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10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
410-465-8877 www.hcconservancy.org

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August 2017

Family Bio-Blitz- Search for Plants and Animals

August 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Participate in our 2017 BioBlitz hosted in partnership with Maryland Biodiversity Project, a non-profit focused on cataloging all the living things in Maryland. The Maryland Biodiversity Project has created a sub-site for the Conservancy that already features more than 700 species (view). While experts in many domains are canvasing the Conservancy to document our flora and fauna, we will hold family outings to introduce you to the Conservancy's biodiversity and Maryland Biodiversity Project. Bring your camera and you might document…

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Perseid Meteor Shower

August 12 @ 10:00 pm - August 13 @ 1:30 am
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to experience, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak!  It is produced by comet Swift-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1862.  The Perseids are famous for producing a large number of bright, luminous meteors.  The shower runs annually from July 17 to August 24.  It peaks this year on the night of August 12 and the morning of August 13.  The waxing gibbous moon will set shortly after midnight,…

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Bugs & Bees…and Daiquiris!

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Special evening for the over-21 crowd sponsored by Lost Art Distilling. Enjoy a summer night-out with friends!  We're serving daiquiris at twilight to open up good conversations. And there's a fabulous program too: back by popular demand are Mike Raupp and Paula Shrewsbury to delight you with amazing stories about the their favorite fabulous bugs (and butterflies) which abound in our rolling meadows. Program free, Daiquiris $ Wear comfortable walking shoes.   Rain or shine!  This event fills up quickly; please register…

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September 2017

Wander Like Pooh in Our 100-Acre Wood

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Hike, art and storytelling!  Join Conservancy naturalist Lisa Schlossnagle on this Winnie-the-Pooh themed family hike. After reading "In Which Piglet Meets a Heffalump" at the children’s garden/stump playground, we will use our senses to observe signs of possible Heffalumps on the trail, stopping along the way to sketch both the nature before them and the Heffalump habitat they imagine. Bring your own sketchbooks and drawing tools.   Lisa Schlossnagle has enjoyed 15 years of supporting elementary education through her work…

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Fall Equinox Twilight Hike and Campfire

September 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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$5.00 - $10.00

Walk through the meadow and along the stream to the woodland campfire ring. Listen to the birds singing at dusk. Gather around the crackling fire and hear legend-stories about the Equinox, sing old-time songs, roast marshmallows, and enjoy s'mores. Hike back in time to watch the sun set over horizon –exactly due west – and hear other interesting astronomical facts about the Fall Equinox.

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October 2017

Fall Festival

October 1 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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It's harvest time:  ideal for the annual, old fashioned Fall Festival at the Conservancy!  Watch blacksmiths hammering iron in their shop, listen to blue grass music, join the square dance, and explore the historic three-century-old farm.  Visit our pygmy goats, the chickens, Onyx the snake, and Ranger the barred owl.  There are children's crafts, pumpkin decorating and pony rides.  Browse the craftsmen's stations to admire chair caning, woolspinning, woodturning, gourd decorating, hands-on archeological demonstrations and more. Admire the alpaca family…

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November 2017

Games in the Meadows

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Looking for something active, fun, and new to get the whole family outside? Join the Howard County Conservancy and Medomak Family Camp communities in a day of fun and light fall lunch at the Conservancy! SCAGSoccer, Croquette And Golf is a game played with a soccer ball, kicked through croquet style-hoops, and scored like golf. Also sometimes called Foot Golf, it is easy to learn, and fun for all ages. We provide a map of the course, instructions, score cards and everything you need to play. (If you’ve got your own soccer ball, bring it along.) Be the first to start your own league and keep the fun going outside throughout the year! And, on the classic games side, how about some egg and spoon races, water balloon tosses, and possibly kite flying? Cider and subs for all will be served! Bring your own drinking cup (BYODC). Please register by calling 301 854 9100 to reach Medomak Camp staff. Check website if weather is inclement. SEP 10- Saturday 10am $5/person; $10/car

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Rachael Carson and Sacagawea – Women Who Made a Difference

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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$10.00 - $20.00

What?  You can actually meet Rachael Carson, mother of the environmental movement and marine biologist, and Sacagawea, Lewis and Clark expedition's Native American guide?  In this dramatic and musical performance, you will be in the same room with these courageous role models as they dare to speak out and take bold action to help solve national and world challenges.  Kate Campbell Stevenson brings 35 years of professional experience in music, theatre and education to create dramatic Women: Back to Future…

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December 2017

Natural Holiday Sale

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Free

Natural gifts, nature critter crafts, music and refreshments.

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Geminid Meteor Shower

December 13 @ 10:00 pm - December 14 @ 1:30 am
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Free

with Drs. Joel Goodman and Alex Storrs. The Geminids is the king of the meteor showers, considered by many to be the best shower in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak!  It is produced by debris left behind by an asteroid known as 3200 Phaethon, which was discovered in 1982.  Meteors radiate from the constellation Gemini, but can appear anywhere in the sky.  The shower runs annually from roughly December 7-17.  It peaks this…

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