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Campfires at Black Hill - PBHDC0002

There is nothing like being at a campfire under the stars. Join a naturalist for themed songs, stories, games, and of course, s’mores around a fire. Bring a blanket if it’s chilly. Meet at the campfire area by Shelter F on Parking Lot 3, in Black Hill Regional Park. Registration required for all attending. FOBH $5
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Add To Waitlist PBHDC0002-100001 Campfires at Black Hill 03/16/2024 -03/16/2024 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Sa Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 1 and UP $6.00/$6.00 Waitlist
Add To Selection List PBHDC0002-100002 Campfires at Black Hill 04/20/2024 -04/20/2024 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Sa Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 1 and UP $6.00/$6.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBHDC0002-100003 Campfires at Black Hill 05/18/2024 -05/18/2024 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Sa Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 1 and UP $6.00/$6.00 Available

Family Fishing Fun! - PBHDC0003

Fishing is fun for the whole family and for all abilities! We'll show you how to set up a simple bobber rig, bait your hook, and give you some tips on casting. We'll provide the bait and rigging supplies; you just need to catch the fish! We have fishing poles you can borrow, but if you have your own bring it along. Anglers of all abilities are welcome. All registrants 16 and over must have a current MD fishing license. Meet at the pontoon boat dock by the boat rentals. Registration required. Please register only those planning to fish. FOBH $11
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Unavailable PBHDC0003-100001 Family Fishing Fun 04/20/2024 -04/20/2024 9:00 am -11:00 am Sa Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 3 and UP $12.00/$12.00 Full
Unavailable PBHDC0003-100002 Family Fishing Fun 05/13/2024 -05/13/2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm M Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 3 and UP $12.00/$12.00 Full

Fishing with the Li'l Ones - PBHDC0004

Let's go fishin'! We'll provide poles and bait, then see what we can catch off the dock at Little Seneca Lake. Meet at the pontoon boat dock by the boat rentals. Registration required. FOBH $6
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Add To Selection List PBHDC0004-100001 Fishing with the Li’l Ones 04/26/2024 -04/26/2024 10:00 am -11:30 am F Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 3 to 6 $7.00/$7.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBHDC0004-100002 Fishing with the Li’l Ones 05/08/2024 -05/08/2024 10:00 am -11:30 am W Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 3 to 6 $7.00/$7.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBHDC0004-100003 Fishing with the Li’l Ones 05/30/2024 -05/30/2024 10:00 am -11:30 am Th Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 3 to 6 $7.00/$7.00 Available

Garden Day - PBHDC0005

Discover the joys and benefits of gardening! Drop by the Discovery Center to ask questions about gardening and get your Gardening Info Pack about invasive and native plants, pollinators, and gardening for wildlife. Included will be a take-home activity for kids. Please register for this FREE program so that we can prepare enough Gardening Info Packs (one per family). Sorry, but we won’t be able to distribute info packs to anyone that hasn’t registered. Registration required (please register one person per household).
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Add To Selection List PBHDC0005-100001 Garden Day 04/14/2024 -04/14/2024 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Su Black Hill Discovery Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Available

Lake Tour by Kayak - PBHDC0008

Want to watch wildlife or just enjoy a peaceful paddle? Then join us for a leisurely kayak tour of Little Seneca Lake. We could see beaver, herons, maybe even a bald eagle. We'll supply boats, paddles, and PFD's, but you can bring your own PFD (Type III or V) if you have one. And don’t forget to bring water, sunscreen, and extra shoes to change into after. You can expect to get your feet wet and your clothes a bit damp. Basic paddling experience is necessary (this is not a lesson). Meet in front of the gazebo by the pontoon boat dock and boat rental area. Registration required. FOBH $29
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Add To Selection List PBHDC0008-100001 Lake Tour by Kayak 05/22/2024 -05/22/2024 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm W Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 12 and UP $30.00/$30.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBHDC0008-100002 Lake Tour by Kayak 05/26/2024 -05/26/2024 9:00 am -11:00 am Su Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 12 and UP $30.00/$30.00 Available

Native Plant Sale - PBHDC0009

The native plant sale by the Friends of Black Hill Nature Programs (FOBH) is returning to in-person shopping this spring! Most of the plants are grown by our volunteer gardeners with all proceeds of the sale supporting Black Hill Discovery Center and Seed Classroom. The sale will take place on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5 at the Black Hill Discovery Center Parking Lot. Members get to shop early! For a plant list, how to become a member, and further details about the sale, check out the Friends of Black Hill Nature Programs website www.friendsofblackhillnature.org.
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Unavailable PBHDC0009-100001 Native Plant Sale 05/04/2024 -05/05/2024 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Su, Sa Black Hill Discovery Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Full

Nature Girls Club - PBHDC0010

Girls belong in nature, enjoying outdoor adventures! Join us for a girl-centered Nature Girls Club. There are three in-person sessions with a Park Naturalist that will focus on exploring nature, trying out outdoor skills, and nature journaling. Meetings are monthly. Registration required.
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Add To Waitlist PBHDC0010-100001 Nature Girls Club 03/22/2024 -05/10/2024* 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm F Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 7 to 12 $40.00/$40.00 Waitlist
Unavailable PBHDC0010-400001 Nature Girls Club 12/08/2023 -02/23/2024* 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm F Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 6 to 11 $40.00/$40.00 Unavailable

Play Day in the Park - PBHDC0012

Toddlers of all abilities are invited to explore the exciting natural world in and around the Discovery Center. Families will explore at their own pace using nature play prompts that will remain out for the duration of the program. All ages are welcome but prompts and materials are geared towards children aged one to three. Registration required.
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Add To Selection List PBHDC0012-100001 Play Day in the Park 03/22/2024 -03/22/2024 11:00 am -12:00 pm F Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 6 mos to 3 yrs $0.00/$0.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBHDC0012-100002 Play Day in the Park 04/19/2024 -04/19/2024 11:00 am -12:00 pm F Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 6 mos to 3 yrs $0.00/$0.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBHDC0012-100003 Play Day in the Park 05/10/2024 -05/10/2024 11:00 am -12:00 pm F Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 6 mos to 3 yrs $0.00/$0.00 Available
Unavailable PBHDC0012-400003 Play Day in the Park 02/08/2024 -02/08/2024 11:00 am -12:00 pm Th Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 6 mos to 3 yrs $0.00/$0.00 Unavailable

Adaptive Recreation – Gardening 101 - PBHDC0015

Gardening has been proven to improve physical health, mental wellness, and cognitive ability! Join us for this 5-session series to learn how to grow native plants, herbs, or vegetables. This program is designed to support aspiring gardeners with disabilities. We will supply guidance and all materials, including accessible garden beds, worktables, and ergonomic garden tools. At the end of our program, you will have acquired the skills, and plants, to take home and continue your garden adventures. Participants will be asked to complete a Modification Intake Form upon registration to ensure appropriate support from Program Access. Registration required.
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Add To Selection List PBHDC0015-100001 Adaptive Recreation - Gardening 101 04/04/2024 -05/09/2024* 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Th Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 18 and UP $30.00/$30.00 Available

Wild Child Hike - PBHDC0016

This isn’t your average walk in the woods. Scamper like a squirrel, balance like a billy goat, and run like a rabbit through the park. We’ll be on and off the trail as we go on a hiking adventure. Wear shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Be sure to sign up 24 hours ahead so we can contact you with the meeting location. Registration required. FOBH $5
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Add To Selection List PBHDC0016-100001 Wild Child Hike 03/26/2024 -03/26/2024 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Tu Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 4 to 12 $6.00/$6.00 Available

Wild Forest Time - PBHDC0024

Do you dream of building forts in the woods, or climbing a tree? Maybe you want to learn about woodland critters or create some art in the woods. Join us for a time to explore the woods how you want to. We’ll supply some materials and a space to create and explore, you supply the imagination and sense of adventure! Drop in at our campfire circle area any time during the program to join in on the fun. Meet at the campfire area by Shelter F on Parking Lot 3, in Black Hill Regional Park. Registration required.
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Add To Selection List PBHDC0024-100001 Wild Forest Time 03/17/2024 -03/17/2024 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Su Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 3 and UP $0.00/$0.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBHDC0024-100002 Wild Forest Time 03/25/2024 -03/25/2024 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm M Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 3 and UP $0.00/$0.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBHDC0024-100003 Wild Forest Time 04/28/2024 -04/28/2024 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Su Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 3 and UP $0.00/$0.00 Available
Unavailable PBHDC0024-400003 Wild Forest Time 02/25/2024 -02/25/2024 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Su Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 3 and UP $0.00/$0.00 Unavailable

Something Awesome! - PBHDC0028

Nature is awesome, cool, and super-fun! We'll celebrate the nature around us with awesome family activities. Let your curiosity guide you with this self-led program. Pick up materials at the Discovery Center and let the adventures begin! Registration required.
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Add To Waitlist PBHDC0028-100001 Something Awesome! 03/30/2024 -03/30/2024 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Sa Black Hill Discovery Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Waitlist

Volunteer Days - PBHDC0029

We need your help at the park! Join us for a variety of projects which can earn Student Service Learning hours or come out to help because it just feels good to volunteer. As the workday draws closer, check out our Facebook page for detailed information on today's project. Can’t make it to one of our Mystery Project workdays? Watch for other opportunities to be announced on Facebook or contact us through the Parks’ volunteer website ParksVolunteers.org. Parents must accompany children 13 and under. Groups are welcome too! Interested groups should email [email protected]. Registration required. Please register through www.ParksVolunteers.org.
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Unavailable PBHDC0029-100001 Mystery Project 03/28/2024 -03/28/2024 10:00 am -12:00 pm Th Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 5 and UP $0.00/$0.00 Full
Unavailable PBHDC0029-100002 Mystery Project 04/10/2024 -04/10/2024 11:00 am - 2:00 pm W Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 5 and UP $0.00/$0.00 Full
Unavailable PBHDC0029-100003 Earth Day Special 04/22/2024 -04/22/2024 11:00 am - 2:00 pm M Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 5 and UP $0.00/$0.00 Full

Beginning Recreational Kayaking - PBHDC0030

Kayaking is even more fun that it looks! Come learn how to paddle on flat water in recreational solo kayaks on Little Seneca Lake. Learn basic strokes, entries and exits, boat control, and more, taught by certified American Canoe Association instructors. We won't roll, but you'll get wet, so dress accordingly. All necessary equipment provided but if you have your own PFD (Type III or V), you can bring it along. Please wear a hat, water sandals or shoes (no flip-flops, please) and bring water and sunscreen. Expect to get your feet wet and your clothes a bit damp. You must be able to swim. Meet in front of the gazebo by the pontoon boat dock and boat rental area. Registration required.
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Add To Selection List PBHDC0030-100001 Beginning Recreational Kayaking 05/12/2024 -05/12/2024 9:00 am -11:00 am Su Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 12 and UP $55.00/$55.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBHDC0030-100002 Beginning Recreational Kayaking 05/15/2024 -05/15/2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm W Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 12 and UP $55.00/$55.00 Available

Wild About Water Camp - PBHDC0037

It's a week of water-filled fun! Plan to get wet (and muddy) as we explore our bit of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. We'll investigate fresh and saltwater habitats through hands-on experiences like sampling for water-dwelling animals and performing simple water tests. We’ll take daily trips to local creeks and streams and a Friday field trip to the Chesapeake Bay. We'll also spend time boating and fishing as we learn all about water, the plants and animals that live there, and how to better care for our watershed. Please note that the last day of camp meets 8 am to 3:30 pm. FOBH $295
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Add To Waitlist PBHDC0037-500001 Wild About Water Camp 07/08/2024 -07/12/2024* 9:00 am - 3:30 pm M, Tu, W, Th, F Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 9 to 12 $300.00/$300.00 Waitlist

Nature Girls Camp - PBHDC0039

Girls belong in nature, enjoying outdoor adventures! Join us for a girl-centered camp that will focus on outdoor explorations in hiking, fishing, geocaching, boating, and so much more. Spend camp days trekking the forests and hills in search of grand adventures and meet with professional nature girls who work and play outside. Each day will, no doubt, be an epic escapade with a great team of campers. Please note there will be one extended day of camp so that we can go on a longer trip. We will let you know which day that will be closer to camp. FOBH $295
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Add To Waitlist PBHDC0039-500001 Nature Girls Camp 08/12/2024 -08/16/2024 9:00 am - 3:30 pm M, Tu, W, Th, F Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 9 to 13 $300.00/$300.00 Waitlist

Choose Your Own Adventure Camp - PBHDC0041

Climb a tree, play in the creek, build a campfire, go boating, and then maybe do some fishing...it’s time to enjoy some outdoor adventure together! Campers will join a park naturalist to try out different adventures all around the park. We will send an interest checklist ahead of time to see what you would like to try and then each day we will search out an adventure depending on our interests. This will be a very active camp, full of dirty, muddy, and nature-y fun! FOBH $295
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Add To Waitlist PBHDC0041-500001 Choose Your Own Adventure Camp 07/29/2024 -08/02/2024 9:00 am - 3:30 pm M, Tu, W, Th, F Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 10 to 14 $300.00/$300.00 Waitlist
Add To Waitlist PBHDC0041-500002 Choose Your Own Adventure Camp 07/22/2024 -07/26/2024 9:00 am - 3:30 pm M, Tu, W, Th, F Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 6 to 9 $300.00/$300.00 Waitlist

Babes in a Backpack - PBHDC0051

Let’s go outside and hike to improve fitness, play in nature, and experience the great outdoors as a family. You will meet a naturalist at the meet up spot and set out on a trail that will have nature play and fun learning prompts along the way. These hikes are designed for adults with young children. Most trails are not stroller accessible, so you’ll need a backpack or carrier for younger kids and non-walkers. Please register everyone attending no later than 24 hours before the hike so we can contact you with the hike's location and other important information.
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Add To Selection List PBHDC0051-100001 Babes in a Backpack 03/08/2024 -03/08/2024 10:00 am -12:00 pm F Black Hill Discovery Center All Ages $0.00/$2.00 Available
Add To Waitlist PBHDC0051-100002 Babes in a Backpack 04/12/2024 -04/12/2024 10:00 am -12:00 pm F Black Hill Discovery Center All Ages $0.00/$2.00 Waitlist
Add To Selection List PBHDC0051-100003 Babes in a Backpack 05/03/2024 -05/03/2024 10:00 am -12:00 pm F Black Hill Discovery Center All Ages $0.00/$2.00 Available
Unavailable PBHDC0051-400003 Babes in a Backpack 02/16/2024 -02/16/2024 10:00 am -12:00 pm F Black Hill Discovery Center All Ages $0.00/$2.00 Unavailable

Preschool in the Park - PBHDC0052

We believe children belong outside and that they learn best by playing and experiencing the world around them. This program is a 24 session (no class on March 26 and 28), drop-off, preschool program designed to foster your child’s creativity, sense of self, and love of the outdoors. Classes will be outdoors with a park pavilion as our base. Children must be potty-trained by the start of the program and bring their own snacks with them. A welcome letter with more information will be sent once you register.
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Unavailable PBHDC0052-400001 Preschool in the Park 02/20/2024 -05/16/2024* 9:00 am -12:00 pm Tu, Th Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 3.5 to 6 $600.00/$600.00 Full

Homeschool: Forest Thrills & Skills - PBHDC0056

Come join us for a woodland adventure full of wonderful play, nature lessons, and wild skills. Each month we will explore what nature has to show us and spend some time learning new wild skills. We will also have time, space, and materials for unstructured play in the woods around our campfire circle. Students will be able to self-select what they would like to focus on from the activities provided. We will meet at the campfire area by Shelter F on Parking Lot 3, in Black Hill Regional Park. FOBH $11
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Add To Selection List PBHDC0056-100001 Homeschool: Forest Thrills & Skills 03/20/2024 -03/20/2024 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm W Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 6 to 14 $12.00/$12.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBHDC0056-100002 Homeschool: Forest Thrills & Skills 04/17/2024 -04/17/2024 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm W Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 6 to 14 $12.00/$12.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBHDC0056-100003 Homeschool: Forest Thrills & Skills 05/15/2024 -05/15/2024 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm W Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 6 to 14 $12.00/$12.00 Available
Unavailable PBHDC0056-400003 Homeschool: Forest Thrills & Skills 02/14/2024 -02/14/2024 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm W Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 6 to 14 $12.00/$12.00 Unavailable

Black Hill Van Trips - PBHDC0057

We’ll travel by van from the Black Hill Discovery Center to the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area in Howard County, the largest parkland in Howard County’s system of parks, open space and natural resource areas. Managed in a cooperative partnership with the Middle Patuxent Environmental Foundation, the MPEA is home to a diversity of wildlife, including about 150 species of birds, over 40 species of mammals, and numerous amphibians, reptiles, fishes, butterflies, plants and other wildlife. We’ll hike on their South Wind Trail through upland and hardwood forest, fields, wetlands, past ponds and riparian habitats. Be sure to dress in layers and wear good hiking shoes. Bring water, a bagged lunch and hiking poles if you need for this easy to moderate 2.3-mile trail. FOBH $33
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Add To Selection List PBHDC0057-100001 Hike at Middle Patuxent Environmental Area 03/26/2024 -03/26/2024 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Tu Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 18 and up $35.00/$35.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBHDC0057-100003 Chanticleer Garden 05/08/2024 -05/08/2024 9:00 am - 8:00 pm W Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 18 and up $60.00/$60.00 Available

Birding at Black Hill - PBHDC0060

Meet at the Discovery Center and we’ll take a van to the Ten Mile Creek area of Black Hill Regional Park. We will hike the trails at the north end of the cove to see which waterfowl are visiting Little Seneca Lake. Dress for the weather and wear hiking shoes. Bring binoculars or borrow ours. FOBH $6
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Unavailable PBHDC0060-400003 Waterfowl Hike 02/07/2024 -02/07/2024 10:00 am -11:30 am W Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 18 and up $7.00/$7.00 Unavailable
Add To Waitlist PBHDC0060-400007 Birding for Beginners 03/09/2024 -03/09/2024 9:00 am -12:00 pm Sa Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 16 and up $12.00/$12.00 Waitlist
Unavailable PBHDC0060-400009 Birding for the Family 02/24/2024 -02/24/2024 10:00 am -12:00 pm Sa Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 2 and up $12.00/$12.00 Unavailable

Night Hikes - PBHDC0062

Join us for a post-sunset stroll where we'll look and listen for creatures that are most active at night. Hikes are approximately one mile or less. Dress warmly and please, no flashlights. Meet at the gravel parking lot by the boat launch on Black Hill Road. FOBH $5
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Unavailable PBHDC0062-400002 Night Hike 02/23/2024 -02/23/2024 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm F Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 8 and up $6.00/$6.00 Unavailable

Make It & Take It - PBHDC0063

Drop by the Discovery Center and have some fun! We'll have easy-to-make seasonal crafts that you can make and take home. Today we'll be making a froggy craft. Registration required – please register only those making the craft. Stop in anytime during program hours!
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Add To Selection List PBHDC0063-100001 Feeling Froggy 04/20/2024 -04/20/2024 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Sa Black Hill Discovery Center All Ages $2.00/$2.00 Available