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!Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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!Find out more »
Join us for a long, scenic hike from our nature center at Belmont to the Patapsco River. At the River, learn about the Wanderlusters in Patapsco State Park and their connection to the women's suffrage movement. The hike returns to the nature center through the beautiful forest. This moderate to strenuous 4.5-mile hike will last up to 2.5 hours. Trails consist of hills, uneven ground and some rocky areas. This program is a partnership with Patapsco Heritage Greenway, Latino Outdoors…Find out more »
Who better to tell the history of Belmont Manor and Historic Park then a descendant of one of the original family members, the Dorsey’s? Enjoy this easy hike with Fred Dorsey around Belmont’s grounds as local historian, Fred Dorsey, shares highlights of both the family and the property’s history. Learn about the Dorsey family’s part in Howard County’s industrial revolution as well as the importance of Belmont to the Howard County Community. Free program. Space limited, advance registration required. Register…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.