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Howard County Conservancy

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January 2020

Sustainability Legislative Breakfast / FREE

January 7, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Howard Community College, 5000 Campus Drive
Columbia, MD 21044 United States
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Space limited, advance registration required. Free, donations support the 2020 Green Apple Teacher Awards.  REGISTER NOW!

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Citizen Science Birding / FREE

January 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Who nests near you? How you can contribute to MD's Atlas of Breeding Birds! Join the Conservancy, David Ziolkowski & Sue Muller to find out!  Wildlife enthusiasts all across Maryland are readying for the start of an exciting and ambitious effort to map the distribution of our state's 200+ species of breeding birds.  It has been nearly two decades since this was last done and much has changed for the birds. Learn how you can make valuable contributions by confirming…

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The Fascinating World of the Native Bee / FREE

January 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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The news has been abuzz about honey bees, but how well do you know the over 400 species of native bees that call Maryland their home? This presentation, with Natalia Zacharin, will cover an introduction to the native bees we will find in our very own backyards, what amazing traits they have, the incredible co- evolutionary relationship between native bees and native wildflowers, and why their very existence is crucial. In an era of over-information and incorrect information, learn which…

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February 2020

Best Places Across Maryland to Experience Nature – Hiking, Cycling and Paddling / FREE

February 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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With author and outdoorsman, Bryan MacKay. Start fulfilling your bucket list of fun experiences and challenges. Registration coming soon.

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Moving from Moments to a Movement: 350.org’s Plans for the Decade / $

February 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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With Tamara Toles O'Laughlin, North America Director, 350.org. Registration coming soon.

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Nature Painting / $

February 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Come explore your creative side and make beautiful nature creations with painter and Park Ranger Ed Johnson. Materials, instructions and a helping hand will be provided as you create your own masterpiece. All supplies including the 16x20 canvases will be provided. Please wear clothes that can get dirty, as acrylic paints are permanent. Suitable for ages 12 and older. Limited space, advance registration required. $15 per person.  Registration coming soon

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March 2020

Milkweed, Monarchs and Climate Change / FREE

March 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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With ecologist Leslie Ries, Georgetown University.   Registration coming soon.

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Hike to the Patapsco River / FREE

March 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Bring a water bottle, hearty snack and good hiking shoes and join us for a long, scenic hike. From the Carriage House at Belmont, we will lead you through the forest to the beautiful Avalon area of Patapsco Valley State Park. Moderate to strenuous 4.5-mile hike that will last up to 2.5 hours in length; Trails consist of hills, uneven ground and some rocky areas. Be sure to dress for the weather. Note: There are hilly and rocky areas of…

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The Art of Stewardship: Inspirations from Nature – Opening Reception

March 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mt Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road
Woodstock, MD 21163 United States
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Art preview, live music, wine, refreshments, juror's awards and artwork sale! $5 per person, participating artists free. Registration coming soon.

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