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February 2018

BUGGED! Preview Performance

February 27 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Free

Join us for a FREE Preview of Kinetics Dance Theatre presents BUGGED!:  professional modern dance for young audiences! See excerpts of the performance and meet the cast and characters.  Join an ensemble of professional dancers as they creep, crawl, weave, fly, spin, sting, and hatch a captivating cast of creatures to life! Written and choreographed by Artistic Director Lauren Tait, BUGGED will transport viewers into the hungry bullfrog’s fly-filled bog, a busy, buzzing beehive, the chrysalis of the contemplative caterpillar,…

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March 2018

Geocaching: Get Outside for a Nature Quest

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Free 7 spots left

Come geocaching and use your outside voice! Ann Strozyk, HCPSS environmental educator, will teach families how to use a hand held GPS unit to find hidden treasure boxes throughout meadows, forests, and wetlands. Families are encourage to photo their journey as they hike through our 232 acres. Ann Strozyk has been teaching for 19 years and is thrilled to engage nature lovers of all ages in the outdoors.No cell phone needed. Please check website in case of inclement weather. Photo…

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April 2018

Hike to the Patapsco River

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Free 14 spots left

Bring a water bottle, hearty snack and good hiking shoes and join us for a long, scenic hike on this Spring day. After starting out at our Barred Owl habitat, Conservancy naturalists will lead you through the woods and across the meadows to Mt Pleasant’s east side, and down into Patapsco Valley State Park to a quarried hollow at the river. Moderate to strenuous  hike that will last up to 2 hours. Trails consist of hills, uneven ground and some…

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Nature Tales: Preschool Stories and Craft

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 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.

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The Genius of Birds

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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$10 - $20 100 tickets left

Explore the brilliance of birds and delve into the mysteries of the avian brain with award-winning science and nature writer Jennifer Ackerman, author of the new book, The Genius of Birds.  Join Ackerman and experience her adventures firsthand, from the beaches of Barbados to the rainforests of New Caledonia, as she shares stories and stunning photos from her journey to better understand the feathered geniuses around us.  Learn how birds make and use their own tools, teach one another new skills, count, navigate,…

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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.