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…Find out more »
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, so preregister today to reserve your space! Recommended ages 2-6 years old.Find out more »
Award winning photographer Paul Bannick is presenting a new program featuring video, sound, stories from the field and several dozen new images from his brand-new book: Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls. Paul uses intimate yet dramatic images to follow owls through the course of one year and in their distinct habitats. Audiences witness the four seasons on territory, as each stage in an owl’s life is chronicled through rare images: courtship, mating, and nesting in spring;…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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.