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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Calvert Nature Society will follow recommendations made by County, State & National guidelines.

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.

We will re-assess future cancellations based on county, state and federal recommendations. Calvert Nature Society  is taking all necessary measures to protect public health and welfare. It is important to follow public health recommendations, advisories and protective actions to slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and limit the number of people infected.

The risk of getting coronavirus is still low. Please continue to follow basic preventive actions that protect your health and decrease the chances that you will spread infection of any kind to our more vulnerable friends, neighbors and loved ones.

Upcoming events

    • 08/28/2020
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM (EDT)
    • Ward Farm Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    For Families with children ages 5 and up.

    MEMBERS ONLY

    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.  After listening to the evening chorus, we’ll gather around a campfire and enjoy s’mores.

    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: Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park

    Space is limited to 5 families.

    Please register by 8/21/20



    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    These policies are effective from June 5 until otherwise rescinded: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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 09/04/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 4
    Register

    Please note that the safety of our participants and staff is of the utmost importance.  This class will be going virtual this fall and potentially through the winter.

    Ages 4-12 with adult

    Our Fall Homeschool Friday season will focus on the group of animals known as "invertebrates." September's class will focus on insects including grasshoppers and crickets.

    Please register by August 28  to attend

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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

    There is no charge for parents since they are expected to participate as mentors and teachers. Staff will provide guidance for parents on how to assist.

    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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 09/04/2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • online via Zoom
    • 8
    Register
    Please note that the safety of our participants and staff is of the utmost importance.  This class will be going virtual this fall and potentially through the winter.



    Ages 4-12 with adult


    Our Fall Homeschool Friday season will focus on the group of animals known as "invertebrates." September's class will focus on insects including grasshoppers and crickets.

    Please register by August 28  to attend

    Location: online via Zoom

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

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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

    There is no charge for parents since they are expected to participate as mentors and teachers. Staff will provide guidance for parents on how to assist.

    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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 09/08/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 1
    Register

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

    Our Teen Homeschool classes will go ahead with 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.    

    September will be the first in our fall (September - December) Teen Homeschool series.  Classes this fall will focus on invertebrates - with each month focusing on a different group of these fascinating critters.  September's class will focus on insects, especially grasshoppers, crickets, and their relatives.

    Each class session involves both indoor learning and 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 09/09/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown

    Adults only

    This is a perfect trip for volunteers to learn about kayaking and get out on the water in the company of other volunteers and staff. 

    This is a special "thank you" trip just for Calvert Stewards volunteers. Please register through the Calvert Stewards volunteer web portal. 

    To see this and other appreciation activities go to our Calvert Stewards Appreciation Program page.

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale


    • 09/12/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    For all ages, families. Adult participation is required.

    Autumn is right around the corner! It's time to gather around the campfire, roast some marshmallows and enjoy stories and songs celebrating our local animals as they begin their busy preparations for the cooler days ahead. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on. Meets at Pavilion 1. 

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Jessy Oberright

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

    Reservations are required by September 4, 2020

    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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 09/16/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 5

    3-5 years old, Adult participation required

    What will the fall give us today? Will we find colorful leaves or nuts? Come celebrate fall - we will enjoy playing with whatever we find!

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Reservations by September 11 

    Program Fee per family:

    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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 09/19/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Ages 6 & up, adult participation required

    Please be advised that the program is subject to change due to COVID 19.

    Learn how your family can help monarch butterflies. After a short presentation, we will venture outdoors to look for some monarchs to net and tag.

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Naturalists in charge: Shannon Steele

    Reservations are required by Thursday, September 17. 

    Program Fee :  

    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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 09/20/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 3
    Register

    All ages, Adults are required for children under 18

    Wade in the bay with a seine net to discover critters living close to the shore. Participants will get a close look at bay animals such as grass shrimp, gobies, and skillet fish.

    This program will be ongoing - meet the naturalist at the pier on the beach.  Stay for part of or all the program time.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Program Fee:

    • Free for Society members
    • $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Amy Werking



    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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.



    • 09/25/2020
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 9
    Register

    13 and older, under 18 with an adult.

    Be aware the tour is designed for adults and my frighten younger children.

    Experience a ghost hunt while listening to tales of the haunted and supernatural history of Kings Landing and Calvert County.  We'll use professional ghost hunting equipment on a late night tour through the woods in search of the unseen. Be prepared for a night hike: boots, flashlights, jacket

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Program Fee per person:
    Free for members
    $8 per person 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 09/26/2020
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 8
    Register

    13 and older, under 18 with an adult.

    Be aware the tour is designed for adults and my frighten younger children.

    Experience a ghost hunt while listening to tales of the haunted and supernatural history of Kings Landing and Calvert County.  We'll use professional ghost hunting equipment on a late night tour through the woods in search of the unseen. Be prepared for a night hike: boots, flashlights, jacket

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Program Fee per person:
    Free for members
    $8 per person 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 09/30/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 14
    Register

    For Ages 1.5 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Hiking with toddlers is always an adventure! Join us as we flip over rocks, pick up sticks, and hike through the woods at a toddler's pace.

    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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 09/30/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 14
    Register

    For Ages 1.5 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Hiking with toddlers is always an adventure! Join us as we flip over rocks, pick up sticks, and hike through the woods at a toddler's pace.

    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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 10/01/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 2
    Register

    3-5 years old, Adults are required

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Come together for a celebration of fall! Bring your Teddy Bear or other furry friend, some snacks, and tea/juice to enjoy together outside after a short stroll outdoors. Feel free to come dressed in your favorite celebration-fancy outfits.

    Meet at the Education Building, dress to be outside 

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

    Advanced Reservations are required - Please register by September 25

    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. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 10/02/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 3
    Register

    Please note that the safety of our participants and staff is of the utmost importance.  This class will be going virtual this fall and potentially through the winter.


    Ages 4-12 with adult


    Our Fall homeschool Friday season will focus on the group of animals known as "invertebrates." October's class will focus on mollusks and crustaceans - that you have in your own yard.

    Please register by September 25 to attend

    Location: Online via Zoom

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

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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

    There is no charge for parents since they are expected to participate as mentors and teachers. Staff will provide guidance for parents on how to assist.

    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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 10/02/2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 6
    Register

    Please note that the safety of our participants and staff is of the utmost importance.  This class will be going virtual this fall and potentially through the winter.


    Ages 4-12 with adult


    Our Fall homeschool Friday season will focus on the group of animals known as "invertebrates." October's class will focus on mollusks and crustaceans - That you have in your own yard.

    Please register by September 25  to attend

    Location: Online via Zoom

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

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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

    There is no charge for parents since they are expected to participate as mentors and teachers. Staff will provide guidance for parents on how to assist.

    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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 10/03/2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 1

    Open to individuals and families.

    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 30

    Program Fee per person:
    Free for Society members
    $8 per person 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 10/06/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

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

    Our fall (September - December) Teen Homeschool series will focus on invertebrates - with each month focusing on a different group of these fascinating critters.   October's class will focus on mollusks and crustaceans - especially those in the Chesapeake Bay.

    Each class session involves both indoor learning and hands-on outdoor exploration.

    Please register by Sept 25

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

    Program Fee are per family:

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

    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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 10/16/2020
    • 7:00 AM (EDT)
    • 10/17/2020
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Assateague Island National Seashore
    • 3

    Please note that the safety of our participants and staff is of the utmost importance.  This overnight camping trip requires situations that can not be carried out safely at this time.  

    Staff is  exploring  the possibility of running a single long day (which could include night activities without an overnight) camp at one of our parks here in Calvert County.

    If interested please email Tania Gale for more information.


    Ages 12-16 years old

    Friday, October 16, 7:00 a.m. through Saturday, October 17, 4:00 p.m.

    Mandatory pre-trip meeting on Thursday, October 1 at 6:30 pm at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Assateague Island is poised between the land and the sea - recreated each day by ocean, wind, and waves. Teens will kayak the coastal bay, camp in the sand dunes, cook dinner over a fire, and explore the beach at night.

    Fee per child:
    Society members pay $40 per person.
    Nonmembers pay $60.

    Please register before September 25

    Each child must be registered separately.

    Location: meets at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp then we'll travel by van to Assateague Island

    Additional details

    Provide your own lunch Friday. Dinner Friday, snacks, breakfast and lunch Saturday provided. Tents provided – must have own sleeping bag.

    Packing list can be found here in October and will be emailed to participants in the fall.

    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. You may complete it online and email to CypressSwamp@CalvertCountyMD.gov, or print it and bring to the program. The waiver only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

     

    • 10/17/2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 7
    Register

    6-8 years old

    Enjoy an early fall hike through Flag Ponds. Discover sounds, scents, and sights of autumn in the woods.

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

    Reservations are required.

    Program Fee:

    Free for Society members

    $8 per family for nonmembers

    Naturalist in charge: Amy Werking

    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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 10/28/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Ward Farm Park
    • 15
    Register

    For Ages 1.5 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Hiking with toddlers is always an adventure! Join us as we flip over rocks, pick up sticks, and hike through the woods at a toddler's pace.

    Location:  Ward Farm 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 10/28/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Ward Farm Park
    • 13
    Register

    For Ages 1.5 to 5 years
    Adult participation is required

    Hiking with toddlers is always an adventure! Join us the last Wednesday of every month as we flip over rocks, pick up sticks, and hike through the woods at a toddler's pace.

    Location:  Ward Farm 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 11/06/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 5
    Register
    Please note that the safety of our participants and staff is of the utmost importance.  This class will be going virtual this fall and potentially through the winter.

    Ages 4-12 with adult


    Our Fall homeschool Friday season will focus on the group of animals known as "invertebrates." November's class will focus on the macro invertebrates that call the swamp water home especially dragon and damselflies and water beetles.

    Please register by October 30   to attend

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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

    There is no charge for parents since they are expected to participate as mentors and teachers. Staff will provide guidance for parents on how to assist.

    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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 11/06/2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 4
    Register

    Please note that the safety of our participants and staff is of the utmost importance.  This class will be going virtual this fall and potentially through the winter.


    Ages 4-12 with adult


    Our Fall homeschool Friday season will focus on the group of animals known as "invertebrates." November's class will focus on the macro invertebrates that call the swamp water home especially dragon and damselflies and water beetles.

    Please register by October 30   to attend

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    Naturalist in charge: Tania Gale

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

    There is no charge for parents since they are expected to participate as mentors and teachers. Staff will provide guidance for parents on how to assist.

    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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 11/06/2020
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EST)
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 7
    Register

    13 and older, under 18 with an adult.

    Be aware the tour is designed for adults and my frighten younger children.

    Experience a ghost hunt while listening to tales of the haunted and supernatural history of Kings Landing and Calvert County.  We'll use professional ghost hunting equipment on a late night tour through the woods in search of the unseen. Be prepared for a night hike: boots, flashlights, jacket

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Naturalist: Ben Krause

    Program Fee per person:
    Free for members
    $8 per person 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 11/07/2020
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (EST)
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 4
    Register

    Ages 6-9 with an adult

    Your children will have fun helping the naturalist take care of the nature center's live animals while being able to see them up-close. Wear clothes that can get dirty.

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Reservations are required by Thursday, November 5.

    Program Fees: Free for Society members

    $8 per family for nonmembers

    • 11/07/2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Ages 6-9 with an adult

    Your children will have fun helping the naturalist take care of the nature center's live animals while being able to see them up-close. Wear clothes that can get dirty.

    Naturalist in charge: Shannon Steele

    Location: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

    Reservations are required by Thursday, November 5.

    Program Fees: Free for Society members

    $8 per family for nonmembers

    • 11/07/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM (EST)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby
    • 22
    Register

    10 years old and up adult participation required

    Adults are welcome to come to this is not just a kids program.

    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. We will have a live owl to see and maybe 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: Wednesday, Nov 4

    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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 11/07/2020
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EST)
    • Kings Landing Park
    • 9
    Register

    13 and older, under 18 with an adult.

    Be aware the tour is designed for adults and my frighten younger children.

    Experience a ghost hunt while listening to tales of the haunted and supernatural history of Kings Landing and Calvert County.  We'll use professional ghost hunting equipment on a late night tour through the woods in search of the unseen. Be prepared for a night hike: boots, flashlights, jacket

    Location: Kings Landing Park

    Naturalist: Ben Krause

    Program Fee per person:
    Free for members
    $8 per person 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 11/10/2020
    • 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 fall (September - December) Teen Homeschool series will focus on invertebrates - with each month focusing on a different group of these fascinating critters.   November's class will focus on the macro invertebrates that call the swamp water home especially dragon and damselflies and water beetles.

    Each class session involves both indoor learning and hands-on outdoor exploration.

    Please register by Oct 30

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park

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

    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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.

    • 11/19/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    For Ages 3 to 5 years

    Adult participation is required

    Let's go out for a walk and see what colors nature has to offer us. How many colors can we find?  What is the most colorful thing we can find.  We will have a story, craft, and a short walk.

    LocationWard Farm Recreation and Nature Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Tania Gale

    Reservations are required.

    Registration Deadline: November 13

    Program Fee:
    Free for 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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 11/21/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    • 7
    Register

    All Ages, Adult participation required for children under 16

    Explore common leaf types and learn why leaves fall. We will collect freshly fallen leaves and use them to create a variety of craft projects. Drop in any time between 10-12 and stay for as long as you'd like. All materials will be provided.

    Location: Flag Ponds Park

    Naturalist in Charge: Kim Curren

    Reservation deadline:  Friday, November 13 

    Program Fee per family:

    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 only needs to be completed once per year.

    Please read our full policy statement and waiver.


    • 11/25/2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
    • 15
    Register