Trail School: April Explorations

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Inspired by one of the great naturalists of the 19th century, Enos Mills, each excursion will take us on an adventure as we explore away from the main trails. Our 182-acre “classroom” is rich with diverse habitats, including streams, forests, wetlands, beaver ponds, and open meadows. This four-week series for kids ages 5-13 runs weekly on Thursday afternoons. $40 members; $60 public. Pre-registration is required and the price includes all four weeks. Themes for each week are listed below, so get ready for some April adventure!

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Spring in the Valley
April 8, 2021 from 1-4pm

Flowers blooming, birds singing, peepers peeping. This week we will use our senses to search high and low for the sights, sounds, and smells of spring!

Griffiths Flats
April 15, 2021 from 1-4pm

What has mud and comes back to life in the spring? The wetlands at Baltimore Woods! Let’s explore the Griffiths trail in search of creatures big and small.

Searching Seeps
April 22, 2021 from 1-4pm

As the weather warms, amphibians and reptiles emerge from their winter homes. This week we’ll visit seeps and small streams in search of frogs, salamanders, and turtles!

Hike to Boulder Brook
April 29, 2021 from 1-4pm

The water of Baltimore Woods is flowing, thawing, and ready to be explored! This week we will look into the water, turn over stones, and examine the banks as we look for the awakening aquatic plants and animals.

More details: This program is planned to be entirely outdoors, so please dress for the weather. Lessons are suited for ages 5-13. Students must pre-register for the entire series. Adults are encouraged, but not required to join the group, and must stay on-site during the program. Bring a water bottle and a small snack. At Baltimore Woods Nature Center, the health and safety of our staff and visitors is of utmost importance. All in-person programming will follow best practices for keeping our participants safe, including health screenings, physical distancing and wearing facial coverings.

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