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Mt Pleasant

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

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September 2017

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. Space is limited, please register early to insure your spot!

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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, and more. Admire the alpaca family and the gorgeous…

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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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Forging Frontiers: Rachel Carson, Sacagawea and Louise A. Boyd – 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 Rachel Carson, marine biologist and mother of the environmental movement, Sacagawea, Native American guide to the Lewis and Clark expedition, and Arctic explorer-Louise A. Boyd?  You bet!  In this dramatic musical performance you will be in the same room Forging Frontiers with these courageous role models as they dare to speak out and take bold action to help solve national and world challenges. Clever on-stage costume and make-up changes transport you through history as you…

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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. *Advanced registration not required.

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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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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.