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January 2020

The Fascinating World of the Native Bee / FREE

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Bee

The news has been abuzz about honey bees, but how well do you know the over 400 species of native bees that call Maryland their home? This presentation, with Natalia Zacharin, will cover an introduction to the native bees we will find in our very own backyards, what amazing traits they have, the incredible co-evolutionary relationship between native bees and native wildflowers, and why their very existence is crucial. In an era of over-information and incorrect information, learn which plants…

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February 2020

Nature Painting / $

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Come explore your creative side and make beautiful nature creations with painter and Park Ranger Ed Johnson. Materials, instructions and a helping hand will be provided as you create your own masterpiece. All supplies including the 16x20 canvases will be provided. Please wear clothes that can get dirty, as acrylic paints are permanent. Suitable for ages 12 and older. Limited space, advance registration required. $15 per person.  REGISTER NOW!

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Best Places Across Maryland to Experience Nature – Hiking, Cycling and Paddling / FREE

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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A lifelong Maryland outdoorsman and a retired Biology professor, Bryan MacKay will share his love of outdoor activities and his knowledge of the places, plants, and animals of the region.  Author of books on hiking, canoeing, and cycling, Mackay will talk about the natural history and ecology of his favorite places and the best seasons to experience them yourselves.   After the presentation pick up a copy of a “bucket list” of 30 nature-places to visit in the County and practices…

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Moving from Moments to a Movement: 350.org’s Plans for the Decade / $

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Through the lens of Make Them Pay the climate movement is taking on polluters and their enablers at the highest levels of government to divert investments in dirty fossil fuels to care and repair of communities. This discussion will chart the history of climate action and its necessary reintegration in the larger social justice movement. See latest op ed here. With Tamara Toles O'Laughlin, North America Director, 350.org. Learn more about Tamara and her incredible work here. $10 per person,…

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Nature Tots Preschool Series

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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This 6-week class invites young children to discover the wonders of nature as we journey through the changing seasons. We’ll read stories, make fun crafts, and sing songs. Make sure to dress for the weather! Open to ages 2-5 with a caregiver present. Please note we will meet from 10-11am on February 26th, March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th and April 1st. $50 for the 6 week session. Space limited, advance registration required. Register Now!

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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.