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Rachel Carson Conservation Park Walking Tour - PBG0086

NOTE: Address & parking logistics will be sent after registration.

Tour Guide: Ryan Colliton, vegetation ecology & management unit leader, Montgomery Parks

Rachel Carson was a pioneering environmentalist who called Montgomery County home. Explore her namesake park to learn how Montgomery Parks’ restoration projects protect these natural habitats. Journey through colorful meadows housing rare plants and discover a prime example of a chestnut oak forest. Prepare for this active hike with sturdy shoes and a water bottle!
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Add To Selection List PBG0086-200001 Rachel Carson Conservation Park Walking Tour 07/16/2024 -07/16/2024* 9:30 am -11:30 am Tu Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $30.00/$30.00 Available

Introduction to Botanical Illustration with Watercolors - PBG0095

Instructor: Joan Ducore, botanical illustrator

In this two-part class you will be introduced to the world of botanical art and learn introductory drawing and painting techniques especially suited to plants. The first session will focus on drawing accurately through developing an awareness of Line, Shape, Space and Relationship. The second session will focus on painting techniques with watercolor. Students will learn through a variety of class exercises and complete a study piece featuring tulips.

Level: Beginner
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Unavailable PBG0095-100001 Introduction to Drawing & Painting with Spring Flowers 03/16/2024 -03/23/2024* 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $110.00/$110.00 Unavailable

Shakespeare In the Garden - PBG0101

Delight in an outdoor production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream where rom-com antics meet supernatural magic. Follow four couples through the human and fairy realms where true love is tested by Puck’s mischievous ploys. Bring a picnic or enjoy a meal from an on-site food truck.

*Rain date: Thursday | July 11 | 7:00 – 8:45 pm
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Add To Selection List PBG0101-200001 Shakespeare In the Garden 07/09/2024 -07/09/2024* 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm Tu Brookside Gardens Ages $0.00/$0.00 Available

Summer Twilight Concert Series - PBG0102

Join us each Tuesday evening in June for a series of musical performances set in the beauty of the Gardens! Admission is free, and no registration is required. Bring your friends and family, and don’t forget your chairs, blankets, and picnics (allowed in the Gardens on concert evenings only). Food trucks will also be available for your dining pleasure. No registration required.

Tuesday, June 4
Ocho de Bastos
Latin Pop

Tuesday, June 11
19th Street Band
Americana/Country/Rock

Tuesday, June 18
Kurlou Reggae All-Stars
Reggae

Tuesday, June 25
King Teddy
Swing/Rockabilly
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Add To Selection List PBG0102-200001 Summer Twilight Concert Series: Ocho de Bastos 06/04/2024 -06/04/2024* 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Tu Brookside Gardens Ages $0.00/$0.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0102-200002 Summer Twilight Concert Series: Sandra Dean Band 06/11/2024 -06/11/2024* 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Tu Brookside Gardens Ages $0.00/$0.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0102-200003 Summer Twilight Concert Series: Kurlou Reggae All-Stars 06/18/2024 -06/18/2024* 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Tu Brookside Gardens Ages $0.00/$0.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0102-200004 Summer Twilight Concert Series: King Teddy 06/25/2024 -06/25/2024* 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Tu Brookside Gardens Ages $0.00/$0.00 Available

Dickerson Conservation Park Walking Tour - PBG0141

NOTE: This tour date is different than the date listed in the Cultivate guide. The tour will take place on Tuesday, April 9, from 10:30am - 12:30pm. Address & parking logistics will be sent after registration.

Tour guide: Ryan Colliton, vegetation ecology & management unit leader, Montgomery Parks

Stroll along the Potomac River as you learn about the unique ecology of flood plains and Montgomery Parks’ efforts to control invasive plants. Explore the rich biodiversity of native specimens including the state’s largest sycamore trees and spring ephemerals like Virginia bluebells, woodland phlox, and false Solomon’s seal.
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Unavailable PBG0141-100001 Dickerson Conservation Park Walking Tour 04/09/2024 -04/09/2024* 10:30 am -12:30 pm Tu Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $30.00/$30.00 Unavailable

Living Field Lab - PBG0142

This new series aims to fill the gap between theory and practice. Tours of home gardens will serve as real-world case studies of landscape projects. Onsite discussions with homeowners and Brookside Gardens staff will offer applicable lessons in design and maintenance. Plant lists provided for each Field Lab.
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Add To Selection List PBG0142-100001 Living Field Lab: Native Plants for Shade, Biodiversity & Propagation 04/27/2024 -04/27/2024 10:00 am -12:00 pm Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $25.00/$25.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBG0142-200001 Living Field Lab: RainScape Gardens for Sun, Pollinators, & Deer Resistance 06/08/2024 -06/08/2024* 10:00 am -12:00 pm Sa Brookside Gardens Ages 18+ $25.00/$25.00 Available

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 PBHDC0002-100002 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 Waitlist
Add To Waitlist 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 Waitlist

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 Unavailable
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 Unavailable

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 Waitlist 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 Waitlist
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

Herp Hunt - PBHDC0006

Spring is such an exciting time of year, with plants and animals all waking up from their winter slumber. And it's one of the best times to go looking for herps (reptiles and amphibians). We'll trek through the fields and woods of Rachel Carson Conservation Park to a vernal pool looking for tadpoles, frogs, and salamanders and maybe we'll even get to see some snakes too! Meet at Rachel Carson Conservation Park, 22201 Zion Road, Brookeville, MD Registration required. FOBH $6
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Unavailable PBHDC0006-100002 Herp Hunt at Rachel Carson 03/29/2024 -03/29/2024 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm F Rachel Carson Conservation Park Ages 6 to 12 $7.00/$7.00 Unavailable

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

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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Unavailable 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 Unavailable
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

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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Unavailable 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 Unavailable

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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Unavailable 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 Unavailable
Unavailable 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 Unavailable
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

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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Unavailable 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 Unavailable

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 Waitlist 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 Waitlist

Play Day at Clarkmont Park - PBHDC0058

Toddlers of all abilities are invited to explore nature in our Urban Parks. Families will explore at their own pace using nature play prompts and materials to help you explore the exciting natural world around the urban park with your toddler. Siblings are welcome, too. Join us at 13905 Stilt St, Boyds, MD 20841.
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Add To Selection List PBHDC0058-100002 Play Day at Clarkmont Park 05/31/2024 -05/31/2024 11:00 am -12:00 pm F Clarkmont Local Park Ages 6 mos to 3 yrs $0.00/$0.00 Available

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

Letterbox Hunt - PBHDC0083

Go on a treasure hunt! People have hidden boxes with handmade stamps around the park. Stop inside the Discovery Center anytime during program hours to get an introduction to letterboxing and the tools to participate, then head out on your own for an adventure! Every letterbox has a list of clues to find it. Collect the stamps and leave your mark in the box. Registration required.
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Add To Selection List PBHDC0083-100001 Letterbox Hunt 04/27/2024 -04/27/2024 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Sa Black Hill Discovery Center Ages 6 and UP $0.00/$0.00 Available

Nature Hike and Seek - PBNC0042

Join a Park Naturalist and seek the many natural wonders of Wheaton Regional Park. Preschoolers and their favorite adult will have the opportunity to collect, count and sort different natural materials (pre-math), recognize shapes and patterns in nature (art) and develop social skills like sharing and cooperation. Register each child, a guardian must attend. Inclement weather could cancel this program. Be sure to check Brooksidenature.org for day-of event status.
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Unavailable PBNC0042-100012 Nature Hike and Seek 03/27/2024 -03/27/2024 10:30 am -11:30 am W Brookside Nature Center Ages 3 to 5 $7.00/$7.00 Unavailable
Add To Selection List PBNC0042-100014 Nature Hike and Seek 04/24/2024 -04/24/2024 10:30 am -11:30 am W Brookside Nature Center Ages 3 to 5 $7.00/$7.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBNC0042-100015 Nature Hike and Seek 05/08/2024 -05/08/2024 10:30 am -11:30 am W Brookside Nature Center Ages 3 to 5 $7.00/$7.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBNC0042-100016 Nature Hike and Seek 05/22/2024 -05/22/2024 10:30 am -11:30 am W Brookside Nature Center Ages 3 to 5 $7.00/$7.00 Available

Park In The Dark - PBNC0051

Who’s out and about in Wheaton Regional Park once the sun sets? Join us for an evening experience to find out! Please note that each month focuses on a different theme! Adults and children must register.
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Unavailable PBNC0051-100004 Park in the Dark 04/05/2024 -04/05/2024 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm F Brookside Nature Center Ages 5 and UP $7.00/$7.00 Unavailable
Add To Selection List PBNC0051-100005 Park in the Dark 05/03/2024 -05/03/2024 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm F Brookside Nature Center Ages 5 and UP $7.00/$7.00 Available

Little Explorers - PBNC0073

Join us as we read stories, sing songs, engage in hands-on play, and take mini-hikes meant for the littlest legs! Please note: The Little Explorers programs scheduled in the same month will have the same topic and activities. Register each child, a guardian must attend.
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Unavailable PBNC0073-100001 Little Explorers 04/03/2024 -04/03/2024 10:30 am -11:15 am W Brookside Nature Center 18 months to 3 years oldAges $7.00/$7.00 Unavailable
Add To Waitlist PBNC0073-100002 Little Explorers 04/17/2024 -04/17/2024 10:30 am -11:15 am W Brookside Nature Center 18 months to 3 years oldAges $7.00/$7.00 Waitlist
Add To Waitlist PBNC0073-100003 Little Explorers 05/01/2024 -05/01/2024 10:30 am -11:15 am W Brookside Nature Center 18 months to 3 years oldAges $7.00/$7.00 Waitlist
Add To Waitlist PBNC0073-100004 Little Explorers 05/15/2024 -05/15/2024 10:30 am -11:15 am W Brookside Nature Center 18 months to 3 years oldAges $7.00/$7.00 Waitlist

Orienteering 101 - PBNC0080

Try orienteering, the navigation adventure, in Wheaton Regional Park. Gather your friends and family to take turns at finding wilderness checkpoints with your map, a compass, and powers of observation. All attendees must register.
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Add To Selection List PBNC0080-100002 Orienteering 101 05/18/2024 -05/18/2024 10:00 am -12:00 pm Sa Brookside Nature Center Ages 8 and UP $7.00/$7.00 Available

Family Puzzle Palooza - PBNC0081

Cozy up around a campfire while completing a 520-piece original Brookside Nature Center puzzle. Gather your friends and family and test your attention to details while working as a team. Bring a campfire snack to enjoy with your team. One attendee must register and can bring up to five other puzzlers.
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Add To Selection List PBNC0081-100001 Family Puzzle Palooza 04/20/2024 -04/20/2024 10:00 am -12:00 pm Sa Brookside Nature Center Ages 8 and Up $40.00/$40.00 Available

Ready, Set, Go! - PBNC0083

Embark on a family friendly, nature-themed, evening scavenger hunt at Brookside Nature Center and on the trails in Wheaton Regional Park. Teams of five will complete a series of missions using the GooseChase app on your smart device. Make sure to pre-register for this new and exciting program as space is limited. All attendees must register.
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Add To Selection List PBNC0083-100001 Ready, Set, Go! 04/26/2024 -04/26/2024 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm F Brookside Nature Center Ages 8 and UP $15.00/$15.00 Available
Add To Selection List PBNC0083-100002 Ready, Set, Go! 05/31/2024 -05/31/2024 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm F Brookside Nature Center Ages 18 and UP $15.00/$15.00 Available

Inspired by Nature: Rustic Vine Basket - PBNC0085

Join us as we tap into our creative side to create a rustic vine basket using non-native invasive vines. Explore the effects of nonnative invasive vines on our native plant communities. During a short walk practice identifying common invasive vines. All attendees must register.
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Add To Selection List PBNC0085-100001 Inspired by Nature: Rustic Vine Basket 05/11/2024 -05/11/2024 10:00 am -12:30 pm Sa Brookside Nature Center Ages 18 and UP $30.00/$30.00 Available

Full Moon Fridays - PLGNC0001

Join us for the magic of the full moon for a hike and campfire on each Friday nearest the full moon. We offer a variety of Full Moon Friday programs for a variety of ages
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Add To Selection List PLGNC0001-100002 Full Moon Fridays 04/26/2024 -04/26/2024 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm F Locust Grove Nature Center Ages 10 and up $8.00/$8.00 Available
Add To Selection List PLGNC0001-100003 Full Moon Fridays 05/24/2024 -05/24/2024 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm F Locust Grove Nature Center Ages 10 and up $8.00/$8.00 Available

Migratory Bird Watch - PLGNC0002

Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day here in Cabin John Regional Park. Join us as we keep track of the different migratory birds that pass through the park this time of year. Ask our naturalist any bird related questions as well. All levels of birders welcome, you are welcome to bring your own pair of binoculars, the nature will have pairs to borrow if necessary. Registration is required for this program.
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Unavailable PLGNC0002-100002 Migratory Bird Watch- Families 05/11/2024 -05/11/2024 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Sa Locust Grove Nature Center Ages 8 and up $0.00/$0.00 Full
Add To Selection List PLGNC0002-100003 Migratory Bird Watch-Dawn Chorus 05/11/2024 -05/11/2024 7:00 am - 9:00 am Sa Locust Grove Nature Center Ages 55 and up $0.00/$0.00 Available