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Spring Special Events at Maydale - PMAY0001

Springtime is filled with festivities. Join us as we search for leprechauns and hunt for their pots of gold or for a Mother’s Day hike with craft.
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Add To Selection List PMAY0001-100001 St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Hunt 03/15/2024 -03/15/2024 10:30 am -11:30 am F Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 3 to 5 $6.00/$6.00 Available
Add To Selection List PMAY0001-100003 Mother's Day Hike and Craft 05/11/2024 -05/11/2024 10:30 am -11:30 am Sa Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 3 to 8 $6.00/$6.00 Available

Animals from Eggs Hunt - PMAY0002

Join a naturalist to learn about what animals hatch from eggs. Then go on a guided hike through the meadow, pond, and forest in search of plastic eggs filled with baby animal toys to take home and enjoy.
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Add To Selection List PMAY0002-100001 Animals From Eggs Hunt: 9:30am 03/28/2024 -03/28/2024 9:30 am -10:30 am Th Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 3 to 10 $6.00/$6.00 Available
Add To Selection List PMAY0002-100002 Animals From Eggs Hunt: 11am 03/28/2024 -03/28/2024 11:00 am -12:00 pm Th Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 3 to 10 $6.00/$6.00 Available

Storytime at Maydale - PMAY0004

Join a naturalist for a reading of a seasonal story, participate in a hike, and make a craft to take home. Enroll in the entire series or individual sessions.
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Add To Selection List PMAY0004-100001 Big Night for Salamanders 03/19/2024 -03/19/2024 10:00 am -11:00 am Tu Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 3 to 5 $6.00/$6.00 Available
Add To Selection List PMAY0004-100002 The Wind Blow 03/12/2024 -03/12/2024 10:00 am -11:00 am Tu Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 3 to 5 $6.00/$6.00 Available
Add To Selection List PMAY0004-100003 Goodbye Winter Hello Spring 03/26/2024 -03/26/2024 10:00 am -11:00 am Tu Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 3 to 5 $6.00/$6.00 Available
Add To Selection List PMAY0004-100004 Bird Builds a Nest 04/09/2024 -04/09/2024 10:00 am -11:00 am Tu Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 3 to 5 $6.00/$6.00 Available
Add To Selection List PMAY0004-100005 Fish is Fish 05/07/2024 -05/07/2024 10:00 am -11:00 am Tu Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 3 to 5 $6.00/$6.00 Available
Add To Selection List PMAY0004-100006 Planting a Rainbow 04/23/2024 -04/23/2024 10:00 am -11:00 am Tu Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 3 to 5 $6.00/$6.00 Available
Add To Selection List PMAY0004-100007 In The Tall Tall Grass 05/21/2024 -05/21/2024 10:00 am -11:00 am Tu Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 3 to 5 $6.00/$6.00 Available
Unavailable PMAY0004-400004 Bear Snores On 02/06/2024 -02/06/2024 10:00 am -11:00 am Tu Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 3 to 5 $6.00/$6.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PMAY0004-400005 Owl Babies 02/13/2024 -02/13/2024 10:00 am -11:00 am Tu Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 3 to 5 $6.00/$6.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PMAY0004-400006 In The Snow, Who’s Been Here? 02/20/2024 -02/20/2024 10:00 am -11:00 am Tu Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 3 to 5 $6.00/$6.00 Unavailable

Maydale Hikes and Scavenger Hunts - PMAY0006

Explore the great outdoors with a naturalist-led hike. Whether you are looking for a family-friendly hike around Maydale, or want to learn about nocturnal animals during a night hike, or enjoy a scavenger hunt with your family there is a hike for you.
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Add To Selection List PMAY0006-100003 (Almost) Full Moon Night Hike 03/09/2024 -03/09/2024 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Sa Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 6 and Up $4.00/$4.00 Available
Unavailable PMAY0006-400004 Family Scavenger Hunt and Hike 02/03/2024 -02/03/2024 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Sa Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 3 and Up $0.00/$0.00 Unavailable

Maydale Nature Classroom: Native Plant Sale - PMAY0007

Growing native plants encourages beneficial insects, birds, and other wildlife in your community. Support your back-yard ecosystem with this fundraising event benefiting Maydale Nature Classroom. Online sales begin Monday, April 8th with plant pickup Saturday, April 27th. Online sales only.
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Add To Selection List PMAY0007-100001 Online Native Plant Sale: April 8th - 22nd 04/27/2024 -04/27/2024 9:30 am - 2:30 pm Sa Maydale Nature Classroom Age $0.00/$0.00 Available

Nature Explorers - PMAY0009

These classes are designed to teach young children and their caregivers more about wildlife and nature right in their own backyards through activities, explorations, games, hikes, and take-home crafts.
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Add To Selection List PMAY0009-100001 The Hummingbirds are Coming! 04/18/2024 -04/18/2024 10:30 am -11:30 am Th Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 3 to 5 $6.00/$6.00 Available
Add To Selection List PMAY0009-100010 Easter Bunnies 03/21/2024 -03/21/2024 10:30 am -11:30 am Th Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 3 to 5 $6.00/$6.00 Available
Add To Selection List PMAY0009-100011 Terrific Turtles! 05/02/2024 -05/02/2024 10:30 am -11:30 am Th Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 3 to 5 $6.00/$6.00 Available
Add To Selection List PMAY0009-100012 April Fool's Hike 04/04/2024 -04/04/2024 10:30 am -11:30 am Th Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 3 to 5 $6.00/$6.00 Available

Wee Little Nature Explorers - PMAY0013

Learn about the natural world through crafts, stories, and hikes in this week-long nature camp for young children and their grown-up. Together we will go on hikes in the woods, use nets in the meadow to catch butterflies, and explore the creek. Register the child only - no fee for the accompanying adult.
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Unavailable PMAY0013-500001 Wee Little Nature Explorers 06/10/2024 -06/14/2024 9:30 am -12:00 pm M, Tu, W, Th, F Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 3 to 5 $125.00/$125.00 Unavailable

Winter Events at Maydale - PMAY0023

Winter is full of celebrations. Join us as we celebrate the Winter Solstice by making lanterns, the holiday season by making nature ornaments, a Groundhog Day celebration, and Valentine's Day by making nature valentines. Register for one or all of these family fun activities.
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Unavailable PMAY0023-400003 Nature Valentines 02/11/2024 -02/11/2024 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Su Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 3 to 8 $7.00/$7.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PMAY0023-400005 Groundhog Day Celebration! 02/02/2024 -02/02/2024 10:30 am -11:30 am F Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 3 to 5 $6.00/$6.00 Unavailable

Smoky the Bear New Year’s Eve Countdown! - PMAY0024

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Smokey Bear! Enjoy various activities, a campfire with s’mores, and of course, a noon countdown to ring in the New Year! Registration Required.
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Unavailable PMAY0024-400001 Smokey Bear New Year’s Eve Countdown! 12/31/2023 -12/31/2023 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Su Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 3 to 10 $8.00/$8.00 Unavailable

Junior Naturalist Camp - PMAY0026

For youth that love learning and discovery in the natural world. Every day, all day long, we will be in the field. We will be hiking along the Billy Goat Trail, learning about wetland ecology, kayaking, fishing, exploring the world of raptors, search for treasure on a geo cache excursion, and more. This camp is a great way to deepen your child’s understanding of and connection to the natural world. NOTE: CAMP DATES ARE JULY 22nd - 26th.
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Unavailable PMAY0026-500001 Junior Naturalist Camp 07/22/2024 -07/26/2024 9:00 am - 4:00 pm M, Tu, W, Th, F Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 10 to 12 $375.00/$375.00 Unavailable

C&O Canal Cycling Camp - PMAY0029

Join us as we explore the C&O Canal by bike. We will start our 100-mile journey along the towpath in Paw Paw, West Virginia and travel east towards Harpers Ferry, West Virginia on this four day and three-night camp. We will be stopping along the way to learn about the natural and cultural history of the area. This is a physically demanding camp. Participants must be able to bike 30 miles a day with scheduled rest periods. Campers must provide their own bike, helmet, and attend precamp meetings. Tents, meals, and transportation are provided. NOTE: Camp runs from 8am Monday until 3:30pm on Thursday and includes three consecutive nights of primitive camping.
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Add To Waitlist PMAY0029-500001 C&O Canal Cycling Camp 06/24/2024 -06/27/2024 8:00 am -12:00 pm M, Tu, W, Th Maydale Nature Classroom 12 to 14 years old $650.00/$650.00 Waitlist

“Nature Engineer’s Club” - PMAY0030

In our Nature Engineer's Club, participants will learn about a real life engineering design or problem found in nature and using hands-on activities, and their own observation skills, design and build their own model or solution!
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Add To Selection List PMAY0030-100001 Can You Build a Beaver Dam? 03/16/2024 -03/16/2024 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Sa Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 6 to 12 $10.00/$10.00 Available
Add To Selection List PMAY0030-100002 Can You Design an Effective Water Filter? 04/13/2024 -04/13/2024 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Sa Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 6 to 12 $10.00/$10.00 Available
Add To Selection List PMAY0030-100003 Can You Walk on Water? 05/11/2024 -05/11/2024 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Sa Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 6 to 12 $10.00/$10.00 Available

Socials for 55+ - PPACC0002

Socials for 55+ is a program is tailored for individuals aged 55+, and this session offers a chance to explore the beauty of the night sky and make new friends who share your passion for stargazing. This particular night will be lighted by a full moon as well as the Lyrids Meteor Shower. Lyrids are known for their occasional outbursts where the rate of meteors can surge up to 100 per hour. Join us for an unforgettable evening under the stars! We will provide coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. Please feel free to bring snacks or a light picnic. We will have limited binoculars and spy scopes to share. Please bring your own stargazing equipment if you are able. Registration is required.
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Add To Selection List PPACC0002-100009 Socials for 55+: Cosmic Connections Stargazing 04/23/2024 -04/23/2024 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Tu Maydale Nature Classroom Ages 55 and above $4.00/$4.00 Available