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Join a small group, naturalist led walk of our Mt. Pleasant farmstead to learn about the billions of noisy Brood X cicadas that are emerging this spring! Wild Walks are fun for the whole family and can be adapted to engage all ages! $10 per person. Advance registration is required and all social distancing guidelines must be followed. REGISTER NOW!Find out more »
Unfortunately this program is already full. We hope you can join us for another program! The habitat group completes projects such as removing invasive plants, replanting and maintaining planting areas with native species, stream bank restoration, erosion control, trail maintenance, and more. Participants must be 14 years or older. Gloves and tools provided. Close-toed shoes, long pants, long sleeves and masks are required as well as social distancing. Advanced registration is required. In the event of inclement weather, please check…Find out more »
A recent UN report predicts that as many as 1 million species will disappear from planet earth because of human activities. Many of these are insects and nearly all species at risk rely on insects. Insects have already declined 45% since 1974. The most alarming part of this statistic is that we don’t seem to care, despite the fact that a world without insects is a world without humans! So how do we create beautiful landscapes brimming with life; landscapes that…Find out more »
Join our Nature Preschool Director, Jess Caylor, as she introduces “emergent learning through nature play!” We will discuss specific materials that can be packed into a “discovery backpack” along with ways of inspiring children to utilize these tools outside. Learn how emergent, child-led nature play successfully meets the developmental domains for young children. Inspire discovery in the forest, a neighborhood park or even right at home for your little naturalists! Simply visit our Facebook page at 11am to join us!Find out more »
Join Bee City at the Howard County Conservancy to meet some of our most remarkable Maryland pollinators! See different pollinator habitats and learn about bees, butterflies, moths and more! Robinson Nature Center, The Beekeepers Association of Howard County, the Community Ecology Institute and the Howard County Bird and Butterfly Club will all have different learning stations to explore! Each registered participant will get to take home a native plant for their own home to help attract and support our pollinator…Find out more »
Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the event. If a program is canceled by the Conservancy, participants will be notified and offered a refund. All other program fees are non-refundable and support educational programs at the Conservancy. Organized groups may not be able to be accommodated at our free programs. Please contact the Conservancy about scheduling a separate program for your group.