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6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
410-465-8877 www.hcconservancy.org

September 2016

Preschool Program

September 17, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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$5.00

Bring your young naturalists out to enjoy a nature themed program led by long-time preschool teacher and Maryland Master Naturalist, Julie Pallozzi. Created to engage preschool children and their family members with nature while incorporating reading, songs, and creativity into their exploration, this program allows children to immerse themselves in the landscape as they hike along trails and explore the grounds of Belmont. Each program will also include a creative, nature-themed craft. Recommended ages: 2-5 years. This program is made possible by…

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Hike to the Patapsco River

September 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Campers from Howard County Conservancy's Summer Nature Camp at Mt. Pleasant across the Davis Branch stream

Join Patapsco Ranger Ed Johnson for a hike from our Belmont location in Elkridge to the Patapsco River. This event is free, but please RSVP.

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October 2016

Preschool Program

October 15, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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$5

Bring your young naturalists out to enjoy a nature themed program led by long-time preschool teacher and Maryland Master Naturalist, Julie Pallozzi. Created to engage preschool children and their family members with nature while incorporating reading, songs, and creativity into their exploration, this program allows children to immerse themselves in the landscape as they hike along trails and explore the grounds of Belmont. Each program will also include a creative, nature-themed craft. Recommended ages: 2-5 years. This program is made possible by…

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Belmont Ghost Hike

October 15, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Join the team members of Dead of Night Paranormal Investigation for an inspection of the supernatural around Belmont's Historic property. Help investigators examine hot spots on the grounds, including the family cemetary, for paranormal evidence and activity. Dead of Night Paranormal Investigation is versed in a variety of paranormal investigations including hauntings and cryptozoology and will be exploring the validity of Belmont's own ghost stories.  OCT 15- Saturday 10am. Family Friendly;  FREE

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November 2016

Hike Belmont and Nearby Patapsco Trails

November 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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with Mountain Club of Maryland  NOV 19- Saturday 10am  FREE  Hike Belmont to Patapsco's Orange Grove area with the Mountain Club of Maryland's Gary Reinoehl. Stops along the trail will include hiking tips, history of the area and a visit to Cascade Falls. The hike will include some small stream crossings and hills. Total distance is approximately 3.5 miles. NOV 19- Saturday 10am  FREE

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Colonial Holiday Celebration

November 20, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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$50 – $60

Stroll through historic Belmont Manor tasting fine wine and craft beer, sample food from local restaurants/caterers and enjoy the historic manor house’s beautiful rooms, each decorated by a local community organization.  The event will also include colonial reenactors, madrigals and live dulcimer and harp music.  Free with the purchase of each adult ticket is a colonial history program for children in the nature center on the grounds of Belmont Manor.  Children ages 5 – 12 will participate with colonial games…

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December 2016

Winter Solstice Hike

December 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Mount Plesant

CANCELLED Join Master Naturalist, Carole Veihmeyer for a moderately strenuous 5 mile hike to the Orange Grove area of the Patapsco Valley State Park. The group will return via the Ridge Trail. Please plan to bring water and a snack. Due to the intensity of the trail, this hike is not recommended for young children or the use of strollers. DEC 17- Saturday 10am  FREE 

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January 2017

Nature Tales: Preschool Stories and Craft

January 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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$5

Bring your young naturalists out to enjoy a nature themed program led by long-time preschool teacher and Maryland Master Naturalist, Julie Pallozzi. Created to engage preschool children and their family members with nature while incorporating reading, songs, and creativity into their exploration, this program allows children to immerse themselves in the landscape as they hike along trails and explore the grounds of Belmont. Each program will also include a creative, nature-themed craft. Recommended ages: 2-5 years. This program is made possible by…

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February 2017

Recycling Saves!

February 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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with Gina Bonomo, Howard County Recycling Division. A fun and interactive look at how much we save when we recycle! By reducing, reusing, and recycling, Howard County saves money, energy, and our planet. Join us as we learn about the different types of material that we can recycle curbside and beyond. The session will also include sorting game and a kid friendly craft that promotes recycling and saving! Please bring your own plastic bottle or jar to create your own…

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March 2017

Nature Tales: Preschool Stories and Craft

March 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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$5

Bring your young naturalists out to enjoy a nature themed program led by long-time preschool teacher and Master Naturalist, Julie Pallozzi.  Each program will include a creative, nature-themed craft. Space is limited, so please register early. Recommended ages: 2-5 years. This program is made possible by a grant from the Patapsco Valley Heritage Area, a certified heritage area of the Maryland Heritages Area Authority.

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Quattlebaum’s Mighty Mole

March 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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$5 – $10

with Columbia Families in Nature.  Ponds, gardens, moles and more!  Mary Quattlebaum will share her award-winning nature books, including the Jo MacDonald series, Mighty Mole and Super Soil, and Jackson Jones and the Puddle of Thorns, with families at an interactive presentation on March 18.  Kids can learn about local ecosystems in a playful way and make their own pop-up mole and other garden crafts.  There will be a booksale/signing right after the interactive presentation. Bio: Mary Quattlebaum and her…

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April 2017

Pop Up Public Preschool Program

April 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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$5

Back By Popular Demand!  Due to our increased interest in this program- we have decided to add a few pop-up dates. This will be our first, but keep your eye out for more to come throughout the year! Bring your knee-high naturalists out to enjoy a nature themed program led by long-time preschool teacher and Maryland Master Naturalist, Julie Pallozzi. Created to engage preschool children and their family members with nature while incorporating reading, songs, and creativity into their exploration,…

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May 2017

Bluebirding Basics

May 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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with Sue Probst, Howard County Bird Club.  Eastern Bluebirds have made a real comeback in the last thirty years thanks to volunteers across Howard County who have taken the time to “monitor” nest boxes each spring and summer. If you’ve never seen an Eastern Bluebird, and/or would like to learn about how you can attract bluebirds to your yard and help “boost” their numbers in your neighborhood, please join Sue Probst as she walks along the “bluebird trail” at Belmont.…

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June 2017

Father’s Day Fun

June 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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with Gwen Morrison and Julie Pallozzi. Celebrate Father's Day with the Howard County Conservancy at Belmont with a morning outdoors! Join us for a guided hike around Belmont's historic property- including trails through the Patapsco Valley State Park. Afterwards, work with Dad to earn your Junior Naturalist patch: a new activity available for visiting children at the Conservancy. Be on the quest for animal evidence, scout out wildlife habitats, identify native trees and learn how to protect our watershed. Successful…

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July 2017

Hike Belmont and Nearby Patapsco Trails- Program full

July 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Program is full, registration closed. Hike Belmont to Patapsco's Orange Grove area with a visit to the swinging bridge with Ellie Houser. Stops along the trail will include hiking tips, history of the area and whatever interesting nature we may find along the way. The hike will include some small stream crossings and hills. Total distance is approximately 4 miles. Note: There are hilly and rocky areas of the trail. Please wear sturdy shoes that can get muddy and bring…

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August 2017

What Lies Beneath?

August 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Join Dean Cowherd, State Soil Scientist, to discuss soils, one of our most precious natural resources. The soils at Belmont illustrate what happens when two different landscapes overlie one another. We will discuss and observe in the soil pit where the Coastal Plain sediments, which extend east to Ocean City Maryland, are laid down on top of the Piedmont which extends west to the mountains. These soils are known as “two-story” soils. The Belmont property represents a transition from one…

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October 2017

Nature Tales- Preschool Stories and Craft- PROGRAM FULL

October 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Unfortunately this popular program is already full. Make sure to check the list of other upcoming events, and register early to ensure your spot! with Julie Pallozzi. Bring your knee-high naturalists out to enjoy a nature themed program led by long-time preschool teacher and Maryland Master Naturalist, Julie Pallozzi. Created to engage preschool children and their family members with nature while incorporating reading, songs, and creativity into their exploration, this program allows children to immerse themselves in the landscape as…

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November 2017

Colonial Holiday Celebration

November 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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$50.00 – $60.00

Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Stroll through historic Belmont Manor tasting fine wine and craft beer, sample food from local restaurants/caterers, get a chance to win an amazing raffle item and enjoy the historic manor house’s beautiful rooms, each decorated by a local community organization. The event will also include colonial reenactors, madrigals and live dulcimer and harp music. Free with the purchase of each adult ticket is a colonial history program for children in the…

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December 2017

Tales of the Tannenbaum: Tinsel Time with the Howard County Conservancy

December 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Unfortunately this popular program is already full. Please check our full event list to learn about other exciting programs! Bring your knee-high naturalists to join the Howard County Conservancy to learn of the legends, traditions and customs surrounding holiday trees and ornaments. Children will make ornaments of their own for your tannenbaums at home. They will also do a very special traditional Scandinavian, nature-oriented project that will go home with them to be used during your holidays. Space is limited,…

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January 2018

PROGRAM FULL: Nature Tales: Preschool Stories and a Craft

January 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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$5

Unfortunately this popular program is already full. Please check our event list, to learn about other exciting upcoming programs! Bring your young naturalists out to enjoy a nature themed program led by long-time preschool teacher and Maryland Master Naturalist, Julie Pallozzi. Created to engage preschool children and their family members with nature while incorporating reading, songs, and creativity into their exploration. Come enjoy songs, stories and nature-themed crafts! . Recommended ages: 2-5 years.

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SOLD OUT: Winter Family Yoga

January 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Come on out of hibernation and warm up with family yoga!  We will breathe, flow and move through an invigorating sequence designed to take you out of your winter cocoon.  Taking inspiration from the nature around us at Belmont, this program is geared for parents and children (preferably ages 6 and up) to practice and enjoy yoga together.  By the end of this hour long session, families will feel refreshed and reconnected to each other and to the season around…

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February 2018

SOLD OUT: Meet the Animals at Belmont

February 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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The Howard County Conservancy's eastern screech owl perches on her handler's glove at Belmont during a field trip

Unfortunately this program is already full. We hope to see you at another upcoming program. Remember to register early to ensure your spot! Bring the whole family to meet the animals of Belmont! Maize the Corn Snake, Belle the Eastern Screech Owl, Og the Tree Frog, and Katrina the Diamondback Terrapin are all hoping to see you there! Come learn about our animal friends and enjoy nature songs and stories! Open to all ages. Photo by Fred Dorsey

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Nature Tales: Preschool Stories and Craft

February 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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$5

Bring your young naturalists out to enjoy a nature themed program led by long-time preschool teacher and Maryland Master Naturalist, Julie Pallozzi. Created to engage preschool children and their family members with nature while incorporating reading, songs, and creativity into their exploration.  Come enjoy stories, songs and nature-themed crafts! Recommended ages: 2-5 years.

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March 2018

SOLD OUT: Nature Tales: Preschool Stories and Craft

March 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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$5

Unfortunately this popular program is already sold out. We hope to see you at another program. Bring your young naturalists out to enjoy a nature themed program led by long-time preschool teacher and Maryland Master Naturalist, Julie Pallozzi. Created to engage preschool children and their family members with nature while incorporating reading, songs, and creativity into their exploration, this program allows children to immerse themselves in the landscape as they hike along trails and explore the grounds of Belmont. Each program…

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Hike to Patapsco’s Orange Grove

March 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Hike Belmont to Patapsco's Orange Grove area with a visit to the swinging bridge with Carole Veihmeyer. Stops along the trail will include history of the area and whatever interesting nature we may find along the way. The hike will include some small stream crossings and hills. Total distance is approximately 5 miles. Note: There are hilly and rocky areas of the trail. Please wear sturdy shoes that can get muddy and bring water and a snack. Recommended for ages…

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April 2018

PROGRAM FULL: Belmont History Hike

April 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Unfortunately this popular program is already full. We hope you can join us for another event at the Conservancy! 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…

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May 2018

PROGRAM CANCELLED: Tree Hike

May 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Due to rainy weather, we have cancelled the Tree Hike. We hope you can join us for another program at the Conservancy soon. Join us for a hike with ISA Arborist Lou Meyer of The Davey Tree Expert Company! Come learn about invasive species affecting the trees of the Maryland forests. Lou will discuss the Emerald Ash Borer and the newly present Spotted Lanternfly, including what to look for, how to protect your trees, and what the future of our…

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June 2018

Father’s Day Fun with Julie Pallozzi

June 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Celebrate Father's Day with the Howard County Conservancy at Belmont with a morning outdoors! Join us for a guided hike around Belmont's historic property- including trails through the Patapsco Valley State Park. Afterwards, work with Dad to earn your Junior Naturalist patch: a new activity available for visiting children at the Conservancy. Be on the quest for animal evidence, scout out wildlife habitats, identify native trees and learn how to protect our watershed. Successful participants will earn Junior Naturalist patches.…

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September 2018

Fossil Story Time

September 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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David Attenborough, the English Naturalist once said "kids like their fossils...there's nothing more magical than finding a shiny shell and knowing you're the first person to have seen it for 150 million years." There seems to be a love affair with these interesting, fascinating remnants of the past. If you know a lover of fossils who would like to discover beginner fossil facts and the incredible story of Mary Anning, please visit Belmont for this exciting program. Enjoy story time…

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October 2018

Hike to the Patapsco River

October 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Bring a water bottle, hearty snack and good hiking shoes and join us for a long, scenic hike. After starting out at the Carriage House at Belmont, we will lead you through the forest to the beautiful Avalon area of Patapsco Valley State Park. Moderate to strenuous 4.5-mile hike that will last up to 2.5 hours in length; Trails consist of hills, uneven ground and some rocky areas. Be sure to dress for the weather. Advance registration encouraged, space is…

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November 2018

Storytelling Workshop

November 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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$75

Learn how to craft and hone your storytelling skills in a fun, small-group setting with professional storyteller, Leigh Tillman. Become a more engaging and effective storyteller - whether with family and friends, in your community, or for professional effectiveness at work.  NOTE: Registration fee includes a complementary ticket to the previous night Storytelling (November 9) event. Advanced registration required – Space is limited; 18 and older  Thanks to our event co-sponsors:

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Hike with Mountain Club of Maryland

November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Hike along the route where Captain John Smith sailed his vessel up the Patapsco River in the 1600s. We will depart from Belmont Manor and Historic Park and venture through Patapsco State Park lead by the Mountain Club of Maryland's Gary Reinoehl. Stops will include hiking tips and history of the area. The hike will include some small stream crossings and hills. Total distance is approximately 4.3 miles. Advance registration recommended, program may sell out. Check website in case of inclement…

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January 2019

PROGRAM FULL: Nature Painting

January 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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$15.00

Unfortunately this popular program is already full. We hope you can join us at another upcoming program! Come explore your creative side and make beautiful nature creations with painter and ranger Ed Johnson. Numerous pictures of landscapes and topics from the surrounding area will be provided and sketching instruction will be given on each persons selected topic. All supplies including the 16x20 canvases will be provided. Please wear clothes that can get dirty, as acrylic paints are permanent. Suitable for ages…

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February 2019

SOLD OUT: Sustainable Living and Zero-waste Lifestyle

February 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Unfortunately this popular program is already full. We hope you can join us for another upcoming program. Join Living Classrooms’ Abigail Blarenblitt for tips and tricks to sustainable living and a zero-waste lifestyle. She will share her expertise on living with the “leave no trace” philosophy and will reflect upon the best recycling and compost models she has come across in her travels. After learning how to become a better steward to the environment, hike around the Belmont grounds and…

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March 2019

SOLD OUT: Spring Equinox Hike

March 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Unfortunately this popular program is already full. We hope you can join us for another program. Hike Belmont to Patapsco's Orange Grove area with Carole Veihmeyer. Stops along the trail will include hiking tips, history of the area and whatever interesting nature we may find along the way. The hike will include some small stream crossings and hills. Total distance is approximately 4 miles. Note: There are hilly and rocky areas of the trail. Please wear sturdy shoes that can…

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April 2019

PROGRAM FULL: Belmont History Hike

April 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Unfortunately this popular program is already full. We hope you can join us for another upcoming program.  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…

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Community Clean-up

April 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Come make a local impact on April 20th with the Howard County Conservancy at our Belmont location by helping with a roadside clean-up! The clean up will last one hour and take place along Elibank Drive located just outside the entry road to Belmont. Ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Trash and recycling bags will be provided. Please bring your own gloves if possible as our supply is limited. Contact belmont@howardnature.org with any questions. Advance registration required, space…

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May 2019

Nature Tots Preschool Series

May 1, 2019 @ 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 May 1, 8, 22, 29, June 5 and 12. $50 for the 6 week session. Space limited, advance registration required. Register Here

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PROGRAM FULL: Bluebird Walk

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Unfortunately this popular program is already full. We hope you can join us for another program soon.  Join Sue Probst, from the Howard County Bird Club, on a Bluebird Walk!  Eastern Bluebirds have made a real comeback in the last thirty years thanks to volunteers across Howard County who have taken the time to “monitor” nest boxes each spring and summer. If you’ve never seen an Eastern Bluebird, and/or would like to learn about how you can attract bluebirds to…

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June 2019

SOLD OUT: Hike to Patapsco River

June 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Free

Unfortunately this popular program is already sold out. We hope you can join us for another upcoming program. Bring a water bottle, hearty snack and good hiking shoes and join us for a long, scenic hike with naturalist Steve Wachs. From the Carriage House at Belmont, we will lead you through the forest to the beautiful Avalon area of Patapsco Valley State Park. Moderate to strenuous 4.5-mile hike that will last up to 2.5 hours in length; Trails consist of…

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September 2019

Program Full – Tree Hike

September 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Unfortunately this popular program is already full. We hope you can join us at another upcoming program. Join us for a hike with ISA Arborist Lou Meyer of The Davey Tree Expert Company! Come learn about invasive species affecting the trees of the Maryland forests. Lou will discuss the Emerald Ash Borer and the newly present Spotted Lanternfly, including what to look for, how to protect your trees, and what the future of our forests look like.  

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October 2019

SOLD OUT / The History of Patapsco Valley State Park

October 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Unfortunately this popular program is already full. We hope you can join us soon for another upcoming program. In partnership with the Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park, Authors Betsy McMillion and Ed Johnson will present the history of Patapsco Valley State Park and their new book in the "Images of America Series." From its humble beginnings in 1907 as a 43-acre forest reserve to its expansion to over 16,000 acres today, this hidden gem has become a refuge for…

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November 2019

Storytelling Workshop

November 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Learn how to craft and hone your storytelling skills in a fun, small-group setting with professional storyteller, Leigh Tillman. Become a more engaging and effective storyteller - whether with family and friends, in your community, or for professional effectiveness at work.  NOTE: Registration fee includes a complementary ticket to the previous night storytelling event. Advanced registration required – Space is limited; 18 and older. $75 per person.  Advance registration for this program has closed.  Thanks to our sponsors

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Hike to Rockburn Branch / FREE

November 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Hike along the trails in Patapsco Valley State Park to Rockburn Branch with the Mountain Club of Maryland! We will depart from Belmont Manor and Historic Park. Stops will include hiking tips and history of the area. The hike will include some small stream crossings and hills. Moderate hike, total distance is approximately 4.3 miles. FREE. Advance registration recommended, program may fill. Check website in case of inclement weather. 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.