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SENSE-sational Summers at Meadowside* - PMNC0018

Looking for a camp for your child to make friends, spend time outside, and explore nature while using their senses?
SENSE-sational Summers at Meadowside is a program intentionally designed for sensory and/or processing, neurodivergent campers. Fast pace or slow, loose instruction or help step-by-step, camp staff are dedicated to meeting the needs of each camper during activities and lesson. Campers can expect to go on hikes, learn about ecosystems and habitats while using their senses, say “hello” to the nature center animals, make a splash in Rock Creek, and create sensory crafts.
*This camp will provide a low staff-camper ratio of 1:2 (one teacher for every two campers) and class size will remain small. Every parent/guardian must complete a Modification Intake Form to help us learn about each camper and submit these forms at least two weeks before the start of camp. One on one supervision is not available.
Activities are subject to change due to inclement weather, camper needs, and interest. Most outdoor surfaces are not paved, and the trails will be a mix of uneven dirt (small hills, tree roots, and small rocks), grass, and/or mulch.
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Unavailable PMNC0018-500001 SENSE-sational Summers at Meadowside 08/12/2024 -08/16/2024 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm M, Tu, W, Th, F Meadowside Nature Center Ages 6 to 8 $150.00/$150.00 Full

Creek Week - PMNC0019

Beat the heat this summer and join Creek Week! Each day campers will immerse themselves in the wonderful word of water by exploring their watershed, conducting experiments, participating in water activities such as fishing, and of course, just splashing around. There’s no better place to learn and play than Rock Creek at Meadowside. Campers can expect to get wet and dirty!
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Add To Waitlist PMNC0019-500001 Creek Week Camp at MNC 07/29/2024 -08/02/2024 9:00 am - 3:30 pm M, Tu, W, Th, F Meadowside Nature Center Ages 6 to 10 $300.00/$300.00 Waitlist

Nature Magic Camp - PMNC0021

Calling all witches, wizards, fairies, and trolls! Discover the magic and power of nature during this week-long camp. Lessons in herbology, care of magical creatures, potions and spells will help guide you on your magical camp quest around the trails of Rock Creek Regional Park. Join us for a magical week of summer camp fun!
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Unavailable PMNC0021-500001 Nature Magic Camp 07/15/2024 -07/19/2024 9:00 am - 3:30 pm M, Tu, W, Th, F Meadowside Nature Center Ages 6 to 10 $325.00/$325.00 Full

Raptor Caretaker Chats - PMNC0044

Come and learn how our Naturalist Staff care for our amazing birds of prey! Discover what raptors eat for lunch, what raptors do for fun, and how trainers build relationships with these incredible animals.
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Unavailable PMNC0044-100010 Raptor Caretaker Chats 05/25/2024 -05/25/2024 12:00 pm -12:30 pm Sa Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PMNC0044-200001 Raptor Caretaker Chats 06/01/2024 -06/01/2024 12:00 pm -12:30 pm Sa Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PMNC0044-200002 Raptor Caretaker Chats 06/15/2024 -06/15/2024 12:00 pm -12:30 pm Sa Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Unavailable
Add To Waitlist PMNC0044-200003 Raptor Caretaker Chats 06/22/2024 -06/22/2024 12:00 pm -12:30 pm Sa Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Waitlist
Add To Waitlist PMNC0044-200004 Raptor Caretaker Chats 07/27/2024 -07/27/2024 12:00 pm -12:30 pm Sa Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Waitlist
Add To Waitlist PMNC0044-200005 Raptor Caretaker Chats 08/03/2024 -08/03/2024 12:00 pm -12:30 pm Sa Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Waitlist
Add To Selection List PMNC0044-200006 Raptor Caretaker Chats 08/24/2024 -08/24/2024 12:00 pm -12:30 pm Sa Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Available
Add To Selection List PMNC0044-200007 Raptor Caretaker Chats 08/31/2024 -08/31/2024 12:00 pm -12:30 pm Sa Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Available

Shakespeare in the Parks: A Midsummer Night’s Dream - PMNC0082

A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This summer the M-NCPPC Arts and Cultural Heritage Division is thrilled to present "A Midsummer Night's Dream", directed by newly appointed Artistic Director Randy Snight. Love is in the air, but it's tangled in a romantic web involving four young Athenians. Venture into the mystical woods where fairies stir up a potion that turns the lovers' world upside down. Get ready for an unforgettable experience of whimsy, wonder, and weddings as the enchanting tale of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" comes to life on stage in this 90-minute production. Bring your lawn chair, a picnic, and enjoy the Bard under the stars.
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Add To Selection List PMNC0082-200001 Shakespeare in the Parks: A Midsummer Night's Dream 07/06/2024 -07/06/2024 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Sa Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Available

Visit a Vulture - PMNC0085

Come by our Nature Playspace and watch Gilly the Vulture train with her caretakers! Ask vulture questions, volunteer in a training session, or just relax and enjoy a vulture visit. 
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Unavailable PMNC0085-200001 Visit a Vulture 06/17/2024 -06/17/2024 10:30 am -11:00 am M Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Unavailable
Add To Selection List PMNC0085-200002 Visit a Vulture 07/08/2024 -07/08/2024 10:30 am -11:00 am M Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Available
Unavailable PMNC0085-200003 Visit a Vulture 08/12/2024 -08/12/2024 10:30 am -11:00 am M Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Full

Animal Friends Camp - PMNC0124

Animal Friends Camp is designed specifically for preschoolers to foster their relationship with the natural world. Campers will romp through forests and meadows, befriend the animals of Meadowside Nature Center, and let their imaginations run wild in our nature play space! Each day will include opportunities for child-directed play, stewardship, and nature themed crafts and games. Children must be fully toilet-trained to enroll.
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Add To Waitlist PMNC0124-500001 Animal Friends Camp 06/24/2024 -06/28/2024 9:00 am -12:00 pm M, Tu, W, Th, F Meadowside Nature Center Ages 4 to 5 $175.00/$175.00 Waitlist

Junior Naturalist Camp - PMNC0125

Develop your outdoor skills in Meadowside’s Junior Naturalist Camp. Learn to identify animal tracks and signs, build survival shelters and campfires, engage in environmental stewardship, and provide care for Meadowside’s animal ambassadors. Each day will include adventures to forest, meadow and wetland habitats, skill building activities, and opportunities for nature-oriented games and crafts.
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Add To Selection List PMNC0125-500001 Junior Naturalist Camp 07/08/2024 -07/12/2024 9:00 am - 3:30 pm M, Tu, W, Th, F Meadowside Nature Center Ages 9 to 11 $300.00/$300.00 Available

Turtle Tea Party - PMNC0130

Put on your fanciest tea party attire and join Meadowside’s turtles for a turtly-awesome tea party. We'll discuss where turtles find their favorite foods while we sip tea and snack on some favorite treats of our own! Registration required.
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Unavailable PMNC0130-100001 Turtle Tea Party 05/25/2024 -05/25/2024 11:00 am -12:00 pm Sa Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $7.00/$7.00 Unavailable

Master of Miles at Meadowside - PMNC0135

Strap on your boots and tackle almost all the trails at Meadowside Nature Center. In this multi-part series, join a Naturalist and navigate a portion of the trails during each hike. Expect to hike about 1-3 miles on natural surface trails that contain roots, rocks, uneven surfaces, mud, and some incline/decline. We will hike at a moderate pace and stop for photo opportunities and water. If you attend all hikes, you will receive your Mile Master pin! This program is open to all ages but participants must be willing and able to continue walking for 1-3 miles or until the hike is complete. See you on the trails! This event takes place at Meadowside Nature Center.
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Unavailable PMNC0135-200002 Master of Miles at Meadowside 06/26/2024 -06/26/2024 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm W Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Full
Unavailable PMNC0135-200003 Master of Miles at Meadowside 07/10/2024 -07/10/2024 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm W Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Full

All About Birds - PMNC0136

Learn how to spot and identify birds on a Naturalist led birding hike, and make your own unique tea cup birdfeeders to use at home. Beginner birders are encouraged to attend! This event takes place at Meadowside Nature Center. 
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Unavailable PMNC0136-200001 All About Birds 06/01/2024 -06/01/2024 10:00 am -11:00 am Sa Meadowside Nature Center Ages 14 and up $10.00/$10.00 Unavailable

Pride Month Campfire and Night Hike - PMNC0137

Celebrate Pride this season with a naturalist-led night hike referencing queer ecology, and s’mores around a cozy campfire lit up with rainbow flames. This event takes place at Meadowside Nature Center. 
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Unavailable PMNC0137-200001 Pride Month Campfire and Night Hike 06/07/2024 -06/07/2024 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm F Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $7.00/$7.00 Unavailable

Nature Glows: Campfire and Night Hike - PMNC0138

Celebrate the beauty of summer with a night under the stars! Enjoy glowing campfire treats before walking down to the Meadowside Pond to experience nighttime frog songs and the flicker of fireflies.  Bring a flashlight and be prepared for natural surface trails.
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Add To Selection List PMNC0138-200001 Nature Glows: Campfire and Night Hike 07/22/2024 -07/22/2024 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm M Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $7.00/$7.00 Available

Brush Strokes on the Raptor Deck- Family Night - PMNC0139

On Friday night, join a family scavenger hunt and explore a trail as the sun sets. On the trail, you will gather items to make your own nature scrapbook. Local artist Pamela Gordimer will show you how to use watercolor to paint your collected treasures in your book. Each registered participant will paint their own picture.  Any accompanying adult who will only provide support to an artist during the class will not need to register. All children age 18 and below must have an accompanying adult during the program. 
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Add To Selection List PMNC0139-200001 Brush Strokes on the Raptor Deck- Family Night 07/12/2024 -07/12/2024 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm F Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $15.00/$15.00 Available

Make and Take: Ferns and Ceramics - PMNC0140

Make your very own creation with clay and imprints of live fern fronds and fiddleheads! This hands-on program will include instruction, all materials and a naturalist led stroll to discover Maryland’s magical ferns. This event takes place at Meadowside Nature Center.   
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Add To Selection List PMNC0140-200001 Make and Take: Ferns and Ceramics 08/16/2024 -08/16/2024 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm F Meadowside Nature Center Ages 16 and up $20.00/$20.00 Available

World Honeybee Day - PMNC0141

Celebrate the insects that make our food possible on World Honeybee Day! Taste different types of honey, learn about our local bees and pollinators, and take home a bee craft. This event takes place at Meadowside Nature Center. 
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Unavailable PMNC0141-200001 World Honeybee Day 08/17/2024 -08/17/2024 10:00 am -11:00 am Sa Meadowside Nature Center Ages 7 and up $7.00/$7.00 Full