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September 2018

Ellicott City Roundtable

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Free

Join us to reflect on the Ellicott City floods, and share perspectives on the future. Moderated by Ned Tillman. Panelists: Phil Nichols, Howard County Government Nicholas Redding, Executive Director, Preservation Maryland Dianne Paulis, resident & Treasurer, Ellicott City Partnership John Shoemaker, Business Owner, Shoemaker Country Chris Brooks, Hydrologist, McCormick Taylor Emily Becker - Climate Scientist, NOAA Climate Prediction Center Bruce Taylor, property owner and developer To view event flyer, click here. Free program, advance registration required. 

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Fossil Story Time

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Free 1 spot left

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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Fall Equinox Twilight Hike and Campfire

September 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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$5.00 – $10

Bring your family, 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 with Holly and George Stone.. Hike back in time to watch the sun set over horizon –exactly due west – and hear other interesting astronomical facts about the Fall Equinox. Register early to insure your spot!  In event of…

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Nature Tales: Preschool Stories and Craft

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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$8 16 tickets left

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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October 2018

Fall Festival

October 7 @ 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, and many visiting farm animals.   There are children's crafts and pumpkin decorating.  Browse the craftsmen's stations to admire chair caning, woolspinning, woodturning, gourd decorating, and more. Admire the alpaca family and the…

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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 cannot be able to be accommodated at our free programs. Please contact the Conservancy about scheduling a separate program for your group.