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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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Add To Waitlist 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 Waitlist

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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Unavailable 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 Unavailable

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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Add To Selection List PMNC0044-100001 Raptor Caretaker Chats 03/16/2024 -03/16/2024 12:00 pm -12:30 pm Sa Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Available
Add To Selection List PMNC0044-100002 Raptor Caretaker Chats 03/23/2024 -03/23/2024 12:00 pm -12:30 pm Sa Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Available
Add To Selection List PMNC0044-100003 Raptor Caretaker Chats 03/30/2024 -03/30/2024 12:00 pm -12:30 pm Sa Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Available
Add To Selection List PMNC0044-100004 Raptor Caretaker Chats 04/06/2024 -04/06/2024 12:00 pm -12:30 pm Sa Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Available
Add To Selection List PMNC0044-100005 Raptor Caretaker Chats 04/13/2024 -04/13/2024 12:00 pm -12:30 pm Sa Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Available
Add To Selection List PMNC0044-100006 Raptor Caretaker Chats 04/20/2024 -04/20/2024 12:00 pm -12:30 pm Sa Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Available
Add To Selection List PMNC0044-100007 Raptor Caretaker Chats 05/04/2024 -05/04/2024 12:00 pm -12:30 pm Sa Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Available
Add To Selection List PMNC0044-100008 Raptor Caretaker Chats 05/11/2024 -05/11/2024 12:00 pm -12:30 pm Sa Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Available
Add To Selection List PMNC0044-100009 Raptor Caretaker Chats 05/18/2024 -05/18/2024 12:00 pm -12:30 pm Sa Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Available
Add To Selection List 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 Available
Unavailable PMNC0044-400008 Raptor Caretaker Chats 02/03/2024 -02/03/2024 12:00 pm -12:30 pm Sa Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PMNC0044-400010 Raptor Caretaker Chats 02/24/2024 -02/24/2024 12:00 pm -12:30 pm Sa Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Unavailable

Happy Noon Year's Eve - PMNC0047

Happy “Noon” Year’s Eve! Does your bedtime arrive before midnight, but you still want to celebrate the New Year? Then join us as we engage in fun-filled activities leading up to mid-day. Bring your favorite juice drink to toast to the New Year and we will provide the activities and a small snack. Please register all child participants. Only participants that are pre-registered will be allowed to participate.  Wait listers cannot be accommodated. 
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Unavailable PMNC0047-400001 Happy Noon Year's Eve 12/31/2023 -12/31/2023 11:00 am -12:00 pm Su Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $7.00/$7.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PMNC0047-400002 Happy Noon Year's Eve 12/31/2023 -12/31/2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Su Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $7.00/$7.00 Unavailable
Unavailable PMNC0047-400003 Happy Noon Year's Eve 12/31/2023 -12/31/2023 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Su Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $7.00/$7.00 Unavailable

Etch and Sip Wine Night - PMNC0060

Make your own pieces of functional nature-themed art and enjoy your next drink in style! During this hands-on program you will be provided with the instructions, materials, and stencils needed to create your own personalized wine glass using the process of chemical glass etching. Be sure to join us after for a splash of wine in your personalized glass on our raptor deck with a naturalist-led raptor talk.

Please note that this program uses the process of chemical glass etching. All necessary safety equipment will be provided.
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Add To Selection List PMNC0060-100001 Etch and Sip Wine Night 03/23/2024 -03/23/2024 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Sa Meadowside Nature Center Ages 21 and up $20.00/$20.00 Available

Seed Bombs - PMNC0080

Celebrate Earth Day with tiny “green grenades” of native herb, flower, and vegetable seeds that create pockets of beauty and habitats for pollinators in your garden! Come make your own seed bombs using colored paper and native wildflower seeds and take them home to plant in your garden or neighborhood.
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Add To Selection List PMNC0080-100001 Seed Bombs 04/22/2024 -04/22/2024 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm M Meadowside Nature Center Ages 4 and up $7.00/$7.00 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 PMNC0085-300006 Visit a Vulture 10/16/2023 -10/16/2023 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm M Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Unavailable

Owl Babies - PMNC0115

Winter is an important breeding time for Maryland’s owls. Join us as we celebrate these adorable owl babies with a morning of crafts, games and a gentle walk through the woods. 
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Unavailable PMNC0115-400001 Owl Babies 02/07/2024 -02/07/2024 10:00 am -11:00 am W Meadowside Nature Center Ages 2-5 $7.00/$7.00 Unavailable

Hawks & Hot Chocolate - PMNC0121

Enjoy this day off from school and make your own gourmet hot cocoa as you listen to a Naturalist-led raptor talk. 
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Unavailable PMNC0121-400001 Hawks & Hot Chocolate 02/19/2024 -02/19/2024 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm M Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $0.00/$0.00 Unavailable

National Fairytale Day - PMNC0122

It's National Fairytale Day! Catch a gnome, paint a pixie house, and find a dragon's egg. Join us for an afternoon of magical activities and of course an enchanted scavenger hunt and walk into the woods to experience your own fairytale adventure.
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Unavailable PMNC0122-400002 National Fairytale Day 02/24/2024 -02/24/2024 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Sa Meadowside Nature Center All Ages $7.00/$7.00 Unavailable

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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Unavailable 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 Unavailable

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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Unavailable 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 Unavailable

Butterfly Gardening for Beginners - PMNC0126

Learn how to attract butterflies to your garden with this beginner friendly gardening program. We’ll cover which types of plants attract butterfly species, how to choose the best plants for your space, and tips to get your butterfly garden started this season!
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Add To Selection List PMNC0126-100001 Butterfly Gardening for Beginners 04/20/2024 -04/20/2024 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Sa Meadowside Nature Center Ages 16 and up $7.00/$7.00 Available

Spring Break Camp: Grossology- Nature is Downright Disgusting - PMNC0127

Dive into this completely disgusting camp loaded with experiments and facts to help campers learn about nature’s nasty side. We will use our hands to explore bird barf, slip through the digestive system, and even eat snacks shaped like poop! If you have the guts to handle weird science, this camp is for you. *Camp teacher is not responsible for gross language or facts used at home.
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Add To Selection List PMNC0127-100001 Spring Break Camp: Grossology- Nature is Downright Disgusting 03/25/2024 -03/29/2024 9:00 am - 3:30 pm M, Tu, W, Th, F Meadowside Nature Center Ages 6 to 10 $325.00/$325.00 Available

Make Your Own Paper - PMNC0129

Learn how to make your own paper with upcycled and natural materials. Bring your creative ideas and we’ll provide everything else you need to make your one-of-a-kind nature-inspired paper. Registration is required. Beginners welcome!
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Unavailable PMNC0129-100001 Make Your Own Paper! 05/17/2024 -05/17/2024 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm F Meadowside Nature Center Ages 10 and up $7.00/$7.00 Full

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 Full

Mother’s Day Flowerpot Workshop - PMNC0131

Join us as we decorate terracotta pots for Mother’s Day! Choose a pot to decorate, pick your flowers, and get creating! Each participant will receive one terracotta flowerpot, soil, and a live plant.
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Add To Selection List PMNC0131-100001 Mother's Day Flowerpot Workshop 05/11/2024 -05/11/2024 11:00 am -12:00 pm Sa Meadowside Nature Center Ages 5 and up $10.00/$10.00 Available