Paid programs: Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the event. Tickets may be purchased at the door if available; check homepage to see if program is full. If a program is canceled by the Conservancy, participants will be notified by e-mail or phone and offered a refund or an opportunity to reschedule. All other program fees are non-refundable and support educational programs at the Conservancy.
Groups of ten or more may not be able to be accommodated at our free programs. Please contact the Conservancy about scheduling a separate program for your group.
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Click here to view our 2016 bookmark including all of the programs listed below!
M 7- Learn How to do Backyard Bird Count! In advance of next week’s annual, national Backyard Bird Count, join Woody Merkle and several other birders at the picture windows of the Conservancy’s Gudelsky Gallery overlooking the backyard bird feeders on. Learn about how to do the annual Backyard Bird Count-- how to recognize the most common birds; how to choose your observation time and place; how to submit your bird counts on line – or on paper. Rain or shine (Check website in case of snow on the ground). Drop in, no need to register. FEB 7- Sunday 2-3pm FREE.
M 18- All Who Wander Are Not Lost Join Kevin Loughlin, author, photographer, and owner of Wildside Nature Tours, on a photographic journey to some wonderful, far away, and not so far away places. Kevin has enjoyed many fun travels over the 22 years since he founded Wildside and has created many beautiful images to share! Enjoy birds, bears, sloths and so much more as you explore many diverse habitats from the cold waters of the Chesapeake to the mighty Amazon River, Antarctica, the Galapagos Islands and many more incredible destinations! FEB 18- Thursday 7pm $10/person; $20/family
M 26- The Power of Storytelling: Sharing Stories for a Stronger Community 18 and over. With Leigh Tillman. We are hosting two events on February 26th at the Howard County Conservancy in Woodstock, MD. The first is an afternoon workshop that will help you learn how to create, fine tune, and tell a good story. This is limited to 24 registrants. The second is an evening storytelling event with a diverse and vibrant group of local Howard Countians. Come to one or come to both!!
*NOTE CHANGE OF DATE* FEB 26- Friday 2-6pm Workshop $75/person (limited to 24 registrants)
7-9pm Storytelling $10/adult
M 11- The Art of Stewardship: Juried Art Show opening reception and talk. See and hear what the theme of “Nature Through the Artist's Eyes” means to these artists. Greg Mort, internationally acclaimed artist, will serve as the Judge and initial speaker this evening. The Opening Reception begins at 7 p.m. Wine & Cheese available. There will be a presentation by the artists, followed by ample time to browse the exhibit and speak to the artists. All artwork is available for sale. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Conservancy’s educational programming. MAR 11- Friday 7pm $10/person
M 26- Wine in the Garden/Beer in the Barn Enjoy craft beers and delicious foods from a variety of local restaurants and caterers. While listening to bluegrass, stroll through the Conservancy’s three-acre native plant garden. Find treasures and bargains as you browse the large silent auction of artwork, getaways, dining and more! Event will be in our Gudelsky Gallery in the event of rain. MAY 26- Thursday 5pm-8pm $