meet outside each month in small groups 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.

    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. 

    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.


    • 09/11/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
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    Open to individuals and families. 

    Come learn about the importance of our native Paw Paw tree and get a taste of the wonderful fruit that it provides! 

    LocationFlag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Kim Curren

    Reservations are required, deadline: Wednesday, September 8

    Program Fee per person:
    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers
    • 09/15/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 12/08/2021
    • (EST)
    • 4 sessions
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    For students ages 12-16 years old

    No parent needed, participants must be AT LEAST 12 by the beginning of the series 

    Please register each child separately.

    Our fall Teen Homeschooler classes will be a cumulative series on fire.  We will practice fire safety skills, building fires for different situations.  Each month will build upon the skills learned so students must be registered for the series vs individual classes.

    We expect the teen to attend all 4 sessions.

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

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Program Fee are per teen: Please register each teen separately.

    $10 per teen for Society members
    $20 per teen for nonmembers

    • 09/17/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown
    • 6
    Register

    For Ages 18 years and up

    We’ll set out for a paddle on the Patuxent River to explore the beauty of the marsh and the plants and animals that call it home. 

    Location: Kings Landing Park Meet at the put in by the pier

    Naturalist in charge: Gene Groshon and Tania Gale

    Reservations and payment are required in advance.

    Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Sept 14

    Fee is per person.
    $15 for Society members
    $30 for nonmembers

    $10 Discount if you bring your own kayak

    Due to the limited number of kayaks, we may not be able to accommodate your kayak preference. There is a chance that the demand for kayaks exceeds our capacity. If we are unable to fit you into the trip, you will receive a full refund.

    • 09/18/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Open to individuals and families. Adults required if under 16.

    Most of these critters are met with shrieks and screams, but come join a naturalist to give them a well deserved round of applause! Amazing defensive strategies, beautiful colors, and sweet personalities! What do these critters not have? Come meet some of these stars up close and get a chance to unearth some for yourself!

    LocationBattle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in charge: Tori Hall

    Reservations are required, deadline: Friday, September 10

    Program Fee per person:
    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers
    • 09/21/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    3-5 years old, Adults are required

    Playing outside is healthy for humans of all ages. Take some time to enjoy the outdoors and meet like-minded families in this semi-structured event. Children and their grown-ups can explore the fall forest and meadow by playing games, going on a scavenger hunt, and/or creating some nature art. Families may stay for some or all of the listed program time – activities will be ongoing. Younger siblings are welcome, but for safety, must be supervised by adults.


    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by September 16.

    Fee is per family

    Program Fee

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    COVID Policies and Procedures 

    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.


    • 09/23/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 12/16/2021
    • (EST)
    • 4 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.

    Later in the season, we may be working on garden crafts like making stepping stones to add to the gardens com spring.

    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.


    • 09/24/2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Kings Landing Park
    Register

    Patuxent Wetlands  Exploration

    Learn to identify the plants, and understand the role of wetlands in protecting water quality and providing wildlife habitat. This will be a land-based exploration.

    Leader: Karyn Molines

    Location: Kings Landing Park


    The Patuxent River, considered “Maryland’s River”, is the longest river entirely in the state of Maryland. Home to over 100 species of fish and a staggering variety of resident and migratory birds, the Patuxent River is a jewel of the Maryland natural world. Archaeological artifacts dating back to 7,205 B.C. suggests the River has been an essential lifeline for humans for thousands of years.

    The Patuxent River Conference (PAXCON) is the premier forum uniting scientists, environmental educators, natural resource managers, and anyone passionate about the health and future of the Patuxent River. To know and understand the Patuxent River is to take one more step towards its protection.

    You must register in order to receive details on how to join the field trip.

    For Additional Information: http://www.paxcon.org/

    Consider being a Sponsor of the Conference: With a sponsorship of $100 your organization's logo will be on the conference website and materials, as well as being able to share materials with conference attendees.

    • 09/25/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Open to individuals and families. Children ages 5 and up with adult supervision required.

    Come meet Maryland's best kept secret fruit - the native Paw Paw. Take a walk to learning about these delectable, tropical-tasting fruits and view them during their ripening season. Learn about their importance to wildlife, historic peoples of the region--and even get to taste the fruit! Hike is approximately 1 mile and is not stroller-friendly.

    LocationFlag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Jessy Oberright

    Reservations are required, deadline: Wednesday, September 25

    No Walk-Ins.

    Program Fee per person:
    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers
    • 10/01/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm
    • 5
    Register

    For Children ages 8-10

    Come explore the outdoors, meet new friends, discover new interests, and create memories that last a lifetime. We will spend the day exploring the park - hiking through the woods, walking in the creek, and playing games.

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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

    Location: Biscoe Grey Heritage Farm

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

    Please register before September 23

    Each child must be registered separately.

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    COVID Policies and Procedures 

    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.


    • 10/05/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    3-5 years old, Adults are required

    Come learn about our favorite night time flyers! What are their jobs? How can they tell where they are flying? Where do they like to sleep? These and many more fun bat questions will be explored in this fun celebration of bats!


    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by September 28.

    Fee is per family

    Program Fee

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Tori Hall

    • 10/08/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 1
    Register

    For students ages 4-12 years old - with adult

    Classes this fall will be outside only and if equipment is needed - each participant/family will have their own.    

    This fall we will explore the habitats present at Flag Ponds Nature Park. We will meet outside each month in small groups 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.

    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. 

    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.


    • 10/08/2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    For students ages 4-12 years old - with adult

    Classes this fall will be outside only and if equipment is needed - each participant/family will have their own.    

    This fall we will explore the habitats present at Flag Ponds Nature Park. We will meet outside each month in small groups 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.

    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. 

    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.


    • 10/15/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 0

    Ages 12-16 years old

    Friday, October 15, 10:00 a.m.  - 9:00p.m.

    Do you have an outdoorsy teen - or one that would like to be?  Don't let this day off from school go to waste!  On this awesome extended-day adventure teens will kayak the Patuxent River, hike through the forest and wetlands, cook dinner together over a fire, and explore the park at night.  This event will be all-outdoors.

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

    Please register before October 7.

    Each child must be registered separately.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Additional details

    Provide your own snacks, lunch, and supplies for dinner (we will cook over a campfire during camp)

    Packing list can be found here in Early October and will be emailed to participants before the event.

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    COVID Policies and Procedures 

    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.


    • 10/16/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • TBD
    • 0
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    Open to individuals and families. 

    Bugs are a vital part of the environment. Come explore Ward Farm Park while we learn about the different jobs that bugs do that help us and see what types of critters we can find!

    Location: TBD

    Naturalist in charge: Kim Curren

    Reservations are required, deadline: Wednesday, October 13

    Program Fee per person:
    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers
    • 10/19/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
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    3-5 years old, Adults are required

    Spiders  - good luck or scary and creepy?  Bring your little ones to learn more about spiders and how they fit into a healthy habitat.  We will have games, songs, and nature exploration - all about spiders.


    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by October 14.

    Fee is per family

    Program Fee

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    COVID Policies and Procedures 

    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.


    • 10/22/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm
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    Fall Foliage

    Forests are important for protecting the Patuxent River watershed. Learn to identify trees suing leaves, seeds, bark and twigs. Bring a lunch to eat in the field.

    Leader: Karyn Molines

    Location: Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm


    The Patuxent River, considered “Maryland’s River”, is the longest river entirely in the state of Maryland. Home to over 100 species of fish and a staggering variety of resident and migratory birds, the Patuxent River is a jewel of the Maryland natural world. Archaeological artifacts dating back to 7,205 B.C. suggests the River has been an essential lifeline for humans for thousands of years.

    The Patuxent River Conference (PAXCON) is the premier forum uniting scientists, environmental educators, natural resource managers, and anyone passionate about the health and future of the Patuxent River. To know and understand the Patuxent River is to take one more step towards its protection.

    You must register in order to receive details on how to join the field trip.

    For Additional Information: http://www.paxcon.org/

    Consider being a Sponsor of the Conference: With a sponsorship of $100 your organization's logo will be on the conference website and materials, as well as being able to share materials with conference attendees.

    • 10/23/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Kings Landing Park
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    For all ages.  Adult supervision is required for children under 18.

    Come get cozy around the campfire and roast marshmallows while the naturalist shares stories of the past.  Learn about some of the historic shipwrecks on the Chesapeake Bay.  Bring a flashlight and a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Meet at Pavilion 1.

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Jessy Oberright

    Registration Deadline: October 16, 2021

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

    • 10/30/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
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    For children ages 1.5-5 years. Parent participation required.

    Owls are  often associated with Halloween, but they really aren't spooky at all! Come learn all about these nocturnal birds and meet the owls that live at our nature center!

    LocationBattle Creek Cypress Swamp Nature Center

    Naturalist in charge: Kim Curren

    Reservations are required, deadline: Wednesday, October 27

    Program Fee per person:
    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers
    • 10/31/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby
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    10 years old and up adult participation required

    Ever wondered what owls live in Maryland? Come to our owl banding station and learn about what owls could be living in your backyard as well as the migratory Saw-Whet Owls we are studying. You may even have a chance to see a wild Saw-Whet Owl!

    Location:Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Gene Groshon and Andy Brown

    Fee is per person. Free for members
    $8 for nonmembers

    Registration deadline: Friday, Oct 29

    • 11/02/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
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    3-5 years old, Adults are required

    Everyone loves a good snack, but as we get closer to winter the snacks our animal friends eat get more and more important. Come explore some of Calvert County's wildlife's favorite snacks and even how they eat them!

    Please note that food will be present, so make sure to notify us of any allergies if you register to attend!


    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by October 26.

    Fee is per family

    Program Fee

    Free for Society members
    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Tori Hall

    • 11/05/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
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    For students ages 4-12 years old - with adult

    Classes this fall will be outside only and if equipment is needed - each participant/family will have their own.    

    This fall we will explore the habitats present at Flag Ponds Nature Park. We will meet outside each month in small groups 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.

    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. 

    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.


    • 11/05/2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
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    For students ages 4-12 years old - with adult

    Classes this fall will be outside only and if equipment is needed - each participant/family will have their own.    

    This fall we will explore the habitats present at Flag Ponds Nature Park. We will meet outside each month in small groups 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.

    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. 

    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.


    • 11/06/2021