Become a Maryland Master Naturalist!

Become a Maryland Master Naturalist!

Become a Master Naturalist to learn and share knowledge of the natural world in Maryland! Master Naturalist trainings will take place at the Conservancy’s Woodstock location on Tuesdays from January 4 – March 8, 2022, 9am-3:30pm. The course fee is $250. Certified...
New Climate kNOWledge program!

New Climate kNOWledge program!

We are excited to announce a new, first in the region, climate education program in partnership with the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS)! Thanks to a grant from NOAA B-WET, hands-on climate education is coming soon to every HCPSS 6th grade classroom. Our...
Nature center closed 9/4-9/6

Nature center closed 9/4-9/6

Our buildings, offices and nature center are closed for the holiday weekend 9/4-9/6. As always, our trails and grounds remain open for use dawn to dusk daily!
Nature Preschool Scholarships

Nature Preschool Scholarships

Scholarships are available for the 2021-2022 school year at our Nature Preschool in Elkridge! All children should be able to explore and learn from the natural world. Currently, scholarships cover 50-100% of costs for the school year, based on need. We hope to award...
Building Woodland Fairy Houses!

Building Woodland Fairy Houses!

In the spirit of “Build It and They Will Come,” bring your children and join other families to build beautiful dwellings for the fairies in the woodland and stream edges at Belmont with Conservancy naturalists.  We will have bark, twigs, cones and nuts as “natural...
We Love Cicadas!

We Love Cicadas!

After a long, 17- year wait, the Brood X Cicadas are returning! Cicadas are one of nature’s miracles and this special event only happens in this part of the world. Make memories that will last until the next brood X arrives in 2038! Join in the fun with...
Help people and nature thrive

Help people and nature thrive

Double your impact this April by supporting the Conservancy’s 232 acres, where nature and people thrive. Thanks to an anonymous donor and The Gary and Stacia Smith Charitable Fund, all donations received by April 30th will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to...
Nature Preschool Registration Open!

Nature Preschool Registration Open!

Registration is open for the 2021-22 school year at our Nature Preschool in Elkridge, with full-day classes starting September 7th! Our emergent curriculum integrates nature into science, math, literacy and more! We focus on open ended learning that supports problem...
School’s Out / Science in

School’s Out / Science in

 Need a place to bring your children when schools are closed? Bring them to The Howard County Conservancy for our School’s Out Nature Program!  These educational programs are held most Wednesdays and on select days when Howard County Public Schools are...