May 2 – June 6
Homeschool Adventures in Nature Series:
Lifestyles of the Early Settlers
Come out to Baltimore Woods to add some environmental education to your biology, ecology, and geology curricula! We will meet every Tuesday for six weeks – a great opportunity for hands-on science learning, outdoor exploration, meeting other homeschool students, and getting help with projects. Click here for full details and weekly themes. Ages 5 and up, participants must register for the full series and be accompanied by an adult. $35 for members, $50 for nonmembers.
May 3 & 4 – June 7 & 8
Nature’s Little Explorers Series:
Who Lives in the Water?
Wednesdays or Thursdays 10-11am
Join us for Nature’s Little Explorers Mini Adventures! This fun-filled six-week series will engage your preschooler through nature crafts and hands-on exploration that will awaken their senses to the wonders of the natural world. Ages 3-5, participants must register for the full series and be accompanied by an adult. $35 for members, $50 for nonmembers. Click here to read more about the themes planned each week!
May 6 Spring Birds
Come along for a naturalist-led bird walk on a fine spring morning! This introductory walk will teach you the basics of birdwatching just in time for spring migration. Bring binoculars. Recommended for ages 10 and up. $6 for members, $9 for nonmembers.
May 6 and 7: Weekend Wildflower Walks
Baltimore Woods Nature Center’s premier woodland wildflower garden is a local treasure. Join caretaker Audrey Loewer for a pleasant walk through one of the wonders of spring. Each week new species will bloom, and Audrey will reveal their past and present medicinal and culinary uses. The garden is wheelchair accessible; please call ahead if you need assistance. Free program; donations appreciated.
May 14: Mother’s Day Garden Tour
at Sycamore Hill Gardens
May 19: Star Party: Spring Skies
Spring skies offer a large number of galaxies to be viewed, plus interesting star clusters, and the giant planet Jupiter will be visible all evening. We may also get a look at Saturn later in the program. Back-up date May 20th. $6 for members, $9 for nonmembers.
May 20 Salamander Search
Slippery, slimy, and sleek! Join us as we lift logs and roll over rocks in search of red-back, two-line, and dusky salamanders. Learn about their habitats, what they eat, and a special adaptation to escape predators. Meet at the lower parking lot. Recommended for ages 3 and up. $6 for members, $9 for nonmembers.